Miss Elaine Painter Weds Clifton Thomas Walker In Beautiful Setting At St. James United Church of Christ (1959)

1959 Elaine Painter and Clifton Walker Engagement Wedding Announcements
1959 Elaine Painter and Clifton Walker engagement and wedding announcements.

Amid a beautiful setting of canlabra, palms, farm, gladioli and mums, Miss Elaine Dolores Painter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Painter of Lovettsville, and Clifton Thomas Walker, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Walker of Bullock, N.C., were united in marriage by the Rev. William A. Wade with the Rev. Guy R. Bready assisting.  The double ring ceremony took place at the St. James United Church of Christ on Saturday, May 2, 1959, at three o’clock in the afternoon.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a waltz length gown of chantilly lace over net and taffeta, and carried a white Bible, topped with an orchid.  The gown, scalloped at the bottom with each scallop ending with a satin bow, had a fitted bodice and a round neckline trimmed with satin.  The bride’s only jewelry was a single strand of pearls, gift of the groom.  She wore a fingertip veil attached to a band of nylon lace with satin bows.

Mrs. Fred Lee George played the traditional wedding march and accompanied Eddie Ferrell, of Brunswick, who sang “Oh Perfect Love,” “Because,” and “The Lord’s Prayer.”

Maid of honor was Miss Martha Athey of Washington , D.C., who wore a pastel orchid gown and carried a yellow and white nosegay.

Bridesmaids were Miss Dottie Hickman of Arlington, who wore a pastel yellow gown, and Mrs. Ann Jason of Arlington, who wore a pastel green gown.  They carried nosegays of mixed flowers.

Miss Jamie Hamilton, cousin of the bride, was the flower girl.  She wore a white gown, trimmed in green, and carried a basket of pink sweet peas.

Best man was Joe Jason of Arlington.  Ushers were Jimmy Hayes of Arlington, and Renace Painter of Lovettsville.

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The Painter-Walker wedding announcement was scanned from the Hickman Family Scrapbook Collection at the Lovettsville Museum.

The bride’s mother wore a pastel pink dress with white accessories, and wore a pink rosebud corsage.

A reception immediately followed the ceremony at the church parsonage.

The couple left for a trip to New York and North Carolina.  For going away, the bride chose a pastel blue dress with white accessories, and the orchid lifted from her Bible.

Mrs. Walker is  graduate of Loudoun County High School, and is employed by the government.   Mr. Walker is a graduate of Stovall High School of North Carolina, and is presently with the Data Processing Division of the U.S. Marine Corps.

Many out-of-town guests were among those present at the wedding and reception.