Ties That Bind But Do Not Fetter - A Brilliant Social Event.
The residence of Mr. Samuel G. Bomberger, of Rothsville, was on Wednesday morning thronged with invited guests to witness the nuptials of his only daughter, Anna E. Bomberger, and Mr. Graybill B. Long, of Neffsville. About one hundred and twenty-five immediate friends and relatives were present.
At 11 o’clock the high contracting parties, attended by Messrs. B. F. Bear, of Mechanicsburg, and Samuel Frantz, of Lancaster, groomsmen, and Misses Alice Keller, of Ephrata, and Emma Weaver, of Fertility, as bridesmaids, advanced to where the officiating clergyman, Rev. J. Peter, of Manheim, was awaiting them, and the impressive ceremony was observed that united the twain in bonds indissulable. <sic>
The bride was elegantly attired in rich silk, and the bridesmaids were appropriately and tastefully costumed.
After the ceremony a splendid banquet was served under the direction of Royer, the Lancaster caterer.
The presents were many and valuable, and made a rich display; but their chief import to the wedded pair, no doubt, is the sentiment of friendship and love of which they are the symbols.
Immediately after the wedding breakfast Mr. Long and bride, accompanied by numerous friends, drove to Lancaster to take the afternoon train. As they left the house, a shower of blessings and the traditional slipper followed.
Mr. and Mrs. Long will be absent about three weeks, visiting New York, the Hudson, Niagara Falls, Baltimore and Washington on the trip.
We join with the many in expressions of sincere congratulation, and trust that the morning which is just breaking into roseate light harbingers a long day of happiness unclouded.
~ The Lititz Record, 28-Oct-1881, Page 3, Column 3
You can visit the memorial page for Anna Elizabeth [Bomberger] Long.