Lake Michigan Micro-Wedding in an Exclusive Beach Mansion

June 25, 2024

Elegant Sawyer Wedding at a Luxury Rental

Along the shores of Lake Michigan, Sawyer offers a serene and picturesque backdrop for couples seeking a beach micro-wedding immersed in natural beauty. Just about an hour and a half drive from Chicago, and three hours from Detroit, Sawyer is a perfect location for a destination Lake Michigan beach wedding. Sawyer epitomizes the charm of a lakeside retreat with its pristine sandy beaches, clear blue waters, and stunning sunsets. The neighboring Warren Dunes State Park is another fantastic destination while visiting the Great Lakes region in Michigan.

For Alison and Christian, their special day at this idyllic beach location was a celebration of love, tranquility, and the timeless allure of Lake Michigan. They rented a luxury lake house steps away from the beach and celebrated their intimate wedding day with their closest circle. The couple chose Sawyer, a quaint lakeside town for its tranquil ambiance and the opportunity to create ethereal images at the backdrop of Lake Michigan’s expansive waters and golden sands. The natural beauty of Sawyer provided a perfect canvas for this dream Lake Michigan micro-wedding with a first look on the private property.

Intimate Lake Michigan Wedding Ceremony at a Beach Residence in Sawyer

Under the open sky and with the gentle sound of waves as their soundtrack, Alison and Christian exchanged vows in the backyard of this luxurious Airbnb. A wooden arch adorned with billowing fabric and fresh flowers from the workshop of Sycamore Floral Co. framed the couple as they pledged their love amidst family and close friends. Guests shared in the intimate and meaningful ceremony, where the beauty of nature enhanced every moment.

Lake Michigan Beachside Wedding Portraits at Warren Dunes

We were lucky that Michigan weather truly cooperated at this summer Lake Michigan wedding, sunshine was persistent and occasional breeze helped us keep comfortable. Alison was wearing a stunning Jenny Yoo wedding dress sourced from Anthropologie and Christian chose a light suit perfect for a Michigan beach wedding. For the couple’s wedding portraits we selected a beach at Warren Dunes State Park to capture the magnificent natural features of one of America’s favorite Great Lakes.

Champagne Toasts and First Dance

Following the ceremony, the festivities continued with a champagne toast and the couple’s first dance on the property. Guests enjoyed casual refreshments complemented by the soothing breeze from Lake Michigan. As the sun was approaching the horizon, the backyard became aglow with the warm shimmery hues of golden hour, casting a magical spell over the evening.


Intimate Wedding Reception in Sawyer, Michigan

Tables were adorned with modern décor featured polaroid photos, locally sourced flowers and burnt orange accents. From the couple’s first kiss against the backdrop of a setting sun to the laughter-filled toasts and barefoot dances, Alison and Christian’s Lake Michigan micro-wedding in Sawyer was filled with unforgettable moments. Guests embraced the relaxed atmosphere and enjoyed capturing photos against the shifting colors of the sky.

The whole wedding party stayed and celebrated at this exquisite property under the canopy of stars. A wedding day that was as serene and beautiful as the natural surroundings. For couples seeking a wedding that blends intimacy with the splendor of nature, Sawyer offers an ideal destination to begin your journey together! Contact me to start planning your own unforgettable celebration at this picturesque lakeside location.

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Hi lovely, I am Yana, a Michigan based destination and elopement photographer. When you book me as your Lake Michigan wedding photographer, you’re also booking my knowledge of stunning locations in the area. But that’s not all. I spend hours scouting new locations, researching activities and vetting vendors to be able to provide my expertise for a unique experience. I will also become your sounding board to consult ideas about your dream elopement adventure. Through all of this, we will most likely become friends and I will silently shed a tear hiding behind my camera when I witness you exchange your vows with your one and only. To book your complimentary consultation and chat about your plans, fill out the form below.