BioM: Gardner, Lois (1916)
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----Sources: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis.) 08/03/1916

Gardner, Lois (21 JUN 1916)

The following taken from the Sidney, Montana Herald gives the marriage of a man well known by many of our readers.

After weeks of bustle and preparation, which affected the bride-elect least of all, Miss Lois Gardner became the wife of Raymond Clayton Syth, at the Girard Community Hall, at 8 o’clock Wednesday evening, June 21, 1916, in the presence of a large gathering of intimate friends and relatives of the two families.

Dignified simplicity marked every detail, and over and above all the decorations of the hall, elegant pink and white ribbons, beautiful white garlands and a large white wedding bell, presented a most entrancing scene, which will never be forgotten. For weeks every available seamstress in the neighborhood was busy-fingered, making beautiful gowns for the wedding and reception.

Miss Ruth Noetzel of Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis., played a beautiful Spanish march, as the announcement was made to the large expectant crowd that the wedding procession was approaching down the aisle. First came the ring bearer, little Miss Geraldine Gardner, a sister of the bride, carrying a ring in a handsome white silk basket, bunched with white silk ribbons, who took her place by the side of the officiating minister, Rev. Mr. Dann.

The ring bearer was followed by seven little flower girls, three in each aisle - Loretta Bartholomew, Mildred McMillan, Grace Huld, Norton and Julia Fetterly, Celesta Decker and Alvera Kippenhan, all dressed in white silk….(some of my copy was cut off)….gown, with beads and silver lace trimmings, and graceful tulle veil, with its orange blossom wreath, carrying a bouquet of white and pink roses with pink and white satin ribbon streamers.

Lewis Stoneberg, brother-in-law of the groom, and Thomas Syth, brother of the groom, acted as best men.

As Miss Gardner and her attendants drew near the alter, Mr. Syth, with Messrs. Stoneberg and Thomas Syth, were awaiting her at the foot of the alter. Mr. Syth stepped forward, took his bride-to-be by the hand and led her up the low steps to the alter, where the entire bridal party had assembled under the big white bell, suspended from an arch, and where the impressive ring ceremony pronounced them man and wife.

After a few minutes for the families and friends to shower their blessings upon the young couple and receive the good wishes of the guests, the bridal party and all present went to a 40-foot table, which, with its white and pink decorations, was a dream of beauty. The repast served was bountiful and elaborate, and consisted of delicious country ham, pickles, chicken salad, potato salad, salmon salad, crackers, roast chicken, cheese, fruit salad, all kinds of cake, baked beans, bon bons, oranges and iced lemonade, and several hundred cigars for the men.

After the reception all guests surrounded and gazed on the table loaded with presents, which had been artistically arranged by Mesdames Roy Hoffman and J.R. McMillan, and numerous other lady friends and neighbors.

The happy couple are now at home on the groom’s farm.



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