Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Charming Announcement - Wedding Wednesday

The following is the wedding announcement for Elizabeth Rickards (stepdaughter of 2nd great grand-aunt of husband) and Henry Steele. The article is from the April 11, 1899 edition of the Denton Journal.

What drew my attention was the charming wording to describe this momentous occasion. The fact the couple married on a Wednesday seemed fitting for this post.

One of the prettiest weddings that ever took place in the church at Marydel was solemnized on the afternoon of Wednesday last. It was the union of heart and hand of Mr. Henry Steele and Miss Lizzie Rickards.

This marriage was the culmination of a loveship extending back so far as ten years. And in all that time true love hath run smoothly, until now it has run into a line that shall not to the right or left, through sickness or health, to the end of time.

The many friends of the contracting parties decorated the church with plants and flowers to overflowing, and it was a truly beautiful sight on the bright, April morning to witness what everyone wished the life of the happy pair to be - evergreen.

The march of Mendelssohn was played by Mrs. Thomas R. Green, and the ceremony was never performed better than on this occasion by Parson Conoway.

Many visitors and invited guests from near and far were present. The gifts were numerous and beautiful.


  1. Just love the old romatic style of writing that we no longer enjoy. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Very nice thoughts, you have expressed in this blog about love & couple relationships. I like the way in which you make a silent announcement of Wednesday wedding. Well I also want to tell you my own wedding is also fixed at Wednesday of next month. I hope that would be my golden time period of my life.
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