Looking for a bit of a trip back in time as you tie the knot? Michigan's Mackinac Island holds on to a beautiful old world charm due in part to the fact that the whole island is devoid of cars. So if your big day calls for either a horse-drawn carriage or a pair of bicycles to complete it, we recommend giving this gorgeous little island a look!
McCoy Made Photography teamed up with For The Love of Mackinac to turn The Inn at Stonecliffe into a dreamy tented wedding masterpiece with a modern, yet vintage charm. Keep scrolling to see just what we mean! And as always we have plenty more photos for you to fall in love with in our full gallery.
The shoot takes place on Mackinac Island. Located about 5 miles off the shorelines of Michigan's Upper and Lower Peninsula's, Mackinac Island is a small, quaint, island that is accessible by boat. Then once you set foot on Main Street, right off the ferry docks, you are whisked back to the turn of the 1900's with the historical architecture, and the abundance of horse-drawn carriages and bicycles (as there are no cars allowed on the island!).
We created this shoot at one of the islands best-kept secrets, the historical Inn at Stonecliffe. The Inn is located outside of town, on a beautiful piece of land that overlooks the Mackinac Bridge. We really wanted to showcase how beautiful a tent wedding reception could be at Stonecliffe, by focusing on a singular main focal point: the flower chandelier and the sweetheart table.
The flowers, cake, colors, and bride's look, were all inspired by the English gardens that surround the mansion. They are colorful, whimsical, organic, elegant and classy. We incorporated lots of details that are Mackinac specific, like the Mackinac Island Fudge Favor Boxes from Joann's Fudge, bicycles, the Married on Mackinac tile and The Inn at Stonecliffe's signature dessert, the Popcorn Ball (ice cream balls rolled in caramel corn that sit on a scoop of homemade chocolate sauce!)!
And as a nod to the islands Victorian charm, we incorporated vintage linens and glassware on the sweetheart table. We created this editorial shoot to be something that could be easily accessible, and reproducible, for a real wedding day. Idea's that could easily translate into a large wedding or a small intimate wedding. All while showcasing what a gorgeous venue The Inn at Stonecliffe is for a wedding celebration!