Black Rocks Elopement

Couple posing for photo

Madeline & Blayne’s elopement at the Black Rocks in Marquette, Michigan took place on a perfect summer evening in early July. The clear blue water and stark black rocks created a stunning backdrop for their intimate elopement.

An intimate wedding ceremony with family

Earlier in the week, the forecast called for rain – and lots of it. You know the joke about the weatherman being the only profession where you get paid to be wrong on a daily basis? Thankfully, in true Midwest weather fashion, this rang true. Madeline and Blayne had clear skies and a warm breeze for their ceremony.

The evening started at their cute, historic Airbnb rental in downtown Marquette. Across the street there was a lively micro-brewery with an outdoor patio draped in twinkle lights, playing live music with a taco truck parked out front. The perfect place for the newlyweds to celebrate after the ceremony. Upstairs, Madeline had just finished getting ready and Blayne was hiding out in the guest room trying not to ruin their First Look plans. The couple drove separately to the ceremony location, Madeline with her mom and Blayne with Madeline’s dad.

Black Rocks in the summer is a huge tourist destination, for obvious reasons. The area was crowded with families taking in the picturesque scenery and daring college kids’ cliff jumping from the rocks into the frigid waters of Lake Superior.

As Madeline made her grand entrance to the ceremony location, she was met with congratulations from strangers and everyone telling her how beautiful she was.

So sweet.

The ceremony was beautiful and intimate with only Madelines parents and Blayne’s family (via FaceTime) present. The couple chose to write personalized vows which they took turns exchanging between laughs. After the ceremony, the couple spent time with the photographer, wandering around the Black Rocks and nearby locations capturing the amazing photos you see here.

At this point, we parted ways but Madeline and Blayne wandered back down to the beach to enjoy the last bit of the sunset together. A perfect ending to the day.

If you’re interested in having your own Michigan elopement, check out our blog, Where to Elope in Northern Michigan.

If you’re ready to start planning your very own Black Rocks or any other destination elopement, reach out. We would love to help make your wedding day vision a reality!

ceremony location at the black rocks
beautiful bride with her bouquet at the Black Rocks
groom reading his vows at the Black Rocks
wedding rings at the Black Rocks
newlyweds posing for photo for their Black Rocks Elopement
newlyweds posing for photo
Madeline & Blayne Elopement
Couple posing for photo
Madeline & Blayne Elopement
Black Rocks Elopement
Couple watching the sunset
Black Rocks Elopement
Black Rocks Elopement


Planning & Design: So You Want to Elope

Photography: Sabrina Leigh Studios

Florals: Precious Petals

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