An unusually pretty house wedding
took place on the 12th inst., at "Spruce Lawn," the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Harry Paskins
of Rockford, when their eldest daughter,
Lizzie Christeen, became the bride of
Wilbert Ellis Howard, son of William Howard of the same place, Rev. J.
The bride was charmingly gowned in
white crepe de chine, satin trimmed with pearls. She wore the customary
veil and carried a bouquet of Ophelia roses and maiden-hair fern.
The bride entered the drawing-room
on the arm of her father, as the strains of the wedding march were played
by Miss Pearl Scott of Hamilton, cousin of the bride. The ceremony was
conducted under a beautiful arch of maple leaves and snowballs. Little
Miss Emma Irvine accompanied the bride as flower girl.
The groom's gift to the bride was a
gold wrist watch, to the pianist a cameo pin, to the flower girl a gold
locket and chain. The bride was the recipient of many useful and beautiful
After the ceremony, about 50 of the
guests sat down to a dainty repast. After the good things were disposed
of, a number of the guests spoke oof the high esteem in which the young
couple are held and wished them many happy years together.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard took the train
for Cleveland, Ohio, amid a shower of confietti. On their return they will
reside on the home farm at Rockford.