Crean – Hemond Wedding, South Hadley Falls

by Laurel | September 12th, 2014

09 June 1915

Syringa drawing, from Wiki Commons

Syringa drawing, from Wiki Commons

St. Patrick’s Church Beautifully Decorated With Mountain Laurel and Syringas

A wedding of more than the ordinary interest took place in St. Patrick’s Church yesterday morning when miss Agnes Louise, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James J. Crean of 14 Carew street became the bride of Conrad J. Hemond, city editor of the Holyoke Evening Telegram, and son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hemond of 88 North Chicopee Street, Willimansett. The ceremony took place at 9 o’clock. Rev. H. J Wren officiated and celebrated the nuptial mass which followed. The church was decorated with syringas.  mountain laurel, roses and cut flowers, and at the front at each side of the center aisle were large vases filled with syringas. The wedding marches were played by Miss Rose Lavelle, the organist, and “Ave Maria” was sung during the ceremony by  George E. Baril of Amherst College. The maid of honor was Miss Mary V. Crean and the bridesmaids were Misses Adele G. and Ethel I. Crean, sisters of the bride. The bridegroom’s attended was his brother, Armond H. Hemond.

The flower girl was Miss Jennie L. Crean and the ushers were Edward Hemond, George L. Hemond, George D. Baril and Cornelius J. Crean. The wedding procession was led by the flower girl, followed by the bridegroom with the maid of honor. Next came the bride with the best man, followed by the bridesmaids and the parents of the bride and groom. The bride wore a white gown of old English cloth trimmed with silk lace. Her tulle veil was draped in castle cap style and fastened with a coronet of lilies of the valley, and she carried bride roses and maiden-hair fern. The maid of honor wore a gown of lavender embroidered voile and she carried pink roses and sweet peas. Miss Adele Crean wore a gown of pink crepe de chine trimmed with pink messaline and Miss Ethel Crean wore a gown of blue voile trimmed with white. The flower girl wore a white lace cloth trimmed with white ribbon. Following the church service a reception was held at the home of the bride, the house being decorated with potted palms, ferns and cut flowers. The receiving line stood before a bank of mountain laurel and syringas.

Assisting Mr. and Mrs. Hemond in receiving were their parents, Mrs. James J. Crean wore a gown of gray silk trimmed with white lace, and Mrs. Joseph Hemond a gown of mauve color red crepe de chime trimmed with ceru lace. after the reception a wedding breakfast was served, the table decorations being white and pink roses. The couple left early yesterday afternoon for a long wedding trip, and will visit many points of interest in the South, returning through the Shenandoah valley. The bride was educated in the South Hadley schools, and for some time following graduation was employed in the office of the Taylor-Logan Company and at the McAuslan & Wakelin store in Holyoke. The bridegroom has lived all his life in Holyoke and is a graduate of the Holyoke High School in the class of 1912. He prepared for the Sheffield scientific school, but decided to enter newspaper work and is now city editor on the Holyoke Telegram. There were many out-of-town guests present at the wedding and the reception which followed.

Adapted from The Springfield Republican.

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