BECOMES A BRIDE
Married to Bouvier Beale in
St James Episcopal Church
by Dr. Horace Donegan
EIGHT ATTENDANTS SERVE
Miss Ruth Van D. Jones, Sister,
and Miss Mary Drake Cecil
Are the Maids of Honor
In a floral setting of White blossoms, Miss Katharine Ridgely Jones, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Ridgely Jones of New York and Glen. Cove, L.I., was married to Bouvier Beale, son of Mrs. and Mrs. Phelan Beale of 34 East Fifty-first Street and East Hampton, L.I., here yesterday afternoon in St James Episcopal Church The ceremony was performed by the rector, the Rev. Dr. Horace W. B. Donegan, who was assisted by the Right Rev. Frank Du Moulin, rector of St. Johns Episcopal Church of Lattingtown, Locust Valley, L. I. A small reception was held later at the home of the bride's parents. 375 Park Avenue.
The bride, who was given in marriage by her, father, wore a princess gown of white satin, made with a deep bertha, outlining a heart shaped neckline, and an overskirt, draped to the hem of her long train, both of old duchesse and rose point lace that had been part of the wedding gown of her, maternal grandmother, Mrs. Henry Van Deventer Black, and had also been worn by her mother at the latter's wedding. She also wore a veil of old duchesse lace over tulle that had belonged to her paternal grandmother, who was Jane Ridgely. The veil was fastened with clusters of orange blossoms and she carried as old-fashioned bouquet of blossoms.
Miss Ruth Van Deventer Jones, sister of the bride, and Miss Mary Drake Cecil were maids of honor. They were attired in bouffant gowns of rose-colored taffeta, made with scalloped necklines and long sleeves and wore flat matching feather plumes.
The bridesmaids were the Misses Lydia Hickox, Stephanie Leonard, Louise Culver Williams, Elisabeth Shoumatoff, Gloria Kemp and Sarah Taylor. Their frocks were of ice-blue taffeta, similar to those of the honor attendants and they y wore flat plumes to correspond. All carried red rose buds and forget-me-nots
Phelan Beale was best man for his son. The ushers were Stuyvesant Wainwright 2d, Roy Campbell Bowers, Douglas S. Dodge, Martin Foss Jr., Richard L. Brickley, Lee Prather Stack. John Black Brady and Andrew Whelan.
The bride was graduated from Miss Porter's School in Farmington. Conn., and St. Catherine's School in Richmond, Va. She was introduced to society in December, 1940.
Mr. Beale, an alumnus of the Westminister School, will be graduated this month from Yale University. He is a grandson of Major John Vernou Bouvier, who served in the first World War. The bridegroom is descended from the Beale family of Maidstone, England, and from Colonel Thomas Beale, who came here In 1645, the first of that faintly to settle in ibis country.
[New York Times, NY, 13 Dec 1942]
Transcribe by Karima ~ 5 Jan 2007