Monday, November 8, 2010

Trout Creek In Harbor Springs: The Perfect Up North Base Camp

With several acres of unspoiled Northern Michigan splendor, Trout Creek Condominium Resort in Harbor Springs offers a tranquil, yet adventure ready base camp for any visitor.

Located just a few miles northeast of Harbor Springs, Trout Creek is nestled in the Pleasantview Valley at the base of both Nubs Nob and Boyne Highlands. This stellar location creates four full seasons of intrigue and exploration throughout Northern Michigan.

Head north and in just 25 minutes, you'll be in downtown Mackinaw City, boarding a ferry to Mackinac Island. Downtown Harbor Springs is literally minutes away by car. Also nearby Petoskey, Bay Harbor, and Charlevoix are less than a 30 minute drive.

Enjoy a condominium setting on a stunning piece of land where golf, tennis, hiking, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, skiing, snowboarding, and of course trout fishing are all at your fingertips. Properties are individually furnished and offer full amenities.

Trout Creek offers that unique blend of an authentic family resort coupled with Pure Michigan magic - perfect for Up North weddings, conventions, and of course the perfect Northern Michigan vacation. Be sure to inquire about Trout Creek's many seasonal specials and packages such as the Holiday Recovery Weekend, the Ski Week Special, and the Valentine's Weekend Special.

For more information on Trout Creek Condominium Resort, please visit

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Say I do. Up North.

Friday, October 8, 2010

The Cupcake Craze

Cupcakes are all the rage these days and are quickly making away with the traditional wedding cake.

Northern Nuptials had the pleasure of speaking with Kerry Johnston, owner of The Cupcake Station with three downtown locations in Birmingham, Ann Arbor, and Plymouth, Michigan.

Cupcakes offer greater variety, a more reasonable portion size, and far less waste. They're also super cute and taste fabulous!


Say I do. Up North.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Join Northern Nuptials At The Grand Rapids Wedding Affair

Join us next month at the Grand Rapids Wedding Affair in downtown Grand Rapids. The vent takes place Friday, October 15 5-9pm at the Grand Rapids Public Museum.

Hosted by Grand Rapids Bride, this event is the most anticipated bridal show of the year, offering a unique and upscale environment for planning the perfect day.

Visit with over 50 vendors including top wedding consultants, reception venues, florists, musicians, and caterers.

Northern Nuptials will be on hand promoting all things Northern Michigan - as the ultimate destination wedding venue that it is. Stop by and see us and begin planning the perfect Up North wedding here in beautiful Northern Michigan!

Say I do. Up North.

Grand Rapids Wedding Affair
Grand Rapids Public Museum
272 Pearl Street
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Adding The Romantic Strains of Bagpipes To Your Big Day

The romantic and poetic sounds of bagpipes offer a seemingly classic touch to your wedding day. Michigan's own Greger MacGregor offers authentic bagpipe music throughout Northern Michigan and is available throughout the year.

Greger boasts over 40 years experience, including hundreds of weddings as well as concert performances alongside world-famous acts.

Among his accreditations, Gregor is certified for wedding performances by the National Piping Centre of Glasgow, Scotland.

Bagpipe music can enhance your guests arrival into the parking lot, the bridal processional, the service, the bride and groom's recessional, the post-ceremony departure of guests, the entrance of bride and groom into the reception area, and even an eclectic addition to the cocktail reception.

For additional information on incorporating the soul stirring sounds of professional pagpipes into your upcoming wedding here in Northern Michigan, contact Gregor MacGregor of Michigan's upper peninsula.

Visit for more on Greger MacGregor. For additional information on planning the perfect Up North wedding here in beautiful Northern Michigan, please visit

Green Your Big Day With Earth Friendly Tips

Special thanks to Stephanie Nash at The Green Bride Guide, a comprehensive, credible resource for green wedding ideas, products, and services for her contribution to our monthly guest editorial.

Minimizing emissions on your transportation plans, choosing all natural hair and make-up products, and purchasing organic fabrics for bridal attire are just a few ways you can green your big day.

Visit Northern Nuptials ( for 13 WAYS TO GREEN YOUR WEDDING DAY.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Location, location, location in Northern Michigan

When it comes to weddings and events in general - the sky is truly the limit when it comes to planning the many details. For destination weddings in general, the one item critical for a successful event is location.

Northern Michigan boasts rolling landscapes, dark, starry nights, moonlit skies, and sparkling blue shorelines that extend for miles along Great Lakes Michigan and Huron as well as countless other inland lakes, rivers and streams. We also boast amazing, remember-forever, sunsets.

When planning a Northern Michigan destination wedding, consider the location and the imagination that will follow. Keep in mind the green of the hilltop, the blue of the sky, and the natural flora that surrounds the destination you choose. Northern Michigan boasts some of the most spectacular landscapea our planet has to offer.

Pick your land, pop your tent, let the event begin. When it comes to a destination wedding, location rules first. After that, all things will fall into play.

For more information on planning the perfect Northern Michigan wedding, visit

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Mackinac Island: Open For Another Fabulous Season

Ahhh Mackinac Island. Michigan's crown jewel. There's never enough that can be said for a place frozen in time, doused in tranquility, and never ending charm and character.

Mackinac Island is open for the 2010 season and there couldn't be a more beautiful time of year than spring to visit and begin planning your upcoming Northern Michigan wedding.

Begin your trip in neighboring Mackinaw City and hop aboard one of three ferry lines with direct service to the island. Spend the day exploring this are rich in history, natural beauty, and romantic appeal.

For additional information on Mackinac Island weddings, please visit Northern Nuptials.

Monday, May 17, 2010

To Hire Or Not To Hire: The Professional Planner

For many, the decision of whether or not to hire a planner is determined solely by budget restrictions. Undoubtedly if you cannot afford to hire planner, your entire event will be DIY. The flip side is that chances are, if you can hire a planner, you will.

Planners are now available to offer complete, full service efforts or individualized assistance with a particular phase or portion of the process. Read advice on whether a planner is right for you - and what the bottom line is when it comes to planning your wedding.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Vote For The Eleven Eleven Wedding Contest In Chicago

A few months back we had the honour of having Heather Vickery Pruden with Greatest Expectations in Chicago provide guest editorial for Northern Nuptials.

Since then, Heather's been working hard on the company's Eleven Eleven Wedding promotion, which is an online contest where the general public will vote on ten couples who are vying to win a completely free wedding on 11-11-11.

Now it's your time to vote! Use the link below to visit the Eleven Eleven Wedding website, read the couple's stories and place your vote. The couple with the most votes as of 11:59pm on Monday, May 17 will win a totally free, totally amazing wedding in Chicago on November 11, 2011.

Visit to vote!

Michigan's Sunrise Coast Offers Plenty To See and Do Along Lake Huron

This week we were thrilled to find a new FB page dedicated to Michigan's sunrise coast, the expansive coastline along the state's eastern side, bordering Lake Huron.

Northern Nuptials is excited to promote fabulous locations along the Sunrise Coast including Rogers City, Alpena and Cheboygan.

Visitors traveling along the shoreline's US 23 can expect breathtaking vistas, an abundance of wildlife and unexpected dining and shopping opportunities. For destination weddings, an abundance of lodging opportunities compounded with wonderful ceremony and location spots make the area a haven for those seeking true up north beauty.

Northern Nuptials encourages everyone to join this excellent FB page and to give a nod to Michigan's east coast when planning the perfect destination wedding in Northern Michigan.

For more, search "SUNRISE COAST" during your next stop on Facebook.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Unique Floral By BLOOM In Bay Harbor

Jennifer Haf of BLOOM unique floral creations in Bay Harbor, offers a unique approach to flower design and customer service by focusing on each client's individual taste. The result is always amazing and always fabulous.

Through unsurpassed customer attention and the ability to obtain incredible fresh cut flowers locally and from around the globe, BLOOM has gained recognition as a premier wedding and special event florist in Northern Michigan serving Bay Harbor, Charlevoix, Petoskey, Harbor Springs, and beyond.

Visit for details on the amazing floral designs available for your very special upcoming event.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Best In Up North Gift Baskets by American Spoon Foods

If you're search is for the perfect Up North gift basket to share with your wedding party, friends, and family - your search has just ended.

American Spoon Foods, of Petoskey, Michigan is on hand and on line to help assure that your gifts are unique, memorable and most notably totally delicious.

The producers of "America's finest fruit preserves and condiments", Spoon offers delicious gifts filled with the harvest of Michigan's northern fruitlands.

Visit the American Spoon website for details on their amazing array of salsas, preserves, relishes and more - all made with the finest ingredients available. Their cozy American Spoon Cafe also sets the perfect scene for showers and morning after brunches.

Visit for all the fabulous details.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Spectacular Up North Planning Service By N|M Event Design

Be sure to visit the fabulous website of N|M Event Design for details on amazing event planning, equipment offerings and packaged promotions by Danielle Vogelheim, owner and master Event Designer.

Danielle states that it is important to tell the story of the couple and portray the couple in their wedding details. She calls herself an Event Designer because it is important that the wedding itself is not a reflection of her but rather of the couple - a brilliant thought!

Danielle is on hand to assist with the design of the venue, reception, production, vendors, logistics and overall weekend activities.

Whether you are looking to host a Traverse City Wedding, Petoskey Wedding, Charlevoix Wedding, Bay Harbor Wedding, Harbor Springs Wedding, Mackinac Island Wedding, Grand Rapids Wedding, Holland Wedding or a Destination Wedding outside of Michigan, N|M Event Design would welcome the opportunity to work with you to make your special day a memorable one. Visit for more!

For additional information on planning the perfect Up North wedding, visit!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Destination Wedding Photography: Y GO PRO By Paul Retherford

We're thrilled to have March guest editorial provided by Paul Retherford, professional destination weddings photographer based here in Northern Michigan and working throughout the world.

Paul boasts over 13 years experience as a professional photographer and is a member of Professional Photographers of America and Canon Professional Services. Paul has the talent to capture with a nice blend of posed photojournalistic, candid, traditional and creative wedding images - all in grand style.

Visit Northern Nuptials at the link below and check out our March guest editorial and take in Paul's expert advice. Special thanks to Paul for his expert words.

For more information on planing a Northern Michigan wedding, please visit

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Special February Promotions For Vendors

Northern Nuptials is excited to announce a special February promotion for new vendors interested in joining.

Join Northern Nuptials at any time during the month of February and commit to a two-year listing (participation now through September 2011) and receive two months as a featured vendor - at no charge.

Two months free as a featured vendor equals an $800 savings. There's no better time to become a vendor of Northern Nuptials and take advantage of this great savings!

For information on joining Northern Nuptials, visit!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Special Thanks To Northern Express

Be sure to check out the recent Bridal Issue of Northern Express, Northern Michigan's Largest Weekly Newspaper.

We're excited to report that the Northern Nuptials ad was placed on the cover! Check it out at

For additional information on planning the most fabulous Northern Michigan wedding ever, please visit!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Fabulous New Event Gallery by Paul Retherford Photography

Be sure to check out our fabulous new event gallery promoting the work of Paul Retherford Photography.

The August, 2009 wedding was held on a beautiful inland lake in Northern Michigan. The outdoor wedding celebration was captured by Paul Retherford Photography. Post wedding included a "Trash the Dress" session. Wedding favors were pieces of flair. Live band, The Aces, featured lead singer, the father of the bride.

All in all an amazing destination event in Northern Michigan.

For more information on hosting a destination wedding in Northern Michigan, please visit!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Customize Your Wedding Experience: Guest Editorial by Bambi Caicedo Rogers

Be sure to check out our January guest editorial by Bambi Caicedo Rogers, President of BCR Events in Chicago. Bambi boasts over ten years experience in the Chicago special event industry.

Be sure to check out her editorial where she explains in detail the many fabulous ways to customize your wedding experience.

Read it, enjoy it and please... by all means share it with friends.

Happy Planning from Northern Nuptials and Welcome To 2010!

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