A very pretty, though simple, home wedding occurred last week Thursday, when Elder W. H. KELLEY spoke the magic words which committed his eldest daughter, Belle, to the devoted care and keeping of one of Lamoni's best known and most popular young men, Mr. Oscar ANDERSON, assistant cashier of the State Savings Bank.
The hour was early when the very few guests invited to witness the ceremony wended their way to the comfortable home of Elder KELLEY. The morning was bright, fair and perfect, and not time could seem more fitting and appropriate for the exchange of the sacred nuptial vows.
The guests were met at the door and welcomed warmly by the bride to be, who looked extremely lovely in her simple gown white. What a wondrous beautifier is true happiness! How it lightens up the whole face and figure with its magic art!
A tender song, "With You", sung in the dainty and artistic voice of Miss Nina GRENAWALT immediately preceded the marriage ceremony which was, with some difficulty, because of the intensity and depth of his emotion, performed by Elder Kelley at nine o'clock. All the tenderness of a father's love, with its pleading for his child's happiness was discernible throughout the simple service. While none could choose for a daughter a fate more blessed or desirable than to be happily mated with a worthy man, there is yet a poignancy of grief in the separation of interests, the change which must of necessity follow the taking of vows which remove her from the home nest.
However, one must suppress the sorrow, weddings are times for joy, happy congratulations, hearty good wishes and God speed! So it was a merry company that sat down to the dainty, wholesome, three-course breakfast which followed the congratulations.
All too soon came the carriages and the goodbyes, for the happy couple departed on the noon train for Togo, for a pleasant wedding tour, which will include visits at St. Joseph, Mo., Denver, Manitou and Colorado Springs, Colo., Billings, Montana, Yellowstone Park, etc. The length of their trip is as yet undetermined but they were started out right with old shoes on their luggage and amidst showers of rice and good wishes.
Upon their return they will begin housekeeping in the little home lately vacated by D.. J. Krahl and family.
Few young couples have started out upon their married life more propitiously than these. The favor and good will of the entire community are with them and on every hand are heard expressions of satisfaction and pleasure. May they fulfill the happy promise of their destiny.