Church Filled to Capacity with Family at Friends

IMG_1235Congratulations to Courtney and Bryce on their wedding day. The ceremony was held at Troy First United Methodist Church of Troy and led by the Reverend Hal Weemhoff. He is a great friend to our quartet and warmly recommends us to his couples. We’re very appreciative of his kind words as there is no better way to build your business than through the personal recommendation of others in the same line of work. He has a fine wedding coordinator working with him at Troy First. Lisa Head and her staff are efficient and a pleasure to work with. We appreciate their assistance with cues during the ceremony. A good wedding coordinator is a great thing!
Bryce and Courtney chose Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring for the bridesmaids processional and the well-known Pachelbel Canon in D for Courtney’s bridal processional. Rev. Weemhoff led a beautiful ceremony which included a Cording or Hand Fasting ceremony in place of the usual unity candle. Following the ceremony, we understand that a great reception was enjoyed by the guests at Detroit Athletic Club and included many late night bowling at the DAC’s basement lanes. We wish Bryce and Courtney the very best as they begin their lives together.

Troy First United Methodist Church

Detroit Athletic Club

Wedding and Cocktails at Troy Marriot

Congratulations to Bridget and Derek on their wedding Saturday at the Troy Marriot. The couple currently lives in New Jersey but chose to have their wedding back in their hometown. The officiant, a long time friend of the family, highlighted the couple’s history as friends since they were teenagers. We were honored to play the music for the ceremony including Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring for the mothers and bridal party. The bride processed to Kanon in D in a beautiful gown with silver detailing on the bodice. Bridget’s faith was evident in the presence of friends from her bible study who beautifully recited selected scripture passages.
Following the ceremony, a cocktail hour and reception was held in the Mediterranean room. We played a wide variety of music from classical to contemporary including Smooth, Someone to Watch Over Me and Taylor Swift’s popular Love Story. We enjoyed the applause and kind comments of several guests near us. Thank you to those thoughtful guests! We want to extend a special thank you also to Annie and Mary of the Troy Marriot for their assistance throughout the evening. This is an elegant facility that was running several special events that evening and did a magnificent job coordinating it all. Best wishes to Bridget and Derek as they begin married life together.
Troy Marriot

50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration

Congratulations to Gary and Carolyn who celebrated 50 years of marriage with their family and friends with an afternoon at Maggiano’s Little Italy Restaurant in Troy last Saturday. The couple, their children, grandchildren and many friends all gathered for a wonderful meal and video presentation celebrating the couple’s long life together. We were honored to be a part of this momentous occasion by providing the dinner music that included a variety of opera favorites, Italian songs, hits from the 60’s and 70’s along with some sacred classics like Ave Verum and Panis Angelicus. The afternoon was highlighted with humorous anecdotes by family and a video that drew forth lots of laughter. It was a charming afternoon befitting a couple that has achieved a milestone worth celebrating!

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