Intimate Elopement at Black Rocks / Marquette, MI
I first met Lauren when she reached out in early 2021 looking for help planning an elopement for just her and her fiancé, Beau. Like so many others, they started off with plans to have a big wedding but decided to elope after the stress of it all became too much.
Let me preface this by saying, Lauren is my favorite kind of Bride. The type of bride that refuses to let the fear of the unknown stop her from having the wedding day of her dreams. She just goes with the flow and trusts the process.
Lauren came to me knowing she wanted to elope somewhere in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, that was it. After a few location recommendations, she quickly settled on the black rocks. Prior to her wedding day, she had never actually been to the black rocks or Marquette for that matter. She chose the location based solely off of a few photos and my recommendation that this location would check all of her boxes.
Lauren & Beau’s intimate elopement at the Black Rocks was held on Friday the 13th surrounded by their closest friends a family. The decision to have family present was something Lauren went back and forth on. One of the reasons they decided to elope was because they felt like focus had shifted off of them during the planning of their large wedding.
Lauren shared these concerns with me and we made it a priority to find ways to include their families while still keeping the focus where it should be, on her and Beau.
Beau & Lauren arrived at the ceremony site before everyone else and shared their vows for the first time during an intimate first look. Their families joined them shortly after where they were present for the ceremony and group photos.
It was what every bride hopes for on their wedding day. An afternoon filled with love, surrounded by their closest and truest.
Photography – Sabrina Leigh Studios
Florals – Precious Petals by Jamie
Planning & Design – So You Want to Elope