Clipped From The Brownsville Herald
MONDAY, JUNE 14, 1909. CHAMPIOX-BENAVIDES XUPTIALS Wedding of Popular Young Couple at Catholic Church. One of the prettiestweddjngs of the season was that of Miss Emilia Cham pion and Antonio A. Benavides which was solemnized Saturday evening, June 12, at 6 o'clock, by Rev. Father Francis Bugnard at the Catholic churou. The church "was beautifully and artistically decorated with palms, ferns and cut flowers, and was brilliantly brilliantly illuminated for the occasion. To the beautiful strains of Mendelsohn's Mendelsohn's Wedding March, effectively played on the pipe organ by Mrs. Annie Annie Scanlan Putegnat, the bride, leaning upon the arm of her father, George Champion, marched up the isle to the altar, where she was met by the groom. The bride was becomingly becomingly attired in a beautiful white silk costume, with a flowing train. She wore an elegant bridal veil adorned adorned with a wreath of orange blossoms, blossoms, and in her hand she carried a beautiful bridal bouquet of whiteflow-ers whiteflow-ers and ferns. The groom was handsomely handsomely attired in the customary suit of black. Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Crea-ger, Crea-ger, W. G. Willman and Miss Eu-phemia Eu-phemia Champion, S. L. Benavides and Miss Romana Benavides, Alex Champion and Miss Aggie Champion served as attendants. After the conclusion of the ceremony ceremony and the formality of signing the parish register, an informal reception reception was held at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Champion, on Washingtton streeet. A number of guests, including relatives, relatives, and intimate friends attended. Here, as at the church beautiful floral decorations and pot plants lent an artistic attraction to the parlors and After the congratula tions were spoken, an elegant repast was served in the dining room. A band of music was engaged to play during the evening, adding much to the pleasure for the occasion. Later the newly wedded pair went to their pretty new home on St. Charles' street between Sth and 9tii streets, where they will reside. The gifts received by this popular young couple were many and handsome. The groom's, gift to the fair gi-1 of his choice was a costly solitaire diamond ring. Both of these young people are well known and stand high in Rrnwnsville Mr Benavides is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Domingo Benavides. He is one of the rising young merchants merchants of this city. His bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Champion, who are well known and have a wide connection with some of the best known families of the town and county.. They begin their wedded life with the best wishes of a wide circle of friends.