Sarah and Adam Wed At Historic Assumption Grotto Church
Sarah and Adam were married at Assumption Grotto Church in Detroit in a Latin spoken ceremony. It was a fascinating experience to hear Father Bustamante and the organist sing and speak the service in Latin. Though traditional in language, the couple selected several current hits to fill out the event. Sarah walked down the aisle to "A Thousand Years" and the couple recessed to "A Million Years" from the Greatest Showman.
The church has a rich history. Established by German immigrants in 1830, the current church is the 4th structure on this property and was dedicated in 1930.
Much has been written about the Grotto.
Father Vandendriessche, the first full-time pastor, had visited France and was so inspired by the shrine at Our Lady of Lourdes that he had a replica of the grotto constructed. Designed by Peter Dederichs, it is located behind the church, near the back of the parish cemetery and was dedicated 1881. As a result of the shrine’s fame, the Church of the Assumption began to be known as Assumption Grotto. The entire church complex, which consists of the church, parish house, rectory, cemetery and grotto, was entered into the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.
Congratulations to Sarah and Adam on their wedding at this historic church.