From the waves to the clip clop of horse drawn wagons – that’s the sound of Mackinac Island.

Mackinac Island

Historical charm, natural preservation

St. Ignace in Bloom owners Samantha and Alex Belonga are Michigan Upper Peninsula natives. They cherish the historical charm and natural preservation of Mackinac Island, acclaimed by USA Today and TripAdvisor as a Top 10 US Island. This national landmark and vacation destination, available by ferry, allows no motorized transportation. Samantha knows what it takes to get beautiful florals to island hotels, restaurants, residents, and visitors. You’ll often see her peddling the Fleurish & Bloom bike wagon, making deliveries – and making clients happy.

“She made finding a florist on Mackinac Island last minute the easiest thing during a pandemic. She also handled all the travel details to get our flowers on the island which made it so seamless on the wedding day!”

Samantha W.

Celebrations on the island

Called the jewel of the Great Lakes, Mackinac Island is also a leading US destination wedding location. The whole island is like a picture perfect postcard. Your wedding guests will have a wonderful time exploring, hiking, biking and eating their way across the island! You get there by ferry. There are no cars. No chain stores. Just beauty, charm and history. It’s the kind of place that gets in your soul and stays there. Mackinac’s Tourist Bureau is a great place to learn more about island activities. Here are a few favorites:

  • Horse drawn carriage tour: Take a narrated tour of the island or rent a private buggy for a romantic ride.
  • Hop on a bike: It’s probably the best way to get around the island. Bring your own or grab a rental.
  • Explore the water: Guests can enjoy charter boat fishing, kayaking, or simply taking in the view from a sunset cruise.
  • For history buffs: From historic forts to prime examples of Victorian architecture, visitors step back in time on Mackinac.

And last, but certainly not least, Mackinac Island is the home of world famous fudge. Visitors from around the world enjoy delicious samples and witness the making process all around the island. Downtown shops make 10,000 pounds of this confectionary treat each day during the season. Be sure to take some home!

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