Annette Smolos, Derek Nielsen exchange marriage vows in beachside ceremony

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express
Annette and Derek Nielsen

Annette Marie Smolos and Derek Lester Nielsen exchanged wedding vows on April 18, 2009.

The couple held a beachside ceremony at Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

The bride is the daughter of Steve Smolos of Myrtle Beach and Bette Smolos of Penn Yan.  The groom is the son of Bob and Nancy Nielsen of Penn Yan.

Presented in marriage by her father, the bride was attended by her sister, Stephanie Smolos as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Tina Burt of Tampa Fla, Rachael Chisom of Penn Yan and cousins of the groom Kristen and  Kimberley Thayer, also of PennYan.

Jeff Breuer of Penn Yan was the best man.

Groomsmen were brother of the groom Rob Nielsen, John Francisco of Penn Yan and Shane Pahl of Raleigh, N.C.

The reception was also held at Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach.

Annette is a 2005 graduate of Penn Yan Academy. She attended Continental School of Beauty Culture in Rochester. She is licensed in the field of cosmetology in both New York and South Carolina. The bride is working in a salon in Myrtle Beach as a manager and stylist.

Derek is also a graduate of Penn Yan Academy.  He attended SUNY Alfred for Electrical Maintenence and graduated with an Associates Degree. The groom is employed in Myrtle Beach in his field, and is also studying to become a master electrican.

The newlyweds reside in Carolina Forest in Myrtle Beach, S.C.