A few weeks ago my cousin Kelly and her beau Bobby got engaged! They are going into a new life chapter with Kelly switching jobs and a new house on the horizon. In fact, it was the new house where Bobby proposed, among exposed studs and concrete floors waiting to be filled with drywall, carpeting and tons of new memories. So when I was in Chicago on a short layover we took the opportunity to get an engagement announcement photo with their sweet and very excited pup Ivory, who will most definitely be part of their wedding!
Normally I would have seen these two in San Antonio on their annual Labor Day trip, but since they are saving for a house and now a wedding, they decided to forgo this year’s trip. I’m elated though, because they just let me know they are having a destination wedding at Mackinac Island! This place is on wedding photography bucket list! If I’m being honest, there are like five subcategory wedding photography bucketlist items having to do with this island, but I digress.
If you’ve never heard of this magical little island in northern Michigan, you need to get thee to their website, Wikipedia page, Instagram feed stat. It’s awesome. It’s like stepping back in time. It’s filled with gorgeous Victorian houses, the cutest bed and breakfasts and quaint inns. Accessible only by boat (or in winter when Lake Huron freezes over, snowmobile), there are no cars allowed on the island so everyone travels by foot, bicycle or horse. Even the UPS man delivers packages via horse and cart!
I knew that Kelly had her heart set on a Mackinac wedding so I was so happy to hear they were able to get the date they wanted only a year out. If you’re curious about their wedding venue, just click over to the Mission Point Resort website and prepare to drool and swoon!