MGM Grand Delivers Top Notch Service for Winter Wedding

009The elegant MGM Grand was the venue for Kristen and Randy’s winter wedding last month. We were impressed with classy décor, free valet and MGM wedding coordinator Jackie DeWitt. Pastor James was clearly experienced in directing wedding ceremonies and was both knowledgeable and helpful. The birch branches within the floral arrangements gave the setting the feeling of a winter wonderland. In place of an aisle cloth, a white carpet was used. We thought this was a brilliant idea as the risk of tripping on a paper aisle cloth was eliminated. The wedding party walked to Green Day’s “When September Ends” while Kristen and her father entered to “Wonderful Tonight”. The bridal party included several young girls dressed in winter fur with darling little purses and boys in vests and cloth caps.
Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed a cocktail hour followed by dinner. Congratulations to Randy, a State fan, and Kristen, a U of M fan. They are proof that alumni can cross those barriers and fall in love! 008

MGM Grand Detroit

Cherry Creek Banquet Center Creates Elegant Winter Wedding Setting

unnamedAs the picture shows, Cherry Creek Golf Club in Shelby Township knows how to create an elegant setting for a winter wedding. The conservatory, with it’s wall of windows, makes for a picturesque background for any wedding. The twinkling lights outside adds to the feeling of warmth and intimacy within the ceremony. It was here that Maegan and Jeffrey were married by Sherry Mullins of Joyful Celebrations assisted by venue coordinator Janelle Braniecki and Steve of Creative Events. The couple put their guests in a romantic state of mind with the music of “Moon River”, Marry Me by Train, A Thousand Years, Hallelujah and the popular Kanon in D.
This was a fun loving group of people who were there to celebrate the union of two good friends. We played fun, upbeat contemporary selections for the cocktail hour and the guests were clearly having a great time. Congratulations to Jeffrey and Maegan and may there be many “fun” years ahead!

Cherry Creek
Joyful Celebrations
Creative Events

Beacon Baptist Celebrates Wedding of Pastor’s Daughter

IMG_1962Congratulations to Jennie and Jared who were married earlier this month at Beacon Baptist Church in Taylor. This was a church wide event as Jennie is the daughter of Co-Pastor John Reilly. The wedding was officiated by the Rev. Eddie Lyons, Jennie’s brother, Adam Reilly and assisted by wedding coordinator Vicki Chavas. As the picture shows, though held in a large sanctuary, an intimate chapel setting was created by the white draping and petal strewn alter area used for the unity candle. The florist, Say It With Flowers, added lovely pew flowers to compliment the effect.
The bridal party was composed of family and friends that included young girls bringing lantern to the alter steps, flower girls distributing petals, a wagon holding a wee little one pulled by another child and seven maids and groomsmen who walked as couples to the song “At Last”. Jennie looked, as every bride should, beautiful and peaceful as she and her father entered to La Vie En Rose.
The ceremony included two touching readings by Jennie’s Aunt Dora Young and Jared’s Grandmother June Cooke. During the unity candle, vocalist Jill Connor and pianist Laura Hunter, beautifully performed “As For Me and My House”. The newly married couple recessed to “The Way You Look Tonight”. We send our congratulations and best wishes to Jared and Jennie. IMG_1960

Beacon Baptist Church

Say It With Flowers

Thank-you for helping Rondo String Quartet win Best of Weddings 2015 on the Knot!

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Thank-you for helping to award Rondo String Quartet the ‘Couples’ Choice’ on Wedding Wire!

Wedding is a Full Family Event at River Crest in Rochester Hills

Congratulations to April and Bill on their wedding at River Crest Banquet Center.  Set alongside the Clinton River, the groom’s brother is owner/manager of River Crest so this was a family event from start to finish.  The maid of honor, dressed in an elegant gown, entered to Trumpet Voluntary while April chose the Kanon in D for her bridal processional.  Mike Fry officiated and we sent the couple out with Bittersweet Symphony by the Verve.  We had fun playing contemporary songs chosen by the couple throughout dinner.  Rob Meilke of Special Moments Entertainment took over the music after dinner and had the fun group on their feet and dancing for the evening.

River Crest Banquet Center

Special Moments Entertainment 

Celebratory Mood Livens Up Dearborn Inn Wedding

The Dearborn Inn has maintained a busy schedule for weddings this year.  A testimony to the classic elegance and outstanding service that they provide.  Julie and David chose to have their wedding celebration there earlier this month. Reverend Ralph Brown of Hope United Church  of Christ officiated the ceremony which included the reading “Love Is a Friendship Caught Fire” by Laura Hendricks and read by Kathleen Gaynor.  Julie and David chose great music for the cocktail hour and we had a few guests singing along.   Grandpa Gil stopped by and shared a few stories about Julie as a child.  His affection for his “adopted granddaughter” was clear as was the well wishes of their animated group of friends.  There was no doubt that this group was going to have a great time throughout the evening.  We wish them the best as they begin this new chapter as husband and wife.

Dearborn Inn

Planterra Conservatory Provides Tranquility of Nature for Special Events

199Planterra Conservatory was the venue for Jennifer and Gurtej’s wedding reception.  The couple were married in Aruba and chose to have their reception here in Michigan to celebrate with family and friends.  The Planterra Conservatory is a unique venue, offering a glass-enclosed botanical garden setting for wedding ceremonies, receptions and special events.  We have played there several times now and are always struck by the beauty  of the venue.  From the archway and fountain at the entrance to the wall of succulent plants behind the bar to the twinkling lights, the staff creates a lovely setting for special events. On this occasion, we were even treated to dinner and can tell you that the food was outstanding!

We played a mix of contemporary and nostalgic songs and met two young fans.  Flower girls Macie and Raegan Fritts danced the night away to our music.  Their energy was limitless and the photographer had many great photo opportunities.  Congratulations and best wishes to the new couple!

200Planterra Conservatory

Sabeel Media Hosts Gala Event at Ford Conference and Event Center

Sabeel Media held its second annual gala titled “Big Dreams” at the Ford Conference and Event Center in Dearborn.  This organization creates original, spiritual, culturally relevant, compelling media programs, and distributes them all free to international audiences around the globe.  They have chosen to be a peacemaker in the meeting place between East and West, and have been producing materials that speak peace since it was created seven years ago. Their is to produce and distribute high quality materials of spiritual, moral, cultural, and ethical value in various languages.

We were honored to be a part of this event and provided music during dinner and dessert.  Rosanne Silva was our gracious host and insured that our evening was a delight.  We played a wide selection of classical music and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.   If you are looking for a charitable donation before the new year, Sabeel Media would be an excellent option.  Their focus is to “serve our audiences through accessibility, affordability and anonymity in a language and art form that they can understand”.  We look forward to continuing our relationship with Sabeel and are confident that their mission will continue to be successful.

Sabeel Media

Music and Family a Highlight At Wedding at St. Thomas a’Becket Catholic Church

173With over 20 years in the wedding business, we’ve performed at a great many churches.  But Ursula and Joseph’s wedding took us to a new church, St. Thomas A Becket Catholic Church in Canton.  The beautiful sanctuary was decorated for autumn. The bridesmaids wore blue iridescent gowns with a hi-low hem while the matron of honor wore a magenta gown.  A classic touch was the matching jewelry wore by the ladies.  Deacon Jim Ward directed a personal  wedding service while Brandon Gauvin did a fantastic job as vocalist and pianist.  Brandon, along with Jennifer from the church were a great help to us with cues.

The couple chose an eclectic mix of songs including “Somewhere In Time”, “Jesu Joy” and “Con Ti Partiro” for Ursula’s processional.  Vocalist Susan Vaughan, sister of the groom, provided a touching performance of Ave Maria accompanied by Brandon Gauvin.  The couple had a sweet presence about them and took the time to meet us after their ceremony to thank us.   We wish them the very best as they begin their married life.

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