I would not miss my second cousin Annie's wedding!
We bonded when I was 16 and spent the summer at her house in Florida.
Her and her now husband picked a wonderful venue.
This is the church where the ceremony took place (they had a no picture policy throughout the entire wedding so my pictures were mostly outside when no photographers were present!).
The church was built in 1897, although this is its third location. It is beautiful inside and out.
The train which is located on the property was built in 1946 and was in commission for almost thirty years. It makes a great spot for wedding pictures.
The wedding was also a family reunion for me. I got to meet and/or revisit my Smith relatives (my grandpa's sister's side of the family). Everyone was so nice.
Mark and Anne are Annie's parents, and the family that I stayed with when I was a teenager. It was wonderful to catch up with my relatives as an adult (I think spending time with a rebellious teenager is not so fun).
My cousin Annie MADE her bouquet out of old broaches, one coming from our great grandmother.
It was spectacular.
Rick, Mark's brother (and his wife) sell spicy jam, which is delicious.
Happy wedding Annie!