presque isle park michigan wedding | marina & nick

This Michigan wedding was beautiful on so many accounts. The scenery, the stationery (it’s true, the invites amped us up for the wedding for MONTHS prior to the big day), the JCrew bridesmaid dresses, the Badgley Mischka wedding shoes (melt), but really, it was Marina in her gown that was so STUNNING to us.

Marina and Nick first contacted us after seeing this wedding on Style Me Pretty. Marina described her wedding inspiration to us. The most knock-out wedding was painted in our heads, and from that first conversation we were hooked. The wedding definitely did not disappoint. “Boot” beer drinking games. Live polka band. Details crafted by family. Bridesmaid shoe jewelry. Photo memories strung throughout the entire reception venue. And more important than any of these things: family and friends traveling from literally all over the world to be with them.

Nick’s passion and profession is beer making. So, when it came time to plan the wedding, this fun-loving couple wanted to incorporate two key pieces: their family and beer. Marina and Nick also have an appreciation for all things handmade, so together they crafted some awesome DIY beer cap magnets for guest to take home with them. The tables were each named a brand of beer. Their talented family also contributed to the details by creating the “Street Sign” at the ceremony, which marked the locations and distances that guests traveled. Marina’s dad carved a wooden “Love Chest”, Grandm’s typewriter was used as the guest book, and a beer barrel with their names carved in it was used as the card box.

Presque Isle Bandshell in Marquette was a great location for their ceremony and we loved the look of the newlyweds set against the waves of Lake Superior! What delicious simplicity. Nothing but the sound of the waves crashing. Every couple should spend at least a few minutes alone to take a few deep breaths together on their wedding day.

love for the weekend,

kate & sam

Ceremony: Presque Isle Park Bandshell

Reception: Upfront & Company

Hotel: The Landmark Inn

Floral Designer: Belle Fiore

Stationery: Shadow Boxer Crafts

Calligraphy: Erica Hammer Calligraphy

Transportation: Marquette Limo

Band: New Polish Sounds


Cake & Cupcakes: Sassy Little Cupcake

Dress: Casablanca

Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Veil: Claudia’s Unique Boutique

Bridesmaid Dresses: JCrew

Bridesmaid Shoe Clips: Lemonring

Grooms Attire: Men’s Wearhouse

Wedding Rings: Carats et Kay

Honeymoon: Alaska & Vancouver


37 Responses to 'presque isle park michigan wedding | marina & nick'

  1. Laura
    10.14.11 at 9:42 am

    Beautiful! I especially love the photos on the rocks :) <3 you guys

  2. Sarah Jackson
    10.14.11 at 9:55 am

    Simply amazing!! Marina – you look SO beautful! Love the outdoor photos!

  3. Liesl Buchbinder
    10.14.11 at 10:19 am

    Oh! These shots are lovely! Though you also had great source material… I am so happy for the two of them–this is a long time coming, and I’m a little homesick for the Upper Peninsula now…

  4. Kathy
    10.14.11 at 10:19 am

    The pictures look fantastic! What a wonderful day to celebrate Nick & Marina. Can’t wait to see all the pics.

  5. Melissa Martin
    10.14.11 at 10:35 am

    Amazing!!!! Makes me even more sad (if that is possible) that I couldn’t make it. Beautiful wedding…love all the personal details!

  6. Meg
    10.14.11 at 2:06 pm

    What gorgeous pictures – I mean how could they not be with the gorgeous bride and groom!! Can’t wait to see all of them!!

  7. Carol Dorfler
    10.14.11 at 2:20 pm

    Everything is gorgeous and the pictures are amazing. The candid shots really capture the beauty and joy of the day!

  8. Ellen Dupler
    10.14.11 at 3:26 pm

    Wow, the pictures are stunning! I can’t wait to see the rest of the pictures…hopefully they’ll be more fun ones to balance those tear-jerkers! It was an amazing wedding, Nick and Marina

  9. anne rodriguez
    10.14.11 at 4:55 pm

    Absolutely stunning!

  10. George
    10.14.11 at 4:59 pm

    Great pics for a great wedding!!!

  11. Shayna Z.
    10.14.11 at 6:07 pm

    The pictures are beautiful! It was such an amazing wedding! :)

  12. mdupler
    10.14.11 at 6:14 pm

    Obviously a wonderful couple, but it was a wonderful wedding given the exciting weather that lake Superior gives to all who comes.

  13. Michelle
    10.14.11 at 6:19 pm

    Looks beautiful!!!

  14. suzanne
    10.14.11 at 6:41 pm

    great pics!! what a fun day!

  15. Kelly
    10.14.11 at 7:13 pm

    Gorgeous pictures! Absolutely priceless moments. So happy for you two, what a wonderful job with all the personal details!!!

  16. Kate
    10.14.11 at 8:00 pm

    What amazing details they brought together to make a wedding that was all their own. And what beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple!

  17. Maryellen
    10.14.11 at 8:13 pm

    Looks like a picture perfect day…filled with love and laughs. Congrats!!! You look absolutely stunning Marina!

    10.14.11 at 8:24 pm


  19. Stacey Aho
    10.14.11 at 8:26 pm

    Looks great guys,what a beautiful day!

  20. Sarah
    10.14.11 at 9:25 pm

    These are beautiful!

  21. Mom
    10.15.11 at 9:44 am

    Nice pictures. Very creative and a nice reminder for the day.

  22. Adam Drake
    10.15.11 at 10:08 am

    Love the photos. Really brought me back to Marquette for all the weddings Nick and I shot video of out there. This one defiantly looks the best. Best of luck to you two!

  23. Jolon Buchbinder
    10.15.11 at 10:08 am

    Very nice. Very beautiful.

  24. Tia Schultz
    10.15.11 at 10:16 am

    Fabulous photos!!! So sorry I could not be there. It looks like it was an amazing wedding. Congratulations, Nick and Marina!

  25. Eric Martin
    10.15.11 at 11:09 am

    Beautiful pictures! Wish we could have been there. Congratulations to you both.

  26. Em
    10.15.11 at 6:28 pm

    Boot + polka band + beautiful people = perfect wedding : )

  27. Jane Spencer
    10.15.11 at 10:01 pm

    A wonderful and beautiful day. Thank you for sharing your special day.

  28. Lily Haile
    10.16.11 at 10:57 am

    Pictures are beautiful!

  29. catherine ebley
    10.17.11 at 1:29 am

    are you kidding me?

    (so beautiful)

  30. Annie Reinhard
    10.17.11 at 1:50 pm

    The photos are fantastic! Absolutely stunning bride and personal touches look amazing!

  31. Jody (Sarah's coworker :)
    10.18.11 at 2:51 pm

    Marina – These are the most beautiful wedding pictures i have ever seen – they are sooo gorgeous! I love every single thing about your location, your colors, the flowers, bmaids dresses, your dress…it is just perfect!! I just had to write a comment – i just LOVE these photos!

  32. suzy
    10.19.11 at 7:26 am


  33. Erin
    10.19.11 at 2:24 pm

    What a beautiful wedding! You look lovely, Marina! Can’t wait to see the rest of the pictures!

  34. Angela Wallender (Delie)
    10.19.11 at 6:13 pm


    These are truly some of the most amazing pictures I’ve ever seen. You were absolutely stunning! I miss the U.P! :) Congrats beautiful girl!

  35. Marina Dupler
    10.21.11 at 3:12 pm

    Thank you everyone for the nice comments!!!! It was a lovely surprise to see them all and we so appreciate it!
    Marina & Nick

  36. Kristi
    10.23.11 at 1:20 pm

    Love, love, LOVE the veil shot and how you captured the veil throughout the day. Also love the black and white vows photo. Gorgeous. Can’t wait for you to capture Katrina and Derek’s wedding!!! xoxo

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