Oh Wednesday last, June ,24, there was a pretty wedding at St. John's Church, Duvauchelle, when Miss Edith Emma Shadbolt, second daughter of Mr P. Snadbolt, French Farm, was married to Ambrose William Harris, son of Mr Silas Harris, Okain's Bay. The young people were un.lucky in having a very rough day for tbe wedding. Tbe bridal party were driven from their home in French Farm to the church in Mr Roberts' motor car. The ceremony, which was performed by Rev. A, H. Julius, was held at 1.30 p.m. In spite of the bad weather there was a good muster of people in the church, as the bride has always been a great helper in church matters. A number of her girl friends had decorated the church prettily, and she was accorded a full choral service. /The bride wore a beautiful white satin wedding dress and the conventional , veil and orange blossoms. She carried a beautiful shower bouquet. She was accompanied by one bridesmaid, her younger sister Hazel, who was also dressed in white and carried a shower bouquet. She was given away by her father, Mr P.Shadbolt. Mr Leo Har ris, brother of the groom, .acted as best man. When tbe bridal party and guests bad driven back to French Farm in the teeth of one of one worst southerly gales ever seen in the Akaroa harbour, they were entertained to wine and cakes by Mr and Mrs P. Shadbolt. Rev, A. H. Julius proposed the toast of tbe bride and bridegroom, reftrring in particular to the noble way in which the bride bad come forward to help, not only in her home, but also in church work and in any other work that needed doing. The bridegroom resppnded briefly, thanking Mr Julius for tbe kind words be had spoken about his wife. I
Other toasts proposed were : "The Bridesmaid," responded to by Mr Leo Harris ; '• Mr and Mrs P. Shadbolt," responded to by Mr P. Shadbolt; " Mr and Mrs Silas Harris," responded to by Mr A. Harris. Mr and Mrs Ambrose Harris left at 830 p.m. for Christchurch. Their future home will be at Kinloch, where Mr Harris has puichased tbe lease of a farm. The bride was tbe recipient of a number of handsome wedding presents.
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HARRIS—SHADBOLT., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4408, 30 June 1914
HARRIS—SHADBOLT. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4408, 30 June 1914
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