I met the sweetest little couple a few weeks ago that just epitomize the “all American” guy and gal….Lindsay and Matt – who happen to be getting married Labor Day weekend 2012! So we had fun with the “red, white and blue” idea – we grabbed some balloons and headed out to a very old local church…and then some old classic cars! Matt just happens to be crazy about some classic cars (as in, they even have matching t-shirts from the car shows they go to:)) – so I pulled some strings with some locals and got us some cars! And the church was kind of a last minute idea of mine….it sits in an old field and I have always been in love with it. I’m not really sure exactly how old the church is – but when they built the new building one of my older neighbors named Labon (whose father was a founding member of the church I believe) had them haul the church over to his property. Labon has since passed away, but I used to love to go to his house to hear his old stories. He could tell me about the times the ponds would freeze over and he ice skated on them – and about the time that the guy who built my old farm house loaded his car up with some inventions and headed to the “World Fair” with them. He could also tell the story about the day his wife passed away – as if it was just yesterday – when in reality it was many, many years ago. So Labon was a carpenter by trade and had hoped to turn the old wood from the church into little projects – like picture frames or something. I discovered the church myself when I was in the field it now sits – looking at cows. You see in the country, everyone knows everyone 🙂 – and the friend that we bought our two longhorn steers from used to rent the field to keep his cows and horses. So when I realized what the old building was, of course I brought it up to Labon the next time I visited him…mentioned how beautiful it was…and heard more stories of course:). Labon said “well you can have anything you want out of there – as long as you drag it off yourself!” He even offered to let us have the church if we just moved it to our property….wish I had taken him up on his offer at the time! Unfortunately, all I “drug off” was a really old cabinet. So sadly, when Labon passed away from cancer a few years ago, the property was sold to someone else – and the church still just sits there in the field. And I’m still IN LOVE with it….
Speaking of love, this post is supposed to be about some love birds I took pictures of….sorry I get caught up in telling stories sometimes…..so here’s Matt and Lindsay….old church, classic cars, and all!