From the archives: Brilliant home wedding of popular Winters couple at home of bride on Sunday

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The home of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Doll was the scene of a very pretty wedding Sunday, Jan. 15 at 10:30 a.m. when Miss Agnes Doll was united in marriage with Henry Arthur Conyers. The bride looked lovely in a beautiful dress of white silk net over white silk and carried a bunch of white carnations, and real orange blossoms in her hair. The bride was attended by Miss Elizabeth McPeake of Oakland, gowned in pale blue silk mull over pale blue silk, carrying a bunch of pink carnations. The groom and best man, W. H. Walsh of Oakland, wore the conventional black, with orange blossom buttonhole bouquets.

At 10:15 Miss Pearl Henrich seated at the piano played a splendid wedding march as the bridal party entered the beautifully decorated parlor and took their place in front of the large double windows where hung a marriage bell. Red crepe paper draped, with a pretty horse shoe suspended added to the decoration of the bell setting. The bride entered on the arm of her father who gave his daughter away, when Father Grealy pronounced the solemn words that united two hearts as one.

The ring ceremony was used and was quite lengthy. After the young couple were pronounced husband and wife, congratulations were in order and some thirty-five wished the newly wedded couple all that was good.

At 12 o’clock all were seated to an elaborate dinner. The two long tables looked very inviting indeed. The menu consisted of three kinds of salads, turkey, chicken, ham, cranberry sauce, olives sweet pickles, French candy, blanched almonds, apples, and bananas; ten different kinds of cake, coffee, sliced pineapple, fresh grapes and sliced tomatoes. These were rare items to be served at a January dinner. The wedding cake was an order from San Francisco.

Some of the decorations were used at the bride’s father and mother’s wedding and Mrs. Chas Wurth’s, a sister of the bride. The one large bridal table was beautifully adorned with splendid variety of carnations sent from San Rafael by a friend. The other large table was decorated with large white calla lilies grown in the yard at the home. Violets were strewn over the white table linen and little wax candles draped in red made the dining room very pretty. The walls were prettily decorated with pepper branches and red crepe paper bands draped from side to side. The peppers were in bloom and helped to add much to the beauty.

The couple were the recipients of many handsome and useful presents.

The happy young folks were taken to the depot in the family carriage. The departed on the afternoon train for San Francisco amid showers of rice and good wishes from many who were at the depot waiting.

After two weeks honeymoon spent at San Francisco, San Rafael and Los Angeles, they will return to reside at Winters, where the groom has a position with Jacobs and Wilcox.

The young couple are much esteemed by everyone. The bride grew to womanhood in our midst. She has a sweet, lovable disposition and the groom, a butcher by trade, is a splendid young man of industrious and good moral habits. He resided with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Conyers. His father is a prominent businessman in Winters, Arthur being the youngest of the family and the only one of the children living at home. His relatives attended the wedding from a distance.


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