Beard Hill Michigan Elopement

Atop Beard Hill near Port Huron, Michigan, is the perfect spot for an elopement and this styled shoot captures the intimate experience overlooking the forest, water, and hills. Curated with a simple ceremony spot followed by a gorgeous table, this vision exemplifies the beauty of eloping. This elopement proves a bride’s style is paramount to the wedding experience, regardless of size or scope. The perfect place to start is with wedding day shoes, and this bride dons a pair of glamorous beaded heels.

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Her gown is a V-neck mermaid design with beading on the shoulders. The silhouette offers movement and comfort and is perfect for an intimate, outdoor wedding.

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The color palette features a deep purple hue that is a dynamic shade outdoors. The invitation suite incorporates the color through simple but lovely script and a purple outer envelope.

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The bride’s hair is styled in a hassle-free, wispy updo and is adorned with a touch of greenery. Her look is complete with natural and radiant makeup.

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Hearty succulents are incorporated in the floral style for a dramatic impression. And the groom’s boutonniere features a statement succulent, too, along with dainty flowers.

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The ceremony spot is set beside the river, where an arbor draped with linens and flowers frames the couple.

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The groom sports a perfect shade of gray for this intimate elopement setting. And their styles are complementary as they make their way up to the cliff to overlook the ceremony spot, and more.

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The bride's striking bouquet features rich purple flowers nestled around an abundance of eucalyptus.

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As the sun cascades over the tree tops, the bride and groom feast their eyes on a breathtaking tablescape. Fabric-draped chairs accompany a natural wooden table that features a runner of greenery, grapes, numerous candles, and a tall centerpiece.

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Place settings include gold chargers, colorful china, succulents, purple goblets, and place cards.

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The bride and groom celebrate with a jewel-toned cake covered with layers of scallops and a gold-dusted top tier. Appropriately-colored French macaroons and rock candy complete the tasty sweet table.

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One last photo shows the couple embracing their new journey with sophisticated “Mr.” and “Mrs.” balloons!

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This styled shoot is truly a dream elopement. With beautiful colors, gorgeous scenery, and a stylish duo, the sky is the limit when it comes to wedding planning – even for a group of two.

Photographer:  Shanell Photography//Event Planner: Elegant Events by Brittany Knoel // Venue:  Beard Hill // Bakery: brookies cookies and cakes// Makeup Artist: Andrea Walker Makeup Artistry// Cake: Brookie's Cookies & Cakes // Hair Stylist: Jeri at Headroom Another Salon/ Floral Designer: Natalia J Designs // Furniture: White Willow Farms // Stationary: Annie Moore // Jewelry:  Coughlin Jewelers // Candy: Sweet Tooth of Marine City