Tag Archive | Wedding Minister

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!

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!!!

Pretty In Pink

Again, an awesome Spring day at one of our favorite venues, The Grecian Center in Southgate.  As the bride walked down the aisle, the groom left the platform and met her halfway, continuing the path to the altar together.  Her beautiful pink gown captured the essence of the surroundings and the cherished moment they shared. You could feel the love between this couple, their family and friends.  Thank you for a great day.

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 : )

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!

~ 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!

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.

Sometimes, the best laid plans . . .

This couple held their wedding ceremony and reception at beautiful Waldenwoods in Hartland.  The original plan was outside, but the heavy rains earlier in the week dashed the outdoor ceremony.  However, they made the best out of the situation and the ceremony was held in the intimacy of  the cozy setting that encompasses this great location.  They were even able to  re inact their tree watering portion of the ceremony outside as well as the traditional porch picture–so all was not lost, but found to be a wonderful day!  Congratulations and may you live happily ever after!

Just Between Neighbors

This great couple had quite a tale to tell.  What began as next door neighbors, turned to friendship, then love and on this day, marriage.  Their biggest dilemma was which one would sell their house?  They must’ve worked out the bugs on that one, as here they are, starting their lives together AS ONE.  Congratulations!!!!!  It wouldn’t have been complete, however, without a picture of the Dr. Suess “Man Trap” cake ~~~