What an exciting day to have a wedding at The Roostertail! With the Gold Cup 2013 Detroit Hydroplane races going on–the whole area was buzzing. Rehearsal was somewhat challenging having to compete with the time trial announcements, but it was fun nonetheless. Not only did we get to perform the marriage of this lovely out of state couple, but got to enjoy the thrill of the hydroplanes! All in all, a most excellent time!
We 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.
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!
Apple Mountain Chapel
Almont New Church AssemblyThe 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!
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 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.
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”.
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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!!!