My dream came true when I was able to photograph an amazing styled Elopement at the Black Beach in Silver Bay, Minnesota up on the North Shore. I have always loved this part of Minnesota. The water. The trees. The beaches. It almost makes you feel as if you have been transported to another country or someplace only told in storybooks.
With COVID-19 changing bride and grooms’ wedding plans left and right, I wanted to give my couples inspiration to what could be for their wedding day. Even though you may have to postpone the big ceremony that you had originally planned, you could always save your date and elope! Micro weddings are the new normal right now, but that doesn’t mean that you have to give up everything that you have dreamed of. This elopement styled shoot was to give brides and grooms a vision to see what their wedding day could be.
Why not travel to a location you have always dreamed of. Or go North and find a forest, a beach, a mountain. You name it! This is the time to let your creativity shine. Share this beautiful moment with the ones closest to you. Splurge for the dreamy tablescape you only see in magazines. Buy the biggest bridal bouquet you can think of with the most
And while I am so incredibly excited to share these stunning images from our Black Beach Elopement, I want to tell you about the absolutely amazing team of people who helped bring my vision to life.
My Team of Amazing Vendors
Hey There, Cupcake is so sweet and bakes stunning cakes! Chelsea created a beautiful light pink, three-tiered cake which she coated with a beach-inspired graham cracker crumble. To top it all off, she created a cascading floral piece to go along with the centerpiece and bridal bouquet.
The florals created by Oak and Lily Studios created the most breathtaking bridal bouquet and centerpiece It was so inspiring to work with Amie. She took all our boho and beachy designs and created a cohesive piece that really stood out.
Glow With Dej created a natural, but sophisticated makeup look, that enhanced JoJo’s features. She has paired her natural look with a loose braid that tied in the beachy vibes. Creating a stunning bridal makeover.
The Vault took my vision and ran with it! Their perfectly curated collections and a plethora of timeless pieces tied the rose gold and natural elements together, giving us the most gorgeous table-scape you could imagine. They also brought together our tranquil ceremony and lounge area for our bride and groom to say their “I do’s” and to enjoy their moment together before their dinner. This team is the sweetest and can take any vision and make it a reality.
The Jeweler Ryan creates the most spectacular one of a kind rings for every occasion. Each and every ring is personalized to the buyer. He works with every couple to make sure their wedding rings showcase their personality. He provided a truly gorgeous teardrop wedding ring and band. You can’t go wrong with one of his designs!
Xandy’s Bridal House provided us with the most romantic, flowy, and whimsical dress. It was perfect. Xandy’s goal is always to provide exceptional service to each and every bride that walks through her door. She makes the process so easy and as fun as possible. She gives her bridal dress recommendations and expertise, to help brides find the perfect dress for their wedding day.
Hawthorn Lee Planning provided us with the “Little Shade” sign for our umbrella basket. She doesn’t only do signage though, she is a wedding planner that has a way of pulling out each person’s identity and quirks in order to celebrate their love together. She is so amazing at what she does!
Thank you to everyone who made this day possible and for creating a truly rememberable elopement. Brides, you can still have a beautiful and memorable wedding day even though this unknown time! Let your creativity shine.
Now is the time you have all been waiting for, scroll on down, and fall in love with this day.