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Presbyterian Church Scene of Wedding of Local Couple

Reception Follows Marriage; Esther Mahaffy Is Bride of John Bittner

The marriage of Miss Elizabeth Nutt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry D. Nutt of 1613 South University Ave., to Nathan Potter III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Potter of Barton Hills, was solemnized at 8:30 Monday evening in First Presbyterian church. Dr. Merle H. Anderson, pastor of the church, performed the ceremony.

Pink and white peonies and blue delphinium, palms, ferns and candelabra were attractively arranged in the church appointments for the ceremony. The wedding march from Lohengrin was played by Miss Nell Stockwell, church organist, as the bridal party entered and Mendelssohn’s wedding march served as a recessional. Miss Stockwell also played softly during the ceremony.

The bride, who was escorted by her father, wore a classical gown in ivory satin, fashioned with short puff-sleeves, and embellished with a rose pointe lace yoke. Her long tulle veil extended from a band of lace, and she carried a shower bouquet of roses and lilies of the valley.

Mrs. Mervin H. Waterman of Ann Arbor, matron of honor, was attired in blue lace with pointe d’esprit skirt made with lace insets. A pink taffeta bow extending from the back of the neck completed the dress. Mixed flowers formed her bouquet with the blue predominating.

The other attendants were Miss Caroline Potter of Barton Hills, sister of the groom, Miss Lucy Seeley of Detroit, Miss Helen Rudolphi of Dowagiac and Mrs. True Pattengill of Ann Arbor. Their frocks were fashioned of lace with pointe d’esprit at the hems, and small capes. They wore contrasting sashes braided in front and extending into large bows. Lace mitts and matching slippers completed their costumes.

Miss Potter was charmingly attired in pink while her sash was of orchid and green, and Miss Seeley, who wore a sash of a similar color, was gowned in yellow. Miss Rudolphi wore a nile green frock with a peach and yellow sash and Mrs. Pattengill, pale orchid, with a pale orchid and green sash.

Their flowers were bouquets similar to that of the matron of honor and were arranged with the color of the individual frock prevailing.

John Penniman of Kalamazoo performed the duties of best man and serving as ushers were James Nutt, brother of the bride, Finley Riggs, Archibald Diack and Carl Schlotterbeck, all of Ann Arbor, Collins Carter of Jackson, and Graham Schinnick of Rochester.

Mrs. Nutt, mother of the bride, wore green crepe, with a shoulder corsage of orchid.

Mrs. Potter, mother of the groom, was gowned in white chiffon, with acqua marine blue shoes, and her bouquet was of blue delphinium and gardenias intermingled with spring flowers.

A reception and dance in the ballroom of the Michigan League building followed the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Potter left for the east and will sail July 1 for a trip abroad, returning in August, to make their home in Detroit. Mrs. Potter’s traveling costume was a blue suit of telga cloth, and with this she wore a matching baku hat.

Mrs. Potter was graduated from University of Michigan in 1928, and is a member of Delta Gamma sorority. During her senior year, she was president of the Women’s League of the University. Mr. Potter received his degree from the University Monday and is a member of the Psi Upsilon fraternity.

The rehearsal dinner was given Sunday evening by Mr. and Mrs. Potter, the groom’s parents, at their home in Barton Hills. James Nutt entertained the bridal party Sunday noon at Huron Hills Golf club.


Another wedding was solemnized at 8:30 Monday evening in the chapel of the Michigan League building, when Miss Esther Mahaffy, daughter of J.A. Mahaffy of 918 Packard St., was united in marriage with John Bittner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Bittner of Meadville, Pa. Dr. Arthur W. Stalker of First Methodist church, read the service.

The bride was gowned in cream satin made in princess style. Her tulle veil was held in place by a coronet and she carried a bouquet of white roses and lilies of the valley. Miss Helen Mahaffy of Jackson, who attended her sister as maid of honor, wore pink flowered chiffon with hat to match, and her bouquet was formed of pink snapdragons and pink roses.

Miss Josephine Bittner of Meadville, Pa., as bridesmaid, was attired in blue flowered chiffon with a tan hat, and her flowers were larkspur and kink roses. Guy Bittner of New York City served his brother as best man and Wendell Mahaffy of Ann Arbor, brother of the bride, was an usher.

Mrs. Bittner, mother of the groom, wore an orchid crepe dress, trimmed in lace, and a shoulder corsage of pink roses.

Spring flowers were used in decorations in the chapel. An organ recital was given as the guests numbering 60, assembled for the ceremony, and the wedding march from Lohengrin was played as the bridal party formed.

A reception in the alumnae room of the League building followed the wedding. The appointments for the bridal table included white roses, baby’s breath and tapers. Mr. and Mrs. Bittner left for a trip to the Thousand Islands, Adirondack mountains and the Green and White Mountains in Vermont.

They will take up their residence Aug. 1, in Bar Harbor, Me., where Mr. Bittner will be a research associate in the Roscoe B. Jackson memorial laboratory, of which Dr. Clarence C. Little, former president of University of Michigan, is director.

Mrs. Bittner received her degree from the University in 1925, and the past year has been assistant to the president, Dr. Alexander G. Ruthven. Mr. Bittner obtained his bachelor of arts degree at St. Stephen’s college at Annondale on the Hudson, and Monday received his doctor of philosophy degree from University of Michigan. He also holds a master’s degree from the University.

IMAGE TEXT: Mrs. Nathan Potter, formerly Miss Elizabeth Nutt, who was married Monday evening in First Presbyterian church, will leave with Mr. Potter for a wedding trip abroad. They will make their home in Detroit upon their return in August.