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Double Wedding for the Briggs Brothers of Richmond NY

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A Double Wedding

Marriage of Burnell G. Briggs and Miss Alice Harvey at Noon

Marriage of Ira Briggs and Miss Mary Esther Greenman in Evening

From the Livonia Gazette, 4 July 1924

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The double wedding of Ira Briggs to Mary Greenman and Burnell Briggs to Alice Harvey on 28 June 1924. From left to right: Charles Briggs, Burnell Briggs, Lulu Harder Briggs, Ira Briggs, Mary Briggs, Francis Greenman, Alice Briggs, Ruth Greenman and little Charlotte Greenman.

At high noon Saturday, June 28, at the home of the bride’s parents in Hemlock, Miss Alice Grace Harvey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grant Harvey, and Mr. Burnell George Briggs were united in marriage by the Rev. H. F. Myers. The bride was attended by Miss Mary Greenman and the groom was attended by his brother, Mr. Ira Briggs.

Immediately before the ceremony Miss Doretta Rynders sang “I Love You Truly.” The wedding march was rendered by Mrs. Clayton Harvey, sister-in-law of the bride. The bridal party stood under a beautiful arch of ferns and roses, and the house was beautifully decorated with roses, peonies and ferns. The bride wore sand colored crepe-de-chine and carried a shower bouquet of pink and white sweet peas. The bridesmaid wore white satin and carried white roses. Following the ceremony a bountiful wedding dinner was served, covers being laid for ten at the bride’s table.

The out-of-town guests included Mr. and Mrs. Harold Harvey of Rochester, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Briggs, Burnell Briggs, Leonard Briggs and Miss Mabel Harder of Conesus, Miss Doretta Rynders of North Cohocton, Miss Mary Greenman and Mr. Frank Flood of Honeoye and Miss Margaret Blair of Livonia. After a brief wedding trip the couple will be at home at Conesus. The pre-nuptial events included a shower given by Miss Ruby Harvey and a dinner and shower given by Miss Mildred Blank. The bride was the recipient of many beautiful gifts.

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The double wedding of Ira Briggs to Mary Greenman and Burnell Briggs to Alice Harvey. Burnell and Alice were married at noon and Ira and Mary were married at 7 o’clock that evening.

Click the image to identify people. Courtesy of Ann Briggs Brown.

At 7 o’clock on the evening of Saturday, the 28th, in the presence of relatives and friends of the contracting parties the marriage of Miss Mary Esther Greenman, the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Greenman of Honeoye, and Mr. Ira Harder Briggs, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Briggs of Conesus, was celebrated at the home of the bride’s parents. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. H. F. Myers. The Episcopal double ring service was used. The bride was given in marriage by her father and the couple was attended by Mr. and Mrs. Burnell Briggs.

To the strains of Mendelsohn’s wedding march, beautifully rendered by Mrs. H. F. Myers, the bridal party entered and took its place beneath an evergreen arch artistically decorated with roses. The color scheme of pink and white was used throughout, the living rooms being daintily festooned.

The bride was very attractive in her gown of white crepe de chine and carried an old-fashioned bouquet of flowers. The bridesmaid wore white voile and carried a shower bouquet of pink and white sweet peas. The bride was the recipient of many beautiful gifts.

The out-of-town guest included Mr. and Mrs. Charles Briggs, Mr. and Mrs. Burnell Briggs, Leonard Briggs and Miss Mabel Harder of Conesus; Mrs. Lulu Cornish and Miss Edith Cornish of Canandaigua; Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Purcell, Mrs. Nancy Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Rowley and Miss Millie Rowley of Hemlock and Miss Mildred Seward of Canandaigua.

Following the ceremony a delicious wedding dinner was served, covers being laid at the bride’s table for ten. Immediately after dinner Mr. and Mrs. Briggs left for a brief wedding tour after which they will be at home to their friends at Conesus.

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