Alfred Peabody Guion (Lad) and Marian Dunlap Irwin were married 72 years ago today. The ceremony was held in The Little Chapel of the Flowers in Berkeley, CA.
THE LITTLE CHAPEL OF THE FLOWERS, BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA
Mr. and Mrs. Mowry A. Irwin
announce the marriage of their daughter
Alfred P. Guion
Army of the United States
on Sunday, the fourteenth of November
Nineteen Hundred and Forty-three
THE SOUTH PASADENA REVIEW
Romance Revealed At Sunday Afternoon Tea
Miss Marian Irwin, Camp Fire Girls executive of South Pasadena is the bride elect of Sergeant Alfred Guion of the United States Army. This news was made known to 25 friends who were entertained at a Tea on Sunday afternoon at the home of Mrs. J. Randall Irvine of 1571 La Senda Place.
Little scrolls, bearing the names of the betrothed couple, were attached to gardenia corsages, which were given to each guest. Pouring at the tea table decorated with pink and white flowers, were Mrs. Irvine and Mrs. James S. Woolacott, while Miss Betty Irvine assisted in greeting the guests at the door.
Miss Irwin, who was attired in a black skirt with powder blue blouse with sequined trim, wore a gardenia and bouvardia corsage. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mowry A. Irwin of Orinda, California, and is a graduate of the San Francisco State College. Before coming to South Pasadena a year ago to serve as Camp Fire Girl executive, she taught in the schools at Bakersfield.
Sergeant Guion is a son of A. D. Guion of Trumbull, Connecticut. He is stationed at the Santa Anita Army Ordnance Training Center.
The wedding will take place on November 14 at Orinda, after which the couple will return to South Pasadena to make their home. The future bride will continue with her Camp Fire work.
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred P. Guion
Mr. and Mrs. Mowry A. Irwin and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Guion
Margaret Irwin, sister and Maid of Honor, and Marian Irwin Guion.
One photograph brings a thousand memories. Your photographs are a treasure trove. Thanks for sharing.
Maureen – I just love sharing them and showing others what life was like back then. I’m glad you appreciate it. :)
What a nice collection of photos celebrating their union.
Mrs. P. – Thank you. I was thrilled when I discovered them with my father’s two boxes of papers. They are special. The next time I go to California, I want to visit The Little Chapel of the Flowers, just to see where the ceremony took place. I don’t have any pictures of the actual ceremony.
It does look unique.
Mrs. P. – :)