The First Presbyterian Church was attractively decorated today for the wedding of Miss Roberta Jane Meadley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Meadley of 103 Princeton avenue, and Hubert Bostwick Dates, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest C. Dates of the East Corning Road. The marriage was solemnized at 9 o’clock this morning by the Rev. Dr. E. J. Stuart. Numerous friends and relatives of the popular couple gathered in the church to witness the ceremony.
The wedding was performed in front of an altar of palms and flowers used effectively with cathedral candles. Prior to the processional, Miss Luella Blair, organist, gave a beautiful recital.
The bride entered the church on the arm of her father, to the strains of Lohengrin’s Wedding March, by Richard Wagner. Mrs. Dates made a pretty picture in a bridal costume of all-white chantilly lace made in Queen Elizabeth style with high collar, trimmed in white satin buttons down the back and long sleeves. Her beautiful long veil of tulle edged with rose point lace and double flounces was caught to the head by a halo effect fastened with calla lilies. She carried a shower bouquet of gypsophilia, gardenias, and white sweet peas.
Miss Isabella Lane of Buffalo, as maid of honor, wore an orchid striped mousseline de sole with jacket, a large orchid hat of horsehair trimmed with contrasting shades of crepe, and she carried a bouquet of yellow pom-poms.
The bridesmaids. Miss Nancy Horton of Elmira and Miss Doris Ward of Campbell were dressed alike in gowns of yellow striped mousseline de sole with jackets and hats of brown linen. They carried arm bouquets of yellow and bronze pom-poms.
Little Miss Mary Ellen Dates, sister of the groom, acted as flower girl. Mary Ellen wore a floor length yellow organdy dress with buttons down the back and a yellow sash. Her bouquet was a Colonial one of orchid sweet peas.
Harry A. Rhinehart of the East Corning Road acted as best man and the following were ushers: Howard Wheeler of Wall street, Charles Schott of North Hudson street, Elmira; Harold and Robert Dates, twin brothers of the groom of the East Corning Road.
Mrs. Meadley, mother of the bride, chose a long flowered chiffon gown in deep shades with white boucle straw hat and white accessories. She wore a corsage of gardenias.
A long flowered chiffon gown was worn by Mrs. Dates, the groom’s mother, with blue horsehair braid hat and matching accessories. Her corsage was also of gardenias. As Miss Blair played Mendelsohn’s wedding march the party left the church.
Following the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served in the Crystal room of the Baron Steuben Hotel to 30 guests, members of the immediate families and the bridal party. The table was attractively centered with a bowl of purple larkspur and yellow snapdragons between tall tapers in candelabras.
Mr. and Mrs. Dates left this afternoon for a motor trip to Cleveland, Ohio, Chicago, Ill., and points of interest around the Great Lakes. For traveling, the bride wore an aqua marine knitted boucle suit with white accessories.
Mrs. Dates is a graduate of the Northside High School and has completed her junior year at Elmira College. The groom was graduated from the Northside High School and the Northside Teacher’s Training Class, and attended Geneseo Normal School. For the past three years he has been an instructor in the school of district No. 8, Town of Hornby.
The couple will make their home in Iowa City, Iowa, where they will both enter Iowa State University In September. Mrs. Dates will study medicine and Mr. Dates will take up the study of dentistry.
The bride was the complimented guest at various prenuptial events Including: a linen shower by Miss Nancy Horton of Elmira; a variety shower by Mrs. J. R. Sims; another shower by Miss Eleanor Rutan of Elmira; one by the Tau Sigma Chi class of the First Presbyterian Church; a kitchen shower by Misses Phyllis Bacher and Florence Lundgren of Elmira; a breakfast shower by Misses Edna Rhinehart and Doris Ward and a linen shower by Miss Isabelle Lane
The groom entertained members of the bridal party at a dinner party Friday evening in the Little White House Tea Room on the Corning-Elmira highway.
Source: Corning Evening Leader, August 1, 1936.