Amy Virginia <I>Garver</I> Borst

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Amy Virginia Garver Borst

  • Birth 11 Feb 1885
  • Death 4 Dec 1963
  • Burial Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
  • Plot Block 7, Lot 111, Section All
  • Memorial ID 118737811

d/o James C and Maggie W Garver
w/o Charles Risley Borst
m/o William Garver Borst and Helen Virginia (Borst)Andrews

Denver Post, Colorado. June 25, 1914, Thursday, p 10.

Amy Virginia Garver and Charles Risley Borst Wed in Flower Banked Home of Bride's Parents

Probably never has the social spotlight in our glorious city been centered on a prettier wedding that that which took place last evening., when the Rev. and Mrs. James C. Garver gave in marriage their daughter, Amy Virginia to Charles Risley Borst.

The Garver home at 3413 East Colfax avenue, with its colonial library and living room, is particularly well arranged for a wedding and was beautifully decorated for the occasion.

From the time the guests mounted the steps leading to the wide veranda with its numerous Indian rugs and large easy chairs, they found themselves in an atmosphere of palms, ferns, tropical plants and other greenery intermingled with the choicest of summer flowers.

Palms and ferns were banked in the reception hall and also in the dining room, which was in pink, white and green, a huge basket of pink and white roses tied with big fluffy bows of tulle forming the centerpiece of the table.

The living room which is divided from the colonial library by a large archway was a bower of white and green. Shasta daisies, Easter lilies and white snapdragons in gay profusion contrasting with palms and ferns and arranged to form a floral bower in the archway for the bridal party to stand beneath.

The mantels and every conceivable corner were banked with greenery and the softened lights cast a shadowy glow over the artistic scene as promptly at 5 o'clock the notes of Lohengrin's march, played by a harpist concealed behind a bank of palms, floated through the spacious rooms.

The first to descend the broad staircase was the Rev. James C. Garver, father of the bride, who performed the ceremony.

He was followed by dainty Miss Jane Cottrell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Cottrell, as ring bearer, looking a veritable little fairy in her handsome frock of lace insertion and hand embroidered handkerchief linen with big pink satin ribbon sash and hair bows.

Next came the bridegroom and his brother, William Borst, who acted as best man.

They were followed by Mrs. Norman F. Ballantine, sister of the bride, who only a few months ago , on a similar occasion, descended these stairs in the leading role.

Last evening, attending her sister as matron of honor, she was charming in an exquisite creation of pink flowered chiffon over self-tone satin with trimmings of Oriental lace and carrying an armful of Killarney roses.

Many ohs! And ahs! of admiration escaped from the lips of the guests as they caught their first glimpse of the lovely bride entering on the arm of her brother, John White Garver, who gave her away.

She was indeed most picturesque in her magnificent robe of pearl satin with its trimmings of real lace and pearls, caught here and there with tiny clusters of orange blossoms. The gown was made with a V neck, a long fish tail train and tiny draped sleeves caught with orange blossoms. A long tulle veil draped back from her face and falling from a cap of orange blossoms, almost enveloped her graceful figure, and she carried a gorgeous bouquet of bride's roses with a shower of valley lilies that fell to the hem of her gown. Her only ornaments were a handsome bracelet and pendant, gifts of the bridegroom. The pendant was of aqua-marines and the bracelet of gold filigree set with peridot and pearls.

A smile lighted the face of the bridegroom as he greeted his bride neath the floral bower, and the soft, sweet notes of the harp formed a pretty accompaniment to the impressive ceremony which was witnessed by some sixty or more friends and relatives of the couple.

Following the ceremony a reception was held, and later in the evening Mr. and Mrs. Borst departed for a honeymoon trip to the Western coast.

Mrs. Garver, mother of the bride, was lovely in a beautiful gown of light grey crepe de chine.

The bride is a very clever and attractive young woman and occupies a prominent place in social circles. She was graduated from East Denver High school and Denver university, and for the last three years has been teaching in the East Denver High school.

Borst is the son of W. W. Borst, one of Denver's best known and most prominent citizens, who is especially popular in railroad circles.
Borst was graduated from East Denver High school and also from the University of Colorado, and later took a course at Ann Arbor. He is at present one of the instructors at Manual Training High school

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