The Wright Museum


Admission: $50 per couple at the door, day of the event*

*Ask about our group rate!

Opening, General Motors Theater, 3 PM

  • A poetic recitation (Gboyega and Deborah Adeseye)​
  • Welcome (Hasani and Shelbie Ali, Twin Flame Coalition)
  • Together As One (Under the choreography of Min. Yolanda Rountree, El Olam Center for Dance & Arts)
  • “Marriage Matters” (Salon discussion featuring Fox 2 Detroit news anchor Huel Perkins and Priscilla Perkins, senior major gifts officer, Beaumont Health Foundation; moderated by Attorney Fred and Nneka Owens, family psychotherapist)

Intermission, 4 PM

  • Enjoy all the museum exhibits, compliments of the museum, and shop the museum store for great finds and deals.
  • Photo/Essay Contest: Have you and your significant other’s photo taken to submit, along with a written essay about your relationship, to a team of experts who will judge a winning couple in each category:

Most Enduring -- For a couple married at least 15 years and still passionate about one another

Overcomers -- For a couple that has, or is, facing great hardship yet still staying together

Most Bountiful -- For a couple that, together, has four (4) or more children (not to include blended marriages)

Most Romantic Proposal -- For an officially engaged couple (marriage date must be set; ceremony location should be booked)

Sexiest Couple – For that committed, eye-catching couple that, despite kids and careers and all else, still manages to keep the spark in their marriage

Couple of the Year – Taking into account such factors as how this couple met, how long they have been married, what they have overcome to be together; their enduring passion and the well-being/success of their children

*Images by Kennette Lamar, Annistique Photography

VIP Reception, Rotunda, 5:30 PM

*Hosted by the Marriage Resource Center

  • Dinner
  • A round-table discussion with some of the Detroit area’s most prominent couples
  • Awards – Announce winners of photo/essay contest
  • Vow renewal ceremony
  • Dance of Longevity – All married couples will start on the dance floor together and, periodically peeling off in groups of those married from the least amount of time to the longest, will leave the floor until the longest-married couples are last on the floor


This event is sponsored by Black Family Development, Inc., BUF of Michigan, and Radio One.