S. T. Burnes weds Miss Mattie P. Leeke

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
April 24, 1890, page 8
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On the evening of the 16th inst., at the home of the bride’s parents, near this place, Miss Mattie P. Leeke was united in marriage to Mr. S. T. Burnes, of Adairsville, at 8 o’clock. The parlor was beautifully and artistically decorated by the bride’s friends. An arch was made of cedar and flowers, under which a floral bell hung. The wedding march pealed forth its merry chimes under the skillful touch of Miss Maud Cunyus. First walked in Miss Kate Boyce and Mr. Homer Cunyus, next Miss Mary Dent and Mr. Z. Tinsley, Miss Ida Cunyus and Mr. R. L. McCollum, of Adairsville, Miss Susie Burnes and Mr. J. B. Leeke, forming a half circle. Then walked in the bride and groom, taking their stand under the arch. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Mr. Bailey, of Euharlee. The bride was dressed in a pale blue silk henrietta, trimmed in ribbon and cut steel with a long veil and wreath of orange blossoms. The bridesmaids wore white. At a reasonable hour the guests were invited into supper, where a table was spread with everything that appetite could call for. After all were through eating they returned to the parlor, and several hours of enjoyment were measured off by the clock before good night was said. The bride is one of Bartow’s sweetest and most amiable young ladies, and never did she look more beautiful than while leaning on the arm of one who pledged himself to love and protect her through life. Mr. Burnes is one of Adairsville’s leading merchants. On Friday morning they were accompanied by a merry party to the home of the groom, where a reception was tendered them. This was also an enjoyable occasion, the bride and groom looking as if some angelic messenger had brought them tidings of joy. We all hope there will be more to take their stand in the tournament of life, and let us all be invited.


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