I recently had the pleasure of photographing Craig and Kristina, now known as Mr. and Mrs. Kopczyk, on their big day! They had their ceremony at Good Harbor beach. If you’ve never thought of having a Good Harbor Beach wedding, take a look at these pictures. You’ll quickly be convinced it is the ideal spot for a summer wedding. It is the ideal backdrop for an adventurous couples ceremony. 

Northern Michigan 

Traverse City has always been a special place to Craig and Kristina. They love to travel up to northern Michigan, it has become somewhat of a second home to them. They love taking last minute trips to Lake Michigan where they swim, fish and spend quality time with their daughter and dogs. So when it came time to plan their wedding Good Harbor Beach and Cherry Basket Farms just seemed like the obvious place. 

Beach Wedding 

Craig and Kristina call Metamora home, a small town out in the countryside. They have fully embraced the country lifestyle as well, they have two chickens, two dogs, and a cat. Kristina is trying to add a goat or sheep to the mix, we’ll see if she can convince Craig. Being an adventurous outdoorsy couple it only made sense that they’d get married on the beach! 

Their ceremony was stunning in every way. They decide to get married right on the beach in Good Harbor. As dear friends and family gathered around them they exchanged vows and intimate moments with each other. Of course, the Dog of Honor and Best Dog were there as well, it wouldn’t be a wedding without them! After the vows were exchanged they headed over to Cherry Basket Farm, the perfect combination of rustic charm and elegance, for the reception. 

Wedding Day Fun 

Their wedding day was nothing short of perfection, not only because of the location and beautifully decorated reception but because Kristina and Craig were able to share their special day with their close friends and family. Looking back on it all with joy and a few laughs as well. During their first-look a spider had managed to crawl onto Kristina’s dress, seeing that they were on the beach this wasn’t much of a surprise. Kristina, however, HATES spiders, Craig was quick to jump in and save the day though. Although slightly terrifying at the moment they both laughed it off. 

I absolutely loved working with Kristina and Craig and being there to capture their special day. I wish them years of adventures and love!

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