Thursday, January 19, 2012

Marriage Notes for Dorothy Pearson and Edward White:


Miss Pearson, of Bermuda, weds Captain Edward P. White, Jr. 

26 Jun 1923, Southampton, L.I., NY., USA

The Old Post House was the scene on Saturday evening of a very beautiful home wedding when Miss Dorothy May Pearson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James R. Pearson, of St. George's, Bermuda, was united in marriage to Capt. Edward Post White, Jr., of this village.

About sixty near relatives and family friends were present to extend their good wishes and the occasion was a very informal one. The very impressive ceremony, in which the ring was used, was performed by the Rev. Jesse Halsey of Cincinnati, Ohio, an uncle of the bridegroom. Miss Daisy Pearson, sister of the bride, was maid of honour. The bride was given away by her mother and the best man was Harry Halsey White, the bridegroom's brother. Elizabeth White was bridesmaid; Helen Halsey and Nancy Herrick were flowers girls; Charles and Frederick Halsey were the pages.

The bridal arch was of Dorothy Perkins roses. Pink roses and seasonal garden flowers were everywhere about the living rooms. The bride was gowned in white georgette over white satin with veil of tulle and orange blossoms. Her bouquet of Marechal Niel roses. The bridesmaids wore white over pink and carried bouquets of pink and white sweet peas. The flower girls were in pink carrying baskets of sweet peas. The bride's mother wore grey and carried lavender and pink sweet peas. The wedding march was played by Francis Moore of New York, who rendered also, several musical selections and just before the entrance of the bridal party, "Because," by Teschmacher, was sung by Edwin Swain. 

After the ceremony the bridal couple received the congratulations of their friends and a collation was served The wedding cake, made by the bride, by an old family recipe, was brought from Bermuda with her. 

Many beautiful and useful gifts were presented to the young couple, both by friends here and in Bermuda, where a farewell reception had been given for Miss Pearson just before she left her Island home.

After some difficulty in getting away the bridal couple left for a short wedding journey, after which they will be at home with the bridegroom's parents for a few weeks until sailing for Galveston, where Capt. White is making his headquarters at present.

The marriage marks another milestone in a romance which began during the war, when Capt. White, then second officer on the S.S. Pathfinder, paid an unexpected visit to Bermuda. The ship which was carrying foodstuffs and ammunition to Italian ports, lost her propeller in mid-ocean and for a week was drifting at the mercy of the January gales. Battered and out of provisions they were at last picked up by an English steamer and towed into Bermuda. Here, at this time, Capt. White and Miss Pearson met and though his errands on the sea have carried him to many ports, and Bermuda could very seldom become his destination, yet their romance has developed and reached its happy climax in their marriage on Saturday evening beneath the roof of the hospitable old house which has been the home of Capt. White's family for many generations.

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