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OFFICER’S BRIDE, Mrs. Robert F. Bailey, who was Miss Amelia Ana Kaopua before her marriage.—Sam Mukaido photo.
Amelia Kaopua Is March Bride
In the tabernacle of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints Miss Amelia Ana Kaopua, daughter of the late James Kaopua of Honolulu, was married to Lt. (jg) Robert F. Bailey, USNNR, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert B.Bailey of Craigsville, W. Va., at 6:30 p.m. March 9.
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The ceremony was performed by Castle H. Murphy. The bride was given in marriage by her brother, James Kaopua, and wore a white tulle gown with satin appliques and a court train. Her French tulle veil was held in place with a tiara of orange blossoms and she carried white orchids with crown flower strands.
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Mrs. Isaac Ahana was her sister’s only attendant in yellow with a blue delphinium bouquet.
Dr. Sebron C. Culpepper was best man.
Miss Josephine Gordon provided vocal solos, accompanied by Mrs. Theodore Awai, organist.
A wedding luau was given at the bride’s sister’s home, 2609 Waolani Ave. The couple spent a week at the Volcano House, Hawaii, and are at home to friends at 769 Sunset Ave.
Mrs. Bailey is a graduate of Kamehameha school for girls and of Queen’s hospital school of nursing. She is a registered nurse assigned to the operating room staff at Queen’s hospital.
The bridegroom attended Elkins college, West Virginia university and the University of Arkansas. He is a physician and surgeon with the navy medical corps.
(Star-Bulletin, 3/23/1946, p. 17)