This past weekend at the Castle, we saw a very unique wedding theme idea: Made in Michigan! Elizabeth and Craig had their ceremony in the Queen’s Courtyard with the reception following in the Queen’s Tavern; for both events, they offered their guests beverages, food and gifts from Michigan companies!

For their wedding favors, Elizabeth and Craig found “Made in Michigan” bags and filled them with Michigan goods, including a bag of Better-Made Chips!

The couple chose Founder’s (Grand Rapids) and Short’s (Bellaire) brews to stock the bar for guests during dinner and reception.

For their ceremony, Elizabeth and Craig kept their guests cool and refreshed by providing Michigan-made Faygo soda.

We were so inspired by this fun idea that we decided to look into some other Michigan-made goods that could be incorporated into your wedding!


Desserts, pies, cookies, other baked goods, plus desserts from local bakeries such as Grand Traverse Pie Company, Great American Pretzel Company, Hudsonville Creamery and Ice Cream, Robinette’s Apple Haus, or Stonehouse Bread.

Candies or snacks from Hanovers, Inc., Detroit Popcorn Co., Better Made Chips, or Kalamazoo Kettlecorn Company.


Coffee from local roasters such as Bearclaw Coffee, Ferris Coffee and Nut, Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company, or Leelanau Coffee Roasting Company.

Tea from Michigan companies such as Chartreuse Organic Tea.

Beers from Michigan brewing companies: Founders, Shorts, Bells, New Holland, or Michigan Brewing Company.

Michigan wines from wineries such as Chateau Grand Traverse, Leelanau Wine Cellars, Cherry Creek Wine, Fenn Valley Winery, or St. Julian Winery.


Individual fudge blocks from shops such as Kilwin’s

Petoskey stones from the Northern Michigan lakeshores.

Jams, salsas and preserves from local orchards and companies such as Friske’s Orchards, American Spoon Foods, Robinette’s Apple Haus, or Royal Farms Inc.

Maple syrups and maple candies from Michigan shops.

Handmade natural soaps and lotions from local artists such as The Great Lakes Soap Co.

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