TAYLOR + ZACH | MISSION POINT, MACKINAC ISLAND WEDDING | MICHIGAN ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER


Wedding stationary with rings and florals. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.

This Mackinac Island wedding at Mission Point Resort was not what you would expect. It wasn't beautiful. It was absolutely gorgeous. It wasn't warm and tropical. It was breezy and filled with sunshine. It wasn't slow-paced. It was laid back and wonderful. It wasn't filled with love. It was overflowing with love from every seam. It was evident in every interaction that their families and friends love them unconditionally.


Taylor and Zach had originally planned to elope to California; however, the pandemic changed their plans! Instead, they decided to get away to Mackinac Island. It was the perfect destination wedding that felt like you were hundreds of miles away but closer to home. The pace of life on the island is much slower and it allowed for a calm, yet wildly fun day!


I absolutely loved documenting each moment, from their quiet tender moments with soft touches to their loud and crazy moments screaming with joy with their friends. When talking with Taylor and Zach before their wedding, there were three main things that they wanted to focus on for their wedding day. I want to share these with you as I think it is great advice for any couple before they get married. Number one, remember to relax and breathe. They did just that through each moment and emotion of the day! Number two, don’t worry if everything goes as planned. This is such an important element to remember! There were little elements that did not fall into place as they should but they both just shrugged it off and carried on with enjoying the day. And finally, number three, my favorite, enjoy the day with your best friend. Taylor and Zach enjoyed each moment, hand in hand, and it was so apparent with each interaction that they’re not only lovers and partners, but they’re best friends!


I loved the beautifully crafted, hand-selected details from their day. I loved the sentimentality threaded through each element to highlight their love and remember loved ones. I loved the way Zach looked at Taylor walking down the aisle. It's every girl’s dream! I loved their heartfelt vows filled with laughter and tears. I love that Zach's cousin officiated their ceremony. I love that their relationship can be tender and soft, or goofy and lighthearted. I loved the speeches given at their wedding that told the story of them, from when they met to where they're going to go in their relationship from their wedding onward. Taylor’s best friend gave the best, heartfelt speech. And Zach’s twin brother gave an incredible speech as well filled with moments of pure laughter and moments filled with tears. I could go on about all the special moments and sweet interactions that I love, but I'll let the photographs tell you the rest.


Here's a look inside of Taylor and Zach's adventure and a highlight of their special day!


All my love,


Mission Point Resort in Mackinac City, Michigan. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Hanging bridesmaid dresses with wedding dress. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Wedding day detail shots with accessories. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Wedding stationary suite. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Wedding details and shoes. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Wedding florals and wedding dress. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Bride opening champagne on wedding day. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Bride popping champagne bottle open on wedding day. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Bride with bridesmaids in matching pajamas. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Bride with veil and bridal robe. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Wedding dress being buttoned up. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Bridesmaids seeing bride in dress. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Bridal portrait at Mission Point Resort in Mackinac, MIchigan.
Bridal portrait at Northern Michigan wedding. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Groom preparing for wedding. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Groom details before wedding. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Silhouette photo in black and white of groom and best man. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Groom getting dressed in suit for wedding. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Groom getting dressed for wedding at Mission Point Resort. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Customized cuff links for groom. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Black and white photo of groom looking out window. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Groom before wedding day at Mission Point Resort in Mackinac. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Bride walking in Mission Point Resort in Mackinac. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
First look with bride and groom. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
First look with bride and groom. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
First look with bride and groom at Mission Point Resort. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Mission Point Resort wedding ceremony. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.