An Italy-Inspired Wedding in MI at Castle Farms in Charlevoix

December 7, 2022

Bride and Groom outside during sunset

Katie and Mark’s fall wedding in MI at Castle Farms in Charlevoix was straight out of a fairytale! They debated on eloping in Italy, but decided that they wanted their closest friends and family to be present! So they found a slice of their Italy dream in beautiful Northern Michigan at Castle Farms. Who would have thought that there’s an incredible Castle in Michigan that has all the magical Italy vibes? This venue was an absolute dream to photograph. The architecture and scenery is so beautiful and it made for the most gorgeous photos. I seriously had so much fun capturing this love story through my lens!

Katie & Mark’s Italy-Inspired Wedding in MI at Castle Farms in Charlevoix

This Italy-inspired wedding in MI was so incredibly dreamy! I loved having the honor of being able to photograph it! Katie and Mark are such amazing people, and I wish them the best on their new adventures as a married couple. I love how they chose a venue that replicated what they truly wanted on their wedding day, even if they didn’t actually go to Italy! The dreamy castle look brought such magic to the whole atmosphere and made for some stunning photographs. If you’re looking to plan a real Italy wedding, check out this list from Exclusive Italy Weddings for a list of castle wedding venues with breathtaking views!

Ready For Your Own Italy- Inspired Wedding, Or an Actual Italy Elopement?!

If this wedding day didn’t give you some serious inspiration to start planning or own Italy-inspired wedding or, better yet, your actually adventurous Italy elopement, then I’m not sure what will! While I’m based in the Midwest, I would LOVE to capture your Italy elopement! I have no problem packing a suitcase and my camera to meet you where your love story is calling you. If you love adventure or you’re looking to have your own wedding at Castle Farms in Charlevoix, then inquire with me here! I would love to capture your special day next and get to know you and your fiancé! Not sure whether or not to have a destination wedding or elopement vs a traditional wedding? Check out my blog “Are Destination Weddings Cheaper?” to get an idea of which would better suit you!

Kim Kaye Photography | Indiana Based Destination Wedding Photographer

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Wedding Vendors Who Made This Wedding in Castle Farms in Charlevoix Special

Dress: Justin Alexander Signature – Bought From: The Wedding Studio | HAMU: Bliss Salon and Spa | Florist: Lings Moment | Ceremony & Reception Venue & Wedding Planning: Castle Farms | DJ/Entertainment Services: DJ DC Productions | Catering: Pigs Eatin’ Ribs | Bridesmaids Dress’: Azazie | Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Warehouse | Invites/Stationary/Calligrapher: Truly Inspired Paper Company


ABOUT Kim kaye

Your destination wedding & intimate wedding photographer.

As you already know by now, my names Kim and no "Kim Kaye" is not a play on words for THE Kim K haha. Kim Kaye is legally my name 😉
I'm always down for popping a bottle of bubbly, traveling, making memories, laughing and never missing a sunset. I am SO excited you found me! You're probably wondering if I'm the wedding photographer for you, right? Well, I love to hear it because that promises me that you want a true connection with your photographer and I the same with my clients! 



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