Let me introduce Shelby and her company Monnette Co Photography to you. She is such a warm and wonderful person. Her creativity and love for all things wedding truly comes through in her photography.
I bumped into her awhile ago at a wedding we were doing together, a quick follow of her social media accounts led me to love her work even more. So when I was standing in the Holly Hotel last weekend and saw who I thought was her outside my heart was so happy! Darn masks had me second guessing myself lol.
Let me share with you her pictures of the sweet little elopement at Holly Hotel.
The Holly Hotel, recently it's felt like my home away from home. Its amazing owners and event planning coordinator have done everything they can to help couples continue to get married in a warm and welcoming environment.
The Holly Hotel offers many wedding day packages, but the one that fit's what we're allowed to do today is their elopement package (or small wedding package), oh, and the best part is...you can take your dinner and cake to go!
Just ELOPE! The perfect place is the Holly Hotel!
Most couples choose to elope because it's incredibly romantic and completely stress-free. It's a unique departure from the typical wedding style, ensuring your big day is all about the love you share with your partner. Our elopement packages couldn't be any easier for you and your betrothed. On the day of your wedding, you simply show up and say "I do." Then you enjoy the rest of your time sipping wine and enjoying a romantic dinner at the Holly Hotel.
An exclusive venue for your ceremony!
Champagne Toast following Ceremony
Your wedding officiant included and waiting for you!
Bridal bouquet for the bride
Boutonniere for the groom
Photography taken by our staff
A five course Holly Hotel Dinner for Two
A petite wedding cake
A personal elopement coordinator
$500-Each additional dinner guest $49 inclusive.
Holly Vault Chapel Elopement and Intimate Wedding Package
I could not be more excited to introduce you to another hometown wedding venue I love! The Holly Vault Chapel is now offering small wedding packages, and guess what...I'm part of the deal! That's right, when you book the small wedding package with them, your wedding Officiant fee is included! I'll be there with you to create the perfect ceremony and make sure you love every bit of your wedding ceremony.
Email me to book this package - we may be limited on what we can do, but as long as the County Clerk's offices are issuing marriage licenses and the state allows, we can do it, we can get you married!
Well, what an exciting email to receive today from www.weddingrule.com!
They emailed me to let me know I was selected as one of their top 10 wedding Officiants in Detroit. It's nice to be recognized for your work and to see your name in print.
Thank you wedding rule!
Link to article here
Wedding Ceremony music is important. Your wedding ceremony music will set the tone for your wedding ceremony, romantic, whimsical, upbeat, what do you want to hear?
It's not easy, change, but here we are again, changing the gathering guidelines.
Here's the highlights:
-Ceremonies can happen, must meet the social distancing and capacity guidelines.
-25 people outdoor max
-social distance per household
So, what do we do now? Well, we follow the guidelines for gathering for your wedding. We get you married, because marriage is what you came for! Take the opportunity to get married on your date and then press pause on your reception and plan for a new date to party and celebrate when you can include everyone!
In the state of Michigan only the couple who is getting married can apply for and obtain their marriage license. Your Minister, Priest,Officiant or other person can't do it for you.
Did you even know you have to get a license to be legally married in Michigan?
Whatever county you live in, go to that counties website for the clerks office, search marriage license and view their current application instructions, their all different right now due to Covid.
Remember your marriage license is valid for 33 days after the date of application, so apply on time and get married on time.
That's right people, if you choose to elope you don't have to do it in secrecy, you don't have to run away without your parents permission...do people still get "permission"?
Anyway, eloping today simply put means to marry quickly with a few guests.
So, if you choose to elope, you can gather your closest friends and or family, pick a date a few days or weeks out and get hitched!
You can email me and we'll set it up at a local restaurant or given the current covid conditions probably outdoors. Eitherway, you're in love and you should be able to elope!
Today is my 20th wedding anniversary. Everyday I make the choice to choose love. I fall in love with my husband over and over in many different ways for different reasons. I choose to see the love he gifts to me over and over. I choose to understand his desires and goals and to help him the best I can. I choose to know he is not perfect and to accept the possibilities that imperfection give. I choose everyday to love him in all the ways I can, even if that's from a distance or quietly or loudly and strongly.
Everyday we're faced with many choices, love, laughter, patience, kindness, fortitude...and on and on. I would never push my hopes onto someone else but I will say this, I do hope at the end of everyday you love yourself enough to know the love you give is a choice and you make the best choices for you.
It's what drew me to my husband 25 years ago, in high school lol - he's honest. Sometimes too honest, but he's learned over the years when to keep that honest bits to himself and which ones to share. I love it about him, his honesty, he can't fathom lying or cheating or being immoral, it's just not part of his makeup. I'm not saying he's perfect, no one is, but he is honest and that quality I love.
In marriage honesty is important, but the delivery of your honesty is maybe even more important. Sometimes you can't just come out and say it, you need to explain, to provide some comforting information and then hit um with the honest.
Ke kind to each other but be honest too.
Love stories are my passion