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A grand summer wedding for Miss Knight

110 YEARS AGO

Thursday, June 18, 1908

from the Mathews Journal

Hudgins-Knight: A very pretty marriage was celebrated Wednesday forenoon at 10 o’clock when Miss Mary L. Knight, daughter of Mr. Wm. S. Knight, became the bride of Mr. John S. Hudgins, of New Point. The Rev. W.L. Ware performed the ceremony, which took place in Bethel Church. A large double arch, from the centre of which was suspended a large bell-shaped bunch of lilies, festoons of beautiful evergreens and pretty bouquets, formed the decorations.

While the dulcet strains of that grand old wedding march, which brings either happy recollections or exquisite anticipation to everyone, floated down the aisles, the bride was led to the shrine of Hymen by her brother, Mr. Clarence Knight, and was met there by the groom. Mr. Claude Brooks was best man.

Many pretty presents testify to the couple’s popularity, and several of their friends and relatives accompanied them to Old Point, where they took a steamer on rout...

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