Intimate Michigan Elopement
Where to begin..
Let me preface by saying this; never have I laughed as much or had as much fun during an elopement as I did with these two. When I look back at the photos from this day, one thing stands out. The genuine smiles on both Matt & Sam’s faces. In almost every picture, they have the biggest, most authentic smiles which so accurately depicts the atmosphere surrounding the entire day.
Samantha is an elopement planners dream bride. She is organized, focused, and knows exactly what she wants. When we first connected, Sam knew she wanted a ceremony on the beach But she also wanted to find a way to pay homage to her roots. Originally from Washington State, it was important that some of her wedding photos have an earthy/woodsy vibe as well. Lucky enough, Washington is one of my favorites so I knew exactly what she was looking for. I quickly found a location that brought a little piece of Washington to her Michigan Elopement.
The ceremony took place at one of my favorite B&B’s. Huron House Bed & Breakfast, an ideal home-base for any Michigan Elopement. Matt & Samantha took turns sharing handwritten vows in an intimate beach ceremony with beautiful Lake Huron as the backdrop. From there, we headed to a secret spot along the AuSable River. Accessed by a secluded, heavily tree lined walking trail, this location opens into huge sand dunes overlooking a crystal-clear river below. We spent hours under a canopy of trees, laughing, sharing stories, and taking countless photos of the two newlyweds.
When we finally made it to the sand dunes, we were just in time to capture some of the most stunning sunset photos of this amazing couple.
So, there you have it! From sand dunes to beautiful beaches and canopy lined trails, Matt & Sam’s Michigan elopement truly had it all.
Photography – Tiffany Eberline
Florals – Precious Petals by Jamie
Planning & Design – So You Want to Elope