Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Stafford, Ralph S. wed to Lois Ward June 1949 Garrattsville

Stafford, Ralph S. wed to Lois Ward June 1949 Garrattsville

Lois Ward, R. S. Stafford
Wed in Methodist Church
Ceremony at Garrattsville

The Methodist Church at Garrattsville was the setting for the marriage of Miss Lois Ann Ward, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ward of Garrattsville, and Ralph Stanley Stafford, son of Mrs. Elsie Stafford of New Lisbon and the late Frank Stafford.
Baskets of mixed flowers decorated the church for the ceremony which took place Sunday afternoon and was performed by the Rev. Samuel Little.
Miss Barbara Hull, Garrattsville, played traditional wedding music at the piano and accompanied Miss Beverly Ward, sister of the bride, and Clarence Gregory, vocal duet.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride was gowned in eggshell nihon voil with long full sleeves, scalloped yoke, fitted bodice and a full skirt with short train. A shoulder length veil of the same material was fashioned to a head band of matching satin ribbon and flowers. She carried an arm bouquet of ivory roses.
Mrs. Harold Hand attended her sister as matron of honor gowned in light green nylon net over taffeta with short sleeves and full skirt. She wore a matching headdress and carried an arm bouquet of yellow carnations.
Clarence Stafford of Schenectady, brother of the bridegroom, served as best man.
Mrs. Ward chose a gown of grey, rose and white print with black accessories. Mrs. Stafford, mother of the bridegroom, wore a blue and white print gown. Each wore a corsage of white carnations.
The ushers were James Stafford of New Lisbon, brother of the bridegroom, and Harold Hand of West Laurens, brother-in-law of the bride.
A reception was held at the home of the bride's parents for the immediate families and close friends.
The bride's table was decorated with white candles and a three tier wedding cake made by Mrs. Clarence Stafford. The family table was decorated with a centerpiece of pink and white carnations and white candles.
Returning from a wedding trip to Utica, Old Forge and Adirondack Mountains, the couple will live at New Lisbon. 

Link to Obituary for Ralph S. Stafford at Find A Grave Memorial created by Kathryn Hill.

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