Happy Wedding Bells (excerpt)

Five Couples Joined In Holy Bands Of Wedlock.

A Pretty Home Wedding at the Residence of Mrs. Martha Dilliston Wednesday Night—Three of the Marriages Performed by the Baptist Minister.

About seventy-five guests assembled at the home of Mrs. Martha Dilliston, No. 12 Sussex street, last night to witness the wedding of her daughter Gussie Ellen Brown to Mr. Charles A. Wood, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wood, of Front street, this village. It was an unusually pretty home wedding, and the ceremony was very impressively performed by Rev. E.T. Sanford, past of the Baptist church.

The ceremony occurred under a graceful evergreen arch, and the several rooms were also handsomely decorated with greens and flowers. The always attractive bride appeared the very picture of beauty, her gown of white brocaded satin trimmed with pearl and chiffon. Her bouquet was of white carnations. The bridesmaid, Miss Lizzie Dilliston, a half sister of the bride, was becomingly attired in yellow organdie trimmed with lace, and the maid of honor, Miss Grace Buccanning, wore white brilliantine with lace trimming. Both she and the bridesmaid carried white carnations.

The groom and his best man, Mr. Irving L. Shaw, wore the customary evening suites. The wedding marches were skillfully and beautifully rendered by Miss Jessie Snook.

After the congratulations of the guest had been heartily extended to Mr. and Mrs. Wood, an elaborate supper was served and then the many presents were duly inspected.

Both the bridge and groom are estimable young people, and they have the best wishes of a host of friends, with whom The Gazette joins in offering congratulations. They will reside at No. 12 Sussex street.

The out of town guests were: Miss Anna Van Ness, of Middletown, N.Y., Mrs. Charles Schofield and daughter, and Mrs. Emmet Casterlin, of Unionville, N.Y., and Mr. Judson Lateer and family of White House, N.J.

Source: Port Jervis Evening Gazette, December 23, 1897.

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