Whimsical Michigan Lake Elopement

A dreamy color palette with minimalistic details made up this romantic lake-styled elopement shoot at the Loeks Retreat Center on Lake Michigan. It provides relaxed and elegant inspiration for couples wanting a more intimate wedding experience.

Photographer Christina of Christina Leskovar Photography envisioned the soft and elegant combination of details featured in this shoot to pair with her light and airy style of imagery.

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The Dream Team:


PHOTOGRAPHER: Christina Leskovar Photography

PLANNER: Valley & Oak Events

FLORIST: Blissful Blossoms Design

BRIDAL SHOP: Spring Sweet

RENTALS: The Rental Company


CAKE ARTIST: KMB Confections

MAKEUP: Wonderfully Made Beauty

VENUE: The Loeks Retreat Center


HAIR STYLIST: Mani Aghababian – Palace Flophouse Salon

Christina Leskovar Photography

Christina Leskovar Photography

I was honored to create an assortment of calligraphy pieces for this shoot, including a full elopement-styled stationery suite. The suite featured a frosty, sea glass look for the invitation itself, and I played up the natural elements by using handmade paper, dyed to emphasize the soft, nautical color scheme of the shoot. Grey wax seals featured a marbled wax, adding a touch of elegance to the overall suite. More of the same soft hues were tied into the sand dollar place cards for the dinner table which also featured calligraphy on custom silk handmade ribbon. The large “Art of Marriage” fabric that draped front and center on the dining table featured sentimental words hand-written in calligraphy. “His” and “hers” vow books were made with handmade blue-gray paper, custom calligraphy and bound in silk ribbon.

To read about the incredible, dreamy details, check out the full blog post over at Christina Leskovar Photography!