Looking for ideas for your Northern Michigan wedding? You’ve come to the right place! The waters and woods of Northern Michigan were the inspiration to newlyweds who shared their visions with MyNorth Wedding’s editor Elizabeth Edwards.
Photo 1: The old fishing shanties of Fishtown in Leland make a picturesque twist on the rustic barn backdrop for Brandon and Charlotte Dornbusch and their wedding party. Photo by Dan and Melissa Photography.
Photo 2: Rita Shackelton of Lake City made this fish-on-a-fly groom’s cake for Tim and Jodie Denike’s wedding. The cake was displayed with a tier of homemade pies. Yum! Photo by Sisters Studio.
Photo 3: Bride Molly Pardini shares the story of her ring: “I grew up in Petoskey and met my husband, Eric, while he was working there over the summer. We fell in love in Petoskey, and wanted to keep the town and our memories close even after we had left Northern Michigan. Eric picked the stone and had the ring made by a former Traverse City native (margiematheson.com). Eric helped her with the design, placing the Petoskey stone in the center to symbolize the beginning of our relationship, and a diamond on either side as a reminder that our hearts would be there forever.” Photo by Stephanie Baker Photography.
Photo 4: Three doors as altar: one each from the childhood homes of Amy Prator-Manor Fettig and Jeff Fettig and one from a home they’d lived in together, symbolize a threshold into their new life at the couple’s wedding at Boyne Mountain’s Beach House (boyne.com). Upsy-Daisy Floral (upsy-daisyfloral.com) in Boyne City helped pull it together. Photo by Stephanie Baker Photography.
Photo 5: Jelly jars, glass candlestick holders, glue that works on glass and voilà: Northern Michigan redneck wine goblets. Photo by Dan and Melissa Photography.
Photo 6: “I wanted something more unique than flowers,” bride Brittany Curtis tells us. Her solution: pinwheels made with vintage-patterned cloth that added a twist of fun to this orange-and-yellow-themed wedding at Boyne Mountain’s Deer Lake. Photo by Leah Renee Photography.