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Lifelong Dream Comes True for Livonia Couple

Marriage has been a lifelong dream for Ward Supernois and Larry Iddins Jr. They never believed it could happen in their lifetimes, but they finally tied the knot this year on Aug. 12 inside the Newburg Church at Greenmead Historical Park in Livonia. "From the time I was a child all the way into my adulthood I have never dreamed of the moment I would find my special someone to spend my life with and get married," said Ward. "I seriously never believed I would be able to legally marry in my lifetime. I still find myself expecting [...]

Love Is Love at the Village Chapel

The Village Chapel in Fowlerville dates back to 1891. It was built as the home of St. Agnes Catholic Church at the corner of Church and Maple Streets. But its time in its original structure was to be short lived. In May of 1909 a violent tornado tore off the roof and ripped through the church leaving it in shatters. Just five short months later, a new cornerstone was laid and the church was rebuilt a few blocks away. "I have two cornerstones," said Karen Ryan, owner and manager of the chapel. "I have the new one and [...]

Michigan Garden Wedding Venues Among Best in the World

Harper's Bazaar recently named Zingerman's Cornman Farms and Planterra Conservatory to its list of "The 22 Best Garden Wedding Venues in the World." As the only midwest locations chosen, both venues are honored to be showcased among outdoor spaces from California and New York to Italy and South Africa. Harper's partnered with the experts at The Venue Report to curate the list of wedding venues, which are described as "22 polished yet pastoral gardens...wish a dose of formality" suited for couples looking to wed in a natural setting. Writer Carrie Goldberg highlights the perks of exchanging nuptials at [...]

Personalization Prevails and Traditions Get A Twist Among Same-Sex Weddings

Study of U.S. Married and Soon-to-be Married LGBTQ Couples Reveals Top Proposal, Planning and Wedding Day Trends June 26 marked the two years since the historic Supreme Court ruling that the U.S. Constitution guarantees rights to same-sex marriage. In celebration of Pride month and the second anniversary of marriage equality in the U.S., The Knot - the nation's largest source for wedding news and inspiration - released the results from The Knot & Q.Digital LGBTQ Weddings Study. Top Statistics from The Knot LGBTQ Weddings Study 2017 Average Wedding Cost (excludes honeymoon): Women, $17,341; Men, $18,049 Average Engagement Ring Spend: Women, $3,185; [...]

Marriage Strengthens Couple’s Love During Flint’s Water Crisis

It's fall 2016 and C'Aira "KB" Ivory realizes she is with the love of her life. "I woke up one morning and I was like I'm ready to get married," said Ivory who goes by KB. She went to the 67th District Court in Flint to get a marriage license without her partner of eight years knowing. "I wanted to surprise her," Ivory said of her soon to be wife. She went home and showed then Tia Simpson the marriage license and decisions had to be made. "I guess she decided enough was enough," said Tia. "I had [...]

Historic Detroit Church Will Marry First Gay Couple

Score one for online dating. Andrew Nichols and Latress London met two years ago on Match.com. Now they're planning a wedding. It will be the first same-sex ceremony to take place in the historic Fort Street Presbyterian Church in Detroit. But that's skipping ahead. Nichols and London started dating about two years ago. Their first date wasn't really one. "He helped me move out of where I was living and into a new house," recalled Nichols. "So our first date was eating a Little Caesar's Hot'n'Ready with a bottle of wine at my coffee table sitting on the [...]

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