CHATHAM COUNTY, GEORGIA
An Easter wedding in which wide spread and cordial interest has been felt, was that of Miss Nan Screven and Mr. James Garnett Basinger, which was solemized at noon today at the residence of the bride's sister, Mrs. William W. Gordon,Jr, on Forsyth Park.
The ceremony was performed by Rev. Charles Hall Strong of St.John's Church, asissted by the Rev. Corbin Braxton Bryan DD, of Petersburg,Va., a cousin of the bride. The wedding was a beautiful and impressive event, attended only by the near relatives and a few invited friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon's pretty parlors were attractively decorated with palms and a profusion of Easter Lilies, and with the morning sunlight streaming in, presented a beautiful scene. A lovely bower of lilies and palms was arranged in the bow window of the western parlor, and here the bride and groom stood while plighting their troth.
The bride was given away by her brother Franklin Buchannan Screven. She was attended by her little niece, Miss Margaret Eleanor Gordon, as maid of honor, and Masters Franklin Buchanan Sreven Jr., and Thomas Proctor Screven were ribbon bearers. Mr.William Basinger,of Leavenworth, Kan., acted as best man.
The bride wore a lovely gown of white Libert chiffon, trimmed with lace, and made with a great quantity of dainty handywork. Her soft veil of tulle was fastened on with natural orange blossoms and a pearl and a diamond crescent. She carried a bouquet of white carnations and lilies of the valley.
Little Miss Gordon was a charming figure in a cream colored mull picture dress, made with short puffed sleeves, and round neck, with blue sash tied under the arms, with a butterfly bow in the back. The long ends reaching to the bottom of the skirt. Blue bows on her shoulders and in her hair added a fascinating touch to the dainty costume and, with a wreath of field daisies on her head and her arms full of the same pretty spring flowers, she indeed was a charming picture.
The little ribbon bearers were dressed in white sailor suits, with blue collars.
Mr. and Mrs. Basinger left at 2 o'clock this afternoon for the North. They will reside in Brooklyn.
Among the out-of-town guests at the wedding were Col. W. S. Basinger, of Athens, and Mr.Joseph Bryan of Richmond, Va.
Article transcribed and submitted by Joe Basinger.
[Note:Nannie Screven is the second wife of James Garnett Basinger.James married Mary Evelyn Bennedict on May 29, 1895 in Staten Island New York. She died abt. a year later June 12, 1896 of heart failure.]