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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

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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,
May you know nothing but happinessthumbnail
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.

 

Torrential Rain and Tornado Warnings Didn’t Stop Us!

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!!!

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.
                                               

Fashionably Late, but ended up Great!

The wedding was supposed to begin at 6 pm.  At 5:55, no bride-no groom.  The maid of honor and flowergirl were waiting for their dresses to arrive.  The bride’s mom was frantically making phone calls.  Panic was rising in the other attendants . . . . in walks the groom, which we tucked away to keep from seeing the bride.  Minutes later, the bride arrives.  Frenzy in the ladies room as dresses, shoes and flowers were passed out.  Unbelievably, the wedding ceremony began less than 15 minutes later!  After this beautiful bride and her new husband were pronounced — there were smiles all around.  What an amazing blessing from God that all the chaos melted away when the ceremony began.

Forgotten Bouquet – Not Runaway!

This beautiful ceremony began perfectly.  The bridesmaids glided down the elegant winding staircase and all the wedding party was in their places.  All eyes were on the bride and her father through the mirrors facing the stairway bridge when she stopped halfway, turned around and ran back!  After a hushed moment, and a very surprised look on dad’s face, she returned holding up her bouquet she had forgotten in the bridal room.  All smiles and chuckles as she made her momentous  entrance!

We think that broke the ice for the nervous bride as she was relaxed and happy for the rest of the ceremony.  Always expecting the unexpected makes each wedding unique and delightful.  Our Best  To You Both : )

Great Lakes Salute!

This was quite a day!  Not only was the weather about as good as it gets, the setting for this wonderful bride and groom was the backyard of his parents.  The ambience of this wedding by the lake was all this couple could have hoped for . . . except for the anticipation of the possibility of a freighter gracing our presence.  It looked like we were going to be disappointed on that front, when all of a sudden, this majestic freighter appears out of nowhere it seemed JUST as this happy twosome had been pronounced husband and wife.  After the congratulatory presentation, as if on cue, this fine ship gave the Great Lakes Salute with it’s horn.  The guest cheered and the couple could not get over the perfect timing of this most unique and special gift.  We hope their life is filled with pleasant surprises from this day forth ~