Many of the wedding guests helped raise the Manitou's sails. The schooner cruised around Lake Michigan as the couple exchanged vows.
Marion and Ben in Traverse City, MI
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.