Cliffside, June 20.—A wedding of rare brilliance and wide social prominence was that of last Friday evening, when Miss Jessie Jenkins, of Avondale, and Mr. Hollis M. Owens, of Cliffside, were happily united in marriage before a large concourse of friends and relatives.
The lovely home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Z. O. Jenkins, was thrown en suite and with its beautiful and artistic decorations, and the color scheme of orchid and pink presented an appearance of charm and loveliness truly appropriate for the occasion.
The ceremony room was richly adorned with an arrangement of trailing ivy and Queen Anne lace. At the front of the room was a raised white altar having for a background a mass of beautiful ferns. Across the rear of the altar the seven candles were used, and the soft and mellow candle light added to the stateliness of the occasion.
Miss Minnie Campbell, of Cliffside, opened the program, singing in her charming and gracious manner, “Dawning,” and “I Love You Truly.” Promptly at 8 o’clock the bridal party entered to the sweet strains of Lohengrin’s “Wedding March” played by Miss. Edna Hoyle, of Lincolnton.
The first to enter was the minister, Rev. A. C. Swofford, Winston-Salem, who took his place at the rear of the improvised altar. Descending from the stairway came the ribbon girls, Misses Jennie Hawkins, Eva Jackson, Catherine Keever, Luvenie Collins, Jessie Crawley, Mary Jenkins, Pauline Freeman and Lottie Thompson, dressed in pink organza, carrying streamers of pink ribbon and forming an aisle for the bridal party.
Then came the bride’s maid, Miss Sadie Jenkins, gowned in orchid taffeta and carrying a bouquet of pink and orchid sweet peas. She was followed by the maid of honor, Miss Edith Jenkins, gowned in pink taffeta and carrying a bouquet of orchid and pink sweet peas. Following these was the ring bearer, Master Herman Owens, little son of Mr. and Mrs. Elsie Owens, of Caroleen, bearing the ring in a large white rose.
The groom entered with his best man, Mr. G. K. Moore, Jr., of Cliffside, and awaited the bride at the altar.
Then came the tiny flower girls, Beth Caldwell, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. P. Caldwell, of Cliffside, and Betty Shull, little daughter of Dr. and Mrs. J. Rush Shull, of Charlotte.
The bride entered with her brother, Mr. H. H. Jenkins, who gave her away. The beautiful ring ceremony was performed by the officiating minister in a very impressive manner. The bride was a picture of unusual grace and charm in her wedding gown of satin trimmed in real lace. She wore a long veil held in place by a wreath of orange blossoms, and carried a shower bouquet of orange blossoms and white sweet peas. Her only ornament was a string of pearls, the gift of the eighth grade of the Cliffside public schools, where she has taught for the past two years.
Especial mention should be made of the large and beautiful array of wedding presents. These were displayed in a room reserved for them and presented a scene of unusual beauty.
A brilliant reception was held immediately after the ceremony. A delicious ice course was served to the invited guests.
After the ceremony the happy couple left for their home in Cliffside, which had been handsomely furnished for the wedding.
The bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Z. O. Jenkins, of Avondale, and a granddaughter of the late R. R. Haynes.
She was educated at Fassifern School, Hendersonville, Converse College and Meredith College, graduating with the B. A. degree. She is a member of one of North Carolina’s most prominent and wealthy families and is a young woman of rare charm and culture. The groom is one of Rutherford’s most promising young business men. During the late war he served as an aviator in France for thirteen months, performing his duties with .honor and distinction. He now holds a responsible position with Cliffside Mills.
The out-of-town guests attending the wedding were Miss Mary Dafron, Shelby; Dr. and Mrs. J. Rush Shull, Charlotte; Mr. Durham Moore, Shelby; Mr. Emmett Kerr, Raleigh; Miss Edna Hoyle, Lincolnton.
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