All Saints Chapel in Howell Michigan Wedding Elopement
Rachel and Jeremy were such kind and warm people, it was a joy to spend time with them. They chose to have an intimate wedding ceremony at the All Saints Chapel in Howell.
First let me tell you a bit about this chapel. It is originally built in the 1800's and it is beautiful on the inside and out. The wonderful coordinator was great to work with. She assisted with streaming the music, getting the processional in order and sending people down the aisle. Not every wedding venue offers a coordinator, so this was a great service to have, it truly makes the day so much easier to enjoy.
Jeremy and Rachel chose to keep the ceremony simple and sweet. They exchanged wedding vows and rings and I was able to intertwine their love story into the wedding ceremony. They have been together for 10 years and January 11th they made it legal, surrounded by loving family and friends their love was beautiful to see.
Sweet and Simple Elopement "How to"
You used to think an elopement meant traveling to a far off place in secret to marry your soul mate. However, today elopements can be done right near your home town and with you loving tribe standing right with you. The idea of an elopement is a simple sweet wedding ceremony. Simple and sweet...think around 10 guests, or less, the focus is on the two of you getting hitched and that's it.
There are so many reasons couples chose an elopement ceremony and there is simply no wrong answer. I mean the entire reason I became an Ordained Officiant is so that every couple could have the marriage of their dreams so they could get married however they wanted.
January 10, 2019 Karly and Derek got married! They chose to have an intimate wedding ceremony at the Gandy Dancer in Ann Arbor surrounded by their closest family and friends.
The Gandy Dancer in Ann Arbor offers a few private rooms to choose from. Karly and Derek were upstairs in the loft area. The table was set perfectly and the staff was amazing. They saw to every detail, their service was impeccable.
It was time to begin the elopement ceremony. Karly and Derek chose to take the stairs to make a quiet and loving entrance, they stood at the head of the table where their family was seated. I stood off to the side to allow for pictures without me in them.
We shared a sweet elopement ceremony that spoke words of love and the meaning of a wedding ceremony, how a wedding ceremony is a celebration of journey and a highlight of your love. They shared simple vows with each other and exchanged rings. And of course I was able to pronounce them husband and wife and they celebrated with a kiss. After the elopement ceremony they shared celebratory hugs with family and we ended my time with them by signing the marriage license (had to make it legal).
Karly wore a beautiful flower crown and long burgundy dress, it was perfect for her. Derek wore a suit that fit him perfectly. Karly had a beautiful bouquet of flowers.
Their intimate wedding ceremony and celebration was perfect for them. It was such a wonderful time and I am excited to have shared this moment with them.
My friends over at Vision Photo are offering an exclusive photo package for your elopement ceremony! This photography package from Vision Photo is the perfect opportunity to capture your elopement ceremony and even add on some family portraits.
Flowers add that special romantic touch to your wedding day and your elopement ceremony is no different. A simple courage or bouquet and boutonniere can spice up the day and make you picture perfect and The Flower Alley in Novi has just what you need!
Introducing Holly Hotel Elopement Packages! I am so excited to partner with Holly Hotel (which is an upscale restaurant in downtown Holly) as they offer this amazing elopement package.
Just ELOPE! The perfect place is the Holly Hotel!
Many 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!
Bottle of Wine or Champagne
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
Each additional dinner guest $45 inclusive.
Call 248.634.5208 and say "We want to Elope!"
I live in Holly Michigan. It's downtown is literally a scene from a Hallmark Movie. The shipowners are so nice and inviting and the area restaurants treat you like family. Holly, Michigan offers plenty of spots for the perfect wedding location and one of my favorites is the Holly Hotel - also...it's a upscale restaurant, not a hotel.
I refer couples to the Holly Hotel for their elopement ceremonies all the time! The reason is the owners, they are sweet and kind and they truly want each couple to have the best experience possible. So call Holly Hotel, let them know I sent you and the process is simple. You can make a dinner reservation or dessert and champagne and we can sneak off to the upper floor and do a quick, sweet elopement ceremony!
The holidays are coming and for downtown Holly that means the Dickens Festival. This time of year in Holly Michigan is truly magical. The streets are lined with lights and evergreen. The Holly Hotel is decorated with all things Christmas and oh my goodness the ally just strung up the prettiest of lights! So, gather your family and friends and meet me at Holly Hotel this Holiday season for your elopement ceremony.
Saving those hard earned dollars while getting married is easier than ever! Simply Elope! Yes, eloping is possible and easy and economical.
Did you know most courthouses in Michigan no longer perform marriage ceremonies? And, if the courthouse wedding is possible you will have to wait your turn...sometimes months.
So, why not elope in Michigan and do it your way. Just pick the place, it could be a local park or your favorite restaurant, even many proper wedding venues will host your elopement ceremony if you do it on a weekday. So elope in Michigan on a Monday at noon - gather your closest friends and family or keep it simple and just ask two witnesses to come along and get married for less.
The cost of your marriage license is around $25, the cost for me to officiate is around $200 - and that my friends is the bare minimums - $225 and you are married your way!! Now, you can always book a venue, grab a cute bouquet and maybe find that perfect little dress and suite and don't forget a photographer to capture your wedding day. These things can all be done for your elopement ceremony and still keep it under $1000...easy!
Email me, firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get the details ironed out.
You can get married and love your wedding day...and not go broke!
Getting married without going broke. Yes, it is possible to marry the person of your dreams and stay on budget, or get married on a very low budget and save those dollars for the honeymoon or house or blah - student loans.
Elope not broke! That needs to be your motto. You can have a beautiful, authentic, personal wedding ceremony and not break the bank. Let me tell you how.
Elope in Michigan! Yes, you can elope, you can elope this week or next or a month from now. Michigan elopements allow you to focus on your love and your marriage. Eloping is mean to be simple and stress free.
One, gather your tribe, your closest family and friends keep the list short, think around 10 people.
Two, decide on a elopement venue or location. You can be inside or outside, use your favorite park or restaurant, the key is to keep it simple, don't over think it.
But, here's the secret, call your favorite wedding venue, and ask about getting married on a Monday - at noon! Tell them you only want use of the venue for one hour - see what the rate is - it's a steal I promise! Because...you only need the space and 10 chairs, your not bringing in floral and vendors and food just you, your favorite ten people...that's it!
Three, pick a photographer - yes, this is a splurge item but in my opinion any wedding day needs amazing photos and there is one way to do that - hire a great photographer or...get your tribe to buy their services as your gift!
Four, grab your marriage license; you gotta make that elopement legal.
Oh, and fifth and final step...hire me. We will craft the most dreamy, personal and loving elopement ceremony.
Boom! There you go, your hitched.
You can always go to your local favorite restaurant to celebrate or head back to your house to celebrate your elopement with champagne and crackers and cheese. Whatever way you choose to get married make your marriage personal and all about your love.
How to chose a location to elope in Michigan
You have decided to elope in Michigan! First let me tell you congratulations on your decision. Many couples today are making the choice to elope in Michigan for many different reasons, be it budget, keeping it intimate, time or just keeping the focus on their marriage and partnership... but whatever your reason know that I can help you elope in Michigan.
If you are here you have seen my home page and the 3 simple steps on how to elope in Michigan. It really is that easy!
Let's talk about location options for your elopement ceremony. First decide if you want to be indoors or outdoors - yes you can elope in Michigan outdoors even in the winter - think about the snow fall and the fresh look your elopement ceremony will have and knowing that the typical elopement ceremony takes 15 minutes helps get you through the chill.
Outdoor elopement locations are a plenty and we can use most for free! Local parks like the Fenton Mill Pond Park and Depot Park in Clarkston offer a covered gazebo and plenty of green space to use. You can reserve the gazebo for your elopement at either location if you want to assure you have private use of the gazebo.
Indoor locations for elopement ceremonies can be magical. The Fenton Community Center has many rooms for rent and during the week (not weekend) the rates rage from $40-85 for an hour = and we'll only need it for maximum 30 minutes so there's still plenty of time for you to bring a bottle of bubbly to toast to the newly wed couple. The Van Gilder Room which is located in the newly built upper level offers floor to ceiling windows for a view of the community park - it's a gorgeous option to bring the outdoors in for your elopement ceremony. The room holds up to 80 people, plenty of space for you to take a Monday off work, invite a few of your closest family and friends and get hitched! You could even extend your rental and bring in catering from nearby Laundry, Crust or the Fenton House restaurants.
The choices for your Michigan elopement ceremony are a plenty. Simply email me to set up a date and let's talk wedding.
Fenton Community Center and the Van Guilder Room are pictured above.
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