On the afternoon of June 9, July Preddy and George William Draper III exchanged marriage vows in an enchanting wedding ceremony performed by Chaplain Mouchett at Fort Dix, N.J. Dr. Yakima Lloyd, soloist, composed a song especially for the occassion entitled "Welcome To My Life," and conducted the Garden State Band at the wedding reception.
The lovely bride, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Shaw of Fort Dix, wore a white silk organza wedding gown by Priscilla of Boston accented with Alencon lace and venise lace appliques, and her bouquet consisted of a cascade of orchids and lilies of the valley. Her mother, Lee Soon Yo Shaw, a designer, made the juliet cap covered with lace and pearls which held the 12 ft. long veil of silk illusion signifying the oriental tradition of the bride's family wishing the bridal couple 12 months of happiness a year. Mr. Shaw prepared the bride's cake. Gowned in chiffon were the attendants: Josephine Ann Preddy, maid of honor; Catherina Preddy, Deborah Williams, Marsha Goins, and Sylvia Shaw, the bridesmaids, and little Priscilla Shaw, the flower girl. Mr. Draper was served by Thornton Draper, best man; Rodney K. Strong, Wesley Draper, Fennell Preddy, Derek Daugherty, and Chester McNichols, the ushers.
Mr. Draper is the son of Mrs. Bessie T. Draper, Director of Consumer Education, and the late Hon. George William Draper II, Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. He and his bride are law students at Howard University Law School aand have taken up residence in Silver Spring. CAPTION: Picture, no caption, Richard Reiff