Monday, January 23, 2017

Wedding Announcement: Professor William Thomas Garrett and Miss Mary Adela "Della" Harris (Cedartown, Polk, Georgia), 1907

Database/Library: GALILEO (GeorgiA LIbrary LEarning Online)
Newspaper/Media: Cedartown Standard
Place of Publication: Cedartown, Polk, Georgia
Date of Publication: 27 June 1907
Page/Column: 3 / 3 (top)
Title: "Harris-Garrett."
Subtitle 1: "A Popular Cedartown Couple Wed Yesterday Afternoon."
Subtitle 2: "Miss Della Harris and Prof. W. T. Garrett United at Presbyterian Church̶—Beautiful Wedding Scene."


Bride: Miss Mary Adela "Della" Harris
Groom: Prof. William Thomas Garrett
Date of Marriage: "yesterday" [est. 26 June 1907]
Place of Wedding: Presbyterian Church [concluded, in/near Cedartown, Polk, Georgia]
Decorations: ferns; electric arbor over altar ("entwined with asparagus and maiden's hair"); flowers; wedding bell; two similar arches (main aisle);

Music: "Love me and the word is mine" (Mrs. Geo. S. Harris, singing)

Ushers: W. B. Coleman, M. O. Buiss, E. E. Lindsey, P. C. Harris, S. P. Holloway, W. J. Harris, Geo. S. Harris.

Bridesmaids: Mrs. Estelle Hardwick, Agnes Harris.

Matron of Honor: Mrs. W. J. Harris.

Maid of Honor: Miss Elizabeth Harris (sister of the bride).

Best Man: Dr. H. M. Hall.

Bride's Escort: Prof. J. C. Harris (brother).

Minister: Rev. Geo. E. Benedict.

Service: Episcopal Church Service.

Wedding March (Mrs. B. F. Sims, renderer).

Usher's Attire: Dark blue coats, white flannel trousers, tan gloves.

Groom and Best Man's Attire: "conventional frock suits."

Capt. P. C. Harris's Attire: [Officer's Dress Uniform], U.S. Army.

Bridesmaids' Attire: "white langere princess gowns, trimmed in viaenciennes lace, with bouquets of enchantress carnations."

Matron of Honor's Attire: "her own wedding gown, a lovely Parisian creation of chantilly lace, hand- embroidered."

Maid of Honor's Attire: "blue Juse imported gown, trimmed in valenciennes lacemotfis [lacemotifs]"; "shower bouquet of enchantress carnations."

Bridal Gown: "beautiful gown of imported Pena gauze, hand - embroidered over taffeta and chiffon en train, with the bridal veil of tulle....shower bouquet of brides roses and lilies of the valley."

Reception: at "home of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Harris on Park avenue"; "elaborate and elegant refreshments."

Gifts: "beautiful and expensive."

Honeymoon: (via Seaboard train): Mt. Airy and Tallulah Falls

[Separate item, same page and column]: "Mrs. Chas. Hooks Molton, of Birmingham, arrived yesterday to attend the wedding of her cousin, Miss Della Harris, to Prof. Garrett."

[Full Citation]: "Harris-Garrett," *Cedartown Standard* [Cedartown, Polk, Georgia], 27 Jun. 1907, pg. 3, (accessed 23 Jan. 2017).

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