Today’s wedding is why I love what I do.

When Michelle and Gary called on me to play their June wedding, I was more than thrilled to be a part of the big picture. These two have a special kind of bond and it truly shows…

They both LOVE the Detroit Lions.

Right away, that made them winners in my book.

Well, that’s not completely true. It was probably the fact that Gary and I have become good friends over the last 2 years and that I pushed him to consider hiring me for his wedding. And they did! Once they moved forward with me and Motor City HDJ it became clear to the 3 of us that this was a very natural decision.

In most cases, I meet with clients in a public, wi-fi hotspot public place. But because of our relationship, I was able to enjoy the planning process from the comfort of Michelle and Gary’s couch while we shared Coronas and talked about the wedding. It was such an awesomely different experience.

The event took place at Fountains Golf & Banquet in Clarkston, MI. And this was a “tricks-up-my-sleeve” type wedding. Oh, not from me. But from the groom and the father of the bride.

The first part of the reception didn’t really deviate much from the usual order of things. We did introductions, there were toasts, someone blessed the meal, we ate, and then we moved on to the special dances.

It was the mother/son dance where the first “trick” came in to play. From the very get-go, Gary told me that he wanted to do something special for his mom for their first dance. So, he did.

During my second consultation with them to finalize things before the wedding, I assisted in cleaning up the audio he recorded in a homemade spoken word song he wrote just for his mom. When it came time to play this at the reception, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. And yeah, I’ll admit I was a little choked up at a few moments, too. It was sweet, sincere, and sentimental. Such a fitting tribute for his wonderful mom.

The second trick was my personal favorite.

I mentioned that Michelle and Gary are HUGE Lions fans. Well, at one point in the night, the guests at the reception were paid a visit by Detroit Lions mascot Roary.
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He was awesome. He danced with guests, took pictures, signed autographs, and really added a unique touch to this wonderful night. I was even table to slip in for a quick pic.

Michelle and Gary, I will never forget your wedding. It was truly one of a kind and I don’t think I’ll ever have an experience quite like it again.

Thank you for thinking of me to share your night with you. I had a blast and I wish the two of you love and happiness forever.