St. Mary's Church, Merivale, and its precincts wore crowded on- Wednesday afternoon, when hundreds of, interested friends and well-wishers assembled for the wedding-of two very popular young people, both of whom were . born in Christchurch, and whose parents, during their long residence, in the city, have always been held in the highest esteem, says the "Press." The bride was Frances Jean, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. M'Dougall, Papanui road, and the bridegroom was Frank Griffith, youngest son of Mr. A. H. I Bristed, and of the late Mrs.. Bristed, of Avonside. The church was artistically decorated for. the occasion with arum lilies, white azaleas, and maple. Archdeacon, P. B. Haggitt performed the ceremony, Mr. A.-Worsley "was organist, and Mr. M'Dougall escorted his daughter. The, bride was in a charming frock of ivory ring velvet with straight bodice, V-neck, and long sleeves. A handsome girdle of diamante held the skirt drapery, and from -the shoulders, held on cither side by antique diamante buckles, was a court train of the velvet lined :with georgette. Over all was a tulle veil bordered with hand-made lace, which formed a quaint little cap, outlined at the back with a single trail of lily of the valley and orange blossom buds. The wedding bouquet was of lilies of the valley. Tho bridesmaids, Misses Nancy M'Dougall, Kathleen Bristed/ and Betty Webb, were in model frocks of pervenche blue 'French georgette, with plain long-sleev-ed bodices terminating in swathed girdles clasped with uncommon blue rock crystals, while the skirts had long pointed panels at t?ie aides. They carried sheaves of pink tulips. Their felt hats with drooping brims were exactly to tone, and finished to match the frocks. Mr. Jack Bristed was best man, and Messrs. R. Hall -and A. B. Loughnan were groomsmen, Messrs. Arthur Spencer-Bower and Guy Beadel being ushers at th"0" church. At the wedding reception Mrs. M'Dougall was in black touraine trimmed with beige brading and georgette, Her black hat had touches of gold, and her bouquet was of crimson roses. Mrs. J. Ferrier, sister of the bride, was in navy georgette and fawn hat trimmed to tone. The bride's travelling costume was of mushroom georgette with flared skirt and appliques to match. Her beige face cloth coat was trimmed with nutria fur, and her small hat had a potalled crown of satin and brim of crochet straw.