Lever-Wolff

Beautiful in its simplicity was the wedding of Miss Erin Eargle Lever, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie J. Lever of Blythewood, and the Rev. Harold A. Wolff of Charleston and Rugby, Va., son of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Wolff of Charleston, which took place Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock in St. Andrew’s Lutheran church, Blythewood. The double ring ceremony was preformed by the pastor, the Rev. Glenn L. Berger.

Palms, floor baskets of white gladioli and white lighted candles in candelabra were used effectively for decorating the church. The family pews were marked with bows of white tulle and smilax.

Mrs. J. C. Derrick, organist, of Leesville, and Mrs. John A. Wolff, Jr., vocalist, of Charleston furnished the wedding music. Among the selection were “Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes” and “Nocturne” from “Midsummer Night’s Dreams” (Mendelssohn). Mrs. Wolff sang “The Sweetest Story Ever Told” (R. M. Stults) and “O Perfect Love” (Barnby). “The Bridal Chorus” from “Lohengrin” was used for the processional and the “Wedding March” (Mendelssohn) for the recessional. During the ceremony, the hymn, “The Voice That Breathed O’er Eden,” was softly played.

The candles were lighted by the ushers, Luther N. Langford and Marion C. Riser of Blythewood.

The bride’s maid of honor and only attendant was her sister, Miss Prema Lever, who wore a dress of ash-rose Faille taffeta made with sweetheart neckline, Short puffed sleeves, fitted bodice buttoned down the back, and a full skirt ending in a slight train.  She wore a halo hat and carried an arm bouquet of deep pink snapdragons.

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, Lonnie J. Lever, was lovely in her wedding gown of white duchess satin, featuring a sweetheart neckline, fitted bodice, trimmed with self covered buttons down the back, long sleeves ending in points over the wrists and a full graceful skirt ending in a long train. Her veil of bridal illusion feel from a coronet of orange blossoms and she carried a white satin covered Prayer book adorned with a spray of white sweet-peas, bouvardia and Stevia. The white ribbon markers were showered with sweet-peas and stevia. The Prayer Book, the gift of the bridegroom, was the one used at his confirmation. The bride’s only ornament was a single strand of pearls.

Clifton E. Wolff of Charleston, brother of the bridegroom, was best man.

Mrs. Lonnie J. Lever, mother of the bridge, wore a dress of slate-blue crepe, blending accessories and a corsage of pink roses, bouvardia and fern.

Mrs. John A. Wolff, mother of the bridegroom, was dressed in purple crepe with matching hat and accessories. She wore a corsage of roses and stevia.

Mrs. Luther N. Eagle, grandmother of the bride, was dressed in grey and wore a corsage of purple and white sweet-peas.

Immediately after the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. Lever, parents of the bride, entertained at a reception nat their home for the wedding party, out-of-town guest and close friends. Greeting the guest was Mrs. Inez L. Jenkins. In the receiving line with the hose and hostess, were the bride and bridegroom, Mr. and MRs. John A. Wolff, parents of the bridegroom, the maid of honor, and Mr. and Mrs. L. N. Eargle, grandparents of the bride.

Assisting at the reception were Mrs. Lander Lever, in the gift room, Mrs. Albert Lever, who invited the guest into the dining room, and Miss Mary Felder Lever, who kept the bride’s book.

In the dining room, the table, covered with a lace cloth, was centered with a silver bowl filled with white snapdragons and stevia, and on either side white tapers burned in silver candlesticks. About the room were baskets of smilax and white lighted candles. Serving punch, individual white cakes topped with green and white rosebuds, and mints were Mrs. Julian Lever and Misses Lucille Wolff and Mary Lee Monts.

During the evening, the bride and bridegroom left for their wedding trip and when they returned will make their home in Rubgy Va. where the Rev. Wolff is located. For traveling the bride wore a becoming soldier blue Suit, blue velvet hat and black accessories. Her corsage was the spray of sweet peas and bouvardia from her Prayer Book.

Mrs. Wolff is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie J. Lever of Blythewood. She is a graduate of Newberry college and for the past several years has been a teacher in the public schools of South Carolina. Her sweet personality and graceful manner have won for her a host of friends who regret that she will make her home elsewhere.

The Rev. Mr. Wolff is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Wolff of Charleston. He was educated at Newberry college and the Southern Lutheran Theological seminary. He is now serving the Helton White Top parish in Rugby, Va.

Among the out-of-town guests were: Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Lever and family, McConnellsville; Miss Ida Ashe, York; Mr. and Mrs. T. C. S. Lever and daughter, Elko; Mrs. Inez L Jenkins, Hephzibah, Ga.; Mrs. Clifton E. Wolff, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Wolff, Leon Wolff, Wilmot Wolff, Mrs. John A. Wolff, Jr, Misses Lucille and Joan Wolff, all of Charleston; the Rev. and Mrs. J. C. Derrick, Leesvile; Misses Elizabeth Prickett and Louise Duensing, St. Matthews; Miss Jane Gettys, the Rev. and Mrs. Felder Bauknight, Ridgeway; Mrs. J. T. Catoe, KErshaw; Miss Elease Mitchell, Denmark; Miss Helen Stone, Pomaria; Mrs. C. W. Holley, Jefferson and Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Pitts, Newberry.

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