Brewery Wedding in Upper Peninsula, Michigan

In my eyes, your love story deserves to be cherished and documented no matter the distance. Phoebe and Zac reached out to me to capture their wedding day in our nearby neighboring state, Michigan. Phoebe and I met working in advertising a few years back and I absolutely had to jump on the chance to capture their love story for my sweet friend!

Traveling is a big passion of mine and getting to document their love was an even bigger passion. So I packed my bags and made my way to Michigan to capture Phoeobe and Zac’s brewery wedding in Upper Peninsula, Michigan.

Ore Dock Brewing | Marquette, Michigan

Ore Dock Brewing Co. is a brewery in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. More specifically the city of Marquette. While this space is known for its delectable brews, they are also widely known for its location. Ore Dock Brewing is just a short walk to gorgeous views of Lake Superior. If you don’t know, Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the whole world! It’s because of this that plenty of couples choose to get married in this casual and laid-back atmosphere.

Amenities Offered At Ore Dock Brewing Co.

Not only is Ore Dock Brewing Co. conveniently located to some of the most beautiful views in the Upper Peninsula, but they also offer top-notch amenities. Some of the amenities included are:

  • A provided stage and dance floor
  • Audio and visual equipment with a projector
  • Optional wine service
  • Additional tables, chairs, and linens,
  • Staffed or unstaffed bar area
  • ADA Accessibility

For Phoebe and Zac choosing this brewery to host their wedding was a no-brainer. They wanted their wedding day to be laid-back and stress-free and this was the perfect place to do it.

Interested in having your wedding at Ore Dock Brewing Co.? Inquire here.

Brewery Wedding in Upper Peninsula, Michigan

For Phoebe and Zac’s wedding day, what mattered the most to them was spending time with loved ones and having a great time. Looking back, they wanted to remember the little moments as well as the big moments. A part of documentary-style wedding photography is being able to capture those raw, in-between, and real moments on your wedding day. While you still will receive the prompted and posed images, it’s more about documenting your day naturally rather than feeling forced. It’s an approach to wedding photography that I love to follow and was exactly what Phoebe and Zac were looking for on their big day. You can read more about documentary-style wedding photography here.

Portraits at Presque Isle Park & The Ceremony

We started off the day by having a beautiful first-look moment between Phoebe and Zac before taking portraits at Presque Isle Park. You have breathtaking views of Lake Superior and it honestly feels like another world out there. Phoebe and Zac’s day was filled with so much intentionality and detail. Nothing was rushed and everything played out perfectly as if their wedding day was a slow and steady celebration. From the minimalistic ceremony inside the brewery to even the moments after when Zac and Phoebe sat beside each other signing their marriage certificate. It was a day spent socializing and really enjoying each other’s company.


Phoebe and Zac had the Dia De Los Tacos food truck cater their wedding and let’s just say everything was absolutely delicious. The ceremony space quickly became the reception area where games like Cornhole and Jenga mingled with their guests. The night was filled with intimate first dances Phoebe and her dad and Zac and his mom. While it was a beautiful celebration of their love, it was also the blending of two families. Everyone came together to celebrate Phoebe and Zac on this beautiful day and it was utter bliss.


Photography: Emma Petersen Photography

Venue: Ore Dock Brewing

Caterer: Dia De Los Tacos

Dessert: Kitch-iti-Cupcakes

Dress: Renee Austin Wedding

Jewelry: Dime and Regal

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