Walter Holcombe weds Miss Julia Baxter Jones

The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia
April 25, 1907, Page 7
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Simple in detail yet a beautiful ensemble was the wedding of Miss Julia Baxter Jones to Mr. Walter Holcombe, of Tennessee last Wednesday evening at nine o’clock at the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. Sam P. Jones.

No invitations were issued for this quiet marriage on account of the family’s mourning but the bride, unselfish in her desire to share this happy event with her best friends, verbally bade these, and her relatives to be present.  And these sincere friends gathered to express their appreciation for the happiness which had come to realization in these two hearts.

Asked to receive these guests were Mrs. A. B. Cunyus, Mrs. J. W. Jones and Mrs. Felton Jones.  There were no decorations of the home but an altar was erected at one end of the drawing room.  This was a spot of beauty, made so by the bride’s friends who wrought the floral picture from palms and handsome ferns on pedestal and tabourette.  The jars of the many plants were hidden by fluffy ruffles of white crepe paper, thus making an artistic effect in white and green.

There were no refreshment and no attendants, simply the lovely marriage service.

Shortly before the ceremony a choir composed of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Jones, Mrs. Felton Jones and Mr. J. A. Miller, sang that sweet and sacred wedding hymn, “The voice That Breathed O’er Eden.”  Just before the coming of the bride, Mrs. Cunyus sang “O, Promise Me” and then to the strains of Lohengrin’s Wedding March, played by Mrs. Susie F. Abbott, the bride slowly descended the stairway.  Truly she was a vision of loveliness in her simple, yet lovely wedding gown of French embroidered batiste, en princess, with a full, sweeping bridal veil enveloping her girlish figure.  This was caught to her brown hair by orange blossoms grown in the home conservatory and a pearl and diamond brooch, the gift of the groom.

She carried exquisite flowers, a great arm bunch of bride’s buds and lilies of the valley from which fell showers of the lily sprays, gauze tied.  Preceding her, were her two young nieces, Misses Laura and Eva Mayes, who bore the ribbons forming the aisle through hall, dining room and into the drawing room.  The groom awaited the bride at the foot of the stairs and together they passed to the altar where the four celebrants awaited them.  These were Reverends G. H. Duval, W. A. Cleveland, J. E. Barnard and M. J. Cofer, of Atlanta.

Standing near the bride were several of her girl friends who in a sweet and informal way held her bouquet during the ring service and gave the other little attentions that the service called for.

Congratulations followed this impressive ceremony and sincerely was this young couple to be congratulated in their choice of each other. There is not one from all the host of Mr. Holcombe’s friends nor one from the bonny bride’s but who breathes the benediction of happiness to bless their marriage.

Mr. and Mrs. Holcombe left at ten thirty o’clock for Nashville, where there is a pretty home awaiting them.

The bride is the youngest daughter of Mrs. Sam P. Jones, a beautiful girl and the possessor of many strong and noble traits of character.

Mr. Holcombe is one of the best known and most gifted young evangelists in the country, a former coworker of the bride’s father and a man whose personality is particularly pleasing.


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