If it’s Fall at The Center, Love is in the Air!

Contributed by: Amanda Toia Amanda Toia

When most people hear the phrase, “Wedding Season”, they think of the summer months--June, July, and August.  But around here, our wedding season seems to be the month of October!  We’ve moved from calling it a coincidence to spotting a serious trend.

Shortly after joining our team in 2013, Nicholas Defenthaler married on October 12th in Detroit.  He and his lovely wife, Robin honeymooned in Riviera Maya, Mexico. They have since recently moved into their new home in South Lyon and welcomed their first child, Brek Defenthaler.

The following year, another one of our team members tied the knot! The Center’s own Melissa Cyrus married her fiancée Kevin Parkins on October 4th, 2014.  Melissa and Kevin were married at The Roostertail in Detroit.  We were awestruck by Melissa’s beauty.  She was a gorgeous bride and Kevin didn’t look too shabby, either!  Their wedding ceremony was extremely unique with Kevin’s father officiating.  The food was abundant, the drinks were flowing, and the music kept us on our feet—when we weren’t cramming in the photo booth to take silly pictures! Melissa and Kevin honeymooned in Aruba and now reside in their home in Novi.  Not too much has changed around here since Melissa’s wedding except her last name and her Center e-mail address.  She is now Mrs. Melissa Parkins.  Her new e-mail is melissa.parkins@centerfinplan.com. Kevin and Melissa just celebrated their one year wedding anniversary this past weekend. My, how time flies!

Other notable weddings that took place during The Center’s “wedding season” were those of Jen Hackmann and Melissa Joy.  Both were married on October 6th.  Jen and her husband, John are celebrating their 14th wedding anniversary this month. They were married in Ann Arbor. Melissa and her husband, Jeff married in 2007 in Charlevoix.  Both were Center team members when they wed.  In fact, Melissa Joy was a bridesmaid in Jen Hackmann’s wedding!

Congratulations to our office newlyweds and not-so-newlyweds! We wish you many years of health and happy October anniversaries!

Amanda Toia is a Registered Client Service Manager at Center for Financial Planning, Inc.