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It is a cool day in Northern Michigan at Castle Farms.  This Fall Wedding Northern Michigan Castle Farms will warm things up quickly.

Jessica and Martin make a cute pairing.  Both of them are so easy going and fun.  They are both a bit nervous but they settled down quickly after seeing each other for a first look.

Jessica and Martin asked to have a reveal prior to the wedding ceremony in the Queen’s Tavern at Castle Farms.  They wanted to have all of their images done before saying I do.

With both small families, we are able to finish all of the family, wedding party, and bride groom images with time to spare.

Jonathan Mays is early to the event and helped calm their nerves a bit prior to walking down the aisle.  I believe that Martin would have loved to be outdoors in the 40 degree weather saying his vows.:-)

Jessica made it known that she was pregnant with twins.  Everyone knew and was very congratulatory to them.  Martin wanted to always do the baby on the belly pose and Jessica would pull his hand away.:-)

The Wedding vendors that made this day run smoothly include:

  1. Castle Farms venue in Queen’s Tavern and West Garden Room with coordinator Sarah
  2. Hair and Makeup by Ashley of Salon Blu
  3. Transportation by Midnight Madness
  4. Flowers by Randi’s Green Thumb Service
  5. Charlevoix Wedding Pastor
  6. Chair linens by Linen Collections
  7. Catering by A Matter of Taste
  8. Cake by Tina Barnard
  9. Entertainment by Rusch Entertainment with Dean
  10. Photographer Paul Retherford Photography

Fall Wedding Northern Michigan Castle Farms

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Castle Farms Wedding Photographer Paul Retherford

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Fusion Wedding Video Paul Retherford

Northern Michigan Wedding with Kristina and Adam.  Could you ask for a more perfect, and gorgeous, couple?  Harbor Springs Northern Michigan Wedding Video fusion photography by Paul Retherford Photography with second shooter Kris.

It was an overcast day in Harbor Springs.  The rains just missed us.

Kristina and Adam pronounce their vows at First Presbyterian Church.  The Wedding reception is located at a friend’s house about 5 minutes away.  Reception grounds are amazing!

The vendors all work together nicely and Porchside Planners help bring all the craziness together.  Even with the late arrival of the band, and moving dinner back to fit in all of the events, everyone is happy and had a wonderful time.

A.R. Pontius put together gorgeous flower arrangements and bouquets.  They smell so amazing too!

Mackinaw Shuttle transports the Wedding party from the church to the reception and back.

Catering by Kelly’s did a stand up job in preparing a meal, that I already said, was late not because of their fault.

My friend Jessica from Simply Sweet by Jessica created a masterpiece cake complete with grandma’s veil from her Wedding!  So cute.

The fusion video is below.  This was created using video, audio, and images from Kristina and Adam’s Harbor Springs Northern Michigan Wedding Video day.  If you are interested in having a fusion video at your Wedding please contact Paul Retherford Photography.  Enjoy!

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Harbor Springs Northern Michigan Wedding Video

Harbor Springs, Northern Michigan Wedding | Kristina + Adam from Paul Retherford.

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Wedding Bridal Show Petoskey Stafford’s

Stafford’s Hospitality does an amazing job putting together any event.  This Stafford’s Wedding Bridal Show Photography shows the professionalism and quality of the Stafford’s event.  Furthermore, Stafford’s will care of their vendors.

There was a bottle of champagne and a thank you card on my table.  In addition, I received a complimentary lunch.  On top of that, they had hor d’oeuvres served during the entire show!

The Wedding show is at the Bay View Inn in Petoskey, Michigan.

This year they changed the timing to November instead of the wintery February time frame.  My photography booth was located near Simply Sweet by Jessica, Monarch Garden and Floral, Taylor Rental, Vogue Salon, and DJ’s North.

As per usual, the photographers included in the show were way out of balance with the other vendors.  This has been the common theme in all of the shows in which I have participated.

The day of the Stafford’s show was cool but beautiful.  For November the weather is amazing!

If you are looking for vendors, a bridal show is a nice option.  You can meet the vendors and see their products.  It is always nice to know who will be at your Wedding. 🙂


Stafford’s Wedding Bridal Show Photography

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Petoskey Michigan Photographer Paul Retherford

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