One of the loveliest of the early summer weddings was the ceremony uniting the lives of Rachel Bland Tait and James Howard Rover in the Second United Presbyterian Church of Mercer, Pa., on Saturday afternoon, July 3 at 3:30 o'clock.
A large assemblage of relatives and friends gathered at the church as Mr. I. Franklin Leisher at the organ played appropriate nuptial music before the service at which Mr. Leslie Mountford, the bride's pastor, officiated.
The altar was, beautifully banked with roses gathered from the grounds of her lovely ancestral home and from the gardens of friends and arranged by Mrs. Leslie Mountford, Miss Nell Adams and Mrs. George Anthony
Before the altar awaited the groom attired in a suit of blue and attended by his only brother, Lawrence Hover, as best man.
Leading the bridal procession came little Anna Mae Tait, the winsome niece of the bride, wearing a dress of pink silk net over taffeta, designed by her mother, and carrying an antique basket filled with blue statice and white feverfew intermingled with appropriate green.
Miss Marie Tait, the only sister of the bride, attended as maid of honor. She was gowned in a street length dress of a lovely shade of aqua with white accessories and wore a corsage of pink roses and white sweet peas.
As the thrilling strains of the wedding march approached its climax the bride joined the groom before the altar. She was beautiful in a street length frock of pink jersey with white accessories and wore a corsage of bridal roses. For something old she carried an antique handkerchief edged with rose pointe lace, which had also been carried by an aunt and a cousin on their wedding days. Something borrowed was a string of pearls belonging to her sister-in-law.
Following the ceremony the bridal party formed at the front of the church where the happy couple received the congratulations of relatives and friends. The wedding party and immediate families proceeded to the country home of the bride's parents where a lovely wedding dessert was served by Miss Frances Tait, Mrs. Russell Tait, Mrs. David Tait, and Miss Helen McClelland'.
Immediately following the reception Mr. And Mrs. Hover left for a short wedding trip. Owing to the gasoline shortage in the east, they chose a western route. Upon their return they will reside at their newly furnished country home, R. D. 2, New Wilmington, Pa.