Last Thursday evening at 5 o'clock occurred another interesting church wedding, in which Almon Mason Farnsworth and Florence Genevieve, eldest daughter of Dr. Jesse B. Low of this village, were the contracting parties. The ceremony was performed at Trinity (Episcopal) church by the rector, Rev. A. E. Dunham. The vested choir marched in from the vestry room singing "Be Ye Pure in Heart." When the wedding party arrived at the church they marched up the center aisle to the strains of the march from "Tanhauser," played on the organ by Miss Nellile Case. First came the ushers, George H. Williams and Burton S. Osborne, then Miss Fontella Farnsworth, the groom's sister, and Fred Low, the bride's brother; Miss Mame Warner of Pulaski, the maid of honor; Mary Low, the bride's sister as flower girl, and the bride on her father's arm. They were met at the chancel by the groom and his best man, T. Clinton Phelps. The party stood under a floral arch from which was hanging a large wedding bell of evergreens and red berries. After the bride was given away by her father the bride and groom stepped forward to the chancel rail where, under another beautiful floral arch, they were pronounced man and wife. During the impressive Episcopal marriage service the choir sang "O, Perfect Love," and Miss Case played softly, "My Heart Ever Faithful." After the ceremony the wedding party returned down the center aisle to the strains of Mendelssohn's wedding march. The choir then sang the recessional, "On Our Way Rejoicing." The wedding party and relatives then took carriages for the house. The bride was handsomely attired in white India mull and carried white roses, and the maid of honor wore a gown of white Persian mull and carried white carnations. Miss Farnsworth was dressed in white organdie and carried pink carnations.
A Pretty Church Wedding
Almon Mason Farnsworth and Miss Florence Genevieve Low the Happy Parties -- Sweet October Marriage Bells.
The decorations in the church were the most elaborate ever seen at a wedding in this village. The arches were made of evergreen which was almost hidden from sight by white hydrangeas. The sides of the chancel were trimmed with running pine and clematis, and the front of the chancel and choir were banked with palms and potted plants. On both sides of the center aisle the seats were draped with white tarletan.
After the ceremony at the church a reception was held at the home of the bride, 80 Second street. It was a pleasant and happy occasion at which a royal wedding dinner was served. The house decorations were very pretty. The wedding gifts were numerous and costly and consisted of silver, cut glass and furniture.
These young people are among our best known and most popular. Miss Low, although a resident of our village but a few years, has endeared herself to all by her lady-like and social ways and the groom is to be congratulated on securing a prize. Mr. Farnsworth is well known in this vicinity as proprietor of a job printing office in this village, and is highly respected. With other friends the Advance-Journal extends good wishes to the happy couple, who left Thursday evening for a two weeks' visit in Connecticut and other eastern points.
Among those present from out of town were: Miss Carrie Allen, Dr. and Mrs. Charles Low, Dr. and Mrs. F. S. Low and Miss Mame Warner of Pulaski, Mrs. H. A. Farnsworth of Hermon [the groom's Grandmother Harriet], Mrs. Frank Moore, Miss Mary Moore, Mrs. C. D. Moore, Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Hedden of Lowville [this was probably Oliver Hedden Farnsworth, the groom's uncle] and W. E. Sprague and wife of Kasoag.
On their return to Camden Mr. and Mrs. Farnsworth will begin housekeeping in a cosy home, No. 42 Union street.
REPRINTED from the "Camden Advance-Journal", Camden, NY, Thursday, Thursday, October 25, 1900.
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