Alayna and Paul’s elopement at Sleeping Bear Dunes was a stunning celebration of love, set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Sleeping Bear Point Coast Guard Station Maritime Museum. Their day was filled with heartfelt moments, stunning views, and the perfect blend of intimacy and adventure.


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Initial Inquiry

Alayna and Paul reached out with a vision for their wedding that balanced accessibility for their guests with the natural beauty of Sleeping Bear Dunes. They expressed their love for the outdoors and a willingness to explore the best spots for breathtaking photos, while also ensuring that a couple of older guests could comfortably join in the celebration.


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The Ceremony

The couple’s ceremony took place at the historic Sleeping Bear Point Coast Guard Station Maritime Museum, located at 8770 W Sleeping Bear Dr, Glen Arbor, MI 49636. With 20 guests in attendance, the intimate gathering was perfectly suited to the serene and picturesque environment.



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Photography Session

After the ceremony, we captured the essential family and friend group shots and then we then embarked on a more adventurous couples session around the beautiful locations in Sleeping Bear Dunes. The diverse landscapes provided the perfect backdrop for their romantic portraits, and we took full advantage of the natural beauty the park had to offer.


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Recommendations for Future Couples

Here are some tips for planning your own elopement at Sleeping Bear Dunes:

  1. Accessibility: Choose a location that offers both stunning views and easy access for all guests.
  2. Intimate Gatherings: Keeping the guest list small allows for a more personal and intimate celebration.
  3. Planning: Communicate your preferences and any special photo requests with your photographer to ensure all important moments are captured.


Sleeping Bear Dunes Elopement Planning


If you’re considering an elopement or intimate wedding, Sleeping Bear Dunes offers a perfect mix of accessibility and natural beauty. Contact me to plan your Sleeping Bear Dunes elopement.

Josh Hartman – Glen Haven Elopement Photographer