Marriage Newspaper Articles
McMein and Warfield
AN ELEGANT WEDDING
One of the most elegant weddings that ever took place in this city occurred at the hospitable home of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Warfield, Maine street, Wednesday evening, the marriage of their oldest daughter, Miss Lydia E. Warfield, to Mr. William H. McMein. While the affair was particularly pleasant in every particular it was exceedingly quiet, only the relatives and a very few of the intimate friends of the contracting parties being present. Among those in attendance from abroad were Mr. and Mrs. John Warfield, grandparents of the bride, Mr. Jacob H. Warfield and Miss E. J. Warfield, uncle and aunt of the bride, all of Princeton, Ill.; Capt. J. W. Howell, of Des Moines, Iowa, uncle of the bride, and Miss Grace L. Scripps, of Rushville. There was a profusion of Beautiful flowers and plants about the parlors and reception room and a bank of flowers and blooming plants covered the mantle in the dining-room. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. S. H. Dana, of the First Union Congregational church, the bride and groom standing beneath an exquisite lovers' knot, composed of white camelias and Marechal Neil rosebuds. As they entered the parlor the orchestra played Mendelssohn's wedding march. The bride's dress was of flesh tinted brocaded velvet, cut square neck, filled in with Duchess lace, finished off with a beaded Medici collar; the gown was made with flash tinted crystal front and long square court train; flesh tinted fan and gloves. The groom wore the conventional black. After the ceremony and congratulations refreshments were served. Mr. and Mrs. McMein will make their home at Capt. Asbury's former homestead, on East Maine street, and they will receive the congratulations of a very wide circle of friends. The bride graces a high social position and is a lady of the finest accomplishments. The groom has for some years occupied a position in the editorial department of THE DAILY WHIG, and his associates in the office - those who best know his sterling worth and appreciate his genuine manly qualities - will most heartily congratulate the bride and groom on their happy marriage.
[Source: The Quincy Whig, Jan. 14, 1886, - Submitted by Debbie Gibson]
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