Saturday, March 23, 2013

Marriage of Mary Cushing and Paul Enright

April 1941, prob Oakland Tribune

Tea to Fete Bride-Elect

   Honoring Miss Mary Elizabeth Cushing, whose wedding to Mr. Paul Manning Enright will take place Saturday morning in Corpus Cristi Church, Mrs. Paul J. Cushing, sister-in-law of the bride-elect, will preside at a tea tomorrow afternoon at her home on Masonic Avenue, Piedmont.  The hostess has sent out about 125 cards for the affair and will be assisted in welcoming her guests by Mrs. John F. Cushing, Mrs. J.L. Enright, Mrs. Clarence Pickard and Mrs. George Clark.
   Monday afternoon Miss Betty Weis entertained at luncheon for Miss Cushing, the affair taking place at the Palace Hotel in honor of the bride-elect.  Miss Mary Quinn was hostess last evening at a dinner given at the Clift Hotel and this evening Miss Joan Kiernan will preside at a dinner to be held in her home in San Francisco.
   The wedding of Miss Cushing and Mr. Enright will be one of the beautifully-appointed cememonies of early Spring and it will be at a 10 o'clock nuptial mass that the couple will exchange vows.  A high noon wedding breakfast at Sequoyah Country Club will follow the service at the church.
   Miss Cushing is a daughter of Mrs. John F. Cushing and graduated from the Dominican College at San Rafael.  Her brothers are Mr. Jerome Cushing of Chicago, Mr. Gregory Cushing of Long Beach, Mr. Vincent Cushing and Mr. Paul Cushing.
   Mr. Enright is a son of Mrs. J.L. Enright and comes from Texas.  He is a Notre Dame graduate and a civil engineer.


April 20, 1941, prob Oakland Tribune

Nuptial Mass

Corpus Christi Scene of Brilliant Wedding Ceremony

   A lovely bride of the Spring was Miss Mary Elizabeth Cushing, whose marriage to Mr. Paul Manning Enright took place at a nuptial mass yesterday morning in Corpus Christi Church on Park Boulevard. Relatives and close friends of the couple were present at the marriage service, which was read by Rev. Father Keller, pastor of the church. The beautiful altar was banked with white flowers arranged in baskets, and on either side of the altar there were potted palms and other grenery. Tall white candles set in candelabra were also used on the altar.
   Shortly before 10 o'clock, the appointed hour for the ceremony, the wedding ...[can't read this line] ... led by the matron of honor, Mrs. Clarence Pickard, who was followed by the bridesmaids, Miss Joan Kiernan, Miss Mary Quinn, Miss Betty Weis, Miss Eleanor Eagan and Miss Katherine Tracy.
   Little Barbara Ann Cushing, flower girl, and Master Robert Cushing, ringbearer, daughter and son of the Paul J. Cushings, were also members of the party and preceded the bride to the altar.


   The bride looked beautiful In a gown of white tulle, and the upper part was fashioned of rare old lace. The skirt was made bouffant. Her veil of tulle was caught on the coiffure with a coronet, and she carried a shower bouquet of white orchids, bouvardia and gardenias tied with satin ribbons and tulle.
   Mrs. Pickard, the matron of honor, was attired in green marquisette and wore a cluster of yellow roses on her hair. She carried a bouquet of lavender lilacs and tulips.
   The gowns of the bridesmaids were similar to that worn by the .matron of honor but on their hair they wore green tiaras with short face veils of green. Their bouquets were of yellow and lavender tulips.


   Mr. Paul J. Cushing, brother of the bride, was best man for Mr. Enright, and acting as ushers were Mr. Jerome Cushing of Chicago, Mr. Gregory Cushing of Long Beach, Mr. Vincent Cushing, three other brothers of the bride, and Mr. Jack O'Mara and Mr. Doan Metz.
   The ceremony at the church was followed by a wedding breakfast at high noon at the Sequoyah Country Club and over a hundred guests were present.
   The bride is a daughter of Mrs. John F. Cushing of Masonic Avenue, Piedmont, and a graduate of the Dominican Convent at San Rafael.  Mr. Enright graduated from Notre Dame and is a son of Mrs. J. L. Enright.

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