Salem Baptist Church in Abington recently held a Tom Thumb wedding. where young church members act out a wedding. The bride was Amirah Guess with groom Xander Collington. Collington is the grandson of municipal judge Craig Washington. A Tom Thumb wedding is a pageant where children act out the marriage ceremony. There were 50 children participating in the event, according to Salem’s pastor, the Rev. Marshall Mitchell. The traditional mock weddings offer an opportunity to teach children about the importance of friendship and of making promises.

— PHOTOS: REV. MARSHALL MITCHELL/ SALEM BAPTIST CHURCH

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