Northern Michigan offers some of the most picturesque and romantic settings for elopements. From the serene forests to the breathtaking dunes and charming vineyards, there is a perfect backdrop for every couple. Here are seven elopement stories that highlight the beauty and diversity of Northern Michigan.


Rachel and Jack’s Forested Elopement in Traverse City

Rachel and Jack’s intimate elopement took place in the serene pines near Traverse City. They transformed a family property into a dreamy ceremony site with string lights and artisanal wooden benches. The heartfelt ceremony under a triangle arch and an enchanting bubble send-off made their day unforgettable. Read more about Rachel and Jack’s Forested Elopement here.

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Your Dream Elopement at Sleeping Bear Dunes

The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park stands as an exquisite stage for exchanging vows. This blog post highlights some of the most beautiful spots within the park, such as Good Harbor Bay Beach and Pyramid Point, perfect for an adventurous and scenic elopement. Read more about eloping at Sleeping Bear Dunes.

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Capturing Milestones: From Elopements to Maternity in Empire, Michigan

Annie and Charles’s elopement in Empire, Michigan, was a blend of vivid fall colors and heartfelt moments. Their ceremony was graced by the natural beauty of Lake Michigan and sand dunes. Read more about Annie and Charle’s elopement in Empire.

Empire Fall Dune Elopement


A Heartfelt Elopement on Old Mission Peninsula: Lauren and Jessie’s Day

Lauren and Jessie’s elopement unfolded at Mission Point Lighthouse and Bowers Harbor Vineyards. The cool March air and serene backdrop of the lighthouse provided a perfect setting for their vows, followed by a cozy celebration at the vineyard. Read more about Lauren and Jessie’s elopement at Mission Point Lighthouse.

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A Joyful Escape: Allie and Jordan’s Intimate Glen Haven Elopement

Allie and Jordan’s elopement near the Glen Haven Cannery Museum was a heartwarming family affair. Their beachside ceremony on the shores of Lake Michigan, followed by a sunset portrait session at Sleeping Bear Point, made for a memorable day. Read more about Allie and Jordan’s Glen Haven Elopement.

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Romantic Leland Elopements: A Photogenic Journey

Leland, with its historic charm and stunning waterfront views, offers a perfect setting for a romantic elopement. This blog post captures the essence of Leland’s beauty. Read more about planning your elopement in Leland.

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Discovering Northport: A Hidden Gem for Elopements

Northport offers a hidden gem for elopements with its quiet charm and stunning waterfront views. This location provides a peaceful and intimate setting for couples looking to exchange vows amidst the natural beauty of Northern Michigan. Read more about eloping in Northport.

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These elopement stories highlight the unique and breathtaking locations Northern Michigan has to offer. If you’re planning your elopement, consider these stunning spots to make your day truly unforgettable. Contact me today to plan your elopement adventure.


Josh Hartman – Northern Michigan Elopement Photographer