Lindsey and Connor's wedding day was a glorious Northern Michigan summer day.  They selected Mission Point Resort and the AMAZING Mackinac Island for their love story celebration and it was perfect in every way!  From the nautical decor, to the happy tears from family and friends, to the slab of fudge instead of the traditional wedding cake, Lindsey, Conner, and their three children started the next chapter in their lives in the best way possible.  

Their wedding started off at Mission Point Resort with the wedding taking place at the gazebo, and the reception on the promenade deck.

 Mackinac Island Resort Wedding, Traverse City wedding photographer Rockhill Studio

The little ships as seating assignments were all DIY.  SO CUTE! 

 Nautical theme wedding at Mission Point Resort, Traverse City Wedding Photographer
 Nautical decorations at Mission point wedding, Traverse City wedding photographer Rockhill Studio
 Nautical wedding decor, Mission Point Resort Wedding, Traverse City wedding photographer Rockhill Studio
 Nautical wedding decor, Mission Point Resort Wedding, Traverse City wedding photographer Rockhill Studio

For a nautical wedding, having it on Mackinac Island was really quite fitting!  

 Nautical wedding decor, Mission Point Resort Wedding, Traverse City wedding photographer Rockhill Studio
 Nautical wedding decor, Mission Point Resort Wedding, Traverse City wedding photographer Rockhill Studio

Ok.  Let's pause just a minute here for the wedding cake (a.k.a. the most amazing looking slab of fudge you'll ever hope to see).  If you've never been to Mackinac Island, I always tell people it smells like two things...fudge and horses.  All along mainstreet in downtown Mackinac Island, you'll find a fudge shop just about every other store.  And good reason, the fudge on the island is worth the trip itself.  We always pick up a pound or two when we go over.  And I'm absolutely obsessed with Lindsey and Conner having fudge for their cake!  

 Murdick's fudge, Mission Point Resort Wedding, Traverse City wedding photographer Rockhill Studio
 Nautical wedding decor, Mission Point Resort Wedding, Traverse City wedding photographer Rockhill Studio

The ceremony was held at the gazebo at Mission Point, a classic and iconic location.  Surrounded by gorgeous landscaping and the shores of Lake Huron, it's a romantic spot to say "I do" as the start of your forever.  

 Mission Point Wedding, gazebo, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio
 Mission Point Wedding, gazebo, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio
 Mission Point Wedding, gazebo, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio
 Mission Point Wedding, gazebo, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio
 Mission Point Wedding, gazebo, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio
 Mission Point Wedding, gazebo, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio
 Mission Point Wedding, gazebo, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio
 Mission Point Wedding, gazebo, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio

Again, if you've never been to the island before, you'll need to know that there's no motorized vehicles on the island (besides emergency vehicles of course).  So everyone gets around either on foot, bicycle, or horses.  If you are a bride and groom, no wedding day is complete without a horse-drawn carriage ride around the island.  

 Mission Point Wedding, gazebo, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio
 Mission Point Wedding, horse drawn carriage, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio
 Mission Point Wedding, horse drawn carriage, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio
 Mission Point Wedding, horse drawn carriage, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio
 Mission Point Wedding, horse drawn carriage, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio
 Mission Point Wedding, horse drawn carriage, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio
 Mission Point Wedding, horse drawn carriage, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio
 Mission Point Wedding, horse drawn carriage, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio
 Mission Point Wedding, horse drawn carriage, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio
 Grand Hotel Wedding, Mackinac Island horse drawn carriage, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio
 Grand Hotel Wedding, Mackinac Island horse drawn carriage, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio
 Grand Hotel Wedding, Mackinac Island horse drawn carriage, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio
 Grand Hotel Wedding, Mackinac Island horse drawn carriage, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio

After some images around the island with this sweet family, it was back to Mission Point for the reception and to celebrate! 

 Mission Point Wedding, horse drawn carriage, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio

...and of course more fudge.  You can't go wrong with too much fudge.  

 Mission Point Wedding, Murdick's fudge, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio

...and sweets.  Murdick's Fudge outdid themselves with all the fudge and desserts!  

 Mission Point Wedding, Murdick's fudge, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio
 Mission Point Wedding, Murdick's fudge, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio
 Mission Point Wedding, reception details, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio
 Mission Point Wedding, reception details, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio
 Mission Point Wedding, reception details, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio
 Mission Point Wedding, reception details, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio

When that temptation is just too great.  

 Mission Point Wedding, reception details, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio
 Mission Point Wedding, reception details, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio
 Mission Point Wedding, reception details, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio
 Mission Point Wedding, reception details, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio
 Mission Point Wedding, reception details, fudge cutting, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio
 Mission Point Wedding, reception details, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio

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