Wedding Wednesday is a daily prompt at Geneabloggers that asks family historians to create a post in which the main focus is wedding photos, announcements, and invitations.
This pretty little keepsake is the cover of a wedding book most likely presented by a minister as a gift to the bride and groom. In this instance, the bride was my grandaunt Velma Davis who married Arthur “Woody” Woodring on January 15, 1927.
The minister, Arthur Maiden, was a cousin by marriage, married to Velma’s cousin Minnie Coleman Maiden.
The wedding was held in the parlor of Velma’s home in Shenandoah, Virginia.
Wedding gifts were on display in the dining room.
The guest book was simply loose half-sheets of paper folded to create a booklet. No sticker for decoration. No bow to hold it together. Not even a staple.
|The cover of the Guest Book|
I wonder if Velma didn't have enough paper
to start over. This is not her handwriting.
Maybe her sister Violetta made this booklet for her.
It seems only some of the guests signed their own names because much of the handwriting looks the same. Guests included Velma’s sister and brothers, some aunts and uncles and cousins, a few neighbors, and college friends. There are no other “Woodrings,” so apparently Woody’s family did not make the trip from Pennsylvania for this happy occasion.
I wonder what my great-grandparents Walter and Mary Frances Jollett Davis served at their daughter’s reception.