Miss Alzena R. Leavitt Becomes Mrs. William Elliot
The Hamptons Union, Thursday, June 9, 1927
Wednesday afternoon June 8, at 2 o'clock Rev. Edward E. Eno united Alzena Russell and William Ingham Elliot in marriage on the lawn in front of the bride's home. An informal reception followed the wedding ceremony. Refreshments were served in the dining room of the house.
The guests assembled early, seating themselves upon the broad veranda or standing about the grounds. Their attention was drawn to a pair of gentlemen slowly approaching an evergreen arch fixed at one extremity of the lawn. To the strains of the familiar Lohengrin Wedding March, Neil H. Colwell of Hyde Park, Mass. ushered the minister in a place beneath the foliage. The music continued, being played by Mrs. Annie Elliot, piano; Mrs. Alice Noyes, cello and Joseph Raymond, violin. And now two demure young ladies bearing streamers of silk, Miss Marion Ingham, Hyde Park, Mass., and Miss Dorothy Carter, North Hampton, made their ways to either side of the bridal arch, ribboning of a pathway for those who followed. Amos Leavitt, Jr. of Hampton, N.H. and Wolliston, Mass., ushered in Mrs. and Mrs. Irvin Leavitt, father and mother of the bride. Neil Colwell followed with Mr. and Mrs. John Elliot, the groom's parents. Philip Palmer, the other usher, and Mr. Colwell joined the party at the the arch.
Mrs. Carol Eddy of Milton, Mass., the bridesmaid, preceded the bride to the altar. She was beautifully gowned in white silk crepe over blue, wore a blue picture hat and carried pink and white roses.
Joyce Smith of Wolloston, Mass., little niece of the bride, was flower girl. She approached the arch, scattering petals along the pathway of the bride.
Miss Leavitt wore georgette crepe and lace, and carried a shower bouquet of white roses and lilies of the valley. A flowered satin sash girdled her waist. Her bridal veil was caught up with orange blossoms. She was a very pretty bride. Elliot Noyes, nephew of the groom, was train bearer, and Richard Palmer, the bride's nephew, was ring bearer.
The groom and best man proceeded to the altar from an acute angle, and at the same time as the bride. Amos Leavitt, Jr., a cousin of the bride, was best man.
The double ring ceremony was used. The service was effectively performed by Rev. F. F. Eno, pastor of the Hampton Baptist church.
The groom's gift to the bride was a string of pearls.
Following the reception, Mr. and Mrs. Elliot left for a honeymoon trip through Maine.
There were many guests present from out of town. Among the friends of the bride were Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Trafton Chase, Cambridge, Mass., Mr. and Mrs. Gorge Eddy of Milton, Mass., Mrs. Charles E. Merrill, Salem, Mass., Mrs. Joseph Merrill, Methuen, Mass., Miss Susie Clark, Atkinson, N.H., Mrs. John Nutter, Chelsea, Mass., Mrs. Harold Nutter and son, New York.
Mrs. Rebecca Leavitt, grandmother of the bride, who is 87 years old, was one of the honored guests.
Friends and relatives of the groom from outside of Hampton included Mrs. and Mrs. William Hunter of Wiscasset, Maine and Neil H. Colwell, Hyde Park, Mass., Mrs. L. O. Robertson of Everett, Mass., Mrs. Gertrude Mortinson, Roslindale, Mass., Mrs. George R. MacLaine, and Miss Nanette MacLaine, Mrs. Florence Ingham, and the Misses Eno, Florence and Marion Ingham, Hyde Park, Mass.