November 25, 1915

One of the prettiest weddings of the present time was solemnized at Erie, N. Dak., when Miss Sarah C. Jenkins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Jenkins, became the bride of Mr. Bruce S. Brewer of Hunter, N. Dak., on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1915, at high noon at the bride's parents' beautiful town home. The service was read by the Rev. James, pastor of the M. E. Church at Hannah, N. Dak. The ceremony took place in the sun parlor, a room of nine large windows filled with house plants and ferns, and vases of roses and carnations. A large arch was very prettily decorated in white under which the ceremony took place. The bridal party and the bride's mother and father were the only occupants of the room; the guests witnessing the ceremony from the other rooms. Just as Mrs. James Beith finished singing ŇO Perfect LoveÓ accompanied by Mrs. H. F. Nutting; Rev. James; the best man, Henry Kydd Brewer of Minneapolis, brother of the bridegroom, and the groom entered the bridal room and awaited the remainder of the bridal party. Just as the Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin and Mendelssohn's wedding march began, played by Mrs. H. F. Nutting of Erie, little Harriett Brewer, niece of the bridegroom, came slowly down the stair wearing a pink crepe de chine dress and carried a basket of pretty flowers, scattering them as she went along, and took her place at the right of the bridal alter. Next came little Evelyn Warmington dressed in a light blue messalide trimmed with pink chiffon roses and carrying the ring on a white satin pillow on a silver tray, and took her place at the left of the bridal alter. Next came the bride's sister, Miss Susie Jenkins, gowned in maize satin with lace and gold tassels and carried a large bouquet of yellow chrysanthemums, and then followed the bride on her father's arm who gave her in marriage and took his place in a large chair opposite his wife in the bridal room. The bride wore a very elaborate gown of white charmeuse made pommel effect, a full court train extending from the pommel in the back. The bodice was cut low and elaborated with real lace and pearls and her veil was caught with lilies of the valley and she carried a shower bouquet of bride's roses and lilies of the valley. She wore the groom's present a beautiful pearl la valliere. The bride's mother wore a gown of grey changeable taffeta trimmed with silver leaf and spangles and carried a bouquet of violets. After the ceremony, the bridal party entered the dining room where a full dinner awaited them. The room was decorated in pink and green. Pink roses and carnations filled the room, and the table was strewn with maiden hair ferns. A pink carnation took the place of the place card. Plates were laid for about sixty guests. After dinner the bride dressed in her traveling suit of Copenhagen blue which was very elaborately braided and she wore a hat to match with trimming of mink, the feathers and wore a mink set. The groom's traveling suit was of grey. They left on the evening train, amid a host of friends and rice, for a short trip and will be at home after December 20th, at Erie, N. Dak. They were the recipients of many pretty and useful presents.

December 23, 1915

Vosburg-Conrad Wedding
The home of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Vosburg, Arthur, N. Dak. was the scene of a small but very attractive wedding, celebrated at high noon on Dec. 14, when their daughter, Miss Bernace Anna Vosburg became the bride of John J. Conrad of Erie, N. Dak. Rev. O. L. Anthony of the Methodist Church performed the service in the presence of a company of 16, practically all relatives of the young couple. The Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin was played by Mrs. H. E. Viestenz, sister of the bride. The couple's only attendant was the bride's niece, little Dorothy Viestenz, in dainty white, who acted as flower girl and ring bearer, carrying the wedding ring in a tiny basket of pink roses. The bride was charmingly gowned in white crepe de meteor with lace and pearl trimmings, and carried a bridal bouquet of white roses. Her only jewel was a diamond la valliere, the gift of the bridegroom. The decorative color scheme throughout was pink and white, the floral decorations consisting of pink roses, white roses and ferns. The ceremony was solemnized before a background of ferns prettily decorated on either side with pink and white roses. After the ceremony a wedding dinner was served at which covers were laid for 16. The table decorations were also in pink, pink roses and ferns forming the centerpiece. Mr. and Mrs. Conrad left on the evening train for an extended wedding trip, and on their return will reside in Erie, being at home to their friends after April 15. The bride is a graduate of the Mayville Normal School and since finishing her course there has taught the past six years. Mr. Conrad has made Erie his home for a number of years, being engaged in real estate. Both have a large circle of friends here, who extend their best wishes for their future welfare.

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