Preceding the ceremony Miss Mary Wilhelm, pianist, played a program of bridal airs, among them "Barcarole" and "To a Wild Rose," and Mrs. F.E. Andrew sang "At Dawning" and "I Love You Truly." During the ceremony Miss Wilhelm played softly "My Heart at Thy Sweet Voice," and following the ceremony she played "Narcissus" and Mrs. Andrew sang "Love Sends a Little Gift of Roses" and "God Made You Mine."
The room was beautifully decorated with baskets of pink and white roses. Standing under an arch of mock orange flanked by ferns and lighted by pink and white candles, stood the Reverend J.C. Etter, of the First Christian church of Greenville, Ohio, who performed the ceremony. A note of sentiment entered in the choice of the officiating minister, as Rev. Etter performed the ceremony of the bride's parents twenty-seven years ago. To the strains of Mendelssohn's Wedding March the bride came down the stairs and was met by her father, who led her to the alter. She was lovely in a gown of white lace-trimmed georgette over satin, fashioned with a long semi-fitted waist and bouffant skirt. She carried a bouquet of Ophelia roses and pink sweet peas tied with pink tulle.
The groom, attired in a blue serge suit, received the bride from the hand of her father. The beautiful ring ceremony from the Episcopal prayer book was used.
Following the ceremony, an informal reception was held. The table was beautiful with candles and flowers; a three tiered wedding cake beautifully decorated with roses and butterflies formed the center piece.
Mr. and Mrs. Hayhurst left on a motor trip to northern Wisconsin and will be at home in Lowell, Ind., after August 1st. Mrs. Hayhurst traveled in a cape dress of blue Poshanara crepe trimmed in ecru lace; a tan coat and hat with accessories finished her costume. Mrs. Hayhurst was graduated from Teachers' College, of Indianapolis, and is a member of the Phi Delta Psi Sorority.
Among the guests were Mrs. L.J. Scritchfield, of Lowell; Mr. and Mrs. H.H. Cummings and daughter, Mary Ann, of Indianapolis; Mrs. R.L. Adams, of Wabash; and Rev. and Mrs. J.E. Etter and daughter, of Greenville, Ohio.
Go to A.B. Hayhurst, "Pioneer History Index," for further information.
Return to Biographies.