Thursday, December 10, 2009

Treasure Chest Thursday: Seaver-Richmond Wedding Announcement

It's Thursday - time for something from the Treasure Chest:

I found this wedding announcement in the Fitchburg (MA) Sentinel dated 22 June 1900 on (NewspaperARCHIVE) the other day, and transcribed it into my yearly Seaver-Richmond Family Journal:


Alma Bessie Richmond Became the Wife of Fred W. Seaver

Fred Walton Seaver, son of Frank W. Seaver, and Miss Alma Bessie Richmond, daughter of Thomas and Julia Richmond, were united in marriage last evening at 6 o’clock at the home of the bride’s parents, 42 Summer Street. Rev. Frank A. Brown officiated, using the full Episcopal church service with the ring. The bride was given away by her father. The couple were otherwise unattended. The room where the ceremony was performed was very prettily decorated with laurel daisies and roses. The wedding march was played by Miss Jennie Marcy. The bride was handsomely gowned in Swiss muslin, trimmed with Valenciennes lace and white satin ribbon. She wore pink roses and carried a white bound prayer book.

Only the immediate relatives and friends of the family, to the number of about 25, witnessed the service. A short reception was held, afterwards followed by a wedding supper. Mr. and Mrs. Seaver went immediately to their new home at 149 Lancaster Street.

The contracting parties are very well known in town and have the good wishes of a large number of friends.

1 comment:

Barbara Poole said...

I like this. Guess we are thinking alike because I am posting a copy similiar to yours, on Christmas Day, date of their marriage, 1888.