Northern Michigan Wedding Articles

Weddings 2022: A Dreamy Aurora Cellars Winery Wedding

Haley and Kane knew they wanted a Northern Michigan wedding in a vineyard. After viewing Aurora Cellars' ceremony site, featuring a half-century-old...

Weddings 2022: Outdoor Wedding at The Homestead in Glen Arbor

Adventurers Ashley and Ameel knew they wanted an outdoor wedding, which is what led them to The Homestead in Glen Arbor. Featuring a summertime ski...

Weddings 2022: Stunning Willowbrook Mill Wedding in Northport

After a proposal in the Upper Peninsula, Alison and Selena knew they wanted to get married Up North. Working with a dream design and planning team,...

Weddings 2022: Lakefront Wedding at Grand Traverse Resort

After meeting on Lake Michigan, Lindsey and Danny decided on a gorgeous, lakefront wedding at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa in Acme, just north of...

8 Unique Wedding Ideas for a Memorable Up North Wedding

From wedding favors and gift ideas to a featured cocktail and sparkling exit, here are eight ways to make your Northern Michigan wedding stand...

10 Stunning & Unique Wedding Venues in Northern Michigan

From a boat arrival at a Leland inn to gorgeous ceremony views from Old Mission Peninsula, here are 10 uniquely Northern Michigan wedding venues to...

Up North Wedding Proposal: Top 5 Places to Get Engaged

From the Secret Garden at Brys Estate to the beaches of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, here are the top five most romantic spots for a...

An Intimate Northern Michigan Wedding at Riverside Inn

Newlyweds Ben and Megan Fellows fill us in on their intimate Riverside Inn wedding and reception. From arriving to their nuptials by boat to a...

Red Hot Best 2021: Northern Michigan’s Top 7 Wedding Venues

Bells are ringing for Northern Michigan weddings! Here are eight, Red Hot Best award-winning Northern Michigan wedding venues, from a castle in...

Mackinac Island’s Mission Point Resort Hosting Wedding Show

Calling all brides! Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island is hosting a wedding show on the first weekend of October. Grab your tickets and get...

You’re Invited to the Centennial Hemingway Wedding Reception

The Village of Walloon Lake has announced the Hemingway Centennial Wedding Reception this September. Featuring an auction with unique Hemingway and...

6 Scenic Places to Take Northern Michigan Engagement Photos

Grace Hudson of Captured by Grace Photography is a pro when it comes to capturing couples' intimate and adventurous moments. Here, she shares six...

Intimate Northern Michigan Wedding Venues

As micro-weddings become more common, smaller guest lists are presenting unique opportunities for couples and their loved ones. Here are intimate...

10 Unique Wedding Ideas to Use in Your Celebration

These unique wedding ideas, from couples' cocktails to rustic centerpieces, will make your Northern wedding all the more memorable. 1. Couples'...

Natural Splendor at a Homestead Resort Wedding in Glen Arbor

A beautiful late-summer Northern Michigan wedding takes place at The Homestead in Glen Arbor, on the stunning shores of Lake Michigan. Karey Seward...

Plan a Wedding on Mackinac Island at Mission Point Resort

After two attempts at planning a wedding, a couple finds the perfect venue at Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island. Jenna Kimberley & Cole...

A Wedding on Horseback: Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

A couple's Western wedding (horses, cowboy boots and all!) is as romantic as it is memorable.Terrah Hanks & Chad Taylor // September 5, 2020...

Autumn Wedding Bliss: Boyne Mountain

A couple's Autumn wedding takes center stage against a beautiful backdrop of fall colors. Annie Weidner & Matt Murtha // October 10, 2020 Three...

Beautiful Backdrops for Northern Michigan Engagement Photos

The proposal lit up your world. Now, where to take your Northern Michigan engagement photos? Having photographed some 400 couples in the North’s...

3 Unforgettable Rehearsal Dinner Venues in Northern Michigan

Set the tone for your Northern Michigan wedding weekend with an unforgettable rehearsal dinner at one of these stunning venues. Call ahead for the...

This Michigan Castle is Perfect for a Game of Thrones Wedding

In the north, a towering castle is guarded by a roaring dragon and epic blizzards ... a fitting venue for a Game of Thrones-inspired wedding.  When...

The Best Northern Michigan Proposal Stories (Ideas For You!)

Over the course of the 10 years that I have been editor of MyNorth Wedding, I’ve heard plenty of Northern Michigan proposal stories and have loved...

A Rustically Elegant Northern Michigan Wedding at Willowbrook Mill in Northport

Willowbrook Mill sits near the tip of the Leelanau Peninsula in Northport, a fairytale wedding venue for happily-ever-after. A Fairytale Wedding at...

This Mackinac Island Wedding at Mission Point Resort is Storybook-Worthy

A Florida couple's dreamy Mackinac Island wedding (carriages and all!) feels like it came right out of a Hallmark movie.  A Mackinac Island Wedding...

Have a Relaxed Summer Wedding in Glen Arbor at The Homestead

From the rehearsal dinner to the rustically elegant ceremony and the finale that lasted late into the night, this summer wedding in Glen Arbor,...

A Grand Traverse Resort and Spa Wedding Has a Sandy Beach, Golf & a 17th-Floor Restaurant with Unbelievable Views

Although their Northern Michigan proposal was made more difficult thanks to Lake Michigan, their Grand Traverse Resort and Spa wedding was made...

A Christmastime Wedding at Kirkbride Hall in Traverse City is Pure Magic

The storybook-like spires and bric-a-brac gables of the Victorian-Italianate buildings at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons were enough to...

An Enchantingly Beautiful Castle Farms Wedding

This couple planned their Big Day from Boston, 931 miles away! Let’s just say the Castle Farms wedding staff treated them like royalty.An Enchanting...

A Drummond Island Wedding is Perfect for a Laid-Back, Outdoor-Loving Couple

A Great Lakes island, miles of dirt-bike trails and a kicked back event all spelled wedding bliss for Kat and Mike at Drummond Island Resort &...

This Northern Michigan Wedding at Aurora Cellars is Simply Stunning

Ashley and Brent got married in August 2019 at Aurora Cellars, in the heart of Leelanau County. See highlights from their beautiful Northern...

This Intimate (Just the 2 of Them!) Marquette Wedding is Perfect

An insider's look (quite truly...our marketing director eloped in Marquette last September!) at Marquette wedding venues, places to stay, provisions...

10 Best Northern Michigan Wedding Photographers

Looking for a wedding photographer? You're in luck! According to 15,000 folks who voted in our 2019 Red Hot Best contest, these are the...

5 Untraditional, and Awesome, Northern Michigan Engagement Rings

A love story with Northern Michigan as the backdrop is sure to be beautiful. So why not incorporate our lakes, sand and sky into your...

20 Beautiful Northern Michigan Wedding Ideas

A bouquet of beautiful places, creative details and romantic finishes that will put a Northern touch on your big day.

4 Breathtaking Settings for Your Northern Michigan Wedding

What ambiance are you dreaming of for your wedding? In Northern Michigan it all begins with water, sand, and trees... Featured in...

Pinterest Users, Win 2 Tickets to the 2019 Wine & Weddings Event!

On Saturday, April 27, our Wine & Weddings Event will help you plan the perfect Up North wedding! Spend the day on Leelanau Peninsula touring...

10 Beautiful Ideas for a Memorable Northern Michigan Wedding Day

Flowers, doughnuts, and wishing wands: all ways to make your Northern Michigan wedding day unique, memorable and dreamy for you and your guests....

Have a Destination Wedding in Traverse City

Stephanie and Trevor Kierczynksi wanted to share the place that has their hearts with friends and family—so they had a destination...

An Elegant Winter Wedding at Traverse City’s Historic Barns Park

A busy Northern Michigan couple chose their most relaxed time of the year to be wed in the place they go to unwind. Fall in love with...

5 Tips For Flawless Wedding Planning + 2019 Wine & Weddings

With hundreds of vendors vying for your attention, planning your dream day can be stressful. We're here to help with these wedding planning tips! 1....

15 Ideas for Your Northern Michigan Fairy-Tale Wedding

You have your prince or princess. We’re here to wave the magic wand and help plan your Northern Michigan fairy-tale wedding. The SettingBeware!...

New Traverse City Wedding Venue, Bay View Weddings, Opening Spring 2019

Bay View Weddings at Gallagher Farms sits on a hill, rising almost 1,000 feet, overlooking Grand Traverse Bay. See photos from the new...

A Detroit Couple’s Creative Wedding at Willowbrook Mill in Northern Michigan

Six years ago, Jeff Nowak was on a motorcycle road trip with his brother when the pair pulled over to explore the 140-year-old Willowbrook Mill in...

A Destination Wedding at Grand Traverse Resort Had Everything on this Couple’s Wish List

Groom Jared Vaal had only a few requests for their wedding: No overwhelming amounts of pink. An open bar. And it had to be Up North. A destination...

A Chicago Bride’s Relaxed, Outdoor Wedding at The Homestead in Glen Arbor

When a hops grower in Leelanau County proposes to an ER nurse from Chicago, where should they marry? On a hill overlooking Lake...

10 Breathtaking Northern Michigan Wedding Venues

A historic castle, countryside winery, and rustic barn made this top 10 list, chosen by our readers in the annual Red Hot Best contest. Say "I do"...

5 Beautiful Ideas for an Outdoor Wedding in Northern Michigan

You’ve spent months, weeks, days, and an infinite amount of minutes waiting for this single moment at your wedding: your walk down the aisles,...

Wedding and Event Center, Nature Michigan Retreat, Opening in Maple City

Bryan and Emma Cloninger have found the intersection of Northern Michigan’s natural beauty, romance, ardor and tradition. They simply call it...

A Former National Cherry Queen Gets Married in Northern Michigan

A former National Cherry Queen and her prince of a guy are wed in the land they love. Chelsea and Layton were both born and raised in the Traverse...

Girls Wedding Weekend Getaway! Head to Traverse City to Sip Wine & Plan Your Big Day

Ladies, wedding planning can be stressful. But it doesn't have to be. Grab your favorite gals, book a room, and spend a weekend Up North sipping...

Married Up North

A young wife shares what it felt like to be married in her favorite place in the world—and then leave. It was National Cherry Festival time in...

Winter Wedding Giveaway!

Twenty Northern Michigan vendors are contributing products and services to create an amazing winter wedding experience for one lucky couple at...

Elopement Ideas for Couples Who Love Michigan

No ladder or stiff courthouse ceremony required. The trendy new take on eloping is a romantic, intimate experience between the bride and groom and...

An Outdoor Wedding Atop Bay Mountain at The Homestead

A blind date. A funny practical joke. An unforgettably romantic wedding at The Homestead in Glen Arbor. Want more ideas for a Northern Michigan...

A Relaxed Wedding at Grand Traverse Resort

When the wedding planner gets married, you know everything is going to be perfect. Want more ideas for a Northern Michigan wedding? You’ll want a...

A Summer Wedding with an Incredible View at The Ridge at Verterra Vineyards

Impress the LA relatives? Piece of cake ... or make that heart-shaped pizza. This wedding at The Ridge at Verterra Vineyards exceeded expectations....

Northern Michigan Wedding Announcement! Lexie and Chris

Lexie & Chris Cerk On August 5, 2017, nearly 200 guests attended the outdoor wedding of Alexandra Snable and Christopher Cerk in Maple City,...

Northern Michigan Wedding Announcement! Annette and Cody

Annette & Cody Pattison With a romantic Maui engagement (sunrise at Haleakala National Park) to launch their life together, Annette Niergarth...

A Beautiful Snowy Wedding at Leland Lodge

A perfectly appointed cabin that fits all of the friends and family. Leland Lodge was the perfect venue for this snowy wedding in December. Want...

An Enchanting Summer Wedding at Willowbrook Mill in Northport

Grade-school sweethearts tie the knot in an enchanted setting at Willowbrook Mill in Northport. Want more ideas for a...

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