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Kenson - Wolfe Wedding, 1903

source:  Mansfield News:  08 June 1903


Submitted by Jean


The Marriage Ceremony at the House Followed by Reception at Masonic Temple.
That June is the the true wedding season has been verified in and around the city of Mansfield.  Many are the hearts made one, many are there yet to be linked with bonds of matrimony.  For years this queenly month has not been so fruitful, with nuptial events as in 1903.
Miss Grace M. Wolfe, the estimable and charming daughter of Judge and Mrs. Norman M. Wolfe, and Dr. George W. Kenson, a well and favorably known dentist of this city, were united in wedlock at the home of the bride, 49 Washington avenue, at 6:30 Monday evening in the presence of twenty-five relatives and immediate friends.  The residence was attractively supplied with vernal beauties, the decorations being neat and superbly arranged.  The ceremony was performed in the east parlor, this room being, as it were, a garden of asparagus, daisies and ferns.  On the west side the mantle was covered artistically with these creations, while in the east bay window the flower scheme was exceptionally bewitching.  The background of this recess-place was hung with ferns met by asparagus rising from the floor, rendering a pretty effect with the ropes of daisies extending from the center chandelier to the four corners of the room.  Before the window stood the kneeling bench, the railing was entwined with asparagus and daisies tied with chiffon bows and upon which rested two satin pillows of white.  Here, at the appointed hour the officiating divine, Dr. D. J. Meese, of the First Presbyterian church, took his stand and strains of Lohengrin's bridal chorus, played on the pianoforte by John Kunz, announced the arrival of the bridal party.
Miss Fay Wolfe was maid of honor and descended the stairway, wearing white China silk over pink silk and bearing pink sweet peas.  She was followed by Lucile Wolfe, as flower girl, who was clad in white Swiss trimmed with valenciennes lace and carried a dainty basket of ferns and daisies.  The bride in a gown of white chiffon over white taffeta with an exquisite bouquet of lilies of the valley, entered the parlor on the arm of her father and was met at the altar by the groom, attended by Henry C. Schwable, as best man.  The beautiful ring service was used, a soft and impressive melody being rendered by the pianist.  When the ceremony was done Mendelssohn's recessional air was heard and this announced congratulations.
At 8 o'clock the invited guests began assembling at the Masonic Temple, where the reception was held.  In the course of an hour the temple contained more than 325 persons.  In the receiving line stood Mr. and Mrs. Wolfe, Dr. and Mrs. Kenson, H. C. Schwable, Miss Fay Wolfe, Fred Wolfe and Miss Jessie King, of Cincinnati, a former school companion of the bride.
The entrance quarters were enriched with great numbers of potted plants, white and pink peonies.  These were arranged by Florist Hunt in splendid style and were in unique harmony with the decorations of the room.  The dining balcony and the musicians' bay were attractive with many palms and rubber plants, while receptables with ferns were suspended from the outer timbers.  At the east side and under the refreshment space was located the bridal table.  This was in white and was beautiful.  A massive bunch of peonies in the center was strikingly in sympathy with the immaculate linen and service articles.  Shortly after 9 o'clock to the tune of Lohengrin's chorus, sounded by eight pieces of the Kunz orchestra, the bride and groom left the reception hall and proceeded to the table where these persons were seated:  Dr. and Mrs. Kenson, Mr. and Mrs. Fred M. Bushnell, Miss Jessie King, Miss Carrie Kerr, Miss Essie Melater, Miss Kathryn Maxwell, Miss Fay Wolfe, H. C. Schwable, Rae Carter, Fred Wolfe, G. A. Harwood and R. B. Maxwell, Jr.
During the first of the five tables of refreshments a waltz was struck upon and the hall was alive with merry dancers.  This diversion continued until nearly 1 o'clock and the occasion was most enjoyable throughout.
The bride and groom left at an early hour for the east, where they will visit New York City, Philadelphia, Boston and other points.  Buffalo and a trip down the St. Lawrence will also be features of the honeymoon jaunt.  Upon their return the couple will make their home in Bissman flats, West Fourth street.
An array of presents was received which are costly and tasteful.  Among the out-of-town guests at the reception were Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Beverstock, Lexington; Mrs. J. N. Goodbread, Nevada; Miss Jessie King, Cincinnati; Miss Gold Priest, Loudonville; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Beer, of Ashland; Miss Harriet McCrory, of Wisconsin.

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