The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
September 30, 1897 Page 8:
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Beautiful Ceremony at St. Paulís Episcopal Church, Chattanooga.

Chattanooga Times.

The season of autumnal weddings was prettily inaugurated yesterday by the nuptials of Miss Carrie Louise Garner, the popular and talented daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Garner, and Mr. Howard Erwin Felton Jones, a prominent young manufacturer of Cartersville, Ga. The ceremony took place at St. Paulís Episcopal church. Chancel and altar had been handsomely decorated with stately palms, oleanders and roses, artistically placed about a center piece in the design of a harp, made of Marechal Neil and La France roses. At the noon hour, the time set for the marriage, the church was filled with the friends of the bride and a number of representatives of Cartersville society, who had come to witness the ceremony. There was not a minuteís delay in the arrival of the bridal party, and led by the choir boys of the church, singing the bridal chorus, the march to the altar began. Following the choristers were the ushers, Messrs. A. S. Quillian, John W. Davis and Miles Dobbins, of Cartersville; Herbert Bushnell, Edwin Wilson and George Gardenshire, of Chattanooga. Preceding the bride came Mrs. John P. Massey, the brideís sister as maid of honor. Mrs. Massey was handsomely gowned in a costume of cadet blue cloth with revere and black velvet trimmings. She wore a fetching hat and carried an arm bouquet of American beauty roses.

Following Mrs. Massey, Miss Garner, attended by her father, gracefully advanced to the altar. The bride was strikingly handsome in a tailor made traveling dress of heavy green cloth with a beautiful hat to match. She carried a shower bouquet of brideís roses with buds pendant from white satin ribbons.

At the altar, the party was met by the groom and his best man, Mr. Thomas Milner, of Cartersville, who had advanced from the sacristy.

During the ceremony, performed by Rev. William M. Pettis, rector of St. Paulís church, after the Episcopal ritual, Prof. Frank Case, who presided at the organ, softly played, ďOh, Promise Me.Ē The nuptial benediction was pronounced by Rev. B. G. Mitchell, of the Cumberland Presbyterian church. To the glad strains of Lohengrinís wedding march, beautifully sung by Mrs. L. G. Walker, Mrs. W. H. Pratt, Mr. Howard L. Smith, and Mr. E. F. Stapleton, the bridal party went from the church. After luncheon with the brideís parents, the couple left for Nashville and a honeymoon tour through the north and east.


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