Thursday, June 23, 1904
At 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, the 15th inst., at the home of the bride, the marriage took place of Miss Sophia J. Parker, youngest daughter of D. B. Parker, Esq., of Harborville, and Rev. S. Walter Schurman, pastor of the Lunenburg Baptist church. Owing to the exceptional popularity of the bride, great interest was taken in the wedding, and a very large number of invited guests was present. The ceremony was performed by Rev. John Craig, pastor of the Lunenburg Methodist church, a former pastor of the congregation of which the bride is a member, and at present a neighbor of the groom.
The spacious drawingroom was decorated with ferns and flowers, both cut and growing; green and white being the leading colors. Over the bow window was an elaborate arch, from the centre of which an artistic daisy bell depended. Under this bell the bride and groom stood while the ceremony proceeded.
Mrs. J. G. Webster presided at the piano, rendering the wedding march as the bridal party entered the room; the bride accompanied by her father and attended by Miss Jennie McBride as bridesmaid and Miss Daisy Slocombe as maid of honor. D. Boyd Parker, brother of the bride, was best man, and little Charlie McBride, cousin of the bride, carried the wedding ring on a silver salver. Miss Parker made a charming bride looking truly lovely in her wedding gown of white brocaded satin and bridal veil, and carrying in her hand a bouquet of white carnations. The bridesmaid and maid of honor were dressed in white organdie. At the close of the ceremony a sumptuous tea was served.
That the bride and groom enjoy the high regard of a wide circle of friends was substantially shown by the large and valuable collection of wedding gifts. Among these were a dozen of solid silver spoons from Sir Frederick and Lady Borden; an elegant cake basket from Mrs. Kelly, Brooklyn, N.Y.; a very nice sideboard from "The Boys"; and a twenty-dollar gold piece from "A Friend."
The grooms gift to the bride was a superb Bible, and to the bridesmaid and maid of honor each a gold chain.
Mr. and Mrs. Schurman expect to spend a short time visiting friends and places of interest before reaching their home in Lunenburg.