The wedding of Katherine Gregg Sample and David Christie Tyrrell of Philadelphia, one of the most beautiful ever attended by Shreveport society, took place at 8 o’clock Tuesday evening in St. Mark’s Episcopal church. The ceremony was performed Rev. Dr. James M. Owens assisted by the Rev. Anson Phelps Stokes, Jr. After the service a formal reception was held in the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Guy Sample, on Jordan street.
The chancel was aisled with many calla lilies in high standards, woodwardia and multiple cathedral tapers in seven-arm candelabra.
While the guest were assembling, Mrs. H.R. Moore presented a nuptial recital—a half hour of organ music including “To An Evening Star” and the Prelude from Act III of “Lohengrin” (Wagner); “Nuptial Song” (DuBois) and “Cantable (Wilder), at the conclusion of which the vested choir of St. Mark’s entered in procession singing “The Voice That Breathes O’er Eden” followed by the playing of the Bridal Chorus from “Lohengrin” marked the entrance of the bridal party, an evening hymn was improvised during the service and the recessional was Mendelsohn’s “Wedding March”
First to enter were the groomsmen and ushers, Mr. Oliver Sample, Mr. Morton McMahon, Mr. Wilton Sample and Mr. Staunton Sample.
The graceful single file of brides-matrons include the bridegroom’s sister, Mrs. Carol Tyrrell Gilmore of Beaumont, Mrs. James A. Bolton of Alexandria and Mrs. Frances W. Scott, sister of the bride. They were facsimile gowns of amber-gold silk net tucked and fitted from yoke to hemline with circular ruching edging the shoulder capelet and floor-length skirt. The apple green velvet of their wide sashes matched the velvet ribbon bows on their formal bouquets of yellow calla lilies.
Similarly made of silk net tucked and ruched, but of pastel blue, was the gown of the lovely blonde maid of honor, Miss Betty Robinson. Her sash and the streamers of her yellow calla lilies bouquet were of lapis lazuli blue velvet.
The bride entering with her father, Mr. Samuel Guy Sample, who was to give her in marriage, appeared very beautiful in her Tafel wedding gown of old ivory stain fashioned calyx-like with a high corded collar[,] long tight sleeves tapering to a point and rows of covered buttons from elbow to wrist and from neckline to waist at the back. A veil of illusion caught to her dark hair with a shallow cap of Chantilly lace and a fillet of orange blossoms, extended the length of her long court train. She carried a formal bouquet of white calla lilies and calla leaves tied with white satin.
They were met at the chancel steps by the bridegroom and his best man, his brother, Mr. William C. Tyrrell, of Belmond, Iowa, who, like the groomsmen wore the bride’s favor, a gardenia boutonniere.
Mrs. Samuel Guy Sample chose for her daughter’s wedding a gown of gold brocaded lame. The groom’s mother, Mrs. William C. Tyrrell of Beaumont, wore a white brilliant-beaded gown with a formal train.
At the reception following, the guests were received in the hallway of the Sample home by Mrs. Douglas A. Lee and Mr. J. Reese Jones. In the drawing rooms, which were decorated with innumerable spring flowers, were the bride and groom and their attendants, Miss Robinson with Mr. William C. Tyrrell, Mrs. Bolton with Mr. Wilton Sample, Mrs. Gilmore and Mr. Oliver Sample, Mrs. Scott with Mr. Staunton Sample, and Mr. Morton McMahon; the hosts, Mr. and Mrs. Sample with Mr. and Mrs. William C. Tyrrell, Sr., Mr. James A. Bolton and Mrs. William C. Tyrrell, Jr., Francis W. Scott and Mrs. J.W. Garth of Beaumont; and Mr. and Mrs. Harry C. Tyrrell of Beaumont; Mr. and Mrs. Sidney J. Harman; Mr. and Mrs. Edward R. Jones, Miss Elsie Jones and Mrs. B.M. Bryan of Washington, D.C.
In the dining room the bride’s table was centered with a tiered wedding cake crowned with a spray of valley lilies. At the ends of the lace-covered oval were identical punch bowls of antique silver, gold lined. On buffet and serving tables were pale yellow souvenir roses and ivory tapers in silvel [sic] candelabra. Ices in yellow rose molds, little tiered sandwiches and embossed cakes and confections were served. Presiding or assisting in the dining room were Miss Lena Jones, Mrs. Delia Gahagan, Mrs. Hill Shepherd, Miss Minnie Well, Miss Nora Laskey, Mrs. Walter B. Chandler, Miss Josephine Hardin and Mrs. Samuel Webb Smith.
Later in the evening the bridal couple left for their honeymoon in New York City, Mrs. Tyrrell wearing a very smart costume suit of ruby-tone crepe with collar, cuffs and pockets of kolinsky and a peaked toque. They are to arrive in Philadelphia in a fortnight where they will have an apartment at Bryn Mawr Gables, Bryn Mawr, PA. Their attractive remembrances to their attendants were lame evening bags from the bride and leather travel cases from the groom.
Katherine Sample Tyrrell is the younger daughter of prominent parents and one of the most charming young personalities in society. She is a Junior Leaguer, a graduate of Gardner School in New York and a former student of the National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Tyrrell, the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. William Casper Tyrrell, is a member of a noteworthy Texas and Iowa family. He was educated in the east and is a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. His fraternity is Sigma Chi.
Notable among out-of-town guests were Mr. and Mrs. J. Cooke Wilson of Beaumont.
Source: Shreveport Times, January 27, 1935.