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The Sound of Love

The Bluewater Kings Band, one of the most popular wedding bands in the Midwest, will return for the fifth time to the Ultimate LGBTQ Wedding, Home & Life Expo on Sunday, Oct. 13. While the band is fully customizable – from three to 14 pieces – it will be a quartet who will perform at the expo.

By |2019-10-09T18:03:56-04:00October 9th, 2019|Guides, Marriage, Wedding|

BTL’s 2019 Wedding, Home & Life Expo Venue Highlight: The Henry, Autograph Collection

From the moment that wedding planning starts, securing the perfect venue should be at the top of the list. In fact, finding the location of the ceremony and reception is so important that in the Brides.com "Ultimate Wedding-Planning Checklist and Timeline" it's ranked as something that should be secured at least a year in advance.

By |2019-10-09T18:03:59-04:00October 9th, 2019|Guides, Marriage, Wedding|

Expo Cuts Through Cake Politics

BTL LGBTQ Wedding and Anniversary Event Returns to MotorCity Casino. Click here to get tickets. Same-sex marriage may be safe for now, but the LGBTQ community is not safe from business owners who are allowed [...]

By |2018-03-13T13:49:04-04:00March 8th, 2018|Marriage|

The Choices We Make

A message from the Between The Lines publishers Susan Horowitz and Jan Stevenson: In this issue of BTL we mark the 25th anniversary of the paper. With it, we begin a journey looking back to [...]

By |2018-03-08T15:48:43-05:00March 8th, 2018|Marriage|

B. Ella Bridal Shares 2018’s Trends

Trying to figure out what to wear for the wedding? B. Ella Bridal, located at 570 S. Main Street in Plymouth, is in the business to serve up your dream wedding attire, and for all the right reasons. B. Ella is a full service bridal shop that offers not only bridal gowns, but also bridesmaids dresses, mother of the bride/groom gowns, prom dresses, full accessories and alterations services. B. Ella just celebrated its 14th year in business, and owner Brittany Blase had some insight on what’s trending this season.

By |2018-03-07T16:35:34-05:00March 7th, 2018|Guides, Marriage, Wedding|

Florist ‘Absolutely’ Open to Same Sex Marriages

Michael B. Anthony Florist, located Downriver in Wyandotte, is all about the business of flowers – and they have the reviews, awards and passion to prove it. Owner Michael Bak bloomed his business in 2013, and has since won Local 4’s “Vote 4 the Best” Wedding Florist for two consecutive years, Wedding Wire’s Couples’ Choice award in 2017 and 2018, and has also been named The Knot’s Best of Weddings 2018.

By |2018-03-07T16:35:34-05:00March 7th, 2018|Guides, Marriage, Wedding|

DJs to the Rescue

In order to help with selecting wedding music - which should be the most fun part of planning, but is often times the most overwhelming - BTL asked a couple experts, Chris Blanchard (aka DJ Loki) and Walter Cooper (aka DJ Romeo), to weigh in.

By |2018-03-07T16:35:36-05:00March 7th, 2018|Guides, Marriage, Wedding|

Tennis Shoes And Keeping It Simple

BY AJ TRAGER Betty Olding and Jenny Schumacher met in 1972 and have been together for 43 years. They were finally married on Sept. 26 by Detroit Reverend Deb Dysert of the Metropolitan Community Church [...]

By |2015-10-15T09:00:00-04:00October 15th, 2015|Marriage, News|

Donald Chisholm and Steven Moore marriage

After almost 19 years together, Donald Chisholm and Steven Moore of Pontiac were married on Wednesday, July 1. They would like to enthusiastically thank Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown, who officiated the ceremony, and her [...]

By |2015-10-15T09:00:00-04:00October 15th, 2015|Marriage, News|

Caspar Recap: Married Is Married

BY AJ TRAGER ACLU attorneys and plaintiffs in the Caspar v Snyder case in April 2014. In April 2014, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, on behalf of eight couples that were married [...]

By |2015-03-19T09:00:00-04:00March 19th, 2015|Marriage, News|

Risky Business

By Christopher Treacy Kevin Dombrow of Sheraton Detroit Novi. BTL Photo: Andrew Potter It's difficult to believe that anyone can afford to say no. Our economy may be wobbling toward some semblance of stability, [...]

By |2018-01-16T04:19:51-05:00March 19th, 2015|Marriage, News|

Couple Quotes

Erin Trame And Carrie Turner, Married In Washtenaw County Carrie Turner and Erin Trame, married in Washtenaw County on March 22, 2014. "My wife and I were one of the lucky couples to get [...]

By |2015-03-19T09:00:00-04:00March 19th, 2015|Marriage, News|

Financial Workshop

Same-sex marriage may soon become the law of the land, so couples now need to learn about the financial realities of marriage and plan accordingly. Marriage creates new pooled resources and obligations. Questions inevitably arise [...]

By |2015-03-19T09:00:00-04:00March 19th, 2015|Marriage, News|

Pre-Expo Workshop

Come hear one of the area's most respected legal experts discuss the legal status of same-sex couples in Michigan, and how the current cases working through the courts will impact couples in Michigan and across [...]

By |2015-03-19T09:00:00-04:00March 19th, 2015|Marriage, News|

Sixth Circuit Continues Stay

Citing the U.S. Supreme Court's issuance of a stay in the federal district court ruling striking Utah's ban on same-sex couples marrying, a Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel issued an order Tuesday it [...]

By |2014-03-26T09:00:00-04:00March 26th, 2014|Marriage, News|