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Cover Fall 2008Older articles from past editions of the Northern Michigan Wedding Guide, created by the Northern Michigan Review between Fall 2007 and Fall 2008.

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  • You've Got a Friend in Me Trent and Michelle, who are featured on the cover of this issue of the Wedding Guide, were married June 16, 2007, in Newberry.
  • Invitations: Short & Sweet For many brides and grooms today, whether they’re paying for the wedding themselves or are just casual by nature, wedding invitations can forego the formalities and reflect personal style.
  • How Sweet! Wedding Cake Such a beautiful cake, such a beautiful couple — why smash a piece into each other’s faces?
  • Call In The Caterers Finding a caterer to suit the tastes of those invited can enhance the celebration, whether it’s heavy appetizers, a buffet or elegant plated meal.
  • Photo Shoot Memories fade, but photographs preserve the intimate moments of the wedding day in clear detail, and it’s important to click with a chosen photographer in terms of style, package options and a checklist of what they are expected to shoot.
  • Location Location Location Several regional businesses specialize in making sure guests at these events have a place to sit, tents for weather protection, a stage for dancing and silverware for the meal.
  • Country Wedding, City Wedding Choosing the reception and rehearsal dinner locations today is more than renting a hall and bringing flowers.
  • So Pampered Brides and bridal parties often enjoy one last moment of bonding and togetherness as they primp and prepare for the wedding ceremony.
  • Any Flower, Any Time Somewhere in the world, the flowers the bride wants for her fall or winter wedding are available.
  • Before You Say 'I Do' Something as simple as understanding the communication preferences of the one you love can go a long way toward a lasting marriage.
  • Let's Dance Making the choice for a musician or DJ to set the night to music should be about creating an environment that can be enjoyable for the wide range of ages and tastes, from the young to the young-at-heart.
  • Traditional vs. Non-traditional Most couples choose traditional wedding garb even though the location might allow for something more casual.
  • Sunflowers A Gaylord couple chooses a fine alternative to traditional wedding floral arrangements.
  • Invitations This wedding season and for the foreseeable future, invitations are getting more customized and colorful, with prints and patterns and even photos gracing an array of hues and fonts.
  • Sweets for the Sweet Northwest Michigan pastry chefs, cookie-makers and cake designers extraordinaire add a sweet touch to wedding celebrations.
  • Just Rent It If all you have is your love, rentals are available for everything else (except, maybe, the bridal attendants).
  • Look and Feel Your Best A big part of the fun of preparing for the wedding ceremony is getting pampered from head to toe so the bride looks and feels her best.
  • Groovy Kind of Love Booking reception entertainment that fits your personality as a couple will help set the tone, from this day forward, as they say.
  • Your Photographer A wedding album is a couple’s first family heirloom, something that will be passed down to their children and grandchildren and treasured through time.
  • Catering to You Michael Everts offers food catering that many others do not — fresh produce from his own gardens and carefully selected animals from regional farmers who meet his standards in raising them.
  • Flower Power Among the wedding day’s biggest elements, flowers rank among the most important.
  • Now Pronouncing Officiants in the area are available to tailor a wedding service to a couple’s requests while giving them the official, legal recognition of the ceremony.
  • The Night Before On rehearsal dinner night, when everyone is together and reminiscing, it’s a special time for everyone in attendance.
  • Party Places Ovation Hall inside the new Odawa Casino and Resort in Petoskey is one of a few locations in the area that can accommodate groups up to 600.
  • Please Join Us Brenda Harris of Graphic Printing discusses the art of creating the perfect invitation.
  • The Wedding Planners Ranee Michalski and Chris Runblad explain how they can help your wedding plans.
  • Let Them Eat Cake Kim Sperl of Bella e Dolce discusses building wedding cakes.
  • Click with a Photographer Noah Grieves and Erika Jarema talk about preserving your special day.
  • Photography: Preserve your memories Jana Drayton makes suggestions on choosing a photographer.
  • The Ring's The Thing Walt Baker has been creating custom ring designs for over 30 years.
  • Rings: What to look for Gene Sanders, owner of Hogan's Jewelers in downtown Gaylord, provides tips to help you find the perfect wedding and engagement bands.
  • Rent Right Diana Bishop brings the goods to your unique location.
  • Wedding Tips Wedding shower themes, rice alternatives, gown preservation
  • The Dress Debbie King offers tips on getting a dress that will set you apart.
  • Fashion Forward Brides Gerri Belfy discusses current trends in gown design.
  • Flowers and the Florist Great planning suggestions from Gaylord area florists.
  • Picking The Flowers Amy Hendrickson discusses flower arrangements.
  • The Wedding Party Choose the wedding party with confidence using these suggestions.
  • The Party Begins Reception locations come in all shapes, sizes, and styles.
  • Food For Thought Many options exist when choosing the catering for your reception.
  • The Toast: Who and How Toasting recommendations for the reception.
  • Dance The Night Away A great entertainment selection can keep the party going.

 

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