Lake Michigan Wedding Shoot

I’ve been waiting a couple years to show you this Lake Michigan wedding shoot that I collaborated on with a lot of talented vendors at Camp Blodgett in West Olive, Michigan. When we were designing this shoot we really wanted to bring the charm of New England to the Midwest and I think we achieved just that.

If you have never been to Camp Blodgett it is the perfect Lake Michigan wedding venue with a beach front, large deck overlooking the water and indoor space with a fireplace that is a perfect retreat in case the weather turns.

This shoot represented an intimate wedding of 16 with a large table on the deck overlooking Lake Michigan complete with a New England style lobster boil. Scroll below to see all the beautiful images captured by Ashley Slater Photography.

Lobster invitation suite Coastal invitation suite

One of my favorite details from this Lake Michigan wedding shoot were the lobster cracker escort cards. I loved how they tripled as an escort card, favor and dinner utensil and they also added a unique charm that told the story of the couple.

Lobster cracker escort cards Lobster cracker escort cards red boutonnière Red bouquet

We decided to keep the table decor fairly minimal with three simple arrangements to leave space for the platters of lobster, crab legs, shrimp, corn, potatoes and more. It is important when hosting a family style meal that you keep your decor minimal so you have space for the food.

Table set on a deck for a Lake Michigan wedding Table set on a deck for a misty lakeside wedding Place settings for a table Red floral arrangement

We also had these custom information cards created to instruct guests on how to properly crack, open and eat a lobster. Midwesterners don’t know their way around a lobster like New Englanders do.

Instructional Lobster card

Lobster cracker card and tools

Table set on the deck for Camp Blodgett wedding in West Olive, Michigan Place setting for a costal wedding Wedding set for a Camp Blodgett wedding in West Olive, Michigan Red wedding floral arrangement Couple smiling during their beach wedding on Lake Michigan Couple on the beach of Lake Michigan Couple walking down the beach during their Lake Michigan wedding Couple kissing during their Lake Michigan wedding at Camp Blodgett Flower wedding hair Couple holding hands during their beach wedding in Michigan Couple hugging during their Lake Michigan wedding on the beach Lake Michigan drift wood Bride holding a bouquet during her Lake Michigan beach wedding Bride smiling during her Lake Michigan wedding

If you loved this beautiful Lake Michigan wedding then you will love our Guide to Beach Weddings in Michigan that is jam packed with information on how to plan your beach wedding.

Thank you to all the amazing vendors that made this day happen!

Holland Wedding Planner, Event Design & Floral Design: Stellaluna Events | Photography: Ashley Slater Photography | Venue: Camp Blodgett | Stationary Design: Third Clover Paper | Rentals: The Rental Company | Beauty: Wild Bees Beauty | Breanna Bell Photography & Matt ​| Gown: Spring Sweet | Linens: La Tavola Linen

Brooke Dumas

Brooke is the owner of Stellaluna Events and a top Michigan wedding planner. She is a lover of celebrations by the water, with extensive experience with Lake Michigan and other lakeside weddings. Brooke believes in tossing away the trends and creating fulfilling experiences for her clients and their guests.

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