Elva Annetta Butland and Charles Edgar Hutchinson Making their home in California
Class of 1954
California To Be Home For The John Hutchinsons
Miss Elva Annetta Butland, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald A. Butland of Old Plymouth Road, Sagamore, became the bride of Charles Edgar Hutchinson on August 20 at the Swift Memorial Methodist Church.
The Chancel of the church was lovely with two large baskets of white gladioli on either side, arrangement of white gladioli on the altar and four lighted candelabra for the candlelight service. Satin bows marked the family pews. James Atherton played wedding march on the organ.
Escorted to the altar and given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a formal gown of white dacron with an all over flower pattern designed in full princess style with modified sleeves and sweeping skirt over hoops which fell into a chapel length train. Her headpiece was a bow of the same material which held a fingertip length veil. Wearing short white gloves she carried a cascade bouquet of white miniature gladioli with stephanotis and ivy. The beautiful gown was made by the bride and Mrs. Richard Carlson.
Matron-of honor was her classmate at Deaconess Hospital Mrs. Salvatore Capone of Star Lake, N. Y, who was gowned in forest green nylon chiffon styled in soft grecian lines featuring V neckline, wide cummerbund of the same material and draped cocktail length skirt. Her pumps were dyed to match and she wore a band of English ivy in her hair. Wearing short white gloves, she carried a hand styled cascade bouquet of yellow and tallisman gladioli with ivy. Cousins Were Bridesmaids
The two bridesmaids, her cousin, Mrs. Donald H. Long of Sagamore Beach and Mrs. Howard Ellis of New Jersey, were in gowns and accessories identical to that of the matron of honor.
Leading the bridal procession were two adorable flower girls Sharon Long, niece of the bride, and Betsy Mitchell, niece of the bridegroom, who wore twin dresses or pale yellow dacron designed with puffed sleeves, round neckline and short full skirts with sashes tied into butterfly bows in back. Wearing marguerites in their hair and. short white gloves, they carried old fashioned bouquets of marguerites with ivy.
Best man for the son of Mrs. Elizabeth Hutchinson of St. Albans. W. Va. was Henry Pierce of Philadelphia, an instructor at the Massachusetts Maritime academy.
Otto Reitz of New York, also an instructor at the academy, and Dale Butland, brother of the bride, were ushers.
Mrs. Butland, mother of the bride, received about 200 guests in the dining room of the church wearing a petal pink silk organza with a small hat of petals and leaves in shades of pinks and greens, and a corsage of stephanotis and delphinium florettes.
Mrs. Hutchinson, mother of the bridegroom, wore blue dacron and a jacket dress with matching hat and a corsage of pink sweetheart roses with stephanotis.
The beautiful wedding cake, decorated and iced in pale pink topped with pink roses and surrounded by ivy leaves, a gift of Mrs. Henry O. Gagner, Jr., was cut by the couple with his sword.
The new Mrs. Hutchinson was graduated from Bourne High School, New England Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing and Boston University School of Nursing with a BS degree. She has been employed by the Falmouth Nursing Association.
In the interim between her nurse's training and her college entrance she and a few friends at their own expense travelled to Europe to work in a summer camp for underprivileged children and refugee children in Western Germany after which they traveled for several weeks throughout Western Europe. She still receives letters from some of the children who were at that camp.
As she departed for their wadding trip through Canada to California where they will make their home, the bride was attired in agua and green silk with white accessories and a corsage from her bridal bouquet.
Mr. Hutchinson was brought up in St. Albans, W. Va., was graduated from high school there and from the Institute of Technology in Chicago. He served in the Navy as a lleutenent and has been instructor in naval science at Massachusetts Maritime academy at Buzzards Bay. He will enter Stanford University this fall to work towards his master's degree in electrical engineering.
Mr. and Mrs. Butland entertained the wedding party and out of town relatives and guests before the wedding rehearsal Friday evening, including Mr. and Mrs. John Winburn of Michigan, Dr, and Mrs. Salvatore Capone of Star Lake, Miss Sue Dern of Dorse, Vt., Mrs. Charles Godfred and daughter Gail of St. John, New Brunswick, Miss Lottie Butland of Monkton, New Brunswick, and others from New Hampshire, Virginia, and West Virginia.
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