Wedding Showcase at The Talcott Event Center Hotel Walloon Lake Photography

Walloon Lake Wedding Show Northern Michigan

Northern Michigan Wedding Vendors are the best.  Some of the most gorgeous Weddings happen right here in our beautiful area.  The first annual Wedding Showcase at The Talcott Event Center Hotel Walloon Lake Photography is perfect.

There is a host of Wedding vendors ranging from flowers, cakes, dresses, tuxedos, djs, officiants, photographer, caterers, and much more.  Furthermore, the vendors transform The Talcott Event Center into a work of art.

The Wedding show is extremely well planned and advertised too.   In addition, the day of the event runs smoothly too.

Thank you to The Talcott Event Center for putting on this Wedding Showcase.

These are a few of the images that I photographed while exhibiting at The Talcott Event Center Wedding Showcase.

Wedding Showcase at The Talcott Event Center Hotel Walloon Lake Photography

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Walloon Lake Weddings by Paul Retherford Photography: Walloon Lake Wedding link #1 here, Walloon Lake Wedding link #2 here

Walloon Lake Wedding Photographer Paul Retherford

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Winter Wedding Northern Michigan Castle Farms Charlevoix Photography

Castle Farms Winter Wedding Photography

Winter Weddings are amazing for SO many reasons.  First of all, the snow blanket makes everything look beautiful.  Typically there is some overcast which filters harsh light.  The sun angle is lower causing naturally soft light too.  Winter is the slow season for all Wedding vendors.  In my mind, the beauty is equal to Summer Weddings.  Winter Wedding Northern Michigan Castle Farms Charlevoix Photography by Paul Retherford.

Missy and Bruce grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  They found Castle Farms by looking for a gorgeous venue somewhere between the U.P. and lower Michigan.

Missy and Bruce are not the typical Bride and Groom.  They didn’t want getting ready images, not a ton of posed images, but nice images of them talking with friends and mingling.  It was a candid photography type of day.

The colors for the day are ivory and navy with a Winter themed event.

The floral design by the team at Monarch Garden and Floral Design in Petoskey, Michigan was jaw-dropping!  Everything fit perfectly with Missy’s vision of her day.  The combination of white hydrangeas, white peonies, white roses, white ranunculus, white lisianthus, and white football mums is insane.  Thank you to William and his team for making life easy on me for the day.

Brittany from Castle Farms did a very nice job handling all the questions and making sure the day ran smoothly.

Queen’s Tavern Wedding Ceremony

The Wedding ceremony is in the Queen’s Tavern with just immediate family.   The 190 or so total guests would meet them for the party/reception afterwards.

Jonathan Mays from Charlevoix Wedding Pastor is the officiant for the day.  He always does a wonderful job.  Jonathan is also a very nice guy too.

Mackinaw Shuttle ran guests back and forth all night long.  They have nice buses that are well-maintained.

West Garden Room Wedding Reception

Catering is by Vernales of Harbor Springs.  They did an outstanding job with all of their offerings.  The prime rib and house-made horseradish sauce is amazing!  Vernales also took care of the bartending duties.  Joe, the owner, is present and is also a very nice guy too.

Jessica from Simply Sweet by Jessica is the cake designer.  Her four-tier cake is delicious and beautiful!  Everyone enjoyed the cake and also the snowflake sugar cookies that were party favors.

The Main Street Dueling Pianos and Great Scott Band entertained and MCed for the evening.  The guests all enjoy the variety of music that is being played throughout the evening.  Joe is accepting all requests.  Lots of energy and good times.

Paul Retherford Photography is the photographer for the day.  Missy and Bruce also hired Paul Retherford Photography Photo Booth for that extra element of excitement.  Guests are having a blast with the Photo Booth.

If you would like to see all of the images from the Winter Wedding at Castle Farms go here.

Winter Wedding Northern Michigan Castle Farms Charlevoix Photography

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Castle Farms Wedding Photography by Paul Retherford Photography include Castle Farms Wedding #1 link here, Castle Farms Wedding #2 link here, and Castle Farms Wedding #3 link here

Photographer Charlevoix Michigan Paul Retherford

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Boyne Highlands Resort family photography Winter Photographer Paul Retherford

Family Photography Boyne Highlands Resort

Near Harbor Springs in Northern Michigan lies a gorgeous area called Boyne Highlands.  Boyne Highlands is beautiful in all seasons.  Families come to the area for reunions, holidays, get-togethers, or just vacations.  Boyne Highlands Resort family photography Winter Photographer Paul Retherford.

This family was up for the New Year with their families.  It also acted as the 50-year anniversary for the parents.  They were interested in Grandparent and grandkid images for the most part of the photography session.

Boyne Highlands has numerous options for overnight accommodations.

They were operating at almost a 100 percent occupancy rate for the New Year.  The massive amount of snow made for perfect skiing and winter sports conditions.

If you are looking for family photography in Harbor Springs, Petoskey, Bay Harbor, Walloon Lake, Charlevoix or any of the surrounding areas please give me a call or email me.

Boyne Highlands Resort family photography

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Here are some Boyne family photography sessions that I have photographed in the past.  Family Photography Photo Session link #1 hereBoyne family session link #2 here

Photography Paul Retherford Boyne Highlands Resort Photographer

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