PERKINS - ERNST WED 1899
PERKINS, ERNST, SCOVILL, ANDERSON, DEWEIN, STEWART, CAMPBELL
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Date: 11/11/2018 at 00:13:43
FORT MADISON WEEKLY DEMOCRAT
FORT MADISON, IOWA
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 1899
A PRETTY WEDDING
The Nuptials of Mrs. Albert Belknap Perkins
and Miss Freda Love Ernst.
One of the most happy events of the season was the wedding of Mr. Albert Belknap Perkins, of Denver, Colo., and Miss Freda Love Ernst at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Ernst, 716 Sceond (*Second) street, Wednesday evening.
Quite a number of invitations were issued but owing to other engagements quite a number of those invited were unable to attend, though about forty had the pleasure of witnessing the happy event.
The marriage ceremony was performed in an alcove formed by the drapings of a large American flag in the northwest parlor, Rev. Dr. Geo. D. Stewart, of the Presbyterian church, officiated, performing the beautiful ring service.
Dr. I. R. Campbell presided at the piano and played, as the bridal party entered, Mendelssohn's wedding march and following the ceremony the wedding march from Lohengrie.
The bride was attired in a cream brocaded satin trimmed in mousseline de soie and carried a bouquet of bride's roses. The bride's maid, Miss Flora Ernst, sister of the bride, wore a pink silk mousseline de soie trimmed in pink ribbons and carried a bouquet of bride's maid roses. The groom was attired in the conventional black and the groomsman, Faile D. W. Scovill, was similarly attired.
After the ceremony the usual congratulations were extended when the wedding party and guests were conveyed in carriages to the Metropolitan hotel where an excellent repast was served in the dining room of that popular hostelry.
The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernst, one of the city's most charming and agreeable young ladies who is held in the highest esteem by her many friends and acquaintances and will be greatly missed in her absence from their social circles.
The groom is a young man who was born and reared in Burlington, a son of Major A. A. Perkins, who was for twenty five years a prominent man in the business and political circles of that city and who moved to Denver, Colo., eight years ago, where the son for the past six years has been a clerk in the First National bank and which position he holds at present.
The union of this young couple is one ripening from youthful associations and should be a most happy one.
Many costly, useful and ornamental presents were showered upon them by their friends and relatives here and in Denver, among them a hundred dollars in cash from the president of the bank in which the groom is employed and eighty-five dollars from his associates in the institution.
Mr. and Mrs. Perkins will remain here until Saturday when they will take their departure for Denver.
Mrs. C. L. Anderson and daughter, Lucille, and Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Dewein, of Burlington, were the only guests from abroad.
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