Thursday, December 8, 2011

Current Trend: Vow Renewals

Remember when you exchanged those vows with each other?  Whether it's your 1st, 5th, or 50th year together, the two of you have something conderful to celebrate!  You're still together, still in love, and still making it happen!

Join Sarah Hagen and Kathleen Paterka of the very beautiful and very famous Castle Farms in Charlevoix, Michigan as they dish all the goods on the growing trend of vow renewals.

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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Bay Harbor Bridal Show Offers The Best Of The North

The Bay Harbor Bridal Expo was held this past weekend, with over 300 attendees perusing the goods and services of more than 30 premier vendors working throughout Northern Michigan.

Guests in attendance paid just $5 for access to the best in caterers, bakers, dress retailers, venue options, and more.

This year Bay Harbor Village Hotel partnered with area vendors on a Bay Harbor Wedding Package valued at over $7,000 including ceremony and reception venues and two nights in a luxurious suite at the hotel.  The winners were Erin Sanford and Chad Brougham of Harbor Springs.

The 2012 Bay Harbor Bridal event is tentatively planned once again for the Saturday of President's weekend, next year.  Bay Harbor includes an array of popular wedding venues available for both ceremonies and receptions, including the luxurious Inn at Bay Harbor, a Renaissance golf resort.

For additional information on planning the perfect Up North wedding here in beautiful Northern Michigan, please visit

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Creative Budgeting By A Northern Michigan Bride

Jennifer Bruhmuller and Jason Mott of Traverse City were planning for their July 31, 2010 wedding on a very tight budget. All said, the couple was trying to find a creative way to host 100 of their closest family and friends on a mere $1000 budget.

Impossible? It may seem that way to some, but to Jennifer, it was very much a reality.

While planning, she actively began an online search for ways to cut costs. During that search, she learned of a couple in NY who sought sponsorships for their wedding. Figuring the idea wasn't too far fetched, Jennifer began creating a plan to seek sponsors for her big day in July.

Among those who ended up participating were Subtle Impact Photography of central Michigan and Forever Flowers By Val of northeastern Ohio. Each vendor who signed on with Jennifer and Jason received different promotions in exchange for discounts and donations.

The day finally came and when all was said and done, the entire wedding and reception came in under her original $1000 mark.

Today Jennifer and Jason are enjoying their first year of marriage. Now in a full-time nursing program, Jennifer is also available as a consultant to brides who seek assistance in gaining sponsors for their own wedding. Email Jennifer directly at for details on her consulting services (note "WEDDING CONSULT" in the subject).

Jennifer emphasizes that while seeking sponsorships for your upcoming wedding can provide significant cost savings, it also requires a good deal of dedication and planning.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Valentine's Wedding Bells at Bay View Terrace Inn

This Valentine's was a special wintertime day at the Bay View Terrace Inn in Bay View, Michigan near Petoskey.

Northern Michigan business owners Ruth Krauss and Ron Hannah were wed on the greatest day of romance in an early evening ceremony and immediate dinner.

Approximately 100 guests attended and enjoyed traditional culinary delights by Chef Kevin Phillips. The mother of the groom provided her own special cheese cake as dessert. The decor was a rich, romantic, red and black throughout with even guests donning the color theme in their attire. Monarch Floral of Petoskey provided floral in deep reds and burgundies.

Smooth jazz filled the room as guests mingled after dinner. The event was an evening of enjoyment for everyone in attendance.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Bay Harbor Bridal Show: February 19, 2011

Visit Bay Harbor Village Hotel & Conference Center on Saturday, February 19 for Northern Michigan's premier wedding show. The 2011 Bay Harbor Bridal Expo is located in the heart of one of Northern Michigan’s premiere wedding destinations, Bay Harbor.

Receive first-hand insight on this year’s latest trends, learn the best tips from top wedding resources and meet northern Michigan’s finest vendors.

This expo is designed to be Northern Michigan’s most intimate bridal show, giving brides the opportunity to have more quality one-on-one time with a select number of service professionals.

RSVP online at or call 231-439-2422.