Newspaper Report of a Wedding in 1908

The wedding was that of Herbert L Crowley to Nellie Fawcett in Cambridge Massachusetts. This was very much a traditional formal wedding as still happens today 100+ years later. Very formal with ushers and bridesmaids and a maid of honor. And even a ring bearer. Descriptions of what the Maid of Honor wore and of course a detailed description of the bride’s gown. The bride was given in marriage by her father. A Retired Reverend performed the marriage ceremony. The bride and groom had been very active in that church for a number of years and had been particularly friendly with the Minister in the years preceding his retirement. The ceremony was followed by a reception at the home of the bride’s father. After an extended honeymoon the couple would make their home in West Somerville.

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