New MyNorth Wedding Magazine Features Weddings on the Beach, Mountain & More–All with Traverse City/Northern Michigan Flair

New MyNorth Wedding Magazine Features Weddings on the Beach, on a Mountain, in a Castle & on Mackinac Island–All with the Flair of Traverse City & Northern Michigan

Award-Winning Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine Staff Produces New MyNorth Wedding for Couples Who Love Up North

Traverse City, MI (PRWeb) January 27, 2009—Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine announced the launch of MyNorth Wedding, a full-color, glossy magazine covering eight full-feature dreamy weddings in Traverse City and all over Northern Michigan. The issue is available for sale ($3.95) at newsstands including select Tom’s Markets, Horizon Books and online at MyNorth.com/Store.

In addition to featured weddings, MyNorth Wedding shares dozens of great ideas from additional events and includes a directory. MyNorth Wedding is a valuable resource for couples that want to get married on the beach or at a mountain resort or in many fairytale settings including Mackinac Island, whether they live in the Traverse City area or outside it. MyNorth.com, the online home of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine will also have a micro-site to accompany the print publication at MyNorth.com/Wedding.

“While I knew that only our award-wining staff could capture the allure and the drama of Northern Michigan weddings, even I was stunned at how gorgeous this issue is,” says Traverse Magazine founder and editor in chief, Deborah Wyatt Fellows. “The ideas, the photography, the stories—all work to provide couples with the means to plan a lovely wedding in Traverse City or anywhere Up North that fits their special style.”

Traverse Magazine research showed that engaged couples search for information on destination weddings around the Traverse City region and all across Northern Michigan: along the water, with inspiring landscape views, in historical settings and especially beach weddings. The events featured in MyNorth Wedding range in style, size and approach. Whether couples are interested in a traditional wedding in a quaint country church, getting married on the sand dunes or a modern, formal affair at a glamorous resort, there are hundreds of ideas in MyNorth Wedding and on its website MyNorth.com/Wedding.

Attendees at the Downtown Bridal Show at the Park Place Hotel in Traverse City received complimentary copies of MyNorth Wedding. Other bridal shows are also securing copies to give as gifts to attendees.

“MyNorth Wedding was a big hit at the Downtown Traverse City Bridal Show,” says Traverse marketing director Rachel North. “I wish I would have had a resource like this—when I was engaged, I lived downstate, but I’d dreamed of getting married Up North all my life. Having all the Northern Michigan resources and location capabilities in one place with MyNorth.com/Wedding for additional support would’ve made planning a lot easier.”

Brides can use the publication to find bed & breakfasts, cakes, caterers, décor, florists, gifts, gowns, lingerie, makeup artists, musicians, photographers, restaurants, spas, transportation, travel services, tuxedos, vineyards, and even fireworks. Each story lists the resources of the covered event. Plus resorts, from the Traverse City area, Petoskey, Charlevoix and as far north as Mackinac Island, provide an organized review of their venues including catering, facilities, vendors, accommodations, nearby recreation and special services.

Here are a few of the hundreds of ideas included in the publication:

  1. Just because you’re having a beach wedding doesn’t mean you can’t walk down an aisle. Create one in the sand by lining the path to the altar with stiff-stemmed, hardy summer flowers.
  2. You can sail away into the sunset with your true love—and your wedding party and guests—on a northern classic: The Tall Ship Manitou.
  3. How about coming down the aisle on a chair lift?
  4. Adorn the furniture with custom throw pillows matching the colors of your event.
  5. Instead of bouquets, have flower girls carry ribbon-covered wreaths embellished with flowers.
  6. Set the reception room aglow with white Chinese lanterns.
  7. Let a giant champagne bottle and a metallic pen stand in for the old-fashioned guest book.
  8. Come up with your own recipe for a cocktail that butlers serve to your guests. Print the recipe right on your cocktail napkins.
  9. Adding a pillar candle to your centerpiece adds romance to any setting, even when you get married in a castle.
  10. Before joining guests for the cocktail party, take a carriage ride alone through Mackinac Island’s hilly interior.

“With the overwhelming and enthusiastic response we’ve had in just these first days, we expect that our coverage of weddings in the Traverse City area and all of Northern Michigan will grow, especially online at MyNorth.com/Wedding and in our community on MyNorth.com,” says Fellows. “We will continue to add more resources, providing couples who love Up North and want to get married here with a place for planning, inspiration and sharing.”

Website visitors to MyNorth.com/Wedding may download 8-page PDFs of weddings featured at the following resorts:

  • The Homestead Resort, Glen Arbor, Michigan
  • Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, Acme, Michigan
  • Mission Point Resort, Mackinac Island, Michigan
  • Crystal Mountain Resort, Thompsonville, Michigan
  • Frog Pond Village, Interlochen, Michigan
  • Stafford’s Bay View Inn, Petoskey, Michigan
  • Castle Farms, Charlevoix, Michigan
  • Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, Michigan

About Prism Publications, Inc.

Prism Publications, Inc., founded in 1981 by Deborah Wyatt Fellows, publishes MyNorth.com, Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine, Northern Home & Cottage, MyNorth Travel Guide, a Northern Michigan travel guide and MyNorth Wedding, in addition to several other print and online publications. Traverse and its staff have won more than a dozen national and international awards for excellence, including a 2008 silver award for general excellence from the City and Regional Magazine Association and the 2007 “Magazine of the Year" award from the International Regional Magazine Association. Prism has also published Reflections of a Life Up North, a coffee-table book of stunning photography from Traverse paired with a collection of Fellows’s columns, which has been reprinted in an expanded edition. Prism Publications is also a proud participant and sponsor of many events including the Traverse City Film Festival, Traverse City’s Epicurean Classic and the National Cherry Festival’s Cherries D’Vine event. The privately held company is headquartered in Traverse City, Mich. For more information, visit mynorth.com or call (231) 941-8174.