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.
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 . . .
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!
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 . . .
What 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!
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!
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. 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.
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!
SEPTEMBER 2013 UPDATE
“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 !”
We met this couple at a bridal show and they told us they were planning on getting married in Ruby, MI over the 4th of July weekend. A few weeks later, they contacted us to discuss their wedding plans and book their date. When we arrived, we walked down a path that opened up into a clearing with a pond in the middle surrounded by campers. It was an annual family gathering that this couple chose to share their wedding day with. With grills cooking and children playing, this wedding took place upon a hill in front of the family and guests. We love all the surprises we get to experience along the way and this was, definitely a very pleasant one! The best to the two of you!
What a good time had by all at the Good Tymes Barn wedding. All the wedding party wore cowboy boots to kick up their heels at the reception and I made sure I had my boots on. The sky was menacing prior to the ceremony, but as always, God is good and staved off the rain on this very hot July afternoon. This country scene was perfect for this country couple. May they continue to love, laugh and enjoy each other!
We just love the twists and surprises that go along with weddings! We were preparing for two afternoon weddings already booked when we received a phone call from a potential bride. She explained that her husband to be worked long hours, so they were going to try to get married in a few weeks during the week. As we discussed her plans, Reverend Tab mentioned the area that the two afternoon weddings were going to be held that day. The bride stopped for a minute, then asked, “can you perform our wedding afterwards this evening?” They had already acquired their license and were thrilled with the immediate option! Needless to say, a lovely backyard wedding was put together within hours and the happy couple were able to exchange their vows that very day! What an amazing opportunity and great spontaneity this couple showed. Blessings to both of you as you begin your journey together!