There was a quiet wedding at St. John's Church, Christchurch, on Wednesday last, when Miss Martha Vangioni, daughter of Mr Joseph Vangioni, of Akaroa, was married to Mr Geoffrey Henning, youngest son of Mr W. H. Henning of Akaroa. The ceremony wasi performed at. 11 a.m. by the Rev. Cox. The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr L. J. Vangioni, wore a most becoming I navy blue costume and a black hat with cerise rose. She was accompanied by two bridesmaids, her sister Miss Lena Vangioni and Miss N. Williams, of Christchurch. Miss L. Vangioni wore a navy blue costume and a black hat trimmed with green velvet. Miss N. Williams wore a brown costume and a brown velvet hat with a cerise rose. Mr Wooler of Christchurch acted as best man. Immediately after the ceremony the bride and bride- 1 groom left by the second express for Timaru where a short honeymoon will be spent. x j
The bridegroom has volunteer-! Ed for active service and leaves shortly for Trentham "where he has joined the Engineer corps. Both were born and brought up ;in Akaroa and a large circle of ! friends wish them every happijness intheir new life. Two car I loads of relatives and friends journeyed up from Akaroa on Wednesday for the special purpose of being present at the wedding and as a number of the bride's friends assembled at the church to wish her God-speed there was a large party at St. John's when they motored off to catch their train. There were present at the church—Mesdames C. Narbey, E. E. Lelievre, I A. G. Seelen and Miss L. Van-j gioni, sisters of the bride; Mr L. J. Vangioni and Mr and! Mrs T. Vangioni. Other guests J were Misses L. Armstrong, N. and E. Lelievre, Mrs Williams (of Christchurch) Mrs Wooller and some other old friends. After the departure of the married couple all adjrjurned to Broadway's where they had a tea in honour of the bride and groom.
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WEDDING., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3532, 31 March 1916