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A pretty wedding took place on Fuesday afternoon at St. Andrew's Little River, the contracting parties being Mr William Bertie Newton, eld ast son of Mr and Mrs Newton, of Christehurch, and Miss Marian Par song, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Parsons, " Rui Onuku," Little River. The bride, who was given away by her father, looked charming in a pretty dress of cream coloured Oriental satin with detached train, and wore the customary wreath of orange blossoms and veil. She carried a beautiful shower bouquet of asparagus fern, Christmas lilies, and white carnation?, and was attended by two bridesmaids, both sisters of the bride groom, They were attired in cream cashmere dresses with large black hats trimmed with cream and pink roses. Each carried a bouquet of sweet peas. The bridegroom was attended by Mr Tom Pepper as best man. The Rev. B, G. Fox was the officiating minister A good number of friends were at the cburob, and as'the bridal party left the church they received showers of confetti and rice. The wedding breakfast was held at "Rui Onuku," when a good repast was provided. After the wedding cake had' been cut by the bride, glasses were filled and the following toasts honoured :— o 'The Bride and Bridegroom" Rev. Fox, to which Mr Newton responded ; "The Bridesmaids," Mr Newton, response Mr Pepper; "The Parents of Bride and Bridegroom" ; Mr Blair, response Messrs Newton and Parsons, sen; "The Guests," Mr response Mr Fraser. Late in the afternoon, the happy pair left by taxi for Ohristchurch en [ route to Auckland, where the honeymoon will be spent. The presents were very numerous and costly. The bridegroom's gift to the bride was a silver-backed band mirror, ' t The following were the invited guests:—Mr and Mrs Newton (parents), Mrs Blye and daughter, Mrg Robson and daughter (Christchurcb), Mr and Mrs G. Kadford, Mr Aitken, Mr Fraser, Rev. B. G, Fox, Rev. Blair, and others.

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WEDDING., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4365, 20 January 1914

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WEDDING. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4365, 20 January 1914

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