Take a walk back down the aisle as we dig deep into The Sunday Times archives and share timeless matrimonies. This occasional feature will highlight beautiful brides, engaging moments and captivating ceremonies held decades ago in Northeast Pennsylvania. The Sunday Times’ very own bridal planner of the past, Laura Rysz, will showcase Marry Memories and welcomes suggestions from readers by email at Lrysz@timesshamrock.com.

Bettie Marie Bastien married Robert Calvin Dakin on Friday, Feb. 14, 1941, in Memorial Church, Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan.

Portrait by Jessita/Bettie Marie Bastien Dakin

Fri, Feb 14, 1941 – 22 · The Times-Tribune (Scranton, Pennsylvania) · Newspapers.com

Anna Mae Townsend married Donald L. Hellard on Saturday, Sept. 5, 1964 in First United Church of Christ, Scranton. The couple was from West Scranton.

Anna Mae Townsend Hellard

Tue, Sep 8, 1964 – 17 · The Times-Tribune (Scranton, Pennsylvania) · Newspapers.com

Carolyn Jean Wilcox married Thomas Corker on Saturday, July 2, 1966, in Providence Methodist Church, Scranton.

Carolyn Jean Wilcox Corker

  Tue, Jul 5, 1966 – 12 · The Times-Tribune (Scranton, Pennsylvania) · Newspapers.com

Polly Williams married Lt. Charles Donald Dumond of Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, on Saturday, Jan. 9, 1943 in Jones Memorial Chapel of Elm Park United Methodist Church, Scranton.

Polly Williams Dumont

Mon, Jan 11, 1943 – 10 · The Times-Tribune (Scranton, Pennsylvania) · Newspapers.com