(Closed) ANY Northern Michigan Brides?

posted 9 years ago in Michigan – Northern Michigan
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’m getting married on Mackinac this May, but I’m not sure that classifies me as a Northern MI bride. πŸ™‚

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

It seems most ganders on weddingbee are getting married in the Detroit area or Western MI. I was excited to see a new bee from the UP! Especially since you got engaged on my birthday and my Fiance is from Chicago. πŸ™‚

We are getting married at the Little Stone Church, it’s on the Grand Hotel hill. The first time we went to the island we decided that’s where we wanted to get married, so I’m pretty excited that it’s all coming together to make that happen! I’m hoping that our guests that have never been will like it as much as we do! πŸ™‚

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

We’re not getting married up North, but we’re taking our "mini-moon" at the Homestead in Glen Arbor.  We did think about getting married in the Traverse City area (my fiance’s hometown), but decided to stay at home downstate instead. πŸ™‚

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2008

I’m getting married August 1 in Marquette.  I lived there for about 7 years, but am living in southwest Florida now.  My mom lives just outside of Marquette.  We decided to get married there because it was close to his family (they are in Wisconsin), and it was MUCH cheaper than getting married in Florida!

Post # 9
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’m from Niagara, WI (I live in Madison right now) and I am getting married next month in Iron Mountain.  I am having my ceremony at the riverside methodist church and my reception at Pine Grove country club.  I have been following weddingbee for awhile and I thought it was really cool to see that you were having your wedding in the same area as me. 

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Our reception is going to be at the Lilac Tree Hotel on the island. It’s right on the main street across from Starline and Shepler’s docks. I keep calling it our dungeon, but it’s really a small banquet room that is downstairs by the hotel’s spa. At the rate our "yes" RSVPs are coming back, I’m starting to stress a little bit because the facility only holds 80 max. Initially our estimate was maybe 30-40 people, just close friends and family, but now completely random people are coming out of the woodwork! We are trying to work out worse case scenarios, but moving the event 30 days before the wedding is freaking me out like no other.  πŸ™

So the lesson here is: If you are paying for your wedding yourself, and your mother asks to invite random people you haven’t seen in 13 years, make sure you are ok with them coming to the wedding. Because apparently some of them just may decide to show up! πŸ™‚

  

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2008

Mascara, Yes, my reception will be at Upfront.  In fact, I booked it sight unseen!  I never went there when I lived in Marquette.  My mom scouted out all potential venues in MQT, and felt Upfront was the best.  I have heard nothing but good things about it.  πŸ™‚  I figured it must be really popular, we called in the begining of January of 2008 and tried to get a date for that summer.  August 1, 2009 was the FIRST open Saturday they had! 

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Mascara, I’ve been waiting for you to do this! I couldn’t figure out how to pm you lol… I am not getting married in the UP, but I am getting married across “the ditch” in sault ste marie ontario! I spend a lot of time in the UP though, so I can relate!!!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Hi! I’m in Escanaba! We’re having our reception at the Terrace in Gladstone on January 30th next year.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m from San Diego, and when I moved to the UP eight years ago, I fell in love in love with the gorgeous fall colors, so I reeeeaalllly wanted a fall wedding. My fiancee, who has lived here his whole life said he’d rather get married in the Winter. So, after researching things, he convinced me that was the way to go. Right from the get go, I wanted a vintage, glamourous 30s style wedding, verry glossy and chic with some sparkle and shine. How perfect in the winter. And the ballroom at the Terrace has a gorgeous huge picture window that overlooks the bay. There is also a huge fountain right outside that is so pretty in the winter with lights and sparkles. So, everything is working out and we are both getting everything we want. Not to mention, getting married this time of year is saving us a couple grand, which is great, because we want to keep our budget under 12,000.

 

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