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Ellen and Patrick's Grand Rapids Market Wedding

August 2014

Notice the smile on Ellen and Patrick's face

Notice the smile on Ellen and Patrick's face

Ellen and Pat Were Asked why they decided to reserve the GR Market for their celebration.

The Market was a convenient location for both our ceremony and reception. We love the clean, industrial feel, not to mention we love to eat and shop at our local market so it was a perfect fit. We also liked the idea of an urban wedding. We were so inspired by our wedding planner, Rhiannon from Hey Gorgeous Events. She is so talented and she truly helped us find inspiration in the Market and brought our wedding dreams to life.

My First Wedding Ceremony At The Kalamazoo Country Club

Matt and Emily's wedding ceremony took place this afternoon 05/13/2013 at the Kalamazoo Country Club (KCC) built in 1909. This ceremony was my first and hopefully not my last. The staff were friendly and the ballroom pictured below was elegant yet winsome. If you are interested in planning your wedding reception and wedding in Kalamazoo this venue is one you must consider. Contact Katie at


Wedding Cup Cakes

My birthday is today and wonderful to receive so many happy birthday messages from many of my family and friends.. One of my dearest friends Jason Johnson meet up with me for coffee this morning.  When he walked into the cafe' he was carrying a box of sweet birthday cupcakes.

Well, Jason's wife Corrie is one of the best bakers in West Michigan. She is a hidden secret! 

One of the trends in wedding sweets are Wedding Cupcakes.  I have watch its popularity grow over the last 9 years and have seen very cool cupcake displays.

So if your considering serving wonderful tasting cupcakes at your reception Corrie' cupcakes are the best. You will not be sorry if you consider Corrie  Johnson's Cupcake Creations.

If your interested just contact me at and I will have her contact you.

I love sweets!


ForeverTwogether Receives WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award 2014


Much gratitude to all you beautiful couples who allowed me the privilege of pronouncing you husband and wife over the past year and a heart-felt thank you to those who took the time to share their experience of working with me in an online review. Your thoughtful input helps me be a better wedding officiant and my business and passion a success. THANK YOU!

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ForeverTwogether Achieves Level Gold Review Status on WeddingWire

Another amazing weekend of wonderful weddings. I also wanted to say THANK YOU! They say it’s the clothes that make the man but in my world (the wedding industry), it’s the praise that makes the biz. I am so blessed because the couples I get to work with and create wedding ceremonies for are gems and I’m always hoping my work and your experience gives you everything you wanted.

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