Alfreada Josephine Nelson & Leonard A. Perdew
A pretty home wedding was solemnized at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Nelson, near Florence, Minnesota, Monday, August 17, at 7:30 o'clock when their only daughter, Alfreada Josephine, was united in marriage to Mr. Leonard A. Perdew, of Leon, Iowa. Reverend J. Hanna, of Balaton, officiating using the beautiful ring ceremony. The bride and groom marched into the parlor, led by four flower girls dressed in white and carrying carnations. The bride and groom were attended by four bridesmaids and best man.
The bride was dressed in gold silk overlace over white silk messaline, wearing a white silk veil and a wreath of orange blossoms. The groom wore a suit of navy blue broadcloth with a bouquet of white roses. Mrs. A.M. Moore played the wedding march. Cousins of the bride, Misses Verlie and Florence Wheadon, played a duet and a song, "Where the Red-Red Roses Grow." The room was nicely decorated with roses, carnations and ferns. The guests numbering over 150. The table was spread in a bowery where a four-course 8 o'clock dinner was served. The table was decorated with flowers and the national colors. The waiters were in their teens and were neatly dressed in white.
Following the dinner a dancing party was given. The bride was one of our leading young ladies. The groom is a stranger to us, but we are sure that he is a gentleman and worthy of the young lady he has taken for his wife.
They left the home of the bride's parents Tuesday afternoon in an automobile, accompanied by relatives and friends, for Pipe Stone, Minnesota, and taking the train at 5:30 p.m. for the groom's home in Leon, Iowa, where they will visit relatives and friends for an indefinite time and will be at home to their many friends after May 1, 1915 in Des Moines, Iowa.
Decatur County Journal-Iowa
September 3, 1914