Northern Michigan wedding trends from editor Elizabeth Edwards cover all the anticipated bridal buzz for 2014. See what Elizabeth highlights in this letter from the editor in MyNorth Wedding: For Couple Who Love Up North.

Here are some of the things I learned while working on this issue of MyNorth Wedding: Light suits are in for groomsmen and so are tea-length bridal gowns. Reception menus can range from filet mignon to stone-fired pizza and bbq. Bridesmaids’ dresses don’t need to match—but it’s cool if they do.  Groomsmen’s suits don’t have to match, but there is still something pretty special about a party of tuxes! Maybe you could sum up what I learned by saying that at today’s weddings anything goes.

But I also learned this: Northern Michigan couples must be some of the most creative on the planet. Maybe it’s the water, forest and pastoral landscapes up here that bring out the inspiration in these brides and grooms, but the fresh, fun and thoughtful ideas they bring to their weddings just amazes me. Read on to see the coolest (and often homemade) pergolas, altars, table cardholders, boutonnieres, cakes … and so much more.

If you are getting married or planning a wedding in Northern Michigan, we have pages of inspiration for you in this magazine—and then more in a wonderful new MyNorth Wedding supplement to our January 2014 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine.

Yes, you’ll find your wedding ideas folder bursting after a session (pour a glass of wine, kick off your shoes!) with this magazine and the Traverse supplement. Ideas and inspiration, yes. But if you are a Northern Michigan bride, I will bet that your wedding will be one-of-a-kind. I can also guarantee that your wedding will be breathtakingly beautiful. That’s just a natural when you get married in Northern Michigan.

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