Intimate Copper Harbor Elopement

Elopement in Copper Harbor, MI

It's been just over a year since this absolutely beautiful day, and looking at these photos still makes my heart all warm and fuzzy. This was my first time up in the Keweenaw, and oh my god. Just when you thought Michigan couldn't get any more beautiful. Seeing the gorgeous midwestern mountains covered in the fall colors, the beautiful blue of Lake Superior - I'm convinced there nothing better than a Copper Harbor elopement. And that's exactly what these two wanted!

Megan and Juan wanted a day focused on their love for each other, with just them surrounded by some of Michigan's most incredible views in an area they loved. They spent their morning getting ready together at one of Houghton's most beautiful hotels, and shared their first look on their balcony overlooking the river. After a quick stop for an intimate cocktail in a cozy speakeasy, we headed off to start their adventure together on the shores of Lake Superior. Keep scrolling to see their day!

Megan & Juan spent the beginning of their day at the Vault Hotel, one of Houghton's historic hotels that was once a bank. The Vault is home to the speakeasy they shared their pre-wedding drink at, which was the perfect way to kick off their Copper Harbor elopement.

They chose to have their wedding as intimate as possible - with just myself, their officiant, and another witness on a cozy cove of a small beach. Copper Harbor is home to miles and miles of beautiful rocky beaches and wilderness trails, and because it's so far north it's the perfect spot for a quiet ceremony!

These photos never fail to make me smile, and I will always feel so honored to have been able to be a part of this day!!

If this is inspiring you to have your wedding in the UP, check out my post on why the UP is the perfect place to get married! The UP is just just one idea for planning your perfect Michigan wedding as well, but I have a resource to help you plan your perfect Michigan wedding here!

If you have any questions about planning your wedding, or want to dream up a beautiful elopement together, let’s talk! I’m happy to serve you however I can!


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