Brooklyn Life from Brooklyn, New York on June 10, 1899 · Page 28
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26 BROOKLYN LIFE. MRS. HENRY C. BOWEN, of Willow street, who is now at her country seat, "Roseland," Woodstock, Conn., is pleasantly anticipating a visit from .her daughter, Mrs. Arthur Sherburne Hardy, who before her marriage in Athens, in March of last year, was Miss Grace Aspinwall Bowen. Mrs. Hardy was at that time visiting her sister, Mrs. Rufus B. Richardson, at the Grecian capital, and has not been in this country since, having gone to Teheran with Professor Hardy, who was at that time United States Minister to Persia. Professor Hardy has since been promoted to the post at Athens while, by an interesting coincidence, he has been succeeded at Teheran by his brother-in-law, Mr. Herbert Wolcott Bowen, formerly United States Consul General at Barcelona, Spain. Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Olds and the Misses Olds, of President street, will spend the month of July at the Manhanset, Shelter Island, going to the Frontenac, in the Thousand Islands, for the month of August. OF no little fashionable interest was the wedding of Miss Martha Swift, daughter of the late Dr. Samuel Swift, of Manhattan, and Mr. George Clay Hollister, which was celebrated on Thursday of last week at St. Thomas' Church, Mamaroneck. The ceremony was performed at noon, the Rev. Thomas F. Davies, assistant rector of the Church of the Incarnation, Manhattan, assisted by the Rev. Frank German, rector of St. Thomas', officiating. The bride wore the conventional wedding gown of white satin, trimmed with handsome old lace, family heirlooms, and a tulle veil, fastened with orange blossoms. The maid-af-honor was Miss Anita de Bary, of Manhattan, and the bridesmaids were: Miss May Dwight, of Brooklyn; Miss Sybil Bowers and Miss Alice Dominick, of Manhattan, Miss Henrietta Hamilton and Miss Alice Rogers, of Rochester; Miss Mary Collins, of Boston; Miss Katherine Park, - of Englewood, and Miss Anna McLeod, of Scranton. They were attired in dainty gowns of white muslin, with trimmings of pink, and carried shower bouquets of pink roses. Mr. John C. Hollister, of Grand Rapids, Mich., brother of the groom, was the best man, and Mr. Roger Sherman Baldwin, Mr; T. L. Garke, and Mr. Michael Gavin, of Manhattan; Mr. Nelson Barnes, of Chicago; Mr. D. C. Adams, of Utica; Mr. G. Brinkerhoff, and Mr. John Thomson, of Indianapolis, and Mr. J, B. Neale, of Scranton, Pa., acted as ushers. At the conclusion of the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served at Hillandale Farm, Mamaroneck, the charming country house of the bride's uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Watson B. Dickerman, with whom she has made her home since the death of her father. As Mr. and Mrs. Dickerman were actively identified with social life on the Heights during their long residence in Remsen street, and have always retained their interests here, there was naturally a numerous representation of Brooklyn people at the wedding. , ,',... .., ... .. :.. :,.'.,.-.;.....'...... ,., ANOTHER out-of-town wedding that attracted a large contingent of Brooklyn and Manhattan people was that of Miss Marion Calkins, daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Lyman Darrow Calkins, of Far Rockaway, and Mr. John Baillie Bishop Douglas, of Scotland, but formerly a resident of Monroe place, Brooklyn. The ceremony was performed at half past twelve o'clock on Thursday of last week, at the First Presbyterian Church, Far Rockaway, the bride's father officiating. A special car took the guests down from this borough and Manhattan, many of whom have been, at one time or another, members of the summer colony at Far Rockaway, and attendants of the Presbyterian Church there, of which Mr. Calkins has been pastor for nine years. The decorations were simple but effective. The pulpit was concealed by a solid bank of green relieved by a mass of pink hydrangeas. Promptly at half-after twelve o'clock the bride entered the church to the strains of the Lohengrin march. The order of procession was rather unusual in that the six ushers walked down the aisle to meet and escort the groom who was otherwise unattended back to the entrance of the church, where he joined the bride, after which the bridal party proceeded in the customary way. Miss Calkins looked very nanasome in a neavy gown oi ivory wnite satin, maae en train, -with a draped corsage, point lace yoke and tucked sleeves. A diamond and pearl crescent was fastened at the collar. She wore a tulle veil caught up with orange blossoms, and carried a large bouquet of lilies of the valley, tied with broad white satin ribbon. The maid of honor, Miss Jennie Douglas, wore a dainty gown of white muslin, with insertions of lace. A large picture hat trimmed with ruffles and bows of white mousseline de soie completed the costume. She carried a bouquet of white roses. Two little flower girls, Miss Dorothy Douglas and Miss Annie Douglas, nieces of the groom, also attended the bride. They were attired similarly to the maid of honor, but instead of bouquets they carried between them a garland of smilax and roses. The ushers were Mr. George B. Douglas, of Brooklyn, brother of the groom; Mr. Shaler Allen, of Brooklyn; Dr. J. R. Rankin, of Muncie, Pa., uncle of the bride; Mr. F. P. R. Van Syckle, of Far Rockaway, and Mr. W. H. Frothingham and Mr. A. J. Lyons, of Manhattan. They wore boutonnieres of white roses and in their scarfs a pin of unique design of gold and pearls, the gift of the groom. At the end of the ceremony the marriage bells were rung and the wedding party left the church to music from "Die Meistersinger." DIRECTLY after the church ceremony a wedding breakfast was served at the bride's homrt. "The Manse," which ad joins the church. Here the decorations were entirely in white and green. Palms and roses were used in the reception rooms, while garlands of snowballs and smilax were festooned on the walls of the halls and dining-room. The centerpiece on the table was a huge cluster of bride roses, from which wreaths of smilax were drawn to the four corners of the table. The ideal June weather attracted many of those present to the veranda, so that in spite of the numerous guests there was no uncomfortable crowding. Many handsome gowns were noticed. Mrs. Calkins, mother of the bride, wore gray silk combined with a gray and black plaid, and in her hair was a gray aigrette. Miss Rankin, Mrs. Calkins's sister, was attired in black velvet and jet, and Miss Behr, a cousin of the bride, was gowned in lilac embroidered mousseline de soie. Mr. and Mrs. Douglas will sail for Glasgow on the City of Rome, this week, Saturday, and expect to spend several months in traveling in Scotland and England. A THIRD out-of-town wedding of interest, on the same day, was that of Miss Edith Hard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George M. Hard,, and Mr. Robert Osborn, which took place in Grace Church, Nyack, at five o'clock in the afternoon. The bride was attended by Mrs. James P. Geddes, of Brooklyn, who prior to her marriage was Miss Leila M. Brownell, of Nyack, as matron-of-honor, and by Miss Mary Osborn, Miss Katherine Bertholf, Miss Helen Stewart and Miss Helen Suxas, as bridesmaids. Mr. John Osborn, brother of the groom, acted as best man, and the ushers were Mr. Sherwood Hard, Mr. Melville Hard, Mr. William C. Polhemus and Mr. William J. Parslow. Directly after the church ceremony there was a reception at the very attractive residence of the bride's parents, "Riverlawn," situated on the banks of the Hudson. . ...........,.,.,:. .... ...... . .. ' . . GARDS are out for the wedding of Miss Mabelle Whitney Trowbridge, daughter of Mrs. Edward Trowbridge, of 195 Harrison street, to Mr. Harry Alexander Ector Orr Munn, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander M. Munn, of 277 Union street. The ceremony will be performed on Tuesday, June twentieth, at the South Congregational Church, and will be followed by a breakfast for the bridal party and a few intimate friends at the home of the bride. AMONG the Brooklyn people who are leaving town for the summer this week are Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Woodward, Miss Woodward and Mr. Winsor Woodward, of Garfield place, for "Lake View Villa," Seneca Lake, N. Y.; Mrs. Frederick T. Aldridge and Miss Marguerithe Aldridge, of Clinton avenue, for the Adirondacks; Mrs. L. T. Blackford and Miss Ada Blackford, of St. Mark's avenue, for Thompson, Conn.; Mr. and Mrs. A. Montgomery, Jr., and family, of 59 Montgomery place, for Argyle Park, Babylon, L. I.; Rev. Dr. and Mrs. S. D. McConnell, of Pierrepont street, for "The . Anchorage," Watch Hill, R. I., and Mr. Isidor M. Bon and family, of Clinton avenue, for Shelter Island Heights, N. Y.; -Mr-and Mrs.-Theodore Conrow and the Misses Conrow. who sail to-morrow (Saturday) for a seven weeks' trip abroad; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pinkerton and family, of Eighth avenue, for their country home, at Bay Shore Mr. and Mr? Henry

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