Apple Mountain Chapel
Almont New Church AssemblyThe last two weekend weddings involved beautiful historic chapels! There is something quaint about Springtime and chapels and, of course, getting to ring the bell in celebration after the newlyweds have been presented as husband and wife! We have performed weddings on several repeat occassions at various old chapels in Michigan and each one is unique!
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.
May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the warm rays of sun fall upon your home
And may the hand of a friend always be near.
May green be the grass you walk on,
May blue be the skies above you,
May pure be the joys that surround you,
May true be the hearts that love you.
The guests were waiting and waiting and waiting . . . was there going to be a wedding??? Somewhere along the route, the limo bus got stuck in 5:00 rush traffic and couldn’t make it to the ceremony location on time. If it had been a gorgeous day . . . no one would’ve minded. This was not one of those days for this outside wedding.
As the late Fall sky darkened, the wedding party finally arrived! Once this ceremony was done, it was like a fire drill as the guest ran to get inside and warmed up. Here is a picture of the happy couple, once they had a chance to thaw out . . .
Congratulations and as they say, “better late than never”.
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For those of you who have had a chance to visit the relatively new George George Park, you know that it has this beautiful pavillion for wedding ceremonies. However, it is a rather long walk for the bride when she is making her grand entrance from the parking lot. We witnessed the bride exit the limo and the porocessional began . . . and ended . . . but, where is the bride? There is a section where the trees and fountain hide the path–that’s where our bride was making some necessary adjustments to continue her walk down the aisle! A few curious moments passed, but Rev. assured everyone, there was a bride on the way–and as you can see, she made her meeting with her groom! Congratulations, you two, and much happiness!!!
The wedding was supposed to begin at 6 pm. At 5:55, no bride-no groom. The maid of honor and flowergirl were waiting for their dresses to arrive. The bride’s mom was frantically making phone calls. Panic was rising in the other attendants . . . . in walks the groom, which we tucked away to keep from seeing the bride. Minutes later, the bride arrives. Frenzy in the ladies room as dresses, shoes and flowers were passed out. Unbelievably, the wedding ceremony began less than 15 minutes later! After this beautiful bride and her new husband were pronounced — there were smiles all around. What an amazing blessing from God that all the chaos melted away when the ceremony began.
It never ceases to amaze us of all the cool venues we encounter. We were given the address for this wedding as a chiropractic clinic. Sounds like a most unusual location for a wedding until we stepped through the doors and realized it was originally a small church that had been converted. The sanctuary remained intact and the clinic was on the lower level. It was such a surprise and a beautiful, intimate wedding for a truly great couple. They put their wedding together in a week as the groom’s Marine son (his Best Man) had received his orders and would be leaving shortly. Congratulations and may God be with you!
This beautiful ceremony began perfectly. The bridesmaids glided down the elegant winding staircase and all the wedding party was in their places. All eyes were on the bride and her father through the mirrors facing the stairway bridge when she stopped halfway, turned around and ran back! After a hushed moment, and a very surprised look on dad’s face, she returned holding up her bouquet she had forgotten in the bridal room. All smiles and chuckles as she made her momentous entrance!
We think that broke the ice for the nervous bride as she was relaxed and happy for the rest of the ceremony. Always expecting the unexpected makes each wedding unique and delightful. Our Best To You Both : )