Miss Gladden and Mr. Coker Are Married

A lovely wedding was that of Miss Jewel Gladden and Robert C. Coker, J r., which took place at 8:30 PM Saturday 3 in Park St., Baptist Church. Dr. Paul Wheeler, pastor, officiated in the presence of many relatives and friends of the young couple.

Palms, Plumousos and Oregon ferns, and many white lighted candles in candelabras effectively decorated the church.

Julian bass, organist, and Miss. Mary Pat Brazell and Mrs. C. M. McGregor, vocalist, furnish the wedding music. Before the ceremony Miss Brazell sang “Still As The Night” (Bohm); Mrs. Gregor sang “Because” (d’Hardelot), and Mr. Bass played “If Thou Art Near” (Bach), “Serenade”(Schubert) and “Poems” (Fidich). “Bridal Chorus” from “Lohengren” (Wagner) was used for the processional and “Wedding March” from “Midsummers Night’s Dream” (Mendessohn) for the recessional. “Liebestraum” (Liszt) was softly played during the ceremony, and “O Perfect Love” (Barnby) was sung as a benediction by Miss Brazzell.

The usher groomsman were Roy Gladden and Herbert Glenn Gladden, Jr., brothers of the bride, Zinn Estridge, brother-in-law of the bride, and Monroe Thoamson, brother-in-law of the bridegroom.

Miss Edith Marie Coker, sister of the bridegroom, was maid of honor, and Mrs. Harold Barfield, sister of the bride, was matron of honor. They wore aqua taffeta dress with matching elbow length mitts, and carry bouquets of white and pink king asters interspersed with French net and satin circlets. Flowers to match their bouquets were worn in their hair.

The bridesmaids were Mrs. Robert Doyle and Miss Nettie Jane Harrelson. They wore pink taffeta dresses with the matching elbow mitts, and their flowers were identical to those of the two honor attendants.

The attendants also wore double strands of pearls, gifts of the bride.

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, H. J. Gladden, was lovely in her ivory slipper satin wedding dress, fashion by her sister, Mrs. E. Z. Estridge. The gown featured a yoke of Chantilly lace lined with marquisette; torso waist and long sleeves ending in calla lily points over the hands. Her fingertip veil of bridal illusion fell from a tiara held in place with a cluster of orange blossoms at either side of the head. She carried a bouquet of white roses centered with a lavender orchid, all encircled in satin covered circles and showered with French net and tuberoses. The bride’s only ornament was a strand of pearls, gift of the bridegroom.

Robert C. Coker, Sr., the father of the bridegroom, was the best man.

Mrs. H. J. Gladden, mother of the bride, wore a mulberry crepe dress with gold lace mitts, and a purple throated orchid corsage.

Mrs. Robert C Coker, Sr., mother of the bride groom, wore a powder blue faille dress with light blue mitts, and a purple throated orchid corsage.

Immediately following the ceremony and reception was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Gladden on Monroe Street. Assisting the bridal couple in receiving were their parents, Mrs. T. R. Gladden and the bridal attendants.

Lovely arrangement of flowers were used throughout the house. In the dining room, the bride’s table, covered with an exquisite cut work cloth made by the bride’s mother, was centered with a crystal ball of mixed white flowers, flanked by white tapers.

During the evening the bride and the bride room left for their wedding trip to the mountains of North Carolina and upon their return to Columbia will make their home at 1002 Calhoun Street. For traveling the bride wore an autumn beige gabardine suit with feathered hat; shoes and a bag of brown reptile; brown silk blouse, and matching gloves. She also wore the orchid from her bridal bouquet.

Mrs. Coker is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Gladden of Columbia. She was graduated from Columbia high school, and is now employed with the Service Life and Health Insurance company of Columbia.

Mr. Coker is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Coker, Sr., of this city. He is a graduate of Columbia high school, and is now employed with the Walker laboratory in the city.

Among the out-of-town guest at the wedding were: Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Knight, Mr. and Mrs. Chick Gleason, Mr. and Mrs. E. N. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Hunter, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Gladden and Mrs. Alice Gladden, all of Charlotte North Carolina; Mr. and Mrs. Reed Morrison, Richburg: Mr. and Mrs. Grisby Sessions, Blaney: Mrs.Julian Bass, Florence; Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Coker, Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Coker, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Vaughan, all of Greenville; Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Ulmer, Jr., Elloree, and Leonard Gladden, Great Falls.

September 4, 1949  State (published as The State)  Columbia, South Carolina
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