October 5, 2023
Hey there, lovebirds and elopement enthusiasts! Grab your virtual passports because today, we’re taking you on a journey to Traverse City, Michigan, where two soulmates, Heather and Ryan, embarked on a heartwarming elopement at the enchanting Delamar Hotel. With family and friends in tow, H + R threw down their vows and tore up the dance floor. But that’s not all! They even took their love to new heights atop the breathtaking Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes. So, put on your hiking boots and get ready to swoon over their love story!
Nestled like a hidden gem along the shores of majestic Lake Michigan, the Delamar Hotel is the absolute embodiment of charm and sophistication. Imagine this: a dreamy lakeside ceremony with a breeze – talk about perfection! Heather and Ryan just knew it was the stage for their intimate elopement.
The day kicked off with Heather and Ryan getting their groove on in their respective chambers, brimming with anticipation and enough excitement to power a small city. Heather rocked a sleek and elegant lace gown, oozing natural beauty, while Ryan slayed in his custom green suit, giving James Bond a run for his money. It was crystal clear that these two were cosmically entwined.
Beforee the heartfelt ceremony, it was time for some adventure. And what better place to explore than the iconic Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes? After sharing a swoon-worthy first look at the hotel, we embarked on a mission to capture their bridal portraits along the scenic Pierce Stocking Drive.
Scaling the dunes isn’t for the faint of heart, but these two tackled it with enthusiasm and laughter. Every step they took was a step closer to their happily ever after. The sand beneath their feet and the wind in their hair only added to the magic of the day.
As they reached the pinnacle of the dunes, the view was nothing short of awe-inspiring. Lake Michigan stretched out as far as the eye could see, and the couple couldn’t help but feel like they were on top of the world. Their love story had taken them to new heights, quite literally!
Back at the Delamar Hotel, a cozy reception awaited the newlyweds and their family. Laughter, cake, and dancing filled the air as everyone celebrated the love between Heather and Ryan.
The couple’s first dance was nothing short of magical, and their smiles spoke volumes. The room seemed to disappear as they swayed to their favorite song, lost in each other’s eyes. It was a moment that perfectly encapsulated the essence of their love.
Back at the Delamar Hotel, an intimate reception awaited the new Mr. and Mrs., along with their entourage of love supporters. Laughter echoed and the dance floor became a whirlwind of joy as everyone celebrated the electric love between Heather and Ryan.
Their first dance? Well, let’s just say it was a page straight out of a romance novel. Their smiles could’ve outshone the sun, and in that moment, the world melted away as they swayed to the rhythm of their hearts. It was a picture-perfect snapshot of their love’s essence.
Their day was a cocktail of love, laughter, and a dash of adventure, making it an elopement that will be the stuff of legends. So, if you’re plotting your own intimate love celebration, remember this: your love story can be as unique as you are.
Congratulations to Heather and Ryan, and here’s to a lifetime of happiness, adventures, and more love stories waiting to be written! 🥂💕
Ready for another elopement? Take a peek at Estrellita + Enrique’s love story at Proud Lake.