Lenox, Mass. June 11-The wedding of Mr. George Evans
Turnure and Miss Elizabeth L. Gardner Lanier took
place today at high noon at Trinity Church. Nearly
1,000 invitations were issued to leading society
people of New York, Boston, and other cities, and so
many were accepted that all the cottages and hotels
were taxed to their utmost capacity for the
accommodation of the wedding guests.
The marriage ceremony was performed by the Rev. Dr.
Grosvenor, rector of Trinity Church. The floral
decorations of the church were most elaborate. The
altar rail was trimmed with sprays of stephanotis,
and the memorial windows of the church were banked
with hundreds of varieties of roses and other cut
flowers in great profusion. Palms and exotic plants
filled the chancel.
The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Lanier, and is the last of the three
daughters to be married. The groom is well known in
society circles, and the young couple have for
several Summers been among the most popular of Lenox
young society people.
The bride passed up the broad aisle of the church
leaning on her father's arm. She was attired in a
gown of white satin, en train, cut with high neck
and long sleeves and trimmed with chiffon. She wore
a lace veil and carried a bouquet of bride's roses.
The bridesmaids were Misses Gandy, Greenleaf, Mary
Turnure, and Catherine Sands. They were dressed in
white chiffon, with pink ribbons, and carried
immense bunches of pink roses. They all wore large
leghorn hats trimmed with pink ostrich tips.
The groom met the bride at the altar accompanied by
his best man, Percy Turnure, a younger brother. The
ushers were James Arden Harriman, Frank P. Magoun,
B.C. Wilson, Jr., J. Woodward Haven, Frank N. Bacon,
and William Travers Gray. Prof. Way of Pittsfield
presided at the organ and played a wedding march as
the bridal party entered the church, while
Mendelssohn's wedding march was played as the
newly-wedded couple passed down the aisle after the
A wedding breakfast was served at Allen
Winden, the Laniers' cottage, to over three hundred
guests. The floral decorations were on a scale of
magnificence never seen in Lenox before. Over 1,000
varieties of roses were used and 700 sprays pf
Stephanotis. The bridal couple received the
congratulations of their friends in the south end of
the music room under a floral veil composed entirely
of orchids. This was the first orchid bell ever seen
here and so far as known is the first used in this
country. The fireplaces in the music room, dining
room, and library were banked with the rarest roses
and exotic plants of every description. Sprays of
stephanolis reached from the electric chandeliers to
the corners of the rooms.
The wedding breakfast was served in both the music
room and dining room by Delmonico. Lander's
orchestra furnished the Music. The presents were
magnificent and of great number. Among the many
guests were Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Lawrence, Jr., Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Appleton, Mr. and Mrs. D.S.
Eggleston, Mr. and Mrs. J.F.D. Lanier, Mrs. William
H. Vanderbilt, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Turnure, Mrs.
H.P. Eggleston, Mrs. Evans, Miss Turnure, Mr. and
Mrs. Morris K. Jesup, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Ellis, Mr.
and Mrs. J.F. Scheng. Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Sloane, Mr.
and Mrs. Elliot F. Shepard, Dr. and Mrs. Greenleaf,
Mr. and Mrs. William Robeson, Miss Irene Bigelow,
Mrs. H.P. Denny, Mrs. J. K. Cravens, Mrs. Davidson,
Mrs. John Howard Latham, Mr. and Mrs. John E.
Parsons, Mr. and Mrs. Brayton Ives, and Charles E.