Celebrating Black Brides: Profile #77

Couple: Vashti Murphy and Robert Matthews III

Date of Wedding:  December 26, 1942

Place: Baltimore, Maryland home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Murphy (bride's parents)

Officiant: Father Cedric E. Mills

Fun facts

The bride wore a winter white dress decorated with sequined butterflies.

The groom wore his U.S. Coast Guard uniform for the wedding ceremony.

Both the bride and groom were born on the same day, January 9.

The bride's twin sister served as her maid of honor and only attendant.

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