For the Love of Mackinac! is a wedding planning business on Mackinac Island, Michigan. Owner Carole Erbel has lived on Mackinac Island for more than 35 years. She has expert knowledge of the island and has managed hundreds of weddings over the past 20 years. She works with you to understand your vision and unique wedding day needs so she can make your dream wedding a reality.
For the Love of Mackinac offers wedding and elopement planning and can plan your rehearsal, ceremony, reception, and other wedding events. They offer full-service planning, partial planning and day-of coordination. They can help you choose the perfect venues, officiant, menus, vendors, transportation, and manage all the details. Carole and her team have connections with the top vendors on Mackinac Island. Anything you can dream up, For the Love of Mackinac can execute.
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Becky Dillingham · Married on 10/19/2018
Late October on Mackinac!
We wanted to get married on the Island during the height of the colors, and the lowest level of tourists. We chose the week before Halloween, and ended up with a beautiful experience. Carole was amazing! She had warned that the weather could be iffy, but really came through when our outdoor venue needed to be changed-- 2 hrs before the ceremony!-- to an indoor one. This includes changing taxis as well for all the guests!
We live 9 hrs away, but she hooked us up with the best vendors and venues after accurately assessing our needs. Even our guests were amazed at the attention to detail; and commented she was a step ahead and extremely easy to get along with the whole way.
Brita · Married on 09/28/2018
If you're thinking about getting married on Mackinac Island, Carole is a MUST hire! Every single detail of our wedding went smoothly and she was always so quick in responding to any questions! Carole allowed us to relax and enjoy every part of the day, rather than worrying about logistics or timeline. We really cannot thank her enough!
Marta · Married on 09/28/2018
Since the “destination” for our daughter’s wedding also happens to be our home on Mackinac Island, we thought we might have an edge in knowing what we needed; nevertheless, we were delightfully surprised at Carole’s deep knowledge of and relationships with island vendors as well as the process itself of pulling off such an important event. Her many years of experience in handling the complex logistics of planning a Mackinac wedding simply confirmed what we already knew about Carole: her relaxed attitude (but everyone got where they needed to be on time and on budget), her gentle humor and wry wisdom (no matter what curves the weather or our families threw), and the absolute love with which she handled every detail of the event (right down to wiping tears of joy from her own eyes!) gave us the chance to enjoy the event ourselves. Carole has an uncanny ability to connect with nearly anyone she meets; we give our absolute highest recommendation to anyone looking to experience the specialness of an island wedding.
As a musician who has worked 230 Mackinac Island weddings - I am well aware of the challenges of planning a destination event. When planning a wedding on Mackinac Island, calling Carole Erbel is a must. Her organizational skills are only surpassed by her warm and personable nature :-)
The ONLY coordinator you need to know for your Mackinac Island wedding! Carole knows her way around the island, in and out. She is the best when it comes to getting everything done for your wedding and you don't need to worry about a thing! <3
Carole is your best choice for any Wedding on Mackinac Island, Michigan. She knows everything about Mackinac Island. She is extremely professional and always on task. Every Wedding I have worked with Carole goes off without a hitch. If you are looking to relax and enjoy your Mackinac Island, Michigan Wedding, book Carole from For the Love of Mackinac for your day.