Weston and Sarah celebrated their wedding day today at Waldenwoods Resort. This facility has an amazing rustic chic decor and the ceremony outside by the lake is so amazing!
Weston and Sarah added so many personal touches; their ceremony included their love story; details of how they met, their engagement and first date story was intertwined with traditional wedding ceremony words; they also included a ring warming ceremony and a wine box/love letter ceremony.
Thank you for choosing me to share in your wedding day! Congratulations.
This is the entrance hallway to Lakeland Manor. A beautiful water feature allows for a great backdrop to your pictures.
Friday I was on site for a beautiful christmas in July wedding theme - it was so amazing and tasteful, it was July 25th after all.
The bride chose blue and silver tones to accent the theme; with Christmas balls as centerpieces and plenty of silver bling the theme was wonderfully done. Oh, and let's not forget her dress - it was stunning! She named in fifi.
I am so happy to have celebrated with you - Congratulations!
Thursday's wedding took me to the Gandy Dancer in Ann Arbor, located just down from the train stop in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
The couple were amazing to work with; they took such great care in editing the ceremony so that it would reflect their love and their personalities.
I am so honored to have been a part of your wedding day - Congratulations!
Justice of the Peace services in Michigan
Simple, easy, quick, no fuss...these are some of the things couples are looking for when looking for a Justice of the Peace service for their Michigan wedding.
I am happy to say that I can provide a happy, simple and even romantic elopement or Justice of the Peace service for you.
We can meet at a local restaurant or park or even home and we can do a simple signing of your license or a simple and sweet ceremony. The only requirements are that you must obtain your marriage license and bring along two witnesses over the age of 18 to sign the license with us.
Whether your planning a out of state or country wedding or simply just don't want to do any planning contact me and together we can plan the perfect wedding for you!
Venue: Cafe Cortina, Farmington Hills Mi
Photographer: Michelle and Chris Gerard Photography, firstname.lastname@example.org
I am honored to share with you a few pictures sent to me by this wonderful couple; John Scott and Sarah Johanna MacDonald II.
Thank you for choosing me to share your day with.
Hand Ceremony; you are asked to join hands as I or someone of your choosing reads the following:
These are the hands of your best friend, young and strong and full of love for you, that are holding yours on your wedding day as you promise to love each other today, tomorrow and forever.
These are the hands that will work along side yours as together you build your future.
These are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you through the years, and with the slightest touch will comfort you like no other.
These are the hands that will hold you when fear or grief temporarily comes your way.
These are the hands that will countless times wipe the tears from your eyes, tears of sorrow and tears of joy.
These are the hands that will tenderly hold your children.
These are the hands that will give you support and encouragement to chase down your dreams.
These are the hands that will hold you tight as you struggle through difficult times.
These are the hands that will give you strength when you need it.
These are the hands that will lift your chin and brush your cheek as they raise your face to look into eyes that are filled with overwhelming love for you.
And lastly, these are the hands that even when wrinkled and aged will still be reaching for yours, still giving you the same unspoken tenderness with just a touch.
The Rose Ceremony
The Rose Ceremony is simple yet profoundly moving. The bride and groom exchange two red roses, symbolizing the giving and receiving of their love for each other throughout their entire married life. The Rose Ceremony also conveys how to use the rose and its symbolism in difficult times in order to forgive each other.
Words for the rose ceremony:
“Your gift to each other for your wedding today has been your wedding rings – which shall always be an outward demonstration of your vows of love and respect; and a public showing of your commitment to each other.
You now have what remains the most honorable title which may exist between a man and a woman – the title of “husband” and “wife.” For your first gift as husband and wife, that gift will be a single rose.
In the past, the rose was considered a symbol of love and a single rose always meant only one thing – it meant the words “I love you.” So it is appropriate that for your first gift – as husband and wife – that gift would be a single rose.
Please exchange your first gift as husband and wife. In some ways it seems like you have not done anything at all. Just a moment ago you were holding one small rose – and now you are holding one small rose. In some ways, a marriage ceremony is like this. In some ways, tomorrow is going to seem no different than yesterday. But in fact today, just now, you both have given and received one of the most valuable and precious gifts of life – one I hope you always remember – the gift of true and abiding love within the devotion of marriage.
_________ and _____________, I would ask that where ever you make your home in the future –
whether it be a large and elegant home – or a small and graceful one – that you both pick one very special location for roses; so that on each anniversary of this truly wonderful occasion you both may take a rose to that spot both as a re-commitment to your marriage – and a re-commitment that THIS will be a marriage based upon love.
In every marriage there are times where it is difficult to find the right words. It is easiest to hurt who we most love. It is easiest to be most hurt by who we most love. It might be difficult some time to words to say “I am sorry” or “I forgive you”; “I need you” or “I am hurting”. If this should happen, if you simply can not find these words, leave a rose at that spot which both of you have selected – for that rose than says what matters most of all and should overpower all other things and all other words.
That rose says the words: “I still love you.” The other should accept this rose for the words which cannot be found, and remember the love and hope that you both share today.
__________ and ________, if there is anything you remember of this marriage ceremony, it is that it was love that brought you here today, it is only love which can make it a glorious union, and it is by love which your marriage shall endure.”