Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Historic Church Wedding

Old Zion Church in Brickerville-  I could hardly wait for the doors to be unlocked, and the shutters pushed open so I could find the treasures inside.  I love, love, love old churches and believe me,  this one did not disappoint !
Built in 1813 this church no longer has a congregation, but is maintained by a Board of Directors which lovingly cares for this pristine  historic property. They happily open it's doors for weddings and other special gatherings.  It has no electricity, heat or air conditioning. I'm told that sitting atop the hill in Brickerville overlooking the beautiful Brubaker Valley with all of the doors and windows open there is always a lovely breeze blowing thru.
The original gas chandelier hangs on the balcony level.  These benches will correct even the worst posture!
View from the balcony.
A window box full of garden flowers seems the most appropriate in this space.
Fans were provided to keep guests cool.  The paper appeared to me to be hand-made, antique quality.
Never saw such fun directions!  Hand-made, the old fashioned way. 

The Bride's bouquet made of Baby's Breath, Monte Casino Asters and Majolika Spray Roses.  There were no attendants.  The bride wore a hand-made tea length dress with a light-blue sash, that she designed herself. I'm hoping to obtain some pictures for a follow up post.)
   I would love to be a guest at a wedding at this historic church.  The rental fee is a low, low $250.; though I'm told it may increase a bit in the future. I forgot to mention it has a working organ too.
  For vintage styled weddings- it doesn't get any better than this!