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Cherished Memories

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Field of Dreams . . .

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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!

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 ~ 

Winter Wonderland

For some reason, winter isn’t the most popular time for weddings.  However, those that are brave enough to weather the weather, it can be a beautiful background especially overlooking a white coated golf course, which our couple chose at Sycamore Hills in Macomb.  It was a beautiful, sunny afternoon and the snow glistened over the green through the floor to ceiling windows creating a fairy tale appearance where these two great people committed their lives to each other.   Such a wonderful day–thanks for the memories!

: ) The Brady Bunch . . . The Brady Bunch . . . ( :

. . . . that’s the way we became the Brady Bunch!  This super couple starts off their new life together with three children each.  Yes, they have heard it before, but what makes them unique is that they both have the Carol and Mike characterististcs to make this blended family work!  As you can see from this picture, the kids are pretty cool with their new siblings!  We had so much fun with our time spent with all of them and hope God’s best for this family to flourish and enjoy their new lives together.  Thank you all!

Summer Breeze . . . makes me feel fine!

What a great day for a wedding on the Lake!  This awesome gazebo is at Gino’s Surf in Harrison Township. 

The weather was just alittle overcast and the boaters saluted this wonderful couple as they sealed their vows with a kiss!  They chose to do the braid ceremony as part of their wedding and here is the keepsake it creates.  Everything was just about perfect on this special day for a very special couple!  We received a touching voice message on the day they returned from their Honeymoon as to how spectacular they thought their wedding was . . . they are two pretty spectacular people!  Congratulations!

~ Proud To Be An American ~

These newlyweds have already been through the war . . . literally.  How proud we were to be a part of this wedding where the groom and most of his groomsmen had served together as first responders in the invasion of Iraq. How fitting that this wedding occurred at the American Legion Hall two days before the day we, as a nation, celebrate our independence!  Thank you for the privilege of being a part of your very special day and for serving our country!

Married on the 4th of July . . . Firecrackers and All!

As the picnickers were gathering to take their spot along the Boardwalk in St. Clair, this couple decided it was a great day to seal their relationship with a BANG . . .

getting married on the Fourth of July!  I doubt that this couple will every forget their wedding day as the fireworks begin . . . a not so subtle reminder!  As they drove off together in a Model T, we wish them a long and happy life together!

The Perfect Summer Wedding Day . . .

Every once in a while, even in Michigan, the perfect summer day arrives.  How great it was a Saturday this time! 

A picture perfect day for a wedding and a most awesome setting at Apple Mountain Chapel.  The ringbearer and flowergirl arrived in a ‘”coach” (decorated wagon) and the bridesmaids and bride in a “limo” (a really cool multi rowed golf cart).  All in all, a most excellent wedding!  We hope you two have a wonderful life together as you are off to a great start ~

Tornado Warning NOT on the Itinerary . . .

All was perfectly on schedule for this Memorial weekend wedding.  The weather was alittle volitle, so the ceremony was brought indoors and went off without a hitch.  However, the location was the beautiful Marriott at Eagle Crest.  The lobby was a gorgeous setting for the wedding. How bad could that be? 
                               Right after the bride and groom signed their marriage license 
.  . .  the tornado sirens went off sending about 500 guests, staff, wedding attendees down into the tunnels to wait out the storm.  The reception was delayed a bit, but a most unforgettable day for this awesome bride and groom!  May that be the worst storm they have to weather as a couple.