Vows and Voices Join for Wedding at St. Cyril and Methodius Church

20171021_123337Anthony and Abbie had a gorgeous autumn day for their wedding!  St. Cyril and Methodius Slovak Church is a Catholic Parish located on Ryan Road in Sterling Heights.  Fr. Libor Marek officiated the ceremony which was enhanced by the beautiful voices of Joe Long, church music director and organist, and Ashley Rozanski, a member of the bridal party.  Ashley sang a beautiful rendition of Ave Maria and a duet with Mr. Long during the communion.  They both gave a beautiful performances that heightened the spiritual beauty of  Abbie and Anthony’s ceremony.  It was an honor to be a part of their wedding day.  Best wishes Anthony and Abbie!

St. Cyril and Methodius

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

 

Rondo String Quartet Nominated On Detroit’s City Voter

The Rondo String Quartet is looking for votes!  http://detroit.cityvoter.com/the-rondo-string-quartet/biz/80059  If you have not voted on City Voter before, you will need to register and then verify your email by clicking the link provided.  City Voter should not contact you again or give your email to any outside parties.  Thank-you for your support!

Wedding at Grosse Pointe Academy Chapel

Congratulations to Will and Jena who were married this past month at the Grosse Pointe Academy Chapel. Constructed in 1899 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart, the Chapel serves as an outstanding example of French Gothic architecture. Beautiful wood carvings include the statues on the two stone side altars, one of the Blessed Virgin, the other of St. Joseph. Floral designs are carved along the high oak panels running along the nave and the sanctuary walls. It was within this setting that the Father led a sentimental service that highlighted family. Matching the elegance of the chapel, we played the classics with the only exception being “You Raise Me Up” for the Jena and Will’s mothers. The couple wrote their own vows which generated a few tears along with a few chuckles. Bill Gramzow from Shrine of the Little Flower and Nancy McCarthy, well known vocalist in the metro area, performed a moving rendition of Pie Jesu and Ave Maria during communion. At the close of the ceremony, the Father presented the new couple with a gift of two wine glasses. Reminiscent of the Jewish wedding ceremony where a glass is smashed, the Father encouraged the couple to pause on their monthly anniversary to celebrate and acknowledge their love and commitment to their marriage. Our best wishes to Will and Jen as they begin married life together.

The Grosse Pointe Academy Chapel

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