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A Pretty Wedding


Here's my grandmother's marriage certificate.


It's not as fancypants as her father's certificate, but Gramma's wedding was 27 years after his, so maybe things were more streamlined in the 20th century.

Anyway, the Washington Star published the following description of the wedding.


The suburban home of Dr. and Mrs. Charles F. Whitney of Woodside, Md., was the scene of a pretty wedding Wednesday evening, when their daughter, Miss Mabel Whitney, was married to Mr. Jarrett N. Shauck. The rooms were tastefully decorated with vines, flowers and potted plants, and formed a bower well fitted for the ceremony, which was performed by the Rev. C. G. Girelius of Woodside M. E. Church. Preceding the wedding march, which was effectively rendered by Mrs. Charles F. Bryant, Miss Mary Wilson contributed several solos.

The bride wore a dainty gown of white elaborately trimmed with lace, and for an ornament a handsome pearl and diamond pendant. She carried a large bouquet of bride roses. Both bride and bridegroom have a wide coterie of friends. Mrs. Shauck is well known in musical circles and Mr. Shauck is the worshipful master of Kensington Lodge, F. A. A. M.

A reception and supper immediately followed the ceremony, and the newly married couple received the congratulations of their many friends.

Mr. and Mrs. Shauck left later for a honeymoon trip to the north.

And here is a blossom from her bouquet of bride roses, preserved for 112 years.