Tag Archive | Lapeer County, MI Wedding

Five Years Down-Eternity to Go!

Emily and John 8We met this couple on their fifth wedding anniversary. They had rented a house on the beach to renew their vows. Just the two of them and the two of us and the waves lapping the rocks on a beautiful Memorial weekend day.

They cherished the time to reconnect and recommit leaving the world behind for just a few days. A lesson for all to step back and enjoy what God has joined together and keep your love fresh. As you can see, their renewal was a special moment for this special couple. Keep up the good work and continue to nurture your marriage and it will never let you down.

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The Verdict Is In!

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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!

Irish Wedding Blessing

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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 God be with you and bless you;
May you see your children’s children.
May you be poor in misfortune,
Rich in blessings,
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From this day forward.

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.

 

Time for the Wedding MARCH : )

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Big Wedding – Texas Style!

This lovely couple live in Texas, but most of their family live in Lapeer County, so they decided to get married in their home town of Almont.  The First Congregational Church graciously allowed us to use  their gorgeous historical church for this wedding. Long distance planning was not a problem as we communicated often.  This picture is one shot out of a second story stained glass window while the newlyweds were being greeted by their guests with a bubble blast.

Winter Wonderland

For some reason, winter isn’t the most popular time for weddings.  However, those that are brave enough to weather the weather, it can be a beautiful background especially overlooking a white coated golf course, which our couple chose at Sycamore Hills in Macomb.  It was a beautiful, sunny afternoon and the snow glistened over the green through the floor to ceiling windows creating a fairy tale appearance where these two great people committed their lives to each other.   Such a wonderful day–thanks for the memories!

Blending of the Old and New

 

The groom’s background is Jewish, the bride’s Christian. 

 They chose to have a Christian ceremony, but wanted to include some of the Jewish traditions: 

Chuppah

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!”