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December Weddings 1889

A wedding of fashionable note was that yesterday afternoon, at Grace Church, of Miss Fanny Hamilton Bowdoin, daughter of George S. Bowdoin, and Daniel Parish Kingsford of this city. The church was handsomely decorated with palms and Southern pines, and was crowded to the doors with the friends of the bride and groom.

Bishop Potter officiated at the ceremony, and was assisted by the Rev. Dr. Huntington, rector of the church. The best man was the groom's brother, John Parish Kingsford, and the ushers were Temple Bowdoin, brother of the bride; Hamilton Hoppin, Charles A. Munn, C.C. Cuyler, C.D. Dickey, Jr., and Isaac Iselin.

The bride wore a Paris gown of white satin and point lace, and her point-lace veil, which was worn by her mother on her wedding day, was caught with three diamond stars and a wreath of orange blossoms. Her bouquet was of lilies of the valley. Her bridesmaids were her sister, Miss Edith Bowdoin; the groom's sister, Miss Helen Kingsford; Miss Edith Parish, and Miss Elizabeth Miller. They wore Marie Antoinette costumes of pink silk and carried large bunches of pink roses. Their corsages were clasped with pearl pins, gifts from the bride.

A reception followed at the home of the bride's parents, at 30 Park avenue, which was attended by the most intimate friends of both families. Among them were Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Dodge, Mr. and Mrs.. Cleveland H. Dodge, Mr. and Mrs.. Irving Grinnell, Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt, Mr. and Mrs. John Jay, J.J. Astor, Jr., Mr. and Mrs.. George Bliss, Hamilton Fish, T.F. Cushing, Miss Edith Cushing, Mr. and Mrs.. H. Bussed of Providence, Mrs. Kingsford, Mr. and Mrs.. August Belmont, Mr. and Mrs.. Philip Schuyler, the Rev. and Mrs. C.C. Tiffany, Mr. and Mrs.. S.V.R. Cruger, Mr. and Mrs.. Robert O. Winthrop, Mr. and Mrs. George Bend, Miss Bend, Mr. and Mrs. James R. Gracie, Lewis G. Morris, Miss Morris, Mr. and Mrs.. Clarence H. Dodge, and Mr. and Mrs. J. Pierpont Morgan.

The bride's presents included a number of bits of silverware and jewelry from friends abroad and the house on the southeast corner of Thirty-sixth street and Park avenue, opposite her father's home. The house is her father's gift.

At her grandfather's residence at 218 West Fourteenth-street last evening Miss Florine R. B. Arnold, daughter of Eli Wolf Arnold and granddaughter of Simon Bernheimer, was married to Alfred Lincoln Seligman, son of the late Joseph Seligman of the banking firm of that name. The Rev. Dr. Gustav Gottheil of the Temple Emanu-El officiated, and read the service under an immense wedding bell of roses.

The bride wore an Empire gown of white satin brocade and point lace, and a tuile veil held by a wreath of orange blossoms. Her bouquet was of orange blossoms and lilies of the valley, and she wore a pearl necklace and a diamond and turquoise pendant, the gifts respectively of her grandfather and the groom. The bridesmaids__Miss Florence Kohn, Miss Edith Hellman, Miss Blanche Arnold, and Miss Blanche Bernheimer, and the maid of honor, Miss Beatrice Bernheimer wore pretty Directoire frocks of white mall, and carried canes of white and gold, twined with pink roses. Two little girls, Miss Ethel and Miss Alma Seligman, also attended the bride, and wore quaint slips of white silk and mull. They carried baskets of white violets.

George W. Seligman, brother of the groom, and Lorin S. Bernheimer, uncle of the bride, acted as groomsmen; there were no ushers. The guests at the wedding dinner that followed the ceremony included Mr. and Mrs.. Jacob Schiff, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Wold, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Seligman, Judge and Mrs.. Daly, Mr. and Mrs. Julius A. Cohen, Isidor Wormser, Mr. and Mrs. De Witt Seligman, Mr. and Mrs. William Wheelock, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Heilman, and Mr.. and Mrs. Issac Bernheimer.

Miss Adeline Louise Weis, daughter of Charles Wels, the organist, and John Wilson Hotaling of the real estate firm of French & Hotaling were married last evening at the bride's home, at 2,113 Madison-avenue, by the Rev. Dr. C.S. Robinson. The house was prettily decorated with clematis, smilax, and palms, and the bridal party stood under a wedding ring of pink roses. The bride wore a gown of pearl-embroidered white faille and a tuile veil held by a wreath of orange blossoms. Her bouquet was of white roses and hyacinths. Her sister, Miss Gussie Weis, was her maid of honor and wore a frock of white syrah silk. She carried a bunch of La France roses.

Herbert Hotaling, cousin of the groom, acted as best man, and the ushers were Frank Cluet, Anton B. and Harry F. Weis, brothers of the bride; Dr. J.M. Davis and Mortimer Cowperthwaite. Among the guests at the reception following the ceremony were Mr. and Mrs. George Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Cowperthwaite, Mr. and Mrs. T. O. Arden, Mr. and Mrs. George Felter, William French, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Purdy, and Mr. and Mrs. David Hotaling.

Miss Laura Dater, daughter of Henry Dater, and Franklin Avery Chapman of this city were wedded at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the Church of the Ascension, at Fifth-avenue and Tenth-street, the Rev. Dr. Winchester Donald officiating. The bride were a gown of white satin and a point lace veil, and carried a Prayer Book. Her maids of honor were Miss Lillian Ferris and Miss Bertha Pupke. They wore frocks of silk muslin trimmed with yellow ribbons and carried yellow feather fans. John Lincoln acted us best man, and the ushers were Harry Dater, brother of the bride; Cornelius Van Santvoord, Dr. John Vanderpoel, and Dr. Henry McConuell. A small reception was held after the ceremony at the bride's home, at 71 West Fifty-second-street.

A pretty home wedding took place yesterday afternoon at Ardsley Towers, Dobbs Ferry, the country residence of Mr. and Mrs.. Edward M. Field, when Miss Lucy Mildred Matthews, a niece of Mrs. Field, became Mrs. Clarence Blair Mitchell. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Dr. Charles Cuthbert Hall of Brooklyn. The bride's gown was of white satin, Trimmed with ostrich feathers, and her ornaments wore diamonds. She wore a white tulle veil.

The maid of honor was Miss Matthews, a sister of the bride. She wore white silk mull and carried a bouquet of yellow chrysanthemums. The bridesmaids were Misses Burney, Scott, Mitchell, and Stepheus, who wore white silk mull. C.L. Blair of Princeton was the best man.

Among the guests present were Mr. John L. Blair of Blairstown, grandfather of the groom; Mr. and Mrs. D.C. Blair of Belvidere, N.J.; Charles Scribner, Arthur Scribner, John Serthner of new York, John Lute Lindley, Mr. and Mrs. Couper, Mr. and Mrs. David Lindley, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Davis and daughter, Miss Warner, Mrs. Stokes, Mrs. Horace Robins and daughters, Miss Jaffrey, and Mr. and Mrs. Mumford.


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Article Name: December weddings 1889
Website: http:www.thehistorybox.com |Researcher/Transcriber:    Miriam Medina
Source:  New York Times Dec 5, 1889. p.2 (1 page)
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