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Greeley Tribune (Greeley, Weld County)
Aug 28, 1902Page 6
WEDDINGS OF THE WEEK
Never have wedding bells rung more merrily nor good wishes been extended more sincerely and abundantly than on Tuesday evening, when Mabel E. Williams, only child of Mr. and Mr. Fred William of Greeley, became the bride of Charles Vinson of Toledo, Ohio.
The wedding was solemnized in the Park Congregational church at 8 o’clock in the presence of 200 friends, the Rev. Frank Sheldon officiating.
All the floral treasures heralding the approach of autumn offered a wealth of white and gold blooms of beauty and fragrance to the brilliant occasion.Golden rod and golden glow were effectively used in bankinig the altar and chancel, while from the main chandeliers extended white ribbon, festooned with sprays of clematis and held in place by clusters of white and yellow blooms.
Promptly at 8 o’clock Mrs. Sheldon, wife of the pastor, accompanied by Miss Lucy Delbridge on the violin began the singing of the nuptial son “Oh! Promise Me.” after which Miss Mame Casey of Denver rendered the Lohengrin march.As the first notes resounded the wedding party entered the church.First came the ushers, Messrs. Clarence Neill, Charles Hallett, Judson Lohr and Dr. Bennett, followed by the bridesmaids, the Misses Carrie Gordon, Ruth Bruch, Minnie Iman and Ruth Baker, all dressed white and carrying white and yellow roses, the groom and best man, Judge Southard, the matron of honor, Mrs. Robert Norcross, and lastly the winsome bride, leaning on the arm of her father.At the altar the attendants grouped themselves around the young couple, while the Rev Mr. Sheldon said the impressive words of the marriage service.
The bride’s gown was a beautiful creation of Paris lawn made en train.The skirt flounces wee banded with satin ribbon and the bodice displayed anEon effect of ribbon, the drapery of bodice being caught with three rare hand-painted medallions, worn sixty years ago by the bride’s grandmother on her wedding day.A tuile veil fell to the hem of the gown and a shower boquet of white sweet peas was carried.
At the close of the ceremony the bridal party left the church to the Mendelssohn march, repaired to the bride’s home, where the parents gave a reception to sixty of the bride’s intimated friends, assisted by Mesdames Alice Beckwith, Southard and W. C. Wilson and the Misses Alice Kendel, Katherine Banta, Melcina Graham and Anna Graham.
The house was prettily decorated for the affair and the many useful and baluable gifts, which the guests were allowed to view, gave evidence of the high esteem and affection in which the young couple are held.Among others was the token from the Congregational church choir of which the bride has long been a member.
The bride is the daughter of Under Sheriff and Mrs. Williams and traces the good fortune that has always attended her to the fact she first opened her eyes in Greeley.She has been a student at the high school and the State Normal and has been a great favorite in the social life of the town. Possessing not only an attractive personality but a rich contralto voice, whe has ever been a welcome addition to musical circles.The groom is a rising young business man, holding a responsible position with the Roland stationery firm in St. Louis.
Yesterday Mr. and Mrs. Vinson left on a journey to the principal points of interest in the state, Dallas, Texas, kansas City and St. Louis.After the holidays they will make their home at Oklahoma City, much to the regret of friends who wish that Greeley might still claim them.
The out of town guests at the wedding were:Clerk of the supreme court and wife, Auditor Crouter ad wife, Messrs. And Mesdames Warren S. Daniels and George Brierley and Miss Mame of Carey of Denver, Messrs. And Mesdames Frank Harrington of New York, Youtsey of Fort Collins and E.K. Packard of Eaton.