Winter Weddings in Michigan

January 28, 2020
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By Jamie May Photography:

Winter Weddings in Michigan

Winter weddings in Michigan can sometimes be a scary thought.  Our weather is so unpredictable from year to year, but in the winter we can usually count on dark days, cold temperatures and precipitation of some sort.  Every year we have a handful a weddings that brave the winter months, and they always work out just fine!

Here are some benefits to a winter wedding:
  1.   A decrease in cost for venues (I have heard?)  Most venues have off season rates.
  2.   If it is during the holidays, there are usually more decorations in a church or a venue, for example stringed lights, poinsettias, etc.. Even in the city, you will find more decorations.
  3.   Everyone is excited about winter entertainment! It helps to break up the long winter months.
  4.   You can add accessories to the dress: mink, scarfs, mittens, ear muffs, coats
  5.   Every where you go is less busy, in this case, we went to Grand Rapids. There was no problem parking, not a lot of people walking around.  We had the  city to ourselves.  Sometimes I go to that blue bridge and there are 4 weddings there! I even had some bizarre parade go through with people with  paper-mache heads voicing to save the Earth.
  6.  You can visit tree- farms, or wear long sleeves, or have an excuse to take a long bus ride and visit some breweries.
  7. If you do have a winter wedding, I do suggest you try to brave the cold for a few shots, even a half hour can give you some great pictures.
The Couple

Tiffany and Tyler met at Ohio Northern University during her junior year and Tyler’s P3 year. We were part of similar friend groups and knew each other but didn’t connect until his fraternity rechartered. After this event we began talking and ended up dating at the end of July 2016!  And the rest is history.  Tiffany and Tyler were great to work with. We found out that when we arrived that we knew one of her relatives! It is so fun to run into old friends at weddings.   We had a very relaxing day, we started at the salon for a little while, and then headed to the church.  Tyler and Tiffany had three hours in between ceremony and reception, so we headed downtown for awhile and then we parted ways as they continued on the bus and made a few stops with their bridal party.

Wishing you the very best Tiffany and Tyler!!

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Winter Weddings in Michigan Businesses:

Their color palate was Navy and Silver.

They used vendors: Rouge Salon – Allendale, MI;

Tap-A-Few Bartending Services.

DJ: Ted Corner DJ

Flowers: Creative Events

Venue: St. Mary’s Catholic Church/Reception Hall – Marne, MI

Wedding Style: Classic and Traditional

 

 

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