As an officiant I’ve seen a fair number of the local wedding venues and I often get asked about the best place to have a wedding, so I thought I’d share my favorite local spots, in no particular order.
I have friends on Facebook. It’s true. Some of us are silly and profound and clever and we post funny comments on each other’s statuses. After one such round of banter, I got a friend request from a friend of a friend. He assured me he wasn’t a creeper, he just liked my sense of humor. So I added him and went on with my life, as he went on with his.
Fast forward a year or two. My new friend, Michael, has fallen madly in love with Kassandra. Who could blame him? Look at her, she’s incredible! He’s not so bad either.
If you’re studying culinary arts in the Lansing area, you may know Chef Nick. He and his lucky bride, Amy, celebrated a June wedding with family and friends in the overlook area of Frances Park, right next to Nick’s “thinking rock”, his favorite spot in the world to relax and contemplate the future.
This one was fun!
Nick and Rozina knew they wanted to be married. They knew where and when but they hadn’t quite settled on the officiant yet. Rozina began emailing me last year but we kept missing connections and other wedding plans seemed to be more important, so she put me off for a few months.
Suddenly, the wedding was right around the corner and they had no officiant. I began getting panicked emails asking if I was available. Due to other weddings and plans, I was unable to get back to poor Rozina right away. It may have been the longest weekend of her life.
Say hello to James and Brianna! Aren’t they gorgeous?
I first met them, along with Brianna’s mother, Tina, back in February. After 4 wonderful years together they were looking for a lighthearted, short and sweet ceremony that included their daughter and was fun for their guests.
What a lovely day for an outdoor wedding!
Heather and Luis wanted a casual, fun, vintage ceremony at the Cherry Barc Farm in Vermontville and they got gorgeous weather with a cool breeze and plenty of sun. Fabulous!