Tag Archive | Military Weddings


This delightful couple planned all Spring and Summer to have their wedding ceremony at the property they had just purchased.  With it being a Fall wedding, they wanted to incorporate all the best of the season.  A beautiful autumn day smiled upon them for friends and family to gather for the fun.  How cute is their “Honeymoon Suite”?  Everyone had a wonderful time and we hope this couple will cherish the day that they exchanged their wedding vows.

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Double Delight at the Double Tree!

This vintage duo were so excited to tie the knot!  I thought the groom was going to burn himself right out with enthusiasm before these two said “I Do”  At the last minute, the couple were going to have their combined grandchildren walk up the aisle before them.  Since they did not have any prior coaching, the oldest, who was the leader of the pack started walking in to the left of the guests and all the little ones followed suit!  We finally got them on the right path to the front with a lot of smiles and giggles from the guest. Following the wedding, a lady came up to us to say her daughter was in the Freighters restaurant and that I had performed her wedding at the exact same place a few years past! 

What a small world. 

All in all, it was a beautiful day overlooking the St. Clair River and the twin bridges between the US and Canada . . .

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Fireworks For This Fourth of July Couple

The 4th of July is the bride’s favorite holiday.  What better day than to also get married on your favorite day?  The couple was planning on surprising everyone at the backyard BBQ with their wedding, but decided to spill the beans (not the baked beans : ) so that all would show up in time to celebrate this joyous occasion with them.  The weather was perfect and the couple had known each other when they were younger.  As happens, life sent them in different directions, but alas, they found each other again and knew that the fireworks were still there!

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Princess Processional for a Princess Bride

On this beautiful day in May at Boulder Pointe,  each one of the bridesmaids walked the aisle to a different Disney Princess theme song.  It was so unique and special as it ushered in the bride who truly looked like the ultimate Princess!  The couple chose to put together the Unity Cross to seal their commitment to God and to each other.  As this Princess married her Prince — may they live their fairytale happily ever after . . . Nathan and Julie Wedding 014Nathan and Julie Wedding 039Nathan and Julie Wedding 047Nathan and Julie Wedding 045

Beautiful Bay City Day

Casey and Jess Bay City Country Club 014What a gorgeous June day for this wedding at the Bay City Country Club for this Veteran and his bride.  Adverse times in their life brought them together at a support group and, as they say, the rest is history.  Their blended family were a part of the sand ceremony and the bride cried when she saw how many guests had turned out to share in the ceremony!  It was an honor and privilege to be a part of the moment that united them as one . . husband and wife!

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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Selfridge Standby/Italy Bound!

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. R and R 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.  R and R all smiles!

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!


Ronnie and Rachel“Hello Reverend Martin, just wanted you to know that Rachel and Ronnie are expecting a baby boy ! They are now stationed in North Carolina at Fort Bragg. They just bought a new home there. Rachel is home this weekend for her baby shower and heads back on Sunday morning ! She received the award for Airman Of the year for all of Europe ! And was promoted to senior Airman !” 

. . . . . . . and the new arrival, makes 3!  Congratulations!!!!1453472_1435092033377459_1947341384_n