THE WEDDING BELLS
Pealed Forth Merrily This Morning.
At St. Thomas Church at 9:30 This Morning.
After a Wedding Breakfast the Happy Couple Left for Their Home in Leadville, Colorado Amidst the Congratulations of Many Friends.
Never have wedding bell's pealed more merrily and joyously than this morning when Mary Margaret, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Rinsey, was united in marriage with Dr. John W. Foley, of Leadville, Colo. The weather was perfect and in accord with the occasion.
The ceremony was performed in St. Thomas' church at 9:40 a.m. in the presence of a large number of friends. The altar and chancel rail were prettily decorated with cut flowers, palms, hydrangeas and smilax, all giving a happy effect. It was the labor of love of the brides friends. To the always pleasing tones of Mendelsshon's Wedding March played by the organist, Miss Nellie Brown, the wedding procession entered the church door. It was headed by the best man, Fred Rinsey, brother of the bride, and Miss Mabel O'Brien, of Detroit, a classmate of the bride. The bride wore a green broadcloth traveling suit, tailor made, a hat covered with violets and carried a shower bouquet of lilies of the valley. The bridesmaid wore a green gown, tailor made, with a light hat and carried a shower bouquet of roses. The procession was preceded by the ushers, Harry Brown and Patrick Scully. The solemn, impressive service was performed by Rev. E. D. Kelly, pastor of the bride, assisted by Rev. Fr. Fierle, of Ionia, the former pastor of the bride, and Fr. Ryan, of Dexter, and Fr. Kennedy, of Ypsilanti. The Giorza mass, Kyrie Sanctus and Agnus Dei were sung. Miss Francis Caspary sang very feelingly Bach's Gunod, Ave Maria.
After the ceremony the wedding party repaired to the elegant home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Rinsey, No. 402 N. Division st. Here the home was arranged for the occasion. The rooms were darkened and illuminated. They were prettily decorated with flowers and palms. Some 35 of the relatives of the bride and groom sat down in the south parlor to a sumptuous wedding breakfast, furnished by Hangsterfer.
The bride had been well remembered by her large circle of friends whose many presents both costly, useful and ornamental, showed in a slight degree their feelings of regard. Among these presents was a Chickering piano and inlaid secretary and cut glass of all kinds. An imported Peacock, made of strange unique Chinese handicraft, was one of the rare gifts.
At 1:38 p.m. the happy couple took the Michigan Central train for Chicago, from whence they go to their future home in Leadville, Colo.
The bride is the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Rinsey. She is a graduate of St. Mary's academy, of Monroe, of the class of '90. She is accomplished in music and the arts and also is noted as being well versed in all that goes to make up a home. She is a most devoted church worker. Her cheerful disposition and lovely character will make a rare addition to the society of Leadville. Dr. Foley, the groom, is an old Ann Arbor boy, having spent bis boyhood days in this city. He is a graduate of the medical department of the University of Michigan of the class of '94. By hard work and devotion to his profession he has acquired a lucrative practice in his new home. The many friends of Dr. and Mrs. Foley unite in wishing them the choicest blessings in life.
Previous to his going to Leadville, Dr. Foley held the position of assistant instructor in the medical department of the University of Michigan.
Among the guests from out of town were Mrs. Dr. Heron, of Leadville, sister of the groom, Mr. Chas. Baker, wife and daughter and Mr. Jacob Miller and family of Saginaw, Mr. Peter Miller, of Ypsilanti, Miss Anna Murphy, of Battle Creek, a classmate of the bride and Master Van Moore, oi Chicago, nephew of the groom.