In a garden wedding, carrying her great grandfather's Bible, Beth Lynn Marks was married to Robert Francis Taylor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Taylor of Alexandria, on the 5th of October, in the Alexandria home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Marvin Marks. Rabbi Arnold G. Fink officiated at the twelve-thirty double ring ceremony which was followed by a reception and luncheon.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose a gown of ivory organza over taffeta with an empire silhouette. The English net yoke was accented by a wedding-band neckline and centered by a Victorian cameo of reembroidered alencon lace and seed pearls. Slender sleeves of English net had matching lace and pearls, the slim skirt was lightly touched at the hemline with lace, and completing the ensemble was a detachable watteau train of organza.The Bible was mounted with a cascade of gardenias, stephanotis, apricot washed baby's breath, fern and trailing English ivy. Matching clusters of flowers wreathed her hair. Attending the lovely bride were her sisters: Mrs. Anita Engel, matron of honor and Susan Marks, maid of honor assisted by Debra Fradin and Robin Grenadier, the bridesmaids. They were gowned in peach silesta jersey fashioned with antique lace yokes, blouson bodices and long skirts. Flower girl, Michelle Engel, the bride's niece, wore a Victorian gown of pale apricot broadcloth. The short sleeves and collar were edged with ecru lace and the floor length skirt had the fullness of five box-pleats caught by an ecru satin sash.
Jay Marks, the bride's brother, was best man; brother-in-law, Douglas Engel ushered along with Randy Alderson and John Henessey.
The former Miss Marks, a graduate of Alexandria Hospital School of Nursing, is a registered nurse at National Orthopaedic Hospital in Arlington. Mr. Taylor, a graduate of George Washington University, is an exhibiting photographer in the Washington, D.C. area, and currently employed by National Store Builders. He and his bride took a motor trip to Florida and are now residing in Alexandria.