Vader Couple Is Married

Vader, Dec. 9. - The marriage of Miss Dorothy Brown of Seattle and Forrest M. Townsend of Vader was solemnized Sunday evening at the Evangelical church in Seattle. Rev. F. B. Culver of Portland, who officiated at the wedding of Mr. Townsend's parents 29 years ago at Vader, read the service. The bride was attended by Miss Lillian Brous of Vancouver, a former Vader girl, as maid of honor; and Miss Helen Sullivan, a cousin of the bride and Miss Beth Sinclair both of Seattle as bridesmaids. The groom was attended by his brother, Lawrence Townsend.

The bride was lovely in white satin and lace made with long tight sleeves and princess flare skirt. Her tulle veil was held in place by orange blossoms sent by a cousin in California. She carried a bouquet of cream roses and gardenias. The maid of honor wore orchid satin and carried lavender sweet peas. The bridesmaids were gowned in pale pink and pale green and carried bouquets of pink rosebuds. The church was beautifully decorated with Christmas greens and lighted with tall white tapers. An informal reception was held at the home of the bride after the ceremony and a buffet supper was served. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. Brown and made her home in Vader several years. She is a talented musician.

Attending from Vader were Mr. and Mrs. Max Townsend.

Source: The Chehalis Bee-Nugget, 11 December 1931, page 8. Microfilm available at Washington State Library, 6880 Capitol Boulevard South, Tumwater, WA. 98512

Transcribed by Kathryn Lester