Northwestern Michigan is the one of the most beautiful places on the planet. It’s no wonder people love to come here to get married. Beach weddings in the Grand Traverse, Emmet, Leelanau and the surrounding areas are spectacular. But so are weddings with blue spruce and cedar heavy with snow. They too, are a beautiful backdrop for a northern winter wedding. There’s a coziness and closeness that comes with a winter wedding.

Consider Having Your Winter Wedding in North Michigan

During winter in the Grand Traverse, Emmet and Lelanau areas, you have less competition for wedding resources. While some locations are closed for the winter, there are many lovely places that keep their doors open, such as Mission Table, The Homestead Resort, the Stafford Bay View Inn and Perry Hotel in Petoskey. Florists can meet your needs, photographers can help much easier in the winter, and the lighting can be perfect!

Another option is to have a vow renewal ceremony in the winter. There are have been a number of renewals I’ve conducted for couples when it’s freezing outside, and the way the weather draws us inside to the warmth, seems to bring people closer to their heart.

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So yes, this is a pitch. I have a wonderful vow renewal ceremony and I love to share it. I love the words, and respect the couple who after years of being together still says to each other, you are the one I want to be with through thick and thin, truly for better or worse.

If you have been married for at least five years, consider a vow renewal this winter. It will warm your heart.

Want more ideas for having your wedding this winter? Check out this slideshow of 101 ideas from eZine Bridal Guide.

For the more adventurous of couples who love winter weather, consider eloping or having your wedding on one of the long evenings, snow falling outside the widow, in this truly beautiful area so many of us love and respect: Northern Michigan.