Scotia Girl Weds After Being Attendant at Previous Marriage

After acting as an attendant at the wedding of Miss Helen D. Brundige of Scotia and Revere H.H. Saunders of Belmont, which took place Saturday afternoon in the Scotia Methodist church, Miss Eliza Whiting Selkirk of Hamilton street was married that night at [unclear] o’clock to Charles Rhodimer Amberg, of Elmira.

Mr. Saunders was best man and his bride was matron of honor at the Amberg-Selkirk wedding and Mr. Amberg was among the ushers at the Saunders-Brundige wedding.

Miss Selkirk, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Elmendorf Selkirk, of Albany, and Mr. Amberg were married at the home of the bride’s uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Whiting Riggs, at Glenmont. The ceremony, which was performed by the Rev. Elbridge C. Whiting of South Sudbury, Mass., great uncle of the bride, was followed by reception.

The bride wore a gown of ivory satin and tulle, with a veil of tulle caught with lace from her mother’s wedding gown, and carried a bouquet of Japanese lilies and lilies of the valley. Her matron of honor, the former Miss Brundige, was dressed in pale pink taffeta and tulle and carried pink and violet of gladioli.

Miss Caroline Amberg, sister of the bridegroom, was maid of honor, and Miss Margaret Hall of Albany and Miss Ildra [unclear] A. Harris of Wellsville were bridesmaids. Miss Amberg’s frock was of orchid chiffon and tulle, the tulle shading from light to dark. She carried pink gladioli. The bridesmaids were dressed alike in green chiffon and tulle, the tulle shading from light to dark, and both carried arm bouquets of violet gladioli.

Mr. Saunders was best man and the ushers included Robert Selkirk of Selkirk, Russel Selkirk of Cobbleskill, Lewis Coonley of Slingerland, cousins of the bride, and Norman Adams of Albany.

The bride’s mother wore a gown of coral chiffon. Following the reception Mr. and Mrs. Amberg left for a motor trip, upon returning from which they will life in Alfred. The bride’s going away costume was a navy crepe ensemble, a dark blue taffeta hat and gun metal slippers.

Out of town guests included Mrs. Charles G. Amberg and Miss Caroline Amberg of Elmira, Miss Ruth Whitford of Alfred, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cunningham of Schenectady, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley N. Blakeslee, Curt Blakeslee and Miss Ruth Slagler of Troy; Miss Lucy Whitbeck of Glenmont, Mrs. Robert Bacon of Elmira, Lee Hill of Allentown, Miss Milderena Saunders of Belmont, J. Wilbur Turner of Bellona, Paul Gardner of Corning, Miss Florence Hudson of Castleton, Miss Mary McCulloch of Selkirk, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Smith of Bridgeport, Conn., the Rev. Elbridge C. Whiting of South Sudbury, Mass., Mr. and Mrs. Russell Selkirk of Cobbleskill and Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Selkirk of Selkirk.

The Saunders-Brundige wedding took place Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock with the Rev. William T. Wess of Dalton, Mass., officiating, assisted by the Rev. Morris Hammond of Scotia.

The bride wore a gown of ivory satin, short in front and long in back, and a long tulle veil trimmed with ivory lace. She carried Easter lilies.

Miss Milderena Saunders, sister of the bridegroom, as maid of honor, was dressed in egg shell satin and wore a pink horsehair hat. Her bouquet was of rosebuds and baby’s breath,

The bridesmaids were Miss Viola Buhrmaster of Scotia and the former Miss Selkirk of Albany, who were dressed respectively in orchid and green crepe. They wore horsehair hats to match their frocks and carried bouquets of gladioli.

John Turner of Bellona was best man and Kenneth Brundige of Potsdam, brother of the bride, and Mr. Amberg were ushers. Mr. and Mrs. Saunders left for a wedding trip to New York city, the bride wearing an ensemble of blue georgette plaid and a dark blue hat. They will live in Darlington, Pa.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Penney of Scotia, stepfather and mother of the bride, entertained at dinner Friday night at the Edison Country club for members of the bridal party, following the wedding rehearsal.

Both brides and Mrs. Saunders were graduated from Alfred university in 1928. Mr. Amberg was graduated from Alfred the previous year, and also attended the university of Illinois. He has been appointed a professor of ceramic engineering at Alfred.

Source: Albany Evening News, August 19, 1929.

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