Virginia's First Wedding

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Virginia's First Wedding - It V isr i. -- MR., MRS. W. Married Miss...
It V isr i. -- MR., MRS. W. Married Miss Ballard, Mr. Latham Wed In Prattville PRATTVILLE, Ala., Aug. 17 The First Baptist Church of Prattville was the scene of the marriage of Miss Virginia Ballard and Wiley Gerald Latham of Panama City, Fla., and Cullman, Ala., which took place Aug. 3, at 5:30 p.m. with the Revs. Royce ,W. Eallard, brother of the bride, performing the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Troy D. Archie of Prattville and the late B'irnett M. Ballard. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Odis Lee Latham of Cullman. Candles were lighted by Kenneth Ballard and Maurice Ballard, brothers of the bride. Nuptial music was rendered by Mrs. Bill Moon, organist, and Clint Mills, vocalist. The bride, given in marriage by Mr. Archie, wore a gown of white Chantilly lace with inlaid nylon tulle over white satin. Her veil was of Chantilly lace embossed with seed pearls and G. LATHAM Aug. 3 draped with tulle In fingertip length. Her crescent shaped bouquet was of stephanotis and fleur d'amour centered with a white orchid. Miss W7anza Cauthen of Prattville was her cousin's maid of honor, and other atendants were Mrs. Robert Hines of Pensacola, and Mrs. Horace Cook of Prattville. They wore identical dresses of white nylon eyelet over aqua taffeta, and semicrowns of aqua, nylon horsehair interwoven with pearls. Their flowers were crescent bouquets of dark pink roses and light pink carnations. Fred Brown of Panama City, served as best man and groomsmen were Maurice Ballard, Kenneth Ballard, brothers of. the bride, Bertice Latham, brother of the groom, of Cullman, and William A. Beall, cousin of the bride, of Birmingham. Following the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. Archie entertained with a reception in the church parlors. For a wedding trip the bride traveled in a white linen sheath dress with waistband of embroidered linen over mauve satin. She wore a mauve velvet hat with matching accessories. The couple will reside in Panama City, Fla. ft,-.. .j-,r.. .ato.-'i A

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  1. The Montgomery Advertiser,
  2. 18 Aug 1957, Sun,
  3. Page 36

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