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Our beautiful gardens including ponds, waterfalls and streams might be a perfect place for your very special wedding. Please see the attached photos of our award winning gardens which are a great place to get married 8 months of the year unless you want a Snow White Wedding. While you may have a wedding location in mind, please know that we can help if you don't. We are currently getting permission for a wedding in the front foyer of Bass Pro at Great Lakes Crossing...with a number of God's creatures standing in as witnesses. Pastor Russ Jones is prepared to marry you at any location of your choice and often with just a couple of week's notice.
It is always fun working with those who are thinking and planning on a marriage. Hearts typically grow younger during these moments and we would like to think that some of that wears off on us too. Pastor Russ usually adds a bit of marital humor to the service to help settle any anxiety of loved ones.
A LONG LASTING AND HAPPY MARRIAGE:
The majority of his weddings want a simple, legal wedding that is brief and to the point, with a signed marriage license and our Gold Seal Wedding Certificate. At the same time, many of our newlyweds have enjoyed large weddings with hundreds of family and friends present. We would like to see our weddings last a life time....and remain among the happiest of all weddings.
We can provide some additional help to those who would like it. For those interested, Pastor Russ can share some premarital counsel about "How to Argue and Still Love Each Other". Pastor Russ is prepared to help with this key issue as well as any that you would like to discuss...."such as Participation With Children From Previous Marriages." Pastor Russ has a Doctorate Degree in Divinity and has written many articles on these subjects.
Another help is sharing with you the 10 things that are found In America's 10% Happiest Marriages." Just a half hour of sharing this study....not from any church denomination.....but from Georgetown University on key words that we can use with each other in marriage that can go a long way to providing unequaled peace in your new marriage.
We are also prepared to help those who have been married before and who often find it difficult to find a clergyman or church that will provide a second wedding service. Catholic Priests can no longer provide weddings in any location other than their own Catholic Church. These road blocks are a shame. Our goal is to make these second marriages happy and to stop the chain of divorce right here. Pastor Russ is a Counseling Pastor who counsels Pastors for the past 35 years. Yes they need counseling too. Often their church rules wont allow second marriages or marriages with 2 different denominational backgrounds. At the same time, these same pastors find couples that they believe would make a great marriage and they are referred to Pastor Russ.
THE WHOLE WEDDING PACKAGE COST:
Our recommended Honorarium cost is based upon mileage and time. While some Weddings only involve one couple repeating their Vows at one of our locations, others can have additional requirements, like rehearsals. In many weddings, please know that while Pastor Russ is often at the front as the Officiant, his wife Paula is often at the back coordinating the flower girl, the ring bearer, the best man, the bridesmaid, etc on when to go forward and when to return back down the aisle to form a Reception Line. This allows mothers and mother-in-laws to sit up front where they are most comfortable. Any counseling you request is at no cost. We will be glad to provide ca suggested honorarium during our phone call, when we know all that is involved in making your wedding special and memorable. Honorariums to our ministry are tax deductible.
RENEWAL OF WEDDING VOWS:
Yes, we can help with this renewal of your vows too. A call will determine exactly what you would like this ceremony to include.
FUNERALS & MEMORIALS:
Yes, we provide help with these end of life services as well. We also can help with hospice counseling as well. We actually have staff who can help with wills and trusts where needed. A call will determine exactly what you would like this ceremony to include, and where.
First, please plan a call that will get all of your questions answered. Some weddings just require a visit to our office in Troy or Clarkston. Others require an appointment that plans a larger, beautiful, and very special event. Pastor Russ is typically booked up 2 weeks in advance. Prior to your wedding, you will have to go to the County Clerk and get a marriage license. Blood tests are no longer required.
We only review and respond to emails Monday thru Friday from 10 am until 4 pm....However, we do answer and respond 24 / 7 to our phones and are available to meet at most any hour in Troy or Clarkston. Call today to get information on how we might help you with these special, life defining, moment. Please call 248 - 408 - 4736 and ask for Paula who is the secretary and our event planner.
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