Vendor Suggestions

Vendor Suggestions

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Music

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Lake Michigan DJs

Choose Lake Michigan DJs to provide professional sound and lighting for your Northern Michigan wedding or event. With over 20 years of experience, their skilled DJs will help guide you through the formalities of your reception and keep your guests dancing. Planning an outdoor ceremony? They can help with that too. They are affordable, professional and offer a 100% money back guarantee.

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TopFloor Music

 TopFloor specializes in offering clients exactly what you are looking for to build the atmosphere that your event needs. It really is that simple! Their staff exudes an upscale but not uptight attitude that is professional, approachable, and confident, engaging and entertaining, but not overpowering. Hospitality is the name of the game. The “TopFloor Duo” is an acoustic variety duo featuring: Double Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Congas, Cajon, Djembe and Percussion. They play:  recognizable, radio-friendly, feel-good, sing-along favorites!

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2 Bays DJs

2Bays DJs offers customizable playlists and a large music library to meet the fun of event requests.  2Bays DJs are a professional DJ service with wide experience in running a smooth show and working with multiple event vendors to coordinate the perfect party.

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Mr. Music DJ & Event Services

Mr. Music DJ and Event Services focuses on the art and skill of DJ’ing a great party.  It’s not enough to have an orchestrated playlist – it’s understanding the pulse of the dance floor, the mood in the crowd, taking cues from guests attitudes, staying true to the event plan but having the skill to change on the fly.  Check-out our wesbite and meet our DJ cast and crew.

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Photography & Videography

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The Compass Points Here

The Compass Points Here is run by the photographer and videographer duo Courtney Michalik and Michael Kent. They live, work, and play from their home in the woods in Traverse City. They have been partners in life for the past eight years and got married in August 2016.

Couples can book them for photography only, videography only, or a package including both. Visit their website to learn more.

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Priceless Photography

A native of Traverse City, Beth Price has traveled far and wide photographing people and events.  In addition to amazing photographs, Priceless Photography is known for their easy-going manner, flexibility, and flair for perspective.

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Gary Howe Photography

Gary Howe is a photojournalist, travel photographer, wedding photographer and an all-around amazing people photographer with a sound awareness of catching moments – big or small – that capture stories.

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Allen-Kent Photo

Brooke Allen and Michael Kent are a married photographer couple in Traverse City, MI. They specialize in working with people crazy in love with each other. Obsessed with dogs, coffee, and of course photography, they love to spend their time exploring their home base, Michigan, and traveling often with their dog, Desmond.  Getting to know the people is their favorite part of a wedding.  They love being your new bestie and helper for the day, while capturing beautiful emotion and aesthetic moments.  Check out the images on their website to see if their style and vibe is your vision for your wedding.

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Local Libations

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Tandem Ciders

Tandem Ciders specializes in artisanal hard ciders. Tandem Ciders are made with Michigan apples and they work closely with neighboring growers that produce the fruit. They sell their product where the apples are grown, promoting the farmers and the valuable agricultural land of Leelanau County, as well as the cider itself.

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Olives & Wine Craft House

Olives & Wine offers a full bar experience catered to clients needs and budget from cocktails and punches to exceptional champagne toasts—they can do it all. Olives & Wine operates under a “green bar” program, using all compostable products that ensures a low-to-no impact at each event.

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Rentals & Decor

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Sweet Seats

Sweet Seats is a rental / drapery company serving Northern Lower Michigan. Sweet Seats rents New England style farm tables, chiavari chairs (in several colors) chair covers, sashes, chargers, linens, and overlays. They also do event draping – creating beautiful drape scenes in barns, tents, and other venues. They offer beautiful chandeliers in several styles that will enhance any event. Their team will help you create your vision for your special day. Click the link below to learn more or call  231-631-7000.

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307 Events

307 Events is a full-service event design company providing rentals, styling, and decor. From the smallest details such as place cards, table numbers and stationary, to larger decor items such as whiskey barrels, floor-to-ceiling draping, or elaborate floral design, 307 can create an awe-inspiring event that still meets each client’s budget. 

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Monstrey MacDonald

Monstrey MacDonald provides rental equipment and resources with 15 years of hands-on experience working both large and intimate events. They take the time to understand the client’s vision as a couple and bring that inspiration to life. The team’s diverse skill set—ranging from coordination and planning to rental equipment construction—allows them to see each event through from start to finish and address client questions during the process.

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Sweets & The Finer Things

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All Cakes, All Occasions

The goal at All Cakes, All Occasions is to create a cake that compliments your special event. I will work with you to create a cake that is not only beautiful but delicious. With endless flavor combinations and custom designs you will enjoy a one-of-a-kind creation.

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Floral

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Stems & Sprigs

Stems & Sprigs is a boutique floral design studio focused on designing wedding flowers that are garden inspired, organically shaped & inspired by the natural world. Lead Designer and Owner Kalin Sheick is obsessed with making your flowers something you will never forget. She has a knack for taking what inspires you and brings it to life in your floral design on your big day.

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Bloom Floral Design

Serving all of northern Michigan, the Bloom floral design team works to bring together the natural essesence of the season with client visions for equisite floral creations that inspire and evoke the dreaminess of the occasion.

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Omena Cut Flowers

At Omena Cut Flowers, just a few minutes from Starry Night Barn, wedding parties can come pick and assemble their own boquets and flowers for arrangements or share your ideas and vision and their floral team will assemble them for you.  Either way, you’ll have the freshest flowers reflecting local Leelanau flair and you’ll save a ton!  Visit their gardens in Omena, right on M22, with an amazing bay view.

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Catering

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Chef's Pride

Chef’s Pride has been proudly serving Northern Michigan for over twenty years. The Chef’s Pride team has catered over 700 Northern Michigan weddings. The food is wonderful, making the events memorable.

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Island Thyme Catering

With locally sourced, fresh ingredients Island Thyme prides its service on creative, delicious menus for every budget. Working with a Farm-to-Table philosophy, they design menus to match client tastes and ideas with a flare for flavor!

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Grandview Catering

Grandview’s goal is to create memories that last a lifetime through a positive planning experience, quality cuisine and exceptional service. Offering a range of service styles – from casual BBQ to an elegant black tie affair, Grandview Catering’s event planners assist clients with customized menus and work to capture your vision and bring your dream to life.

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UpTown Catering

Stemming from their love of food and service, Opa’s restuarant owners Brigette and Paul started Uptown Catering to extend their love and enjoyment of entertaining. UpTown prides itself on providing top quality service paired with one-of-a-kind menu options that range from rustic to elegant. Uptown is based in Traverse City and services the surrounding regions, offering full service catering and bar service. 

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The Fun Stuff

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The Happy Snappy Photo Booth

The Happy Snappy Photo Booth offers an 8’x8′ photo booth (fits up to 10 people), 5’x5′ booth (fits 4-5 people) or a vintage photo booth camper! Photo booths come equipped with a kiosk for guests to text their photos to smart phones plus customized photo strips and scrapbooks. Happy Snappy Photo Booth is a  full service photo booth that travels throughout Northern Michigan. Visit them at www.happysnappybooth.com!

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