Recently, the 1912 Jensen Congregational Union Church was the fabulous setting for a very special day. –A day of marriage, for Indian Riverkeeper, Marty Baum, and his beautiful bride, River Warrior, Robin Pittman.
The quaint, lagoon, pioneer-church, that saw so much happiness this day, has known many names, and many faces throughout its many years: 1912, Congregation Union Church; 1933, Jensen Community Church; and 1969, Jensen Beach Christian Church.
It has been a sanctuary along the Indian River Lagoon for 102 years…
The 2014 ceremony was a real “tear jerker.” The entire River Warrior community came together to make this union happen for Marty and Robin. –The perfect sanctuary; bright, beautiful flowers; fashionable hair styling; sumptuous food; decorations; a classic wedding dress; river invitations; bubbles to blow; a guest book; a river cake; and at the end of the day, pink rose petals on the bed of a romantic river cottage….
Photographer, Keri West and videographer, Kenny Hinkle Jr. documented the entire event; eloquent organizer, and preacher for the occasion, Jo Neeson, led the ceremony with many, many others giving their support.
At one point, the Reverend Guy Calvert looked upon the congregation stating:
“The church welcomes the River Warriors to this house…”
I sat between my parents and my husband, fighting back every tear. Thankfully, Gayle Ryan had knowingly handed me a Kleenex on the way inside.
I sat there thinking about my own marriage, and about how at the end of our life journey, love is really all we have to take with us.
“To find love along the Indian River Lagoon, I thought….this is wonderful…”
As Marty and Robin said their vows, I felt a deep sense of history, and how the Indian River has always brought people together, in fact for hundreds of years.
—The river is in us; it is us, and we are her…
It was a beautiful ceremony and I am thankful to have been there. Through the love of Marty and Robin, may the “living waters” of the Indian River Lagoon flow, renewed, once again for all of us….
Please support our Indian Riverkeeper, Mr Marty Baum: (http://www.indianriverkeeper.org/index.html)
9 thoughts on “Love, Along the Indian River Lagoon…”
Congratulations! A great day!
A sweet story- brought a tear to my eye. Thanks, Jacqui, and Merry Christmas!
What a beautiful day! What a sweet wedding! I What a sweet church! I am so happy to have been a part of it and to have shared it with you Jacqui and everyone there! I love Marty and Robin . Thank you for sharing the history on the church , I knew it was historical , I loved that it was on the Indian River and the symbology of it all. Every little piece of that day was magical and difficult to describe . You did great justice to it and you made me tear up again. Big hugs and much love. <3
It was a great day. Thank you for sharing your words and information. You have an elegant and easy way with words. Happy Holidays!
This was very well put together…it was awsome!!! Brings tears to my eyes…namaste to you both! I love you guys! I wish you both the best!
Thanks Jacqui… Robin read this to me on our way back home from the cruise.. I cried.. tears in my eyes now.. Thanks SO much my Sister from another Mother, for all you do. Love to you and Ed!
Hope you had a great honeymoon! See you soon!
Welcome to Jensen Bch, Church,Family,We are so happy you had your wedding there,and happy you were there to join use in our 1st. Baptism,in the Indian River Lagoon.May God bless you, on your journey in this life forever Blessing,s Joan Driscoll
It is a lovely church! On of my favorite I have visited.