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There was a quiet wedding at St. Peter's Church, Akaroa, "~ on Tuesday last, when Miss Kathleen Julius, fourth daughter of the Rev. A« H. Julius, was married to Mr Frank Armstrong, son of the Mayor of'Akaroa. The bridegroom is well known on the Peninsula, having been born and brought up in Akaroa, and, though only members of the two families were invited to the ceremony, a large number of friends i went to tbe church to witness the I marriage. Tbe bride has not been so I long in the district, but she has a number of friends, Her girl friends had decorated the church with white flowers. A bell, composed of cherry blossoms and camelias, was suspended above the chancel, the whole eifect being very beautiful. The bride, who was "given away by her brother, Mr E. Julius, wore a beautifut white Fatin gnwn, and the customary vei[ and orange blossoms. She carried a most beautiful bouquet, composed obibfly of native white clematis, the gift of the bridegroom. She had three bridesmaids, her sisters, Misses L. and M, Julius, and Miss. L. Arm strong, sister of the groom. They wore pretty gowns, composed of flourpd voile, with Juliet caps, and also carried bouquets Mr Lincoln Armstrong acted as best man. The c>-rrtnony was performed by the bride's father, Rev. A. H. Julius. There was a large attendance of choir members, both the bride and bridegroom having belonged to the ohoir for a number of years, and the service was fully choral

At the close of the ceremony, the bride and groom were subjected to the usual fusillade of rice and confetti by numbers of friends, who had assembled in the church yard, They drove immediately to"" the Vicarage, where the relations of tbe two families met to drink their health and wish them God speed.

The Rev. T. J. Smyth proposed the health of the bride and bridegroom. He said that this duty usually fell to the lot of tbe officiating clergyman, but as he happened to be tbe bride's father, it fell to his lot to do so. It was a privilege he valued highly. He said that he had known the groom since he was a small boy, and he had tbe highest esteem and respect for him He bad not known the bride so long, but he was sure she was a worthy mate for the groom, and he wished them both the greatest bappi ness and prosperity. He was pleaded to be once more among some of his old friends, and ie gratified him ex ceedingly when be came down for a short holiday to be allowed to propose the health of this young couple.

After the health had been drunk with musical honours, the bridegroom responded on behalf of his wife and himself He thanked Mr Smyth for his kindly manner in proposing the toast, and the others for tbe way in which they had drunk the same. He said Mr Smyth had spoken in flattering terms of them both, and ho hoped they would always merit the kind remarks be bad made of tbem, He also took this opportunity of thanking the choir members for the way they had turned up at the church to help with the service. He could not say how deeply he appreciated their kindly thought. Iv fact, everydody had been exceedingly kind, and both bis wife and himself felt deeply grateful to their many frifnds.

This completed the toast list, and nit partook of a sumptuous wedding breakfast. After the cake bad been duly cut by tbe bride, preparatory were made for tha departure. The bride wore as her travelling dress a very becoming black and white silk gown, and a white Dolly Varden bat trimmed with black flowers. She also wore a beautiful white boa, the gift of the bridegroom. They left at 2 p.m. amidst showers of good wishes from their relatives and friends.

Tbe bride was the recipient of a large number ot beautiful gifts. Included among those was thej gift of a silver teapot from the members of the St. Peter's choir, Akaroa, which waa presented to them at a private function given by Mrs Julius at the Akaroa Boating Club's sheds on Thursday evening last. Mr and Mrs P. Armstrong are spending a short honeymoon at Timaru. They will take up their repidence at the homestead, Mt. Ver« nou, Akuioa.

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WEDDING., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3444, 9 October 1914

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WEDDING. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3444, 9 October 1914

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