Un Wednesday last the town of .Ash- j burton was m quice 'a, furore for a portioii of thei day, thanks t» an event m which ! all were more or less interested—-bbd: .nuptials of Mr James Mcllohiin^ farmely Winslow, and Mina Lizzie• Young, eldest? datighber of the late Mr James Young, of Lyttelton. Shortly before noon quite jv long procession drove into town, and directed itself to the Catholic Church.. Evidently the event had not beoin unexpected, for the chapel was filled witlt an expectant crowd, eager to witness th» agreeable ceremony of a wedding. Father;; Chastagnon was the celebrant, and before the altar the wedding party wai ranged, up as follows :—The bride and bridegroom, lire bridesmaids, and two groomsmen, and Mr Wm. Soal, who gave th» j bride away. The bride wore n, fnwti I colored merino dress, trimmed with i broeh<s silk, with sash of the latter \ material,, fastened on the right shoulder! and looped diagonally to the lelfc, where' it was caught and secured with prang* blossoms below -th« waist. Before the ceremony she wore, a hat of white lace i straw, trimmed with jasmine and whiteribbon. The bridesmaids were Misses. Rosie Young (the bride's sister) and Misses Esther and Trephina Devane, wheeach wore dresses of blue nun's veiling, trimmed with the same material iit warmer color, and Misses Lucy Smith, and Mary Pope, who wore whit* muslin dresses, trimmed with sftlmon-colored. silk. The bridestraids wore hats to match m each ea*c. The groomsmen, were Mr William Kennedy and Master Thomas Devano. After the t«rthodox ceremony of the Catholic Church —wisely uhoj-fc —and thenecessary formalit iesof signature on the p-trt of the contract! ng parties, the train of vehicles again formed, and took the Avay to Winslow, to celebrate t%&, homecoming of the bride a fc her husband's farm, A short time spent there, and. good wishes expressed for the bride and bridegroom's. future welfare, the procession wis again •formed, and amid tht> firing of gunu, etc., the party took the way again to town. At the Ashburtbu Hotel, aright royal dinner hadtwsen prepared, at which 150 people sat down, all ranksandclasses of thebrldegroon I'sfrierids being represented. Ais.ong those present mighi^ have been noted Dr Twee d, Mr R. McOwen, Mr Shury, and oth srs. Mr W. de B. Compton av*s chairman, and m a neat speech piopossd the health of thf newly wedded couple, which was warmly received. Other suitable tojtsts and speeches followed, and a jovial evening was spent, dancing succeeding tcntil the small hours. In the chief sitthut room upstairs were displayed the following handsome presents to the newly-T> /edded couple : — . ' Set of handsome feather pillows, beautifully laced—Mrs P. De^ tane. Bronze and crystal table lamp—l!tr P. I Devane. ! Bronze and amber glass table lamp— | The Misses McDonnell. ■ , ■ ! Suf.-v cushion m purple witin, with be 'vu tiful design m ribbon, m Mosaic imitati on (her own work)— Miss Lucy Smith. Portraiture 'Frame, "The Irish Dot«gates," m Slmmrock vignott-is, scfe m an apotheosis of Erin—Mrs Pope. ' Set China, white and gold—Mr EclwWl Price. Cabinet album, bound m brown Embossed morocco beautifully illuminaied, and clasped with silver—Miss Hetty Herfczlett. Pretty bedroom candlesticks, of \?xquisito design—Mrs Turtoru Dessert set m cut crystal —Mrs NichoJtas Fitzgerald. Set Carvers m horn, "Eye witness" brand steel—Mr D Fitzgerald. Chaste bedroom .set—Mr and Mirs George James. Breakfast set m imitation Dresden—*Mr McLonagan. Electro-plate teapot—Mrs Keller. Handsome ornaments m china and glass —The Devane children. Volume on Cookery—Miss Norah Cnsserlee. Fruit dishes and ornate vases—Mr H. C. Segers. Maasive bedroom candlesticks m Montz metal—Mr and Mrs Kennington. Work table accessories, m blue and white frosted glass—The Misses Butler. Glass flower baskets, beautifully colored—Mrs Kirby. Vases m pink porcelain—Mrs Andrews, i Lyttelton. I Black marble candlesticks—Mr James' 1 McGregor. < j Corinthian vases—Mrs McTcagne. * • .*•] Breakfast cruet, m hand-painted stone and silver—Misses Sir-all. Set jugs, m china, hand painted—Mrs Frederick Bishop. ' Flower stand m clear glass—Mrs Young. Aftortioon tea set, m White and g»ld— Mr William Soal. ) ; Cheese dishes m Stafford stoneware— Miss Maria Madden and Miss Kenny. Tea wet m white and gold china—Miss Mary Gilmour. Two pincushions,, fpaFs hoofs beautifully dressed and fully shod—by Mr Cockle, and mounted m velvet—by Mrs Cockle.
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Marriage Rejoiciugs., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2554, 27 October 1890
Marriage Rejoiciugs. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2554, 27 October 1890
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