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I Guess “On Location” Weddings are in our blood!

This first picture is of Melanie’s great-grandfather who was a minister, travelling to do a wedding in another town that did not have a minister.

This second picture is of Melanie’s great aunt getting married beside their new car.  I guess they had outdoor weddings long before we did! They must’ve been in a hurry to get on with their married lives!

Chapels in the Spring

 

Apple Mountain Chapel

 

Almont New  Church Assembly

The 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!

Getting to Know YOU

This couple met on the Internet–yes, I’ve said it.  Social websites are wonderful ways to meet new people and maybe even fall in love.  This special couple met in a chat room, continued to chat, which led to phone calls, then meeting and finally marriage! It is possible to meet the spouse of your dreams with a stroke of the keys . . . .           Fern Hills       

UPDATE:  Even as the years go by, we still hear from our wonderful couples!  Here is an updated picture of their blended family and their beautiful daughter who arrived just about a year following their ceremony!  We couldn’t be prouder seeing the families grow over the years!ZACHARY AND jASMINE

Wonderful Weekend of Weddings!

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!!!!!!!

Wedding in the Woods

Last weekend, we arrive at our destination for a home wedding.  It was to be in the gazebo–we didn’t see one anywhere?? The beautiful young bride told us that it was in the woods about an eighth of a mile behind the house.  This is going to be interesting, we thought.  We took the trek out and were awestruck!  This location was incredible.  Even the bugs stayed away while this wonderful couple took their vows in this unforgettable place.  Again, we are so blessed to be used by God for such an occassion as this. 

Congratulations!

The Long and Winding Road . . .

that leads to the wedding . . .

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!!!

It’s A Small World After All!

We are always amazed at life connections and how interesting we find them out!  We were at this lovely couple’s wedding.  The bride is thanking all the guests during the toasting of the happy newlyweds and we hear that they met at one of our favorite restaurants that they both worked at.  Our ears perked up as we know of another bride and close friend that had also worked there in the past. Sure enough–they had worked together for years and our friend had watched the two of the fall in love while working there!  We hope these two spend many a romantic dinner at the place where it all began. 

Best wishes and have a wonderful life as husband and wife.

Antique and White Lace

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 ~ 

East Meets West

  It isn’t too often we get to do a church wedding, but this gorgeous sanctuary 
 was opened to us for the marriage of two different cultures and denominations.  Despite the differences, this couple blended perfectly together.    It was awesome to see the interaction of the many guests becoming one family with shaking of hands, hugs and smiles all around after the ceremony.
  A bright future and blessings to these newlyweds.