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Raiter-B marr B-Gay Jan 1942

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Monterey Peninsula Herald, CA Jan. 20, 1942
Miss Beatrice Raiter and Lt. Bryant Gay Exchange Vows at Sunday Ceremony
It was a white wedding, and a beautiful one, that united Miss Beatrice Raiter and Lieutenant Bryant G. Gay in marriage at ten o’clock Sunday morning. Learning suddenly that he would have the week end free, Bryant notified his bride-to-be, and arrangements for the wedding were hurriedly made. But there was no evidence that preparations had been hasty as the lovely ceremony was performed by Reverend Stewart Campbell Potter in the Monterey Presbyterian church, which the bride has attended since her childhood days. Potted palms, white lilies and white stock formed the background for the service, and the wedding music was played by Edward Cadoret Hopkins, organist for the church. The bride, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Frank E. Raiter of Monterey, was given in marriage of Monterey, was given in marriage by her father. Her brunette beauty was heightened by her Empire wedding gown of white satin. The gown was made with a train, long sleeves and a heart-shaped neckline. Her fingertip veil of finest white net was held by a coronet of fresh orange blossoms, and she carried a shower bouquet of gardenias, tied with white satin ribbons. Her only jewelry was a handsome necklace of gold and pearls with a zircon pendant, which was a gift from the bridegroom. Miss Jacquie Raiter, sister of the bride, came down from Mills college to be her attendant. Jacquie wore a gown of pale blue brocaded taffeta, fashioned with long sleeves, a bouffant skirt and a fitted jacket that buttoned up the front to the collar. In her hair was a silver ribbon bow that extended into streamers down the back, and she carried a large bouquet of yellow roses. Lieutenant Gay’s best man was Edward Farley of Glendale, with whom the bridegroom was associated in the experimental department at Lockheed before Bryant left for Randolph Field, Texas. C.J. Chrzan of Salinas, the bride’s brother-in-law, was the usher. Mrs. Raiter, mother of the bride, wore a beige dress with a lynx-trimmed beige coat. Her hat and accessories were brown and she had to lavender orchid corsage. Mrs. Milus Gay, mother of the bridegroom, wore a beige suit with navy blue hat and navy accessories and a corsage of pink roses. Only members of the immediate family witnessed the wedding and were present at the breakfast, which was served in the Tower room of Hotel Del Monte. Palms and ferns were arranged in the room, and on the table was a beautiful cake, topped with a miniature bridal couple. Two large bowls of mixed spring flowers were at either end of the table. Following the wedding breakfast. Lieutenant Gay and his bride left for Taft, where he reported for duty at Gardner Field on Monday morning. Bryant and “Bebe” met when they were both students at the Monterey union high school, from which they were both graduated. Later the bride graduated from Salinas junior college, and studied at the University of California in Berkeley before taking a secretarial course at the Dorothy Durham school in San Francisco. She has been secretary in the office of her father’s fruit canning plant in Salinas. Following his high school work, Bryant, who is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Milus Gay of Pacific Grove, studied aeronautics at Sacramento Junior college. He then went to Randolph Field, Texas, and later to Scott Field, Illinois. It is just a little over a month ago that he received his commission in the United States army air corps.

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