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» One of thoao " happy oventa," whioh 1 for inuat people ouly oome once m a > life-lime, took_ plaaa yesterday and attracted a large and fashionable oongregaj tlon to St Stephen'a Ohuroh, the occasion 3 being tho marriage of Me Arthur 1 Henry Field to Mias Nona Graham, 3 youngest daughter of Me I R. 0. 0. i Graham. Tho hour fixed for the oaremony . was two o'clook, and it la needloea to Bay > tbat the bridegroom put m a punctual > appearance, attended by bia bent ma,q, ' Mr Frederick F,ield, and Bhertly afterf wards the bride, leaning on tbo arm of ' her father, entered the CUinroh, She was attired m a dread of cream nuu'a vailing, trimmed with laoe end pluah to match, J and wreathod with orange and myrtle ; white tulle veil, embroidered with fijosettej «nd gold braceletP| her attendant brldea- • maids, daughters of Mr John Restell, ( and niuoea of tha bridegroom wearing I embroidered lawn tlreaaeß, with old gold , oashoß, and white mob caps. The bouqaeta ; were of choice white bd<J cream roses, i The Bervioo waa impressively performed [ by the Rev the Inonmbent, Rev B, : A. Soott, and after the register had been duly aigned the wedding party repaired to the residenoa of the parentg Q f the bride, where an exquisite little dejeuner was proy!d.ed, the obntral adornment of the table being a weddlngoake of brobdlgnaglan proportions aDd very elegantly got ap. la another room, beautifully decorated with flowers, tho wedding pr3~ senfa, whioh were both numerous and valuable, were displayed, a^ong' them boiug a yery bandaonie time-pleoo preaentod by Mr an 4 Mrq AUted Ourtia, set of pearl mcuoted de s-ert kniveo and forka, the gift of Mr J. Oliver; ailver tonst raok, Rev E. A, and JVTra Soott; blaouit box, Mrß Ttiomau; afternoon tea aar, the M'Bies Shury ; ailver band-bell, Menara E. Simpson and Jameson ; ailver oru6t and butterdiab, Mr Weaton ; allver tqaatrack, Mr Foley ; blaouit box, eio , Mr A. J. White • pair vanea, Mra Mainwarioß ; handßome' work basket, Mrs Trevor; vaseH and tenpot, Major aod Mra Steward : travelling rag, Mr A. Orr ; oheege plate «nd vaafla, thej Miaees y Japanese Ut, Mra 0 0. Fooka ; pair caqdloatioka, Mra Roberta ; dinner eorvicg, lamp and eggatand, Mr Reatell j silver jam diab, the Wlsaea Field ; aolitalre Bet orueta, Mrs Foley; breakfast service, Mr Fredk Field • Orlenialjir, Dr and Mra Tweed ; ouke dish, Mra Mltohell ; celery glaaa, Mlaa Kldd ; hand-painted plaque, M?a 0. H'>raeraham . sliver gravy and ooup ladiee, Mr H Zander set carvers, Mr W, and M'ea Field j o\\ China teo~ijet, etc., Mrs Graham ; silver awaot|d!ah, Mra R, VV. Hart ; set engravings, Mrs Oriap; flowor' atand, Mi?a Foley ; water oaraffe, Mra Bland ; fruit dleh, Mrs Moßae ; pair v»Bea, Mra Cuthbettson ; blaoult burr*' Mra Q iln ; frnifc d^h, Mra Mltohell '; B»chet, Mra } plnouahlon, Mra MakelK } afternoon tray oloth, Mies Bo erta; and numeroua other uaeful •nd elegant artloles ; beoides— moßt uaeful of aal a handsome sum In ooln of the malm, the gift of Mr D; Thomas, Mr i and Mrs J Flo d, Mr and Mrs S. Field, and Mr Parkeraon. After the dejeutyer the tonst of <( The Bride and Bridegroom " vraa propoßed In kiodly and well-ohoaan language by the Rev E. A. Boott, and feelingly acknowledged by Mr Field, and ahortly afterwords the party broke cp , the happy ooupie departing amlrt a Bhower of rloo and slippers for Tlmaru, en route to Uunedin, where they will opaud the houeymoon.y

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FASHIONABLE WEDDING., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1991, 8 November 1888

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FASHIONABLE WEDDING. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1991, 8 November 1888