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A Pretty Church Wedding

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A very pretty and daínty affair wa the wedding of Mr. Robert E. Staeble and Miss Mattie C. Otto, at Tnnity Lutheran chnrch, Ann Arbor, on Wed nesday eveniüg. The altar had been trimmed during the day in a very tasty and beautiful manner with crearn eolored bunting laid in folds arounc the altar rail and over the reading des] and stands. This was festooned with ropes of smilax and ferns aud fern leaves were laid aronnd the base of the railing. A large boquet of rnarguerite were the only flowers and stood on a stand within the railing. Palms and bunches of marsh grass stood arounri in convenient places. The aisles werj laid off by bands of cream satin ribbon stretching from one end of the seat to the other. Admission to the ohnrch was by ticket and as the guests arrived they Were esoorted to their seats by the ushers, E. G. Koch, Alfred Paul, R. L Williams, N. Stanger, Ed. F. Schairer and Orlando Reimold. At 8 o'clook the 8trains of Mendelssohn's Wedding Maren, played on the organ by Miss Emma Fischer, announoed the coming of the bridal party and Mr Staebler and his best rnan, Mr. Car Wuerfel, of Toledo, stepped in at the vestry door and advanced to the altar The bride leaning on the arm of her unole, Mr. D. F. Schairer, who gave her away, then appeared at the main door of the chnrch, preceded by her bridesmaid, Miss Alice Staebler, sistei of the groom, and advanced down the aisle to the altar where Rev.W. L. Tedrow spoke the solemn words that made the oouple man and wife. The bride was attired in a handsome dress of cream gloria silk, with bridal veil and carried a boiiquet of cream roses. Miss Staebler, the bridesmaid, was dressed in white muil trimmed with satin ribbons and carried a bouquet of bridal roses. At the conclusión of the wedding ceremony the bridal party marched ou1 of the churoh to the strains of the march froni Lohengrin, preceded by the little Misses Van Kleek and Grace Greenwood, who scattered flowers in their path. The invited guests then repaired to the honie of Mrs. J. G. Otto, the bride's rnother, where a reception was held and refreshments served. Mr. and Mrs. Staebler took the 10:12 train east on the Michigan Central, bnt thei rdestination they kept a profound secret. The wedding presenta were numerous. , costly and useful. At the depot the newly wedded conple were showered with rice and the good wishes of their friends in which the Argns joins. Among the guests from ont of town were Mrs. Trost, son and daughter, of Toledo; Mrs. Samnel Krause, of Grand Rapids ; Miss Allie Schairer, of West Point, Neb. ; and 'ieorge D. Schairer and fainily, of Saline.


Ann Arbor Argus
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