The week has been replete with interesting weddings and engagement announcements. One wedding of the past week which is of particular interest to Washington was that of Mr. William Franklin Sands, son of Rear Admiral and Mrs. Sands and United States Minister to Guatemala, and Miss Edith Gertrude Keating, daughter of Mrs. John M. Keating, of Philadelphia. The ceremony took place at St. Thomas Catholic Church at Chester Heights, Pa., on Tuesday.
The bride, who was given in marriage by her brother, Mr. Peter McCall Keating, wore a gown of white satin trimmed with old family lace. Her only ornament was a diamond pendant. Mr. Henry Meade Sands was best man. After the breakfast, which followed at the bride’s home in Sunnyside, Mr. and Mrs. Sands left for Boston, whence they will sail for Guatemala.
There were a great many presents, among the donors being Mr. and Mrs. J. Percy Keating, a tea service of silver; Rear Admiral and Mrs. Sands, parents of the bridegroom, a chest of table silver; Mr. and Mrs. John Cadwalader, silver salt cellars; Mr. and Mrs. John Cadwalader jr, a chain of pearls; Mr. and Mrs. John S. Newbold, a diamond pendant; Miss Gertrude McCall, silver teapot, cream pitcher, and sugar bowl; Mr. and Mrs. J. Gardner Cassatt, a silver waiter; Mr. and Mrs. Radcliff Whitehead, complete set of linen; Miss John Markoe, a piece of silver; Miss Anne Thompson, pendant of diamonds and aquamarine; Mr. Andrew Gray, three pieces of silver; Mr. Lyman Biddle, a traveling bag; and Miss Josephine Borie, coffee cups.
Source: Society, The Washington Post, Washington, District of Columbia, 22 August 1909, p. 6 ()