Miss Elvira Houston - Mr. Leonard Matthews, Jr. Wedding
The marriage of Miss Elvira Houston and Mr. Leonard Matthews, Jr., took place last evening at the home of the bride on Maryland avenue. The ceremony was performed at 8 o’clock by Rev. H. H. Gregg. The bride was attended by Mrs. Connor Witherspoon as matron of honor and Misses Martha Sproule, Mary Semple and Lucy Matthews as bridesmaids. Mr. Will Matthews was best man for the groom.
Miss Houston was given away by her father. She wore a gown of white chiffon and thread lace, en train. The tulle veil, which fell to the end of the train, was held in place by a spray of orange blossoms, and she carried a shower bouquet of lilies of the valley. The matron of honor wore white silk, en princesse, trimmed with cascades of soft lace and touches of delicate pink. She carried pink carnations. The bridesmaids were similarly gowned, with the exception that their toilets had touches of palest blue instead of pink. The skirts of all were en demi train, and pink carnations were carried. After the ceremony there was a reception, when friends of bride and groom were present to offer congratulations. The house was decorated throughout with white and green. Mr. and Mrs. Houston and Mrs. Forrest Ferguson helped in receiving. Mrs. Houston wore a handsome all-white toilet of lace and imported gauze. Mrs. Ferguson wore a French creation of rose point lace, en princesse, falling over an accordion-plaited chiffon and white silk slip. The corsage was low and filled in with lace. A suit of superb old family pearls completed the whole.
Mr. and Mrs. Matthews did not disclose
the destination of their honeymoon tour, but upon their return to St.
Louis they will be at home to friends during April at 4538 Maryland avenue.
Harry E. Sprague Clippings Scrapbook - Vol. 1, page 59