A very pretty, but quiet, wedding occurred Wednesday, July 7th, at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Jones, of Clarkston, when their youngest daughter, Gladys, was united in marriage to Edward Lee Porritt, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. L.C. Porritt, of Seymour Lake.  Rev. McKenzie, former Clarkston pastor, now of Flushing, performed the impressive ring ceremony in the presence of thirty-five relatives.

The bridal party entered to the strains of Lohengrin’s wedding march played by Mrs. Roy Gundry, of Clarkston, and took their place beneath a huge wedding bell, before an arch of roses and peonies with green background.

The bride was lovely in dainty white lace over silk voile and carried a bridal shower bouquet of roses and sweetpeas. She was attended by her sister, Miss Betty Jones, as maid of honor, who was prettily gowned in peach georgette and carried Ophelia roses.  The groom was attended by the bride’s brother, Lee Jones, as best man.

Little Caroline and Betty Walter, assisted by Harvey Porritt and Gordon Jones, carried pink and white ribbons through which the bridal party march, preceded by little Shirley Jones, as ring bearer, carrying the ring in a lily.  Jeanette Miller, as flower girl, strewed pink and white rose petals in their path.

Immediately after the ceremony and following congratulations, a delightful two course lunch was served in the dining room by five girl friends of the bride and groom, Elizabeth Andrews, Gladys Gundry, Ruth Walter, Margaret and Eloise Miller. The color scheme of pink and white was carried out in dining room with baskets of roses and place cards of tea roses.  The bride’s table was centered with a beautiful wedding cake, adorned by a tiny bride and groom, made and presented by the bride’s brother, Kermit Jones. This was cut and served by the bride and the groom did the same with his cake.

The young couple left on a motor trip to Niagara Falls and other places of interest.  They were the recipinets [sic] of many beautiful and useful gifts.  Both are graduate from the Clarkston high school and have a host of friends who wish them success and happiness.

Source: Oxford Leader, July 16, 1926. 


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