50 years ago: Jackson wedding

George-Town-50-years-finalThe April 6, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, contained the following report:

“A very lovely wedding was solemnized at the Church of God (Full Gospel), George Town, on March 30, when Emma Jane Jackson was married to Albert Otis Jackson, both of Savannah and both employed by the Cayman Islands Electricity Undertaking.

“The bride wore a full gown of taffeta and lace. It has a lace bodice and the very full taffeta skirt was appliqued with lace.

“Her veil was attached to a crown of pearls and she carried a bridal Bible with an orchid attached to it.

“The Maid of Honour was Mazie Watler who wore a blue brocade dress and carried a bouquet of varied flowers set in blue.

“The three bridesmaids were Lois and Delrose in pink and Genevieve in gold. All the bride’s four attendants are her sisters. There were three little flower girls – Chastine Watler, Harilyn and Christine Bodden.

“Alfred Jackson was Best Man and the Groomsmen were James Arch, Andrew Eden and Sonny Martinez. Spencer Merren and Douglas Jackson acted as Ring-bearers.

“The ceremony was performed by Elder Fossie Arch and solos were rendered by Mrs. Audrey Thompson and Mrs. Helen Arch.”