I wanted to take a moment on this day to thank you and your wife for marrying my husband and I a year ago. This year truly has been amazing for us. I apologize on not getting these photos to you sooner. We actually didn’t get them until about 5 months ago ourselves. We have been blessed to welcome our first child into this world in October so we’ve been pretty busy.
I hope you and your wife are doing well and will enjoy the holiday season. Thank you again and feel free to use these pictures on your website.
Kristin & Michael
p.s. here’s a photo of our daughter Makenzie Ann “
Thank you ssssssssssooooooooooooooo much!
The first wedding was at 12:00 on 12/12/12 on the boardwalk in Port Huron near the bridges. Our chilly couple shed a few icicle tears, but didn’t let the temperature effect their happiness. Congratulations and may God’s Blessings be on you both! We also received an awesome email from the delighted couple a few days later:
Brian and myself would like to give you our heartfilled thanks for providing us with such a unique ceremony that fit our personalites to a “T”. The day weather wise was perfect, the sun was out, the sounds of the water so perfect. It was more than we could have hoped for. That day, at the same exact time we cried tears of happiness together. We are excited to see pictures so we may look at them daily as a reminder of how beautiful our day was.
You are truly a God send. Groom and Bride 12/12/12″
The second lovely couple decided that the best location for their small wedding was the assisted living home where she worked. How touching and selfless to share their most intimate day with those who would otherwise be unable to attend. The contrast was a warm indoor with the fireplace and Christmas tree, but both weddings were amazingly beautiful! Congratuations and thank you for allowing me to be a part of your 12/12/12 wedding!
This was quite a day! Not only was the weather about as good as it gets, the setting for this wonderful bride and groom was the backyard of his parents. The ambience of this wedding by the lake was all this couple could have hoped for . . . except for the anticipation of the possibility of a freighter gracing our presence. It looked like we were going to be disappointed on that front, when all of a sudden, this majestic freighter appears out of nowhere it seemed JUST as this happy twosome had been pronounced husband and wife. After the congratulatory presentation, as if on cue, this fine ship gave the Great Lakes Salute with it’s horn. The guest cheered and the couple could not get over the perfect timing of this most unique and special gift. We hope their life is filled with pleasant surprises from this day forth ~
What a great celebration this was! This wonderful couple decided to seal their vows on 11/11/11, which was also Veteran’s Day. This fine soldier had just returned from his third tour of duty and the wedding was a perfect welcome home! All military personnel arrived at the wedding in full dress uniforms. When this special pair took to the floor for their first dance, the groom presented his new bride with his camoflague vest, which she put on for this occassion. We were so proud to be a part of this incredible day and hope and pray for a wonderful future together for them.
They chose to have a Christian ceremony, but wanted to include some of the Jewish traditions:
The wedding ceremony takes place under the chuppah (canopy), a symbol of the home that the new couple will build together. It is open on all sides, just as Abraham and Sarah had their tent open all sides to welcome people in unconditional hospitality.
Breaking the Glass
A glass is now placed on the floor, and the chatan shatters it with his foot. This serves as an expression of sadness at the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem, and identifies the couple with the spiritual and national destiny of the Jewish people. A Jew, even at the moment of greatest rejoicing, is mindful of the Psalmist’s injunction to “set Jerusalem above my highest joy.”
The incorporation of these made this sacred ritual even more so and all the families were happy with the ceremony. This couple plans to make a trip to Israel as part of an excavation project this winter. That makes this entire journey come full circle. We pray for peace and protection and great memories for this special couple that chose to share their day with us. Congratualtions and “Mazel Tov!”