I have always thought the modest, well groomed witnesses were pretty good looking, the sisters in their dresses and skirts, the brothers in their suits and ties.
My present husband actually fell for me while I was married to an elder. He was a neighbor and said he used to see me leave for the meetings in my skirts and dresses and long for a wife for himself like that.
Anyway, in my old hall there was a young woman. Her beauty was so extreme and head turning that her mother worried (with good reason) how to raise her to have a healthy spiritual future.
She went to the elders about it. She told me these things as she was in my book study and would stay after to talk with my husband openly in the living room.
In time she told me her decision was to marry her off to a wealthy young brother who showed great interest in her. Of course many brothers showed interest in her. She thought if the brother was poor she might be wooed away by another with more money, but if she was comfortable in life, why leave?
This plan was agreed on by all and our little sister was married off to a young man (who looked similar to Abe Lincoln to me.) But he was very wealthy and co-owner with his father in a successful business.
The family was a third generation witness family and things went fine for years. They had a daughter who took after her mother in extreme beauty.
But alas, I heard while dfd that the outstanding beauty has left her witness hubby and gone off with a rich worldly man.
Moral of the story: "Never make a pretty woman your wife......get an ugly girl to marry you!"
Just kidding. But seriously my husband says most guys know the dangers of marrying an extreme beauty.
Theres always going to be another guy trying to steal her away. And given the spirituality in the world today, for the right price she'll probably go!