Couple Forges the “Forever” Promise

20170930_170334It was a beautiful autumn day for the wedding of Alexandra and Michael.  The bright sun lit up the stained glass windows of Holy Name Catholic Church in Birmingham.  Andrea Solomon Wedding and Event Planner was on site to orchestrate the event which included Petey’s Donuts Truck from Brooklyn Michigan  in the parking lot after the service to provide apple cider and donuts for the guests. Church music director Brandon Gauvin and venue wedding coordinator, Kim, provided awesome support with cues.  Brandon sang the gorgeous Ave Maria during the ceremony.  It’s always a pleasure to meet new friends in our business and we greatly enjoyed  working with him.

Alexandra has a career in fashion and her unique wedding dress was clear evidence of her interest in that field while Michael’s career is in TV and Video Production.  As Monseigneur John Zenz pointed out, they both know what “attracts and holds the eye.” 20170930_170319

The couple chose “Forever” by Chris Brown as the last song of the guests seating as it holds special meaning to them.  They followed it up with “Sky Full of Stars” and “You Are the Best Thing”. It was clear that this fun loving couple were not nervous in the least, but enjoying every moment of their day.

Holy Name Catholic Church

Andrea Solomon Wedding and Event Planner

Jeffrey Floral  

Petey’s Donuts

Histortic Saint Anne de Detroit Churches Lends Tradition to Wedding Ceremony

167Philip and Erin had a beautiful wedding last month at the historic Saint Anne De Detroit Catholic Church.  The present church is the 8th structure of the parish of Saint Anne’s which was founded in 1701, a mere two days after Cadillac and his people landed at Detroit.  The church contains many relics from the 1818 stone church which stood on Bates Street.  Among its treasures are: the 1818 cornerstone, the main alter, the intricately hand carved communion rail, the “Beaubien Bell” and the statue of Ste. Ann and her daughter, Mary.  It also contains the oldest stained glass in the city.  Of particular interest on the exterior of the building are the flying buttresses, a feature fairly common in gothic churches in Europe, but unusual in the “new world”.  Four gargoyles guard the main entrance on the north façade.

Father Ray Sayers led the ceremony which included a communion.  Director of Music and Liturgy, Christopher Loeffler, was a tremendous help to us with cues and performed select solo pieces during the postlude.  This was a treat for us as the church has a 26-rank pipe organ and a reverberation time typical of some of the finest European churches.  The ceremony certainly had an “old world” feel rich with tradition.  We send Erin and Philip our best wishes!

Saint Anne de Detroit Catholic Church

 

Birmingham Holy Name Church Wedding

Congratulations  to Julie and John!  They were married at the Holy Name Church in Birmingham.  (http://www.hnchurch.org/)  Thank-you to Norah Duncan, the church organist.  We were pleased to play the recessional together.  It was a traditional Catholic service.  We enjoyed working with such an organized bride.  Everything was beautiful!

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