Wedding Wednesday-Robert and Marie Cox

Today for Wedding Wednesday I would like to feature my grandparents Robert & Marie Cox. They were married June 10, 1945. This is a transcript of the news paper write up.

“Miss Jewel Marie Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben L Smith of Boaz became the bride of Petty Officer Robert S Cox son of Mr. and Mrs. T.W. Cox June 10.The ceremony was performed at the home of the groom’s grandmother Mrs. R.O. Gamble, Boaz, with Rev. W.L. Stallings officiating.

An altar of greenery arranged with baskets of white gladioli and pink rosebuds and wrought iron candelabras with burning tapers formed the background for the ceremony. The candles were lighted by Miss Flora Mae Stone and Miss Josephine Gamble.

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a white lace trimmed silk pique dress with a sweetheart neckline. Her only ornament was a single strand of pearls. She carried a white prayer book covered with gardenias and rosebuds with satin streamers tied with forget-me-nots.

Mrs. Richard a Wilson, matron of honor, wore and ice blue crêpe dress.

James Earl Battles, shipmate of the groom, served as best man.

A reception followed the ceremony. The bride’s lace-covered table was centered with a wedding cake encircled with gardenias. Assisting in serving were Mrs. Woodrow Wells, Mrs. Oscar Gamble, Mrs. Albert Gamble, Mrs. Veamon Moultrie and Mrs. George Gamble.
Later in the evening the couple left for Mobile where the groom waited assignment to a ship. The bride is now living in Gadsden with her parents until the groom returns.”

14 responses to “Wedding Wednesday-Robert and Marie Cox”

  1. Aw man that painted such a beautiful picture. I hope my wedding is just as timeless. Must have been hard for your grandma to have her new husband leave so soon after the wedding.

    • Thank you Dennis! I just can’t imagine how that must have felt. Very lonely I am sure! They were married for 50 years, so I guess it only made them stronger.

  2. I LOVE the transcript of the news article…so beautiful! I have never seen a wedding announcement written up that way…I wish that’s how it was still done. Great tribute to your grandparents.

    I really enjoy your site, it’s one of my favorites.


    • Thank you Lori! I am fortunate to have this clipping. I too wish they still did it this way. I have her dress too, it is cool to see how they described it. Thanks for coming back!

  3. Gorgeous. I wish someone will write something so beautifully simple that can last for generations on my wedding day instead of posting all over social media 🙂

    • Thank you Cathy! People just don’t write things like this anymore. I didn’t even put my wedding in the paper (although that was 21 years ago)! You should write a description that day so future generations will know how you felt about everything! That would be a treasure! Best of luck to you!

  4. This had inspired me to start sooner rather than later to put together memory books from all the collections I have saved over the years. The sooner I get started, the more time I will have to treasure those memories. Thank you!

    • I’m so glad Shell! Hope you enjoy creating those treasures! Once they are done, I pull them out and actually look at what I have often. Let me know if I can help you at all 🙂

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