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A Pretty Wedding

Peyton Moore and Maude Jordan Wedding June 25, 1903, Knapps Creek. Mamie and Cameron McElwee, second and third from right in second row. The year before Mamie and Cameron were married.

One of the prettiest weddings ever known on Knapps Creek was that of Miss Maude E. Jordan and W. Peyton Moore, at Mt. Vernon M. E. Church South, at 3 o’clock on Thursday evening June 25, 1903, when their pastor Rev. J. D Pope pronounced them one, in the presence of a large gathering of their relatives and friends.

The altar, platform and windows were decorated with spruce and laurel. Miss Lucy Ryder accompanied by Amos Herold marched up the aisle and was seated at the organ and played the wedding march in a faultless manner while the wedding party came in the following order, up the left aisle: Cam McElwee, and Miss Nettie Jordan, Willis Gibson and Miss Kate McElwee, Roy Moore and Miss Berrie Jordan followed by the bride and groom. In the other aisle was William Gibson and Miss Sallie Gibson, Aaron Sharp and Miss Clara Jordan, Loyd Jordan and Miss Florence Moore.

The bride was dressed in French organdy trimmed in over-lace and ribbon, with veil and wreath of orange blossoms and carried a bouquet of white bride’s roses and the bridesmaids all wore white Persian lawn trimmed in lace insertion and white ribbon, each carrying an embroidered handkerchief, a gift from the bride.

The bride is the accomplished daughter of Hugh Jordan, who resides on Knapps Creek, but a native of Highland.

The groom is a son of Hon. I. B. Moore, who ably represented this county in the legislature a few years ago, and is a promising young man.

After the ceremony the wedding party with relatives and invited friends returned to the home of the groom where a supper awaited them, about one hundred persons were present at the dinner and supper. The bride received many handsome presents.

On Friday they left for Washington and Baltimore where they will spend their honeymoon.

May they ever be happy and useful citizens is the wish of G. M. J.

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