On Wednesday, there waa a very pretty wedding at St Peters Church, Akaroa, when Hiss Edith Juiius, third daughter of the Rev. A. H. Jjilius, waa married to Mr H. E, Newton, eldeßt son of Mr J, R. Newton, a well known resident of the Akaroa district. Tbe weather had been most threatening for days, and on Tuesday it looked as if tbe bride would have little of tbe sun which is supposed to be such a necessary accompaniment to a happy wedd ing, However, the elements were in a propitious mood, and abated their sev erity to allow of a pleasant wedding day. The sky cleared, and the sun came out for tbe afternoon, though later in tbe evening a severely cold southerly gale with heavy showers of sleet and rain swept the Peninsula.
For tbe young pair everything was very pleasant, and when the cars biought the bridal party tc tbe church everything was bright and propitious. The church bad been tastefully decor I ated by tbe bride's girl friends, and a bell made of white flowers and greenery suspended over tbe altar. The wedding service was a choral one, and the members of the choir met the bride at tbe lych gate and preceded her up the aisle of the church. The ceremony was performed by the bride's father, Rev. A. H. Julius. Mr G. 0. T. Armstrong, brother-in-law of the bride, _ gave her away, Tbe bride wore a most becoming white silk wedding dress with silk net bodice She wore the conventional veil with orange blossoms, and carried a beautiful shower bouquet made by Mr F. Armstrong. The bride was ac companied by three bridesmaids, her sisters, Misses X , L., and M. Julius. Miss li. Julius wore a white velveteen frock trimmed with white silk and a white tulle hat. Misses L. and M. Julius wore white velveteen dresses trimmed with white silk, and brown satin hats with pink roses. They alt carried bouquets of brown chrysanthemums. Mr Malcolm Bruce, cousin of the'groom, acted as best man.
The church was full of guests and spectators, and when the newly mar ned couple had signed tbe register and came down tbe aisle and through the church yard tbey were deluged witu rice and rose leaves, iwo motor cars were waiting to take the youijg couple and other members of the bridal party to tbe vicarage.
Mrs Julius, the' bride's mother, wore a handsome black silk dress aud black bat apd plumes.
Mrs G, 0. T. Armstrong wore a black velveteen frock and v biack hat, with a tangarene plume-
Miss E. Julius wore a pule b'ue frock with black buttons and a black hat ttimtiied with palfj b.ue.
Mrs J R Newton, ihe bridegroom's morher, wore a back velvet dress, and ablack velour v us uuh a, white plume.
■ Mitfs G. Newton woie a wedgewood blue frock, richly embroidered, and-a black velvet hat and blue plume.
The bridegroom's gift to the bride was a.diimpnd: arid dlmbe pendant set in platinum. f .- The bride's gift to the groom was a silver cigarette case. -
The bridegroom's gifts to the bridesmaids were moonstone ornaments, a pendant, ring, and brooch.
At the conclusion of the ceremony | Mr and Mrs Julius entertained a large number ol guests at the vicarage. The bride and groom received hearty con 7 gratulatibns from a wide circle of friends- After all bad partaken of afternoon tea, and the bride had cut the cake, Mr G. Armstrong proposed tbe toast of tbe bride and bridegroom. He said be bad known the bride since her schooldays, and the bridegroom longer, The groom was a - worthy son of a worthy sire, Mr J. R. Newton was a man for whom he Lad the highest esteem - be bad not only done all be could for bis family, but he bad de voted himself to public matters, and woiked for the good .of the diatiiet He was sure the young uouple would have a happy home life, and after all, tbe home life was the mainspring of a people's welfare He was a great believer in happy marriage, and was certain that men and women were happier in their marrie.l state. He wished the young couple much joy and prosperity in the future.
All present seconded the toast with musical honours.
The bridegroom, in reply, thanked Mr Armstrong for his kiad words, and all present for the way they bad re sponded to tbe toast of his wife's and his own health. He wis glad to see co many of their friend? present. He was not- going to make-a lengthy speech, but he assured tbem that be was deeply happy, ai.d though he could say little to tb mk tbem bis heart was very full.
Tbe Rev A. H. Juliis thanked Mr Armstrong for his kindly speech, and extended a cordial invitation to aii to come to the Vicarage that evening.
The bridal couple then retired to get ready to leave tor their honey moon. They lefo shortly after three o'clock on a motor cycle with side car en route to Ohristchuri.h. The bride' 3 travelling dress was a b.own cos urne, with brown hat and moior veil. Tbe bridegroom was attired in a handsome motor suit. Tin cans and a horse shoe made of flowers wore tied to the back of the cycle, but they were boom cut off and a rapid journey made Christchurch. The honeymoon will be spent in Timaru. Mr and Mrs II R. Newton are settling in VViiliam j street, Akaroa, where I hey have built a handsome residence.
In Ihe evening the Rev and Mrs Julius entertainbd a large number of guests. Dancing, cards and bagatelle were indulged in till close on midnight,
Mr G. Armstrong, on behalf of the guests, thanked the Rev. and Mrs Julius for the pfeasanfc evening spent, Rev, A. H. Julius responding on be half of Mrs -Julius and himself.
] Tha bride was the repipient of a Jargi collection of handsome wodding
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WEDDING., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4398, 22 May 1914
WEDDING. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4398, 22 May 1914
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