Guys, we’re so smitten with this elopement editorial that Emily of Lace & Brass Events + photog April Zelenka sent our way, and not just ’cause it’s a sailboat elopement (remember when we showed you how to plan your own?), but for all the little details sprinkled throughout: It all took place at Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands, and every bit of this celebration is influenced by the location itself:
Their ceremony site was Big Bay State Park.
And don’t you love our bride’s sleek blush gown? It’s by Coralie Beatrix on Etsy, and would make for a lovely bridesmaid dress too, we think.
The goal was to incorporate elements of earth, wind, and water throughout the entire design. Emily explains, All of the pottery was custom made by local artist Jonathan Walburg, who uses Lake Superior sand and local clay. The beeswax candles were hand poured right on Madeline Island. The earthy tones of the dress, florals and décor match perfectly to the sea caves and cliffs of the Apostle Islands. The ceremony and dinner table were staged on the cliffs of Madeline Island overlooking Lake Superior.
Kudos to Bash Calligraphy on nailing the earthy-yet-modern theme on the menus and invites.
An exquisite 57’ luxury sailboat from Superior Charters sailed our real couple to Madeline Island from Bayfield, Wisconsin. The wind we see beautifully in the waves of the dress, her flowing hair and the draping fabric on the ceremony arch and dinner table. The necklace, ring and escort cards were all made with Lake Superior agates. The jewelry was made right here in Bayfield, Wisconsin. While on the sailboat the water reflections were ever-changing, especially during sunset. The colors were breathtaking!
Pop into our gallery below for more from this sailboat elopement:
Film by Mollica Film Co.
Thanks to Emily, April, and the team below for showing us how gorgeous and romantic a sailboat elopement can be!
Photography: April Zelenka / Videography: Mollica Film Co. / Ceremony Location: Big Bay State Park / Planning & Design: Lace & Brass Events, LLC / Florals: Saffron & Grey Couture Floral Design / Hair & Makeup: Mollie Kae Hair & Makeup Artistry / Stationery: Bash Calligraphy / Cake: Madeline Island Bakery / Pottery: Jonathan Walburg / Candles: Madeline Island Candles / Sailboat: Superior Charters / Dress: Coralie Beatrix / Jewelry: Silverwaves Jewelry / Groom’s Suit: Menguin