Wedding at Historic Fort Street Presbyterian Church in Detroit

Congratulations to Kristen and Aaron who were married Saturday at Fort Street Presbyterian Church in Detroit. This historic structure, with a steeple of 265 ft., was completed started in 1849 and completed in 1855. The building is now a National & State Historical Site and is one of America’s finest examples of the Gothic Revival architecture of that period. It was constructed of limestone from the quarries at Malden, Canada.
Our quartet had the pleasure of playing mostly classical and a few contemporary pieces during the Prelude. Kristen asked for the Norah Jones song “Come Away with Me” along with Vivaldi’s Four Season and the Flower Duet from “Lakeme”. The family processed to Handel’s Water Music and we spiced things up with “Bittersweet Symphony” for the bridal party.
Kristen, wearing an elegant fitted gown, processed to Trumpet Voluntary played on the gorgeous church organ by John DeHorn. This organ has 46 ranks, 2940 pipes, cathedral chimes, harp, and 50 stops. Her entrance can only be described as magnificent. Mr. DeHorn beautifully showcased the power of the instrument with his celebratory announcement of the brides’ arrival.
We want to thank Austin, the sound engineer, who helped us to sound great for the audio CD. We especially want to thank Loretta, wedding coordinator at Fort Street Presbyterian Church, for her assistance with cues, efficiency and kind words. Best wishes to Kristen and Aaron as they begin married life together.
Fort Street Presbyterian Church

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