Eloping to Think Outside for your Northern Michigan Wedding is practical, special and memorable.

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Contact Info     906-643-8621

It doesn't matter if it's just the 2 of you or if it's you and two hundred guests, lakefront wedding are beautiful and truly magical on the northern shore of Lake Michigan in the Straits of Mackinac.

How do I reserve a date and time for my wedding?

My friend, bookkeeper and partner, Mr. Richard Selzum, won't let me hold a wedding date and time, for you, without first receiving a 25% non-refunable deposit. I think Richard was the first person to ever say "it's not personal, it's only business." Here is how it works. Call me and tell me what date and time you want your wedding. Assuming that it is available I'll make a temporary file, give you the amount of the deposit to send, and have you mail it to us along with some other information about contacting the two of you. The balance is due 30 days before your wedding. You can pay any amount at anytime as long as the balance is paid 30 days before your ceremony.

Call me at 906-643-8621 or my cell is 906-643-6643 

Some of my fondest memories of my youth are being Up North, with my cousins, at my Grandfathers cabin on the Lake.

I have wanted to live in a cabin on the lake from the first day I set foot in my Grandfather's cabin. It was on Little Bear Lake about half way between Lewiston and Gaylord. It seemed like it took forever to get there from Flint, but the fun was worth every minute of it. I wish my Grandfather was still here so he could spend time with me at my place. North Michigan is a state of mind that is discovered the first time you visit it. It is a everyday way of life for me and I'd love to share it with you and your guests.

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What if it rains?

The minute you reserve your wedding date with us I order "white puffy clouds, with blue sky, light winds off the water and 70 to 75 degrees." Once-in-a-while my weather order gets lost or it isn't completely filled and parts of it gets backorder. It doesn't matter though, it's your wedding that makes the day prefect not the weather. In twelve years of doing weddings, over 170 of them, we have had to move the ceremony because of rain only twice. But don't worry that you'll be number three because I have back-up plan B, C, D, E & F in place. I'll be glad to explain all of them to you when you Call Me. 810-923-8028 or 906-643-8621. Together we'll make you wedding special and memorable.

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  • *Wedding Dates available between late May until the end of October.



Create the memorable outside waterfront wedding you want at "Think Outside" in northern Michigan.

The Straits of Mackinac is a choice wedding destination for a very good reason. Saint Ignace, Mackinac Island, Mackinaw City and the waterfront by the Mackinac Bridge offers natural beauty along with small town charm that compares to the most famous east coast areas such as Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. This is a popular destination for tourist.
Throughout each of the warm weather seasons,spring, summer and fall, couples select this area as the ultimate wedding location. The possibilities for a memorable and spectacular wedding in this area are endless. The opportunities to explore, learn, celebrate and have fun in this area are almost endless. There are horses drawn carriages, forts, lighthouses, shipwrecks, waterfalls, boat tours and casinos.
No matter what the season a bride can coordinate the colors of the area into her wedding. The Straits of Mackinac offers a stunning location for unforgettable weddings no matter what the season is. It doesn't matter if it's just the 2 of you eloping or if it’s you and two hundred guests, outdoor, lakefront weddings are beautiful and truly magical in the Straits of Mackinac.