Gwen Shamblin, the author of the best-selling Weigh Down Diet, is also the founder of the Remnant Fellowship Church, where she teaches the principles of the Bible to help people with addictions, weight loss, marriage counseling, and other life problems. Gwen Shamblin also serves as the volunteer wedding director for the Remnant’s wedding services, which are held on the 40 acres of Brentwood, Tennessee, land donated by her and her husband David.
The weddings at the Remnant Fellowship are put together by a team of volunteers in accordance with the bride’s wishes and feature the ideal colors for the wedding date’s season. Remnant Fellowship is a community of people who love God above all and these weddings are a celebration of the couple and an affirmation of their faith and devotion to Him and one another.
Remnant Covenant weddings, which are only offered to the church’s membership, include certain unique rituals for the couple and the church community. Bride and groom write their own “vows of commitment,” which they read to each other during the ceremony. They also sign a document of commitment to each other, and those in attendance pledge a “vow of accountability” wherein they promise to support the couple in their devotion to their faith first, and then in their relationship with each other. To date, Remnant has hosted over 120 wedding ceremonies.