George G. Latta weds Miss Fannie G. Brownlow

The Cartersville Express
Cartersville, Georgia
March 9, 1876, Page 3
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The Marriage of Mr. GEORGE G. LATTA to Miss BROWNLOW, of Knoxville.

Capt. George G. Latta, son of Mr. W. S. Latta, of Cartersville was married in Knoxville, Tenn., to Miss Fannie G. Brownlow of the latter city.  The EXPRESS makes its acknowledgements for the usual printers fee and joins many others in wishing them a long and happy life.  We append a description of the ceremonies taken from the Knoxville Chronicle of the 1st instant.

St. John’s Church was filled to its utmost capacity last night with the elite of the city to witness the nuptials of Capt. George G. Latta, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, and Miss Fannie Brownlow of this city.  For a week all who were fortunate enough to secure “cards” have been awaiting the evening of the 29th, not a little impatient at the tardy pace of time.  The Church presented an attractive appearance, the chancel having been decorated with no small degree of taste and beauty; wreaths were suspended from the pillars in a most artistic manner, and at their intersection was hung a marriage bell, the clapper consisting of a single calla lily.  Above the bell, on a rope which it was suspended was the monogram L. B. in white flowers and delicate green leaves.  Promptly at 8 ½ o’clock the bridal party entered the church while the wedding march was performed by Mr. Hodgson in his usual excellent style.  All being in readiness the “twain was made one” by the beautiful and impressive ceremony of the Episcopal Church, Rev. Mr. Duncan officiating.

The bride was arrayed in a dress of white brocaded satin, garnished with lace and lily-of-the-valley fringe, a bridal veil caught at the left side of the head with a delicate spray of lilies of the valley, completed a combination well fitted to enhance [what] nature has unsparingly bestowed.  The groom was attired in the conventional suit of black.  The attendants were Mr. Sam McKinney and Miss Annie Brownlow, Mr. W. M. Baxter, of Chattanooga, and Miss Latta, sister of the groom.  The dresses of the bridesmaids bore no mark of dissimilarity, and were a subtle mixture of white terletan (sic) and satin.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, the more intimate and still more fortunate friends repaired to the residence of H. M. Aiken, Esq., brother-in-law of the bride, where the happy couple received many and heartfelt congratulations, and where, too, the inner man was remembered in a manner satisfactory to the most fastidious epicures.  Mr. and Mrs. Aiken have the happy faculty of making their guests feel “at home.”  We heard but one expression in reference to the entertainment, and that was that it was perfectly pleasant and agreeable to all not a single discord to mar the general harmony.

The presents received were numerous and elegant—loudly bespeaking the high esteem in which the bride is held by her many friends.

Among the presents we noticed an elegant silver water service from one of Knoxville’s popular young men, a silver coffee urn from a gentleman in Middle Tennessee, a fine lace handkerchief, a silver toilet stand, silver pickle stand, two bronze vases, two silver jewelry cases, a half dozen silver salt stands, a fine silver soup ladle, one lunch basket, a silver butter stand, one silver butter knife and sugar spoon, a silver flower stand, shawl straps, lambrequis, etc. etc.

After enjoying genuine and uninterrupted pleasure for two hours, after 11 the guests took their leave, wishing the happy couple good-night with hearty congratulations.

Mr. and Mrs. Latta will leave tomorrow for their future home in Little Rock, Arkansas, and will carry with them the good wishes of a host of friends in this community.


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