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Tipsy Thursday: Wedding Tips & Tricks From Our Experts

Posted on August 23rd, 2018
Signature cocktails are a great way to add uniqueness to your wedding day.  One of our favorites include a signature drink! Simply pick drinks that are your favorites and give them a name to make it even for personal and fun! His & hers type drinks are popular and a great opportunity to showca…

Wedding Feature: Hong & Bryan

Posted on July 31st, 2018
  Their Story
Bryan and I met in college through the WMU ROTC program. We started our journey with our friendship before our love story began. Bryan first noticed Hong when we were working out on the track field for PT (Physical Training).  It took a few weeks for me to notice Bryan, but when I…

Winter Wedding Feature: Becca & David

Posted on January 25th, 2018
Their Story
Becca’s best friend (and maid of honor) from high school went to Albion College with David and introduced the two of us. We started off as friends, but not long after we started dating, we fell in love. From early on, we both knew what we had was something special.  The Proposal&

Wedding Feature: Greg & Caitlin

Posted on April 18th, 2017
Their Story
It all started in 2010 in one of the most magical places on Earth… Troy Kohl’s. Greg started with Kohl’s after he graduated from MSU (Go Green!). After being bounced around to almost every store in Southeastern Michigan, Greg finally moved to Royal Oak, MI and landed a…

4 Tips For Weddings On A Budget

Posted on March 13th, 2017
You’re engaged, congrats! After spreading the news to family, friends and colleagues, the real fun can begin. Planning! While many couples look towards the summer months, there are benefits to booking off-season weddings. To make sure everything goes off without a hitch, follow our four b…

Wedding Feature: Marc & Ali

Posted on February 15th, 2017
How They Met
They first met during the summer of 2010 in Petoskey at a work anniversary party. At the time, Ali was completing her internship at Stafford’s Bay View Inn, while Marc worked in the corporate office as an accounting assistan…

Wedding Feature: Tyler & Lauren

Posted on January 16th, 2017
How they met
We met in college at a practice for a production we were both going to be involved in. We laugh often at our first encounter because Tyler thought I was my older sister and that I was dating a guy who was several years older than me. Through that month long event we became better friends and even…

Wedding Feature: Allison & Case

Posted on December 28th, 2016
How They Met
Our mutual friend Ashley had invited us both to spend a day on the lake in Waterford, Michigan. I’m fairly convinced we had crossed paths during our college days, as we had a number of mutual friends, but it wasn’t until that day in July that we were officially introduced. I also think th…

Stafford’s Wedding Show

Posted on November 7th, 2016
  It’s coming – northern Michigan’s most intimate wedding show. Join us Sunday, November 13, 1 to 4 pm. Here are 5 reasons anyone planning a wedding should come.
  1. The Vendors
    We are bringing you the best and you can plan your entire wedding in one day! Our vendors include: Offi

Hello November – A Month to be Thankful

Posted on November 1st, 2016
We feel especially compelled to give thanks this year for family, neighbors, friends and this amazing corner of northern Michigan we call home. We invite you to come celebrate the warmth and togetherness of the season at Stafford’s and within our local communities.
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