Megan and Travis had a gorgeous autumn day for their outdoor wedding ceremony at Oakhurst Golf and Country Club in Clarkston. October is a beautiful month in Michigan and many couples want to take advantage of the fall colors and cooler temperatures. For those of us who work in the wedding business, it creates some anxiety. October is one of those months when it can be 80 degrees or 35 with snow flurries. We always encourage our clients to have an inside option that pleases them as much as the outdoor just in case of inclement weather. Fortunately for Travis and Megan, it was a lovely day and Regina, wedding coordinator for Oakhurst, had the entire event well in hand. Parsonage Events created seasonal arrangements that complimented the outdoor setting beautifully. We had a lovely conversation with the Videographer from Visi Productions and watched them do an excellent job during the ceremony. Kara, the photographer from Stackwood Studio had some beautiful shots of the couple. Megan cleverly planned a surprise for Travis prior to the ceremony beginning. She asked us to play “Game of Thrones” just prior to the processional when Travis would be around to hear it. We’re confident it brought a smile to his face.
We played Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah for the bridal party and Bryan Adam’s hit “Everything I Do” for Megan’s processional with her parents. Pastor Chris Zarbaugh of Kensington Church opened the ceremony with prayer followed by two readings; Marriage read by Denise Murray, Travis’ Godmother and Canticle of Love read by Keith Trebble, Megan’s Uncle. The couple recessed to enthusiastic applause and our arrangement of “Wagon Wheel” by Darius Rucker.
We had the pleasure of playing the cocktail hour as well. Our contemporary songs are always a hit and we got many compliments on the Beatles, Best Day of My Life, Royals, On Top of the World to name just a few. We heard that Kenny Spear performed during dinner and Mike Staff Productions, one of favorite DJ’s, was on hand for the celebration that followed. The cake by Sweet and Savory Bakeshop was striking and no doubt as delicious as it looked.
It was certainly a beautiful day for Megan and Travis and the start of a lifelong journey as the walk together in love.