Elopement With Their Closest Friends at Pyramid Point, Sleeping Bear Dunes

Elopement With Their Closest Friends at Pyramid Point, Sleeping Bear Dunes

Reanna and Gilbert planned their elopement at Pyramid Point in Sleeping Bear Dunes. Instead of planning a big, traditional wedding, their closest friends joined them and witnessed their ceremony together in Michigan.

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About This Elopement at Pyramid Point

pyramid point elopement at sleeping bear dunes in michigan

Photography by Catchfly Photography

“We started at Grand Traverse Bay Resort where they got ready and did a first look. We left the resort and made a few quick stops along the bay taking photos. We then headed over to Pyramid Point Trailhead in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore to have their Elopement at the end of the trail. We didn’t do the loop but hiked the short (less than) mile to the dunes. Kayla with The Lost Forty was their officiant.

Their ceremony was close to 7:30 pm, and we had the whole location to ourselves! This particular Wednesday the weather was absolutely perfect and some clouds even started rolling in which made for a gorgeous backdrop!

Reanna and Gilbert had some of their best friends attending. It was so nice to see them so present (phones away) during the ceremony!! They also helped set up the whole picnic!! We finished the night with some photos on the dunes and wine at sunset.” [Julie, the photographer]

Planning Your Wedding Day at Sleeping Bear Dunes

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Photographers do not need a permit, but you are required to purchase a special use permit if eloping here. Make sure to include a nonrefundable $50.00 cost recovery fee with your application. Once your application is approved, you’ll have to pay a $100 fee.

You’ll then want to select an approved wedding location at Sleeping Bear Dunes. This couple opted for Pyramid Point, which is available year-round, has limited parking, vault restrooms available, no beach access, and allows a maximum group size of 25.

Other approved wedding locations for your elopement can be found here.

Top Tips When Eloping at Pyramind Point in Michigan

  • Make sure to apply for your special use permit and select an approved location
  • Check out Sleeping Bear Dune’s website for the latest regulations for your elopement
  • Elope during a weekday
  • Remember LNT principles during your adventure
  • Connect with an experienced elopement vendor in the area

Check out our Michigan elopement packages for more places to elope.

Memorable Moments During This Elopement

picnic during wedding at sleeping bear dunes in michigan

From the photographer:

“They had the best of friends that came with them. They took such good care of them and set up a cute little picnic for them to enjoy, including homemade cupcakes that were SO good. The two I brought home with me didn’t even make it out of the parking lot leaving Pyramid Point!”


Photography | Catchfly Photography
Officiant | Kayla with The Lost Forty

Photos From This Elopement

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