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.
Every once in a while, it just all comes together to be able to help several couples have their dream weddings all on the same weekend . . . so, here are FOUR that just were perfectly orchestrated time wise to all work out. There was a few tense moments when we encountered a detour, but God worked it out. Each one was as beautiful as the one before and we were so blessed that these couples chose us to share their wedding day with us! Congratulations!!!!!!!
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!!!
What a beautiful May day for a small country chapel wedding! Even though it is on the grounds of a golf course, it seems like a century back in time when you open the huge doors into the bell tower foyer. The pews and arch windows made it even more elegant. On the platform is a fasinating wooden altar and lecturn fine crafted a long time ago. This great couple had such a perfect archway of bubbles as they re-entered the chapel for pictures and the attending children were in awe with grown ups blowing bubbles with them!
Future preachers? Very cute picture, huh?
Congratulations to this lovely couple and may the future be as bright as the day they said I do ~
Again, an awesome Spring day at one of our favorite venues, The Grecian Center in Southgate. As the bride walked down the aisle, the groom left the platform and met her halfway, continuing the path to the altar together. Her beautiful pink gown captured the essence of the surroundings and the cherished moment they shared. You could feel the love between this couple, their family and friends. Thank you for a great day.
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.
by Mari Nichols-Haining