Elizabeth and Onder love to travel, and decided to come all the way from Philadelphia, PA to have their destination wedding on Mackinac Island. Friends and family travelled in from all over the country, as well as all the way from Turkey to celebrate their big day! The weather was beautiful and sunny, the gardens in full bloom, and everything was just spectacularly beautiful at the Grand Hotel.
I met with the ladies as they got ready and my fabulous second photographer met up with the men to take their photos. A last minute decision was made to go ahead with a “first look” and to include the full bridal party, right before the ceremony began. Shortly after, Onder looked at Elizabeth with complete awe and love as the came down the aisle.
After a quick round of family photos, everyone went inside to cool off, while Elizabeth and Onder took a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride around the island to enjoy the views of Lake Huron, the charm of the small island town, and the Mackinac Bridge.
They arrived to a red carpet welcoming back to the hotel, where everyone was treated to a delicious dinner and then danced the night away. It was a fabulous day!
Bride’s Hair and Makeup Provided by Astor’s Salon.
Wedding Reception Band: Bluewater Kings.
Flowers: Margaret’s Garden
Linens: Luxe Event Linens
Bride’s Gown: Hayley Paige
Wedding accommodation, ceremony site, reception location, and horse transportation: The Grand Hotel