Music, Flowers, and Joy.—The Residence of Mr. and Mrs. Cosper Rorick the Scene of a Happy Alliance. Miss Leila, Daughter of the House, and Mr. Albert V. Foster Unite in Marriage.
With youth, health and other material blessings a couple stood at midday Wednesday at the very summit of happiness. The smiling faces of four score persons looked up to them, and the world must indeed have seemed to their view the brightest and most joyous place possible. What better wish could one express than this: That, vouchsafed long life, they may ne’er descend into the valley of discontent and regretfully look back upon the height as mere elusive vision.
The residence of Mr. and Mrs. Cosper Rorick was the scene of a genuine home wedding at the time mentioned, and in spirit and in form it was such an one as could be most desired by all concerned.
The ceremony took place in the parlor before a bank of palms and asparagus, the bridal party standing inside the a chancel rail of white, draped with smilax, and having four large bunches of white asters tied with large long-ended bows of white taffeta ribbon. The mantel was banked with ferns and asparagus and white asters. Bitter sweet in great bunches decorated the living room with fern and asparagus on the piano. In the east room red geraniums were used. The bridal table, which seated fourteen, was laid in the dining room and was decorated by a flat centerpiece of Japanese lilies, white asters and fern, which extended nearly the length of the table. The hall was trimmed with ropes of myrtle, the hand rail being festooned, and great bunches of white asters with long-ended bows of white ribbon adorned the newel posts.
Jackson’s orchestra from Adrian played the wedding march and furnished delightful music all through the dinner.
The bridal party came down the stair, headed by Dr. Ewart and Norman Horton; the ribbon bearers who stretched the ribbon across the parlor, forming an aisle for the others. Rev. T.C. Jones followed. Then came the bridesmaids, Miss Bessie Bennett and Miss Irene Jewett, cousins of the bride. They carried bouquets of pink roses with showers of asparagus, to which pink rosebuds were tied. The groom, Albert VanVleet Foster, with his brother, Shirley Foster, as best man, preceded the bride, Miss Leila Estelle Rorick, who came in with her father, Cosper Rorick. The bride carried a shower bouquet of white roses and narrow white satin ribbons and wore a beautiful gown of cream white crepe de chine. After a simple ring ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Foster received the best wishes and congratulations of the relatives and intimate friends.
Dinner was served at small tables throughout the rooms, Mrs. Miller, of Adrian, and her corps of assistants serving.
At the bridal table were Mr. and Mrs. Albert VanVleet Foster, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Spitzer, Mr. and Mrs. Orlin Rumsey, Mrs. Willis Clark, Miss Bennett, Miss Lula Rorick, Miss Jewett, Norman B. Hoston, Dr. Ewart, Shirley Foster and Charles Burtless.
The bride received many handsome gifts.
Mr. and Mrs. Foster left amid showers of rice on the three-thirty car for Toledo. After a visit in Toledo, Detroit and Hudson, they will return to Morenci and being housekeeping.
The guests from out of town were: Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Foster, father and mother of the groom; Mrs. Carmichael, grandmother of the groom; Miss Carmichael, Mr. and Mrs. Byron Foster, Mr. and Mrs. Will Foster, Mr. and Mrs. Orlin Rumsey, Mrs. Josephine Rumsey and John Rumsey, from Hudson; Mr. and Mrs. Horton C. Rorick and little Miss Alice Rorick and Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Spitzer, from Toledo; Dr. Rorick Bennett, Mrs. Willis Clark and Miss Bennett, from Detroit; Mrs. Henry S. Jewett and Miss Jewett, from Dayton, O.; Mr. and Mrs. G.B. Horton, Miss Caroline Horton, Norman and Samuel Horton, from Fruit Ridge; Mr. and Mrs. S.K. Porter, Mrs. John Porter, from Packard; Mr. and Mrs. G.H. Rorick and sons, Jacob Rorick and Miss Lulu Rorick, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bryant, from Seneca; Charles Burtless, from Manchester. Mrs. A.L. Phelps, the grandmother of the bride, and various relatives of Morenci, completed the party.
The bridegroom is cashier of the First National bank, and is a young man of sterling business and agreeable social qualities, and has deservedly won the confidence of the public. The bride is a daughter of whom a parent may be proud; for, as Adrian college graduate and high school teacher, she has ever shown self-helpfulness, diligence and high ideals.
In this connection it may be noted that all four of Mr. Rorick’s children are now married, and it is an interesting coincidence that these weddings successively occurred after an interval of just six years.
Source: Morenci Observer, September 19, 1903.