Michigan natives Marion and Ben grew up near lakes, share a love of sailing, and even got engaged on the beach. So it was no surprise that Lake Michigan played a key role in their wedding. The couple exchanged vows aboard the Manitou, a replica of a cargo schooner from the 1800s, then headed back to shore for a beach-themed reception at the Park Place Hotel.

This couple cruises their way into marriage with a seaside celebration

Michigan natives Marion and Ben grew up near lakes, share a love of sailing, and even got engaged on the beach. So it was no surprise that Lake Michigan played a key role in their wedding. The couple exchanged vows aboard the Manitou, a replica of a cargo schooner from the 1800s, then headed back to shore for a beach-themed reception at the Park Place Hotel.

The bride and groom share their first kiss as husband and wife. "It was a beautiful day and there was lots of love and laughter," Marion says.