White with an accent of red were the colors chosen by Miss Beverly James Mott for her beautiful early autumn wedding Tuesday night when she became the bride of Gary Marl Jones. The Gothic sanctuary of the First Methodist Church was the setting for the 8 o’clock nuptials performed by Dr. Brooks Moore. The bride is the youngest daughter of Mrs. James W. Mott and the late Congressman Mott and the bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gail H. Jones.
The altar was banked with bouquets of red and white gladioluses and dahlias. Lighting the candles were Miss Claudia and Miss Clarice Waters, who wore white net frocks. Verne Esch was the soloist and Alice Rose Jones was the organist.
Dr. Benjamin M. Whisenand of Martinez, Calif., escorted his sister-in-law down the aisle and gave her in marriage. The bride was a picture in her bouffant gown of white net over satin fashioned with fitted bodice and low, rounded neckline. The full skirt, worn over a hoop, was enhanced with tiny rows of lace with the lace repeated on the short sleeves. She wore matching mitts adorned with the lace. Her fingertip illusion veil cascaded from a net embellished with seed pearls. She carried a fan shaped bouquet of white roses and net.
Walk Before the Bride
Four attendants preceded the bride to the altar, wearing white net waltz length frocks embossed with a floral design on the strapless bodices and bouffant skirts. They wore matching stoles, red net headdresses and red shoes. They carried old fashioned nosegays of red and white carnations tied with red ribbon. Miss Justine Lewis was the honor maid and the bridesmaids were Miss Joan Juul, Miss Patricia Lowry of Seattle and Miss Janet Wakeman of Portland.
Ralph Carroll of Klamath Falls stood with the groom as best man and seating the guests were Melvin Murray of Hilo, Hawaii, Lynn Bennett of Portland, Richard Van Cise of Tillamook and Dennis Feike of Salem.
For her daughter’s nuptials Mrs. Mott selected a caramel brown sheer wool costume suit with matching hat and accessories. Mrs. Jones chose a greige faille taffeta gown with black velvet trim, and off-white hat and black accessories. Their corsages were white orchids.
The newlyweds greeted their guests at a reception in the Carrier Room. Presiding at the coffee urns were Mrs. Benjamin Whisenand, the bride’s sister, Mrs. Robert Needham, Mrs. Prince W. Byrd and Mrs. William Cole. Cutting the cake were Mrs. G.F. Chambers, Miss Dorathea Steusloff, Mrs. Marian Rilea and Mrs. Karl G. Becke. At the punch bowl were Miss Alice Knox of Gaston, Miss Marcia Webb, Mrs. Robert Jones and Mrs. Robert Walker.
Assisting were Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Brandt, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Ray Glatt of Woodburn, Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Johnson, Mrs. Charles Woodring of Washington, D.C., Mrs. William Walsh of Coos Bay, Mrs. Robert M. Fischer, Jr., Mrs. Jennie Grayson of Corvallis, Mrs. Wendell Webb, Mrs. P.M. Brandt of Corvallis, Miss Patricia Snider, Miss Norene Nelson and Miss Carol Miller of Portland. Mrs. James S. Smart played piano selections during the reception.
When the couple left for their wedding trip to Eastern Oregon and Idaho the new Mrs. Jones donned a black and white check suit with black accessories. After September 20 the couple will be at home in Corvallis, where Mr. Jones will enroll for his junior year at Oregon State College.
Source: Salem Statesman Journal, September 15, 1954.