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Grandma’s Garden

As this couple vowed to spend their lives together, another memory was made.  The house on the beach was built by the bride’s grandparents many years ago and today they got to witness the marriage of their granddaughter on the same beach she played as a child.  I’m sure that visions of that little girl were in their minds and hearts as this young woman became a wife.  As they walked through the garden to the beach and held their sand ceremony on a table made by her grandfather, richness of tradition continued. Surrounded by others who shared the good times just experienced yet another with this beautiful bride and her new husband.  Thank you for sharing it with us as well!

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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.

Stony Creek Style

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJen and Joe at Stoney CreekWe always love our weddings at Stony Creek, but, we have our memories from each that make it extra special!  This happened to be one of the few super hot summer days in Michigan.  When we arrived, the fans were blasting in the tent and we saw the bride sitting on a stool in her shorts and t-shirt trying to stay cool before the big moment arrived.  The walk to the gazebo is a rather long one . . . but the couple had arranged for a golf cart to provide transportation to the guests who preferred not to walk.  However, the cart arrived five minutes before the ceremony was about to begin so we were amused by the driver racing down and back scurrying to get the guest in place.  The bride and her dad made the walk down the wood chip path to her waiting groom.  All were alittle steamy, but it was worth every degree!  May they find happiness and love and “warmth” throughout their marriage!

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!

Irish Wedding Blessing


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.



Had a great time at the Waldenwoods Bridal Extravaganza!  Congratulations, April, for winning the Ultimate Bridal Package worth $16,000!  Looking forward to being your wedding minister for your November 3, 2013 wedding!Hartland-20130310-01702 (2)

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♥Was Valentine’s Day  the day you became engaged?  Give us a call after that big moment to schedule your wedding ceremony!  Congratualtions to all who did!!!!!  Here are a few pictures of those who chose Valentine’s Day as their wedding day!Jesse Kelsey LWC (2)Valentine's Day (2)

One Year Later . . . .


Wedding cake“Greetings!

I wanted to take a moment on this day to thank you and your wife for marrying my husband and I a year ago. This year truly has been amazing for us. I apologize on not getting these photos to you sooner. We actually didn’t get them until about 5 months ago ourselves. We have been blessed to welcome our first child into this world in October so we’ve been pretty busy.

I hope you and your wife are doing well and will enjoy the holiday season. Thank you again and feel free to use these pictures on your website.

Best wishes,

Kristin & Michael
p.s. here’s a photo of our daughter Makenzie Ann :)”

Thank you ssssssssssooooooooooooooo much! 

This is why we do what we do! Here are some of the photos from that awesome day!miniature bridesmaidVows 2011an officer

Our Two 12/12/12 weddings!

12 12 12 007 to send to Kandie (2)The first wedding was at 12:00 on 12/12/12 on the boardwalk in Port Huron near the bridges.  Our chilly couple shed a few icicle tears, but didn’t let the temperature effect their happiness.  Congratulations and may God’s Blessings be on you both! We also received an awesome email from the delighted couple a few days later:

“Rev Tab,
  Brian and myself would like to give you our heartfilled thanks for providing us with such a unique ceremony that fit our personalites to a “T”. The day weather wise was perfect,  the sun was out, the sounds of the water so perfect.  It was more than we could have hoped for. That day, at the same exact time we cried tears of happiness together.  We are excited to see pictures so we may look at them daily as a reminder of how beautiful our day was.

You are truly a God send.  Groom and Bride 12/12/12″



The second lovely couple decided that the best location for their small wedding was the assisted living home where she worked.  How touching  and selfless to share their most intimate day with those who would otherwise be unable to attend. 12 12 12Kristie n David (2) The contrast was a warm indoor with the fireplace and Christmas tree, but both weddings were amazingly beautiful!  Congratuations and thank you for allowing me to be a part of your 12/12/12 wedding!   

Better Late Than Never . . . .

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”.