Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Wedding: Brumfield & Payne, 1 Nov. 1935 MS

This wedding announcement gives lots of details of the big day for the happy couple. I like the description of "white chrysanthemums, palms, ferns and trailing vines" that turned the church into a "bower of flowers." 


Fletcher Mead Brumfield

14 April 1912 MS – 30 July 2008

Son of Fletcher Boyd Brumfield & Mattie Hannah Brumfield

My 1st cousin, 2x removed 



Diane Gabrielle Payne

Daughter of Junius Hart Payne 

Married 1 November 1935


The Episcopal Church was the scene of a beautiful wedding when Miss Dione Gabrielle Payne, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Junius Hart Payne of the Progress Community, became the bride of Mr. F. Meade Brumfield, also of the Progress Community, at 7 p. m. Friday evening, November 1st, with the Rev. John Beean [sic], rector, officiating.


The program of pre – nuptial music was played by Mrs. Jewett Moore and Mrs. Grant Wicklund sang the Episcopal marriage hymns.


The bridal couple stood before an altar, beautifully decorated for the occasion with stately white chrysanthemums, palms, ferns and trailing vines, converting the pretty church into a bower of flowers, lighted by cathedral tapers. 


The ushers, Junius Hart Payne, Jr., brother of the bride, and Fleet Dunaway entered the church first, followed by the maids, Misses Courtney Brumfield, sister of the groom, Janet Rowley of New Orleans, and Katherine Lobrano, beautifully gowned in blue taffeta costumes carrying old fashioned bouquets. Miss Courtney Brumfield acting as maid of honor. The bride, lively in her bridal robe of white satin made on princess lines, with train, and the bridal veil caught to her dark hair with orange blossoms, entered the church with her father, Mr. Junius Hart Payne, who gave her in marriage. They were met at the altar by the groom and his best man, Mr. Robert Lee.


Mr. and Mrs. Payne moved to the Progress Community from New Orleans two years ago, and the bride has many friends in that community as well as New Orleans.


The groom is a prosperous planter in the same community, the son of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Brumfield and the happy couple will reside in a new home in the Progress community recently built. 


Following the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents near Progress.


The living room was decorated with a profusion of ferns and white blooms and lighted by soft candlelight. The table in cake was cut, was covered with a dining room, where the bride’s cloth of lace and the same color scheme was carried out in garlands of green and with green candelabra holding lighted tapers at either end of the table. [This section is confusing.]


Miss Elsa Lee drew the ring from the cake; Miss Catherine Lobrano, the button, and Miss Naomi Bridges the thimble.


Both of the bride’s grandmothers, Mrs. Frank T. Payne and Mrs. Louis Le Cogne were present and the other out – of -town guests for the wedding included Mr. and Mrs. George E. Rowley and Miss Maud L. Corgne of New Orleans. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Matthews of Lafayette and Mrs. O. A. Brumfield*, Mrs. W. D. Fortenberry and Miss Maggie Brumfield* of Walker’s Bridge. 


Enterprise – Journal

McComb, MS, 4 Nov 1935, page 4


 * I believe these people are: Mrs. Albert Oliver Brumfield & Miss Maggie Mae Brumfield, aunts of the groom. 





  1. I love how newspapers used to paint a picture of events and explain it so that we feel as if we were there. :)

  2. Isn't it wonderful how much information we may sometimes get from wedding announcements?! I love that you included the chart showing this family. :)


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