Figg, Dr. R.M. & Miss Josephine Novotny (Marriage 1911)
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Date: 6/22/2010 at 20:28:10
LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
June 2, 1911
LE MARS DENTIST WEDS
SPRINGS COMPLETE SURPRISE ON HIS FRIENDS
INVITED FOR A SOCIAL EVENING
Dr. R. M. Figg, of This City, and Miss Josephine Novotny, of Cedar Rapids,
Are United in Marriage at Home of Mrs. Freeman
A pretty May wedding took place at the residence of Mrs. A. H. Freeman, 1021
Main street, on Wednesday evening when Miss Josephine Novotny, of Cedar
Rapids, and Dr. R. M. Figg were united in marriage. Rev. M. O. Lambly,
pastor of the First Congregational Church, was the officiating clergyman.
The conventional formalities as far as possible were ignored, but this fact
only added to the social pleasure of the event, which came as a complete
surprise to the friends who gathered supposedly for a social evening.
The pleasant home was tastefully decorated for the occasion in the wedding
colors of pink and white, flowers in these colors being used in artistic
profusion with a background of pretty greens.
Promptly at nine o’clock the bridal couple entered the west parlor to the
strains of Lohengrin bridal chorus played by Mrs. Freeman. The bride was
attended by two little girls, Mildred and Marjorie Freeman, attired in
dainty white gowns and Marjorie carried the wedding ring in a pure white
peony. The large mantle which occupies the northeast corner of the room in
its graceful decorations of syringas and honeysuckle made a most effective
setting for the bridal party. The bride was attired in a pretty lingerie
gown of white lace and carried a shower bouquet of bridal roses.
Immediately after the ceremony the friends took advantage of the opportunity
thus afforded for offering congratulations to Dr. and Mrs. Figg.
After congratulations a buffet luncheon in two courses was served in the
dining room. The long table was resplendent with its furnishings and the
bride’s cake occupied a conspicuous place. Wide bands of pink satin ribbon
crossed the damask cloth and a mound of pink and white peonies made a pretty
centerpiece. The color scheme of pink and white was carried out in the
refreshments served. The later evening hours were spent informally.
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