Spohn - Thornton
Bainbridge Republican & Express, June 28, 1917
Married in Union Valley, N.Y. [Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY], at the M.E. parsonage, Monday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock, by the Rev. G. C. VanWoert, Bernice Marie Spohn and Rexford A. Thornton. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Homer A. Hodge, he being a cousin of the bride. Miss Spohn is well known in Bainbridge, a daughter of Mr. George Spohn, and has been a student on the High school. For a year past she has held a position in the office at the Endicott-Johnson shoe factory. After a few days spent in Afton, Bainbridge, and Guilford, they will make their home in Buffalo, where Mr. Thornton is employed. The best wishes of many friends go with them.
Maycock - Mudge
Bainbridge Republican & Express, June 28, 1917
One of the largest and prettiest church weddings held in New Haven [CT] in some time took place Friday evening, June 22, at the Dwight Place Congregational church when Nina Hannah Pauline Maycock, of Dwight street, was united in marriage to Mr. Alden Arthur Mudge, Yale '17, of Afton, N.Y. [Chenango Co., NY], in the presence of several hundred friends and acquaintances at 7 o'clock. Rev. Henry Didama Smith, brother-in-law of the bride of Bainbridge, N.Y., performed the wedding ceremony, using the Presbyterian service. He was assisted by Rev. Harry E. Miles, pastor of the Dwight Place church. The church was simply but attractively decorated with daisies and palms, quantities of the pretty blossoms being tied with pleasing effect on the posts and rail about the altar. Daisies were baked with greenery to form a background inside the altar rail, and tall palms outlining the decoration formed a fitting and charming setting for the wedding party. For one-half hour previous to the wedding, Mr. Harry Ranks, organist of the church, played an unusually fine program of music.
Miss Maycock, who is a most charming young woman, was gowned in white tulle, with court train of soft white satin. The waist of the gown was of duchess lace which had been worn by her mother. Satin panels hung from the front and back of the tulle gown and the tulle was caught in cascade effect at each side. The long tulle veil was cut en train and arrange in Russian style about the head, encircled with gardenias and a band of pearls. The only jewel which she wore that a handsome platinum bar pin set with sapphires and pearls, and she carried a large shower bouquet of white peas and lilies of the valley.
She was given in marriage by her mother. Her sister, as matron of honor, Mrs. Henry Didama Smith, wore a gown of yellow tulle over yellow taffeta. Long points of the taffeta hung from each side of the bodice and were finished with opalescent tassels. Opalescent trimming on the square neck of the gown made a brilliant and beautiful finish. Long sleeves of yellow tulle were loosely banded with yellow taffeta at the wrists. Her leghorn hat was wreathed with daisies and a large yellow tulle bow added a charming finish at the back, She carried yellow daisies.
The bridesmaids, Misses Alice Law, Mary Hamilton, Dorothy Schroeder, Katherine Curtis, Mildred Read of New Haven, and Miss Agnes Smith of Vincentown, N.J., were gowned alike. Their frocks were of white tulle over white taffeta with three narrow bandings of yellow taffeta on the skirts. The white tulle sleeves fell to the wrists, where they were banded with yellow taffeta. They wore fascinating hats of white tulle from which fell yellow streamers caught with daises They carried tall white canes, at the top of which were tied large bunches of white daises.
Dan Mather, Jr., of Albany, N.Y., Yale '17, was best man, and the ushers included Carl Schlaet, Yale '17, Ormond Bates, Harold Taylor of New York; Lorenzo M. Armstrong, Red Hook, N.Y., and R. Douglas Armstrong, New Haven. Two members of the wedding party, the best man, Dan Mather, Jr., of Albany and Carl Schlaet Yale '17 of Westport, were in uniform, both being members of the Coast Reserve. Mr. Schlaet wore the uniform of an officer and Mr. Mather wore the regulation sailor's uniform.
After the ceremony at the church a small reception for the families, relatives, wedding party, and a few fri3ends, was held at the home of the bride's mother. The house was decorated with daisies, quantities of the flowers being used throughout the rooms, and on the Newel posts of the staircase. Potted hydrangeas were banked in the fireplace. Receiving the guests with the wedding party were Mrs. George Maycock, mother of the bride; Mr. and Mrs. M.J. Mudge, parents of the groom of Afton, N.Y. Mrs. Maycock's gown was of turquoise blue taffeta with pearl trimmings. The long angel sleeves of blue fell well to the wrist, and were edged with silver trimming. pearl tassels hung from the tunic of the gown. Mrs. Mudge wore a gown of black marquisette with jet trimmings.
The guests were received in the parlor of the Maycock home, which was simply decorated, a tall vase of pink roses being the only flowers used where the bridal party stood. Miss Helen Munro, a friend of the bride, and harpist of unusual merit, entertained the guests with several harp solos. Later in the evening Mr. and Mrs. Mudge left for a motor trip, the bride wearing away a suit of blue jersey with small black hat trimmed with a white feather.
Miss Maycock, who was graduated from the New Haven High school, is also a Vassar girl, and well known throughout the city, where she has delighted many an audience with her beautiful whistling. Mr. Mudge was graduated from Yale Wednesday and has many friends throughout New Haven as well as being popular at the college. He will enter the business with his father at Afton, N.Y., and he and his bride will reside with Mr. Mudge's parents until the new residence which Mr. and Mrs. Mudge are building them, is completed. They were the recipients of a costly and handsome number of presents.
At a luncheon given a few days ago by Miss Mary Hamilton, one of the bridesmaids, at the Country club, Miss Maycock presented her attendants with dainty gold filigree oblong brooches set with sapphires and pearls. Her matron of Honor received a handsome traveling bag. The groom presented his best man and ushers with gold cuff links. To the groom the bride presented a belt buckle -- New Haven Register, June 22.