Friday, July 3, 1914
Transcribed by Sandra Thurlow, January 30, 2003
A Brilliant Home Wedding Solemnized in Stuart Tuesday Night at Burn Brae Plantation, one of the most beautiful home weddings ever solemnized in Stuart took place Tuesday night, June 30, 1914, when Miss Janet Theresa Krueger became the bride of Mr. Carroll Dunscombe, the wedding taking place at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur [sic] Rudolph Krueger of Burn Brae plantation. The wedding was almost a private affair, only the older residents of Stuart receiving invitations, which included most of the younger set with whom the bride and groom were intimate. By 7 o'clock the house was well filled by the close friends of the contracting parties and all were waiting for the event.
At 6:50 o'clock Mr. Frederick Hancock sang "A Perfect Day," followed by Stuart's sweet singer, Mrs. J. A. Y. Speirs, who sang "A Beautiful Bride of June Time," with Mrs. J. C. Hancock accompanying on the piano. The home was beautifully decorated in green and white, and in the bay window where the ceremony took place was a beautiful crescent lighted with miniature electric lights. Mr. Stanley Kitching was at the bride's book constantly requesting signatures of each and every guest. The presents were beautiful and some almost beyond description and of the useful and sensible kind. At 7 p.m. Mrs. J. C. Hancock started the wedding march and the wedding party started, headed by Master Bruce Tyndall as page, and Marcia McPherson as flower bearer. Then came the matron of honor, Miss Long, carrying a beautiful bouquet of carnations, after which came the maid of honor, Miss Mabel Dyer, of West Palm Beach, carrying a bouquet of beautiful primroses, and she was followed by the bride who carried a beautiful bouquet of lilies of the valley with orchids, and leaning on the arm of her father, Mr. A. R. Krueger. In the meantime, the groom accompanied by his best man, Mr. Karl Krueger, were waiting at the altar to receive the bride from the arm of her father. The Rev. McCord, of Fort Pierce, then performed the ceremony which included the ring ceremony, and pronounced them man and wife. The newly wedded couple then received their congratulations and after which the bridal party retired to the dining room where a fine pyramid bridal cake bedecked with a miniature bride and groom. Around this table were several smaller tables where each of the guests were in turn served to a dainty salad and ice course, after which the bride and groom retired to prepare for the honeymoon trip to New York City and other points of interest in the East. The bride was gowned in a beautiful dress of Charmeuse. Mrs. Krueger, mother of the bride wore a dainty grey brocade taffeta. The matron of honor, Miss Long, of Virginia, wore a handsome silk crepe, while the maid of honor, Miss Mabel Dyer of West Palm Beach, was gowned in beautiful blue chiffon with shadow lace. Little Miss Marcia McPherson, flower girl, was dressed in pretty white crepe, while Master Bruce Tyndall, relative of the bride, was fittingly garbed in white. The groom and best man were becomingly dressed in blue.
Mr. and Mrs. Dunscombe departed on the 10:15 train for New York amid showers of rice, congratulations and good wishes. They will visit New York City and other points which will include the former home of the groom and there they will spend the honeymoon whiling the hours of bliss away and throwing dull care to the winds. In a short time the newly weds will return and take up their abode at the home of the groom on the shores of the old St. Lucie and in time will be at home to their friends. The bride is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Krueger and has grown from childhood to womanhood in Stuart and has a legion of friends not only in Stuart and Palm Beach County but up and down the East Coast and elsewhere. The groom is one of the big pineapple growers of this section and is considered today to be one of the best young men in Stuart and is well liked and admired for his good judgment in business deals and being square with his fellow man. He has a host of friends who join in with The Times in wishing the groom and his charming bride a long life of happiness and prosperity.