Miss Hawley, Mr. Griffin Are Married

The wedding of Miss Elizabeth Meade Hawley and Peter Evans Griffin, Jr., of Columbia, took place at 7 p.m, November 1 in Sandy level Baptist Church, Blythewood, Dr. Louise J. Bristow of New Orleans, La., uncle of the bride, officiated.

Miss Gwendolyn Hoover of Batesburg, organized, and Mrs. James F. Dobson of Graduate, vocal soloist and aunt of the bride, furnished the wedding music.

The usher groomsmen were Tommy Gasque of Florence, James F. Dobson, Jr., of Ridgeway, James M. Smith of Spartanburg and Henry McKensie, Dick Hutto and Harold A. Hutto, all of Columbia. Arthur Mel. Griffin and Edwin Motte, both of Columbia, served as senior ushers.

Miss Emma Hawley of Blythewood, sister of the bride and maid of honor, wore a blue satin dress with matching gauntlets, and blue tulle shoulder-length veil.

The matron of honor, Mrs. James M. Smith of Spartanburg, wore pink satin and matching shoulder-length veil with orange blossoms.

Misses Jean Hawley, cousin of the bride, Rachel Sutherland and Gladys Rimer, all of Columbia; Miss Carolyn Davis of Columbia and San Antonio, Texas, Mrs. Robert Creech of Blythewood and Miss Virginia Boney of Rock Hill were the bridesmaids. They wore satin dresses made with fitted bodices and full skirts. The Misses Hawley and Davis wore orchid; Mrs. Creech and Miss Rimer wore pink, and the Misses Boney and Sutherland wore sunshine-yellow. They also wore matching shoulder-length veils with orange blossoms.

All the attendants carried nosegays to match their costumes.

Jeanette Douglas, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Charlie Douglas of Columbia, was the flower girl. She wore a blue dress with shoulder-length viel.

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, E. Meade Hawley, wore a white satin wedding dress trimmed with seed pearls and having a long train. her full length veil fell from a tiara made of orange blossoms which the bridegroom’s mother wore when she was married 33 years ago. She carried a bouquet of calla lilies centered with an orchid. A single strand of pearls, gift of the bridegroom, was the bride’s only ornament.

Edwin M. Griffin of Columbia, brother of the bridegroom, was the best man.

Mrs. E. Meade Hawley, mother of the bride, wore a black lace dress with pearls, and an orchid corsage.

Mrs. Peter E. Griffin, mother of the bridegroom, wore black crepe and lace, with an orchid corsage.

After the ceremony of the brides parents entertained at a reception at their home. Assisting the bridal couple in receiving where their parents and the bridal party.

Mrs. Louis J. Bristow of New Orleans and Mrs. A. J. Van Exam, Misses Frances Brown, Julia Davis, Elizabeth Nickleson, Sara Pasdurski, Beth McLean, Addie Jane Douglas and Kitty Horlacher and also Mrs. Grace Hawley, Aunt of the bride, Miss Mary Louise Cowan.

During the evening the bride and bride and groom left for their wedding trip to Florida and upon their return will make their home at 2227 Wheat Street, Columbia. For traveling the bride wore a brown suit with brown accessories, white doeskin gloves and an orchid corsage.

Mrs. Griffin is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Meade Hawley of Blythewood. She was educated at Blythewood High school, Lander college, Columbia college and Draughon’s Business college.

Mr. Griffin is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Evans Griffin of Columbia. He was graduated from Columbia High school and attended the University of South Carolina. The bridegroom is now holds a position with the Jeff Hunt Machinery company in Columbia.

Among the out-of-town guest at the wedding were; Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Edwards and son, Leslie Edwards, Jr., Kershaw; Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Hamilton, Charleston; Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Wooten, Blaney; Mrs. L. J. Bristow, New Orleans, La.; Mrs. Dolly Boney and Miss Virginia Boney, Rock Hill; Charlie Heins, Hampton; Mrs. Tom Nicholson, Canton, Ohio; Wayne Lincoln, Atlanta, Ga.; Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Van Exam and Miss Jewel Stewart, Ridgeway; Miss Elizabeth Phillips, Gaffney; Miss Betty Jean Hughes, Furman; Mr. and Mrs. Beale Cromer and Miss Carolyn Cromer, Newberry.

November 22, 1947  Columbia Record (published as The Columbia Record)  
Columbia, South Carolina
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