The Methodist Church was the scene of a wedding of beautiful appointments Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock when Miss Edith Bernice Corbett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarke W. Corbett of Palmyra became the bride of Robert J. Guss, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Guss of Hudson. Before the ceremony Miss Arlie Rogers played a 15 minute musicale of nuptial organ music and Mrs. Chester Corbett, sister-in-law of the bride, sang “O Promise Me” and “I Love You Truly.”
The altar of the church was banked with palms and hampers of white gladioluses and delphiniums. Lighted tapers in seven branched candelabra cast a soft glow over the scene. Bows of white satin marked the pews for relatives.
To the strains of the wedding march from Lohengrin, the bride on the arm of her father was preceded down the aisle by the ushers Leland and Chester Corbett, brothers of the bride, Llewellyn Garrison, brother-in-law of the bride and Glen Guss, brother of the bridegroom. Next in line were Mrs. Norman Aleson of Jackson as bridesmaid and Mrs. Llewellyn Garrison, sister of the bride as matron of honor. Gary Garrison carried the rings in two white roses on a shirred satin pillow for his aunt while Joan Guss, niece of the bridegroom and Beverly Garrison, niece of the bride, were flower girls. The train bearer was Glenda Corbett, niece of the bride.
The bride was met at the altar by the minister the Rev. J.W. Greenwood, the bridegroom and his brother Don Guss as best man. The double ring ceremony was used.
The bride was lovely in her floor-length wedding gown of white satin fashion with a train. Her long veil of white silk net was lace trimmed and small white stain buttons marked the back of the gown from the neckline to the waistline. With short puffed sleeves she wore long white silk mitts. She wore a strand of pearls and her shower bouquet was of white Kilarney roses, lilies of the valley and forget-me-nots.
The bridesmaid wore a gown of dark rose taffeta with a velvet jacket. She carried yellow roses. Mrs. Garrison wore a gown of teal blue taffeta and she carried pink roses. The flower girls were in pink and blue and the other little attendants were in white.
Mrs. Corbett, mother of the bride, wore a gown of wine alpaca and the bridegroom’s mother wore blue crepe with black accessories. Each had a bouquet of gardenias.
After the ceremony a reception was held in the home of the bride’s parents to 58 guests. Refreshments were served by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gruber, Mrs. George Fry and Miss Margaret Wellnitz of Palmyra. The home was beautifully decorated for the reception and refreshments were served from a lace covered table centered with three tiered wedding cake topped with a miniature bride and bridegroom. Tall white tapers in crystal holders were placed at each end of the table.
Later in the afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Guss left on a short trip, the bride traveling in a grey tailored suit with a white blouse and black accessories. On their return they will live in Hudson where Mr. Guss operates a grocery store and market.
The bride is a graduate of Adrian high school in 1931 and in 1935 she graduated from the Robinwood School of Nursing in Toledo. She has been a member of the Bixby hospital staff for the last two years.
Guests attended the wedding from Jackson, North Adams, Eaton Rapids, Toledo and Fremont, Ohio.
Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, October 8, 1940.