A Pretty Marriage
CLIFFSIDE, Dec. 2—One of the principal social events of the season, was a plain though prominent wedding in Cliffside on Wednesday evening. At the home of the bride’s father, Mr. D. D. Fortune on North Main street at 7 o’clock. Miss Ina Inez Fortune, one of Cliffside’s most attractive young ladies became the bride of Mr. Grover C. Haynes, also of Cliffside, and one of the town’s most successful business men.
The ceremony, which was simple and without tedious conventionalities, was peformed on the premises of relatives by the pastor of the Baptist church, Rev. C. W. Payseur. The heart of each well wisher swelled with pride as the attractive bride, attired in a dainty gown of purest white supported by her brother, Victor Fortune, joined the groom, who was accompanied by his brother, Charles H. Haynes, presented at the hymeneal altar, where the simple though effective words were said, and Ina and Grover, surrounded by those who loved them and wished them all happiness, were united in the holy bonds of wedlock for life. Mrs. B. M. Haynes played Mendelssohn’s wedding march, and while the ceremony was being solemnized, rendered softly a melody of love.
After the newly married couple received congratulaUons at the bride’s home, they repaired at 8 o’clock to the home of the groom’s father, Mr. R. R. Haynes, whose handsome residence took on a festive appearance with its brilliant lights and artistic decorations. The color scheme was pink and green and the potted flowers, carnations and dainty candles lent splendor to the occasion. Here was gathered awaiting tne bride and groom the young people of Cliffside to help the charming little hostess, Miss Ula May Haynes, welcome the new sister into the family. All made merry with music and games. Refreshments were served by Miss Haynes’ able assistants, Misses Jessie and Edith Jenkins.
Miss Haynes was assisted at receiving by mesdames Z. 0. Jenkins, Robert A. Love and Baxter Haynes. Unique souvenirs were distributed among the guests as they entered the dining room by Miss Irene Fortune and Master Haynes Jenkins. Punch was served by the hostess. Last but not least was the cutting of the bride’s cake, which contained concealed in it, a bachelor’s button, a thimble, a dime and a ring. All were anxious to see who should get the coveted ring. Raleigh Fortune’s slice contained the ring, Miss Mildred McLain’s slice contained the money, Miss Eula Haynes’ slice contained the thimble and Miss Elizabeth Huff’s slice contained the bachelor button.
The contracting parties are from the most prominent families in Cliffside. Mr. D. D. Fortune, father of the bride, is an experienced cotton mill man, a member of the Cliffside Renown brass band, prominent in church and social circles and superintendent of the Baptist Sunday school here, the largest in this part of the State.
Mr. R. R. Haynes, the groom’s father, is known as a successful cotton mill man, being president of the Cliffside Mills, the largest of the kind in the South, an organizer and a financier.
Among the guests present were: Misses Buna Fortune and Mildred McLain, Messrs. Deck Wilson, Victor Fortune, John Bowling, Charles C. Haynes, Raleigh Fortune, Charles H. Haynes, Sam Haynes, Mr. and Mrs. Fortune, Mrs. Z. O. Jenkins, Dr. and Mrs. Baxter Haynes, Mr. and Mrs. George Avant, Mr. and Mrs. McLean, Miss Belle Allen, Spartanburg, S. C.; Misses Elizabeth Huff and Hester Susong, of Bridgeport, Tenn.; Miss Daisy Humphries, of Gaffney, S. C.; Misses Mae and Pearl Whiteside, of Caroleen; Mrs. R. A. Love, of Gastonia; Mrs. W. J. Winn, of Hamilton, Canada; Messrs. Ben Suttle, Maurice Hendrick and Gus Beam, of Shelby; Mr. Walter Fanning, of Henrietta; Mr. J. S. Rudisill, of Lincolnton, and Mr. Joe Suttle, of Asheville.
Among the presents received by the bride and groom were brass, cut glass, silver, china, and linen.