Vendor Spotlights, A Retrospective

by Celia Mulder

As we gear up for the vendor guide launch in two days, I thought I'd give you a sneak peek in the form of a vendor spotlight retrospective. Here are all the vendors I've featured on the blog since I took over as editorial director last October. Click on the photos to read more about these incredible vendors, just some of the ones who will be a part of the Simply Blue Vendor Guide!

Sweet Themes

BLOOM Floral Design

Holly Thomas Design

Holly Thomas

Holly Thomas

Lux Light Photography

the day's design

Epicure Catering & Cherry Basket Farm

The Weber Photographers

kirkbride hall

Simply Sweet by Jessica

dan and melissa photography

sincerely, Ginger

brittany & devin Photo Co.

K. noelle artistry

dan Stewart Photography

carrie house photography


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Hannah and Joey’s ceremony was held in downtown Petoskey at St. Francis Catholic Church, and was followed by a beautiful reception at the Bay Harbor Yacht Club.  Although the distance between to the two venues is only a couple of miles, they decided to hire transportation for the wedding party after the ceremony.  The Mackinaw Trolley Company was great for their large group and a fun way to arrive all together at the Yacht Club.


Click HERE for the full gallery and check back Friday for more details from Hannah & Joey’s wedding!  Read Monday’s Real Wedding feature on the big day HERE.


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Weber Photography

One of best parts of planning a wedding is highlighting special memories that the bride and groom share together.  Scott and Catherine met on the sailing team so it was particularly special for them to have a small touch of boating incorporated in their wedding.  The reception was held at the Bay Harbor Yacht Club, a place they chose for its view and proximity to the water. After the ceremony, the wedding party crossed Little Traverse Bay via a vintage boat and arrived at the docks below the yacht club while all the guests had cocktail hour.

Click HERE for the full gallery and check back Friday for more details from Bride & Groom’s wedding!  Read Monday’s Real Wedding feature on their big day HERE.