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A v ry pretty wedding took place at the Presbyterian Church, Wakanui, ou June B'h, between Mr W. J. Moore, of Asbburton, son of Mr .T. C. Moore, of Hastings, Hawke's Bay, and Miss R. Wilson, eldest daughter of Mr- Meredith Wilson, of Firdale, Wakanui. The bride, who was dressed in a lovely cream silk dress beautifully trimmed, with the usual wreath and veil, carried a magnificent shower bouquet, and was given away by her brother, Mr Wm. Wilson, of Mayfield. Tho bridesmaids (Miss Mabel Wilson and Mies Florence Moore) who were dressed in Wedgewood blue coloured cloth, beautifully trimmed with lace andinaori ion, wore while picture hat?, and carried lovely shower bouquets. The groomsmen (Mr L. G. McDonald and Mr R. Wilson) carried out their duties happily and successfully. At the conclusion of the ceremony the Wedding March was played by Mr Wm Lunn, of Riccarton, who bad officiated at the organ throughout. An adjournment waß made to " Firdale," the residence of the bride's father, who had erected a large marquee, in which was served a sumptuous breakfast, and after full justice had been done to the comestibles, the health of the bride and bridegroom was proposed by the Key G. B. Inglis, and honoured by the company. To this the bridegroom replied in his usual happy manner, after which were made by Messrs Wilson, Lunn, McDonald, Moore ot Seaview, and Doak. The happy couple, who were heartily cheered by the assembled guests, left by the afternoon train for Timaru en route for Dunedin for their honeymoon. The presents were costly and numerous, including some cheques for substantial amounts The bridegroom's present to tho bride was a lovely brooch and pearl pendant wUh chain, and to the bridesmaids, pendant and chain, and brooch. The bride's present to the bridegroom was a gold Albert with monogram. In spite of tho inclemency of the weather, a very enjoyable time wa3 spent by all, and tho party broke up about 7.30 p.m., thanking Mr and Mr Wilson for their generosity and hospitality.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6607, 28 June 1905

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WEDDING. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6607, 28 June 1905