Ham-Sewell Wedding, 1907

From the October 31, 1907 Skidmore New Era, page 1:

A Pretty Wedding.

Miss Nora Ham, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ham, was married last Wednesday evening at half past seven o’clock to Merle A. Sewell, at the home of the bride.

The bride’s gown was a very pretty white organdie trimmed in Irish lace and insertion.  The groom wore a suit of the conventional black.

The ceremony was performed by the Rev. S. M. Magill of the Graham Baptist Church.  Following the marriage and congratulations by friends and relatives who were present, the wedding party retired to the dining room where a bountiful wedding dinner was prepared.  The table was beautifully decorated in pink and white crepe paper, each corner being tied with a bow from which draperies extended the entire length.  Streamers of the same were also extended from each corner and attached to the ceiling directly over the center of the table under which hung a beautiful wedding bell, this being suspended over the bride’s cake, which bore the names of the bride and groom.  Two large bouquets of white chrysanthemums and pink carnations adorned each end of the table.

The contracting parties were the recipients of many beautiful presents, such as china, glass, linens and silver ware.  The couple have a host of friends in our community who wish them unbounded success and a happy voyage through life.

A friend.