A Vow of Love: I Promise to Love You for All Of Our Tomorrows

20161008_160756Jenna and John had an elegant wedding day at the Detroit Athletic Club.  Once you’ve visited the DAC, it’s clear why this is one of the premier wedding locations in metro Detroit.  The setting is grand, the staff is phenomenal and the dining experience superb.  Marianne Thai of Laura Davis and Company orchestrated  a beautiful event and made it seem effortless. Fleur Detroit created a lush backdrop composed of white roses, hydrangeas and orchids for the alter area. Bill Fenton officiated the ceremony spoke sagely on the topic of love, its purpose and ability to bring meaning to our lives.  He also included  Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  The ceremony also included two readings. Larry read a beautiful work by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin titled “Love is An Adventure and Conquest” followed by Cindy who read “A Key to Love” by an unknown author.  The couple wrote their own vows and spoke them beautifully with a sprinkle of both laughter and tears.  They also included a tree planting ceremony while we played A Thousand Years.  20161008_163557

The couple recessed to our quartet arrangement of  Thinking  Out Loud by Ed Sherran following which we moved downstairs to the fireplace and played contemporary music for the crowd. We had some folks singing along with us while others were swaying to the music.  The party continued with MaryAnn Productions providing music through dinner.  It was a memorable night for the Korenic and Cook families. We send John and Jenna our best wishes!

Bill Fenton

Detroit Athletic Club

Laura Davis and Company

Fleur Detroit

Mary Ann Productions


Intertwining Lives: Laughter Woven Through DAC Wedding Ceremony

20160813_160254It was clear from the opening moments of this wedding that Katherine and Chase love to laugh. The couple were married at the Detroit Athletic Club on a rather stormy Saturday afternoon. But inside, the room was awash with smiles and chuckles. Even the music they chose reflected their  joie de vivre. Our prelude for the seating of the guests included Beatle favorites “Here Comes the Sun” and “When I’m 64” along with Etta James’ “At Last” and “Home” Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros.

Katie and Chase chose to begin their wedding with the reading of 1 Corinthians 13:1-3. The well-known verse on love was a wonderful way to begin the ceremony and direct the focus on the reverential nature of the moment. Following the reading, the bridal party walked in to “Marry Me” by Train while Katie processed with her Dad to the traditional Bridal March.20160813_160341

During the ceremony, there were several moments of laughter. Reverend Randall Schalk handled them all beautifully and on several occasions was the initiator! The couple recessed to “On Top Of The World” by Imagine Dragons. Best wishes, Katie and Chase!

Detroit Athletic Club


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