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WEDDING WEEKEND JUNE 14TH, 2008
"FROM GOWNS TO GARTERS"
WEDDING DAY RENEW YOUR VOWS
Our 1st naked wedding reception

Jim says, "No Naked Bride will be turned away today!"


26 COUPLES RENEWED THEIR VOWS TODAY & 
120 CELEBRATED AT THE RECEPTION DINNER WITH THEM

    



   WHY THIS WAS SUCH A GREAT EVENT !    
We want to especially thank all the hard work that our members and guests put forth to make this event so very special for the couples that renewed their vows and those that participated in the reception following the ceremony. Without the unselfish acts of so many, Northaven would not be the "home away from home" so many have come to cherish each summer.  


A special thanks go to Jim and Loralee as well as Jeff and Leianne for putting this all together for us.  
Thanks to
Jeff and Lei and Creative Rentals for donating the tents and equipment for the event.
                  
www.creativerentalsofmichigan.com

Also thanks to Jamie and Dede donating the individual personalized champagne flutes for all the couples
attending the reception.



WORDS OF WISDOM FROM THE REVEREND MICK THAT DAY

Welcome to everyone to the Northaven Resort Wedding Weekend.

We are together today to bear witness to these unions. This is the reason for becoming man & wife. It is love that brings them here and love that brings them to this part of their life once again.

It’s heartwarming to see so many couples here today ready to re-affirm their commitment to each other, and their wish is to share this special day with all of us. I know I am truly honored to be able to share and officiate on this special day. Congratulations to all of you.

Marriage is a commitment to life with each other … to the best that two can find and bring out of each other. It offers opportunity for sharing and growth that no other human relationship can equal.  A physical and emotional joining that is promised for a lifetime.

Within this circle, marriage encompasses all of life’s most important relationships’ a wife and husband are each other’s best friend, lover, teacher and listener.

There are times when one partner is heartbroken or sad and the love of the other brings healing and steadfastness of a sturdy foundation.

Marriage deepens and enriches every facet of life. Happiness is fuller. Memories are fresher and commitment is stronger.

Marriage understands and forgives the mistakes life is unable to avoid. It encourages new life, new experiences, like Northaven & Hooch. And new ways of expressing love.

All of you here today have shared love & laughter and many beautiful moments in your lives together as husbands and wives. The fact that you’re renewing your vows here at Northaven indicates you have a zest for life and all that it has to offer. My wish and that of your friends here is that together, as couples, you share many many more.

Life is truly like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get until you take that bite.

With that said, many of you have also shared sadness and tears as well. Possibly career and financial challenges, sickness, maybe the loss of a loved one, a friend, or a family member. Sadly enough that is also part of life. Yet through it all each of you have made the choice to love each other and stand strong through the tough times.

You have all come here today to confirm those commitments and vows that you made to each other some years ago. You are telling us that they are heartfelt and strong and have stood the test of time with the strength of two, shared as one.

Each one of you are to be respected and commended for your continued commitment to each other, and for your desire to share with everyone here your intensions.

Always keep your bond strong. Keep your hearts true, and your family and friends close.  My wish, and that of your friends here today is to be each other’s best friend, Lover & Confidant.

Live long happy and healthy lives together. Continue to learn & grow with every life challenge and victory that you share.

So live laugh  & enjoy, and most of all love each other.

Remember always, that life is about the journey and not the destination.

And as you slide down the banisters of life, may the splinters never point the wrong way.

Today you will re-marry your best friend and two shall be as one. Two? The Possibility of a threesome or foursome may exist also.

Always remember that your lifestyle decisions are an extension of your relationship and not a replacement for it!

A quick note to the gentleman. Early in your marriage you found it difficult to get the last word in any discussion. You now know that yes-dear will give you the last two words in any discussion…

Please gentlemen look at your wives and repeat after me.

I love you even more today than the day we first wed. I will listen more than I talk.

I will continue to love you and grow with you for many years to come.

I promise I will clean up after the super bowl parties.

I will look forward to the goodtimes. And stand fast through hard times.

I promise that I will never roll my eyes at you.

I promise to accept you as you are. I will keep my heart with you always. 

Please ladies look at your husbands and repeat after me.

I love you even more today than the day we first wed.

I promise never to nag you or embarrass you in front of your friends.

I will continue to love you and grow with you for many years to come.

I promise not to make you go shopping on super bowl Sunday.

I will look forward to the good times. And stand fast through the hard times

I will comfort you when your team loses. And drink beer with you when they win.

I promise to accept you as you are. I will keep my heart with you always.

Love is patient, Love is Kind, Love is not Jealous or boastful.  It is not arrogant or rude

Love does not insist on its own way.

It is not irritable or resentful.  It does not rejoice at wrong; but rejoices in Love.

Love bears all things; believes all things, and has hope in all things.  May your love endure all things and it will never end. Live for today, for no one knows what tomorrow will bring.

By the authority vested in me through Universal Ministries and the State of Michigan; I now pronounce you together forever, to infinity & beyond as husbands & wives.  

Everyone may kiss the Brides, either now or later.

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