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WEDDINGS IN LONDON

NEW ZEALAND BRIDEGROOMS.

The London correspondent of The Poet, under date the 24th August, sends the following:— ' On 17th : August the marriage was solemnised' at St.' - Andrew's, Aehley Place, by the vicar, the Bey. R, A. Wyman, of Captain James Lloyd Findlay, M.C., Legion of Honour, second son of Sir J. Q. findlay and Lady Findlay, the bride being Miss Ruby Violet Finch, youngest daughter of the late Mr. Thomas Finch, of Trinity College, Dublin, and of Mrs. Finch. For the last two years Captain Findlay has been on duty in Ireland with the R.A.F., and ius bride is a gold medallist and B.A of Trinity College, Dublin, .where she has had a brilliant career. Captain Findlay served all through the war, from the outset, and for several years with the East Surrey Regiment, where- he attained the rank of captain and early gained his M.C. He transferred to the R.A.F. at ,the beginning of 1918, and for more than two years he has been on duty in Ireland in this branch of the' service. He is about to,resign his commission, and he will go out to New Zealand with his bride in a few weeks' time, .travelling by the Ceramic via Australia. He intends to settle in the Dominion. The bride was in a grace-fully-draped wedding gown of. pale primrose charmeusc, the crp'ssoyer drapery from the shoulders at the back forming a long panel train, while the bridal veil of tulle divided, itself into two cascades, which outlined the satin panel centre. There was a girdle of blue flowers and Eale mauve leaver and sprays of orange lossom were arranged at a half-wroath. The bouquet was of white carnations' and smilax. Major Mairs, of the East Surrey Regiment, was best man. Friends and relatives present included: .Sir J. G. and Lady Findlay, Mre. Wilfred Findlay, Admiral Sir Wilmot Fawkes, Miss Massey, Mrs. and Miss Michie, Mrs, 0. B. Russell, Mr. and Mrs. Riddeli; Mrg. Dean, Mr. Dodson, and Miss Kate Park. There were also several officers^ who saw service during the war with the bridegroom. Later the bride wore a handsome gown of nigger brown and a fur of golden fox. Lady Findlay was in black charmeuse, with ermine stole, and her hat of black velvet was bordered with saxe blue ostrich feather, with a. drooping feather mount at one side. On the afternoon of 22nd August, rather less than three days before tKe departure for New Zealand of the Prime Minister and his party, the wedding took place of a member of his staff — Mr. H. T.B. Drew, the well-known New Zealand. journalist. Mr. Drew came to England with Mr. Massey to take | charge of the publicity department of the visit, and the public at this end as well as in New Zealand have every reason to feel gratified at the result of this new departure. The bride was Miss Mabel Grant, only daughter of the late Mr. A. Grant and Mrs. Grant,1* very well-known residents of Addiscombe and Croydon. The seryice at St. Matthew's Church, E^ast Croydon,' was a very quiet one, and in view of the short, time available it was by special license. The Rev, Fiske Moore performed the ceremony. The bride, who was given .away by her brother, Mr. H- W. Grant,. was in a dress of mastic georgette, panelled with dark blue silk and finished with a deep waist band of Oriental brocade. Her hat was of black satin with a crown of cream georgette, and she. wore /the badge of the Canterbury Regiment, to which Mr. Drew was attached during the war. Mr. F. D. Thomson, C.M.G.,. attended the bridegroom as best man, and among those present in the church as well' as.at: the: subsequent reception were the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Mrs. and Miss Massey, Sir James Allen, Dr. and Mrs. Gray and Miss Gray, Miss Keddell, and many other friends of the bride and her mother. Mr. Massey and Sir James Allen went to the vestry to sign, the register. Mrs. Grant held a reception at the Croydon^ Art Gallery, which contains a very choice collection of etchings. The room had been tastefully decorated for the occasion with vjery choice flowers. The health of the newly-married couple was proposed by an old friend of Ihe bride, Mr. J. H. Downie, and a suitable response was made by Mr. Drew. !

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WEDDINGS IN LONDON, Evening Post, Volume CII, Issue 82, 4 October 1921

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