This couple’s journey began with a school field trip to the Lapeer County Courthouse. They chose this as the location of their wedding several years later. It is a beautiful historic building with the jury box and judge’s chamber behind the judges seat with twin winding stair cases. We can see why this lovely couple wanted to tie the knot here. “All witnesses rise” was for the bride this time instead of the judge! Our best to you both!
Two weeks prior to this wedding, we were contacted by the bride’s father asking if we could be on stay by for his daughter’s wedding. Obviously, this raised our curiousity as the details were revealed that both her and her fiance’ were in the Air Force and currently out of the country.
They had a three day window to fly to Michigan to get married before deployment to Italy and those dates were not quite known at this point. They were to be married in the chapel on Selfridge ANGB.
We were excited and honored to be a part of this precisely timed ceremony. We got the word two days before of the time and made our plans accordingly. The gloriously nervous bride and groom arrived separately as to not see each other before the moment of the bride’s entry.
Her dad stationed himself outside waiting for the other family members . . . then came the glitch. A few of the guests were lacking proper ID to get on to the base! After about a half an hour of negotiations and other forms of proof, the rest of the guests scurried in and the wedding began!
A very proud moment in our lives to help these two beautiful members of our armed forces began their married lives before being sent to another country. Congratulations, thank you and–we salute you!
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.
At rehearsal, this lovely bride said that all she wanted for her wedding to be perfect was SNOW! There was alittle on the ground, but not exactly what she hoped for. Wedding day came, not a snowflake in sight . . . until she walked into the chapel to dress and prepare for the ceremony. Almost on cue, big, beautiful snowflakes began falling slowly to the ground and continued throughout the ceremony creating the white blanket of fresh, sparkling snow . . . I think God was smiling at this humble request and decided he would grant that wish. We pray this couple finds happiness and blessings wherever they go in their journey through life.