Friday, April 12, 2013

Featured Bride and Groom - Shaena and Ben

We have another fabulous wedding to share. This month's couple celebrated their wedding at The Temple, a historic theatre, that is spectacular and charming. It is also known as "The Showplace of Northeastern Michigan." This is a beautiful venue in which to have a memorable wedding reception.

Shaena tells the touching story of how she and Ben met and became engaged in her own words...

"Ben and I actually met way back in middle school. We didn't have too much to do with each other then, but when we went to high school we ended up sharing quite a few classes throughout the year. There was much flirting, but as is the way with many high school crushes, the timing or circumstances never worked out.
After we graduated, I pursued my public relations degree at Central Michigan University, while he worked towards his engineering degree first at Delta then at Michigan Tech. Despite the distance, we still managed to run into each other a couple of times a year. We attended the same church in our hometown, and midnight mass on Christmas Eve seemed to be our special catch-up time.
It was at this mass in 2010 that I was telling him about my sister's engagement, and how I needed to work on finding a date (I couldn't resist the opening to see if he was single) he replied that he would be my date! We exchanged numbers, and wished each other a Merry Christmas.
The next day, he said he knew my sister's wedding wasn't until July, but that he was pretty clumsy and we should definitely go on a practice date. Needless to say it went well!  
Bride Temple Theatre
Almost a year later at the beginning of mass at the same church we reconnected in, our priest asked if anyone had any announcements. Much to my surprise, Ben raised his hand! He walked to the front of the church and told everyone how in the past he has walked through life alone, but today he was hoping to rectify that mistake. He got down on one knee and asked me to spend my life with him. I said yes!
A little over a year later, we said our vows two feet in front of where he proposed! It was an incredible journey and we can't wait to write the rest of the story."                                             

Shaena and Ben's wedding day...






The wedding reception was held in the Grand Ballroom of the Temple Theatre. As you can see the wedding party took some lovely shots within the interior of the theatre. As you may have also noticed, the bride and groom's names were featured on the marquee out front. These wonderful touches add up to an extra special day.  Something old, something new - The Temple provides this and more!

Warm congratulations to Shaena and Ben. May you have a beautiful future together.

If you held your wedding at HORIZONS or The Temple and would like to be featured, please contact us. We would be honored to feature your story here. For more information, please call 989-799-4122.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Wedding Inspirations Expo - Sunday, April 7, 2013

HORIZONS annual wedding expo, Wedding Inspirations, is coming up this Sunday, April 7 at our beautiful facility in the Great Lakes Bay region. We are excited to present a number of wedding services and vendors for brides-to-be all in one convenient location.

There will be 70+ vendors showcasing their services and available to speak to brides onsite. Wedding services include: flowers, caterers, wedding cakes, banquet facilities, bridal registries, entertainment companies, decorations, invitations, rentals, transportation, photographers, travel agencies, beauty essentials, photo booths, and much more. Talk to informal models wearing the latest in bridal and formal attire from a variety of apparel stores. Brides' registration enter them for free gifts and drawings.

For more information, please call 989-799-4122 or visit our website at . We look forward to seeing everyone there and to a great show.