This is the image of the full or partial text of an article entitled "Pretty Home Wedding", printed in the Morning Star of 1896-06-11. This article is in the public domain, because it was published in the United States before 1923.
. Pretty Home Wedding.
“Monday for health,
. Tuesday for wealth,
Wednesday, the best day of all,” goes the old rhyme, and surely yesterday proved to be, indeed, a "best day” lor me many joylul brides who plighted their troth at the altar. The peal of wedding bells rang out merrily in the afternoon at 5:30, when Miss Mabel Richardson and Charles H. Knapp were married at the residence of the bride's father, O. A. Richardson, in North Second street. Simplicity and elegance were the marked characteristics of this home wedding. The house was a fragrant bower of ferns and marguerites, while in the bay window, where the marriage was performed, an arch of maiden hair ferns was erected,beautiful and artistic, with its delicate, feathery green. At the appointed hour the couple entered the parlors, preceded by little • Miss Pearl Richardson, thc-bride’s sister, who was a charming maid of honor. Rev. J. N. Hall performed the ceremony, and at its conclusion heartfelt congratulations were offered to Mr. and Mrs. Knapp by the relatives and friends present.
The bride wore a lovely summer wedding frock of Paris muslin, over white silk, with trimmings of taffeta ribbons. 'Her flowers were bridal roses. The ! tiny maid was a rosy picture in a deli-
icate pink organdie gown.
Following the ceremony came a wedding supper that was a triumph of cul-linary art, and later the bride and groom, amid showers of rose petals and good luck emblems, drove to the sta-jtion to take the 7:40 Northwestern train. They will be absent for an indefinite period, and at home at 192G | East State street after Aug. 1.
It is not too much to say that' the bride is one of Rockford’s very prettiest 'girls. Of dainty brunette type, her greatest charm lies in the happy expression that illuminates her face, a. strong indication of her gentle loveliness of disposition. She has ever been a pronounced favorite among her legion of friends throughout the city. A member of the First Baptist church, religious and charitable work bas been no small part of her life, and her abilities in the domestic and housekeeping arts are one of the sweetest foundation stones in the new life just begun. Mr. Knapp is indeed to be congratulated upon winning such an accomplished bride.
Charles Knapp is one of Rockford's I most prominent and substantial young | business men. He is a member of tfie -firm of William and C. H. Knapp, and j stands high among his business associates. Cordial in manner and with a [face brimming o’er with kindliness, he [numbers his friends by hundreds, and their wishes for his welfare and happiness are as hearty as their regard for I Mr. Knapp. He is a popular member of the Thursday Knights, and is prominent in all their literary and social gatherings.