A wedding that interested many friends- took place recently at St. John's Church, Willis street, when Muriel Mavis, second daughter of the late- Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Carson, was married to Lothair Aris, only son oi Mr. and Mra. E. J. Chatwin. The Bcv. E. J. Orange officiated, and Mr. Kerry presided at the organ. The bride, who was escorted by her uncle, Mr. J. Aston, wore a charming frock of ivory crepe do chine satin, with, pearl trimmed bodice and long skirt finished with chenille lace and circlets of orange blossom. The Brusscl3 net veil was caught at the back of the head with orange blossom, and formed a train. An arm shower of lilies and asparagus fern was carried. The bridesmaid, Miss Eileen Carson, wore a frock of rose pink mariette, with deeply scalloped hem embroidered with pink flowers, and a Baku hat trimmed with velvet and silver flowers. Her shower bouquet was of roses, and she wore an opal ring, the gift of the bridegroom. Two little flower girls, Kathleen Pears and Melva Carson, received the bride at the entrance to the church, wearing pink satin crepe and silver lace, with silver and pink head-bands to tone. They carried pink shower posies and wore wristlet watches, the gifts of the bridegroom. Mr. N. M'Arthur was best man. After the ceremony a reception was held at tile residence of Miss M. Alcorn, Oriental Bay (cousin of the bride), who received the guests with Mrs. Aston (aunt of the bride), the former wearing a grey maroeain frock with a black hat and carrying a bouquet of red roses. The latter wore a navy and grey ensemble, with bouquet of carnations and hydrangea. The bridegroom's mother wore a black georgette frock, a fur coat, and black hat, and carried a bouquet of scarlet flowers. Before the breakfast very enjoyable items were rendered by Mrs. Pringle, Miss Ngaire Coster, Miss Ivy Hoare, and Mr. Ben O'Brien. After the reception, which was presided over by the Rev. ■ Mr. Orange, the bride and bridegroom left for a tour of the South Island, the former wearing a mushroom frock handsomely embroidered and a coat and hat to tone.
A wedding was solemnised recently at St. Andrew's Church, Wellington, when Minnie Evelyn, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. P.aek, was married to Ernest Charles, youngest son of Mrs. L. Batten, Otaki, tho Bcv. J. Baird officiating. Tho bride, who entered the church with her father, wore a gown of cream mariette and lace cut on simple lines. Her embroidered veil was held in place by a coronet of orange blossom's, and she carried a bouquet of cream roses and maidenhair fern. Misses Sybil and Given Pack were bridesmaids, wearing respectively blue and pink georgette; silver crinoline hats were worn also, and their shower bouquets were of sweet peas and maidenhair fern. Little Bernice Pack, wearing blue crepe de chine and carrying a pretty basket of blue and pink flowers, attended as flower girl. Mr. Jack Lodge was best man, and Mr. Frank Anstcy was groomsman. After the ceremony a reception was held. The guests wore received by Mrs. Pack, wearing black and pink mariette and a black picture hat, and carrying a bouquet of pink flowers. Later the bride and bridegroom left for the North, the bride travelling in a. frock of powder blue and fawn mariette and a fawn hat.
A wedding of interest to friends was solemnised recently at St. John's Church, when Lilian, daughter of Mr. A. E. Wilkins, Blenheim, was married to Donald, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Hall, Exeter, England. The Kcv. Mr. Blanchard was the officiating minister, Mr. Kerry presiding at the organ. The bride, who entered the church with her father, was charmingly grwned in a frock of ■white beaded georgette, and wore a veil and orange blossoms. A shower bouquet of pink and whito ilowers was carried. The bridesmaid, Miss Dorothy Wilkins, wore a dainty frock of pink marietta and a mob eajj of silver tissue. Mr. Richard Evcrnden was best man. At the conclusion of the ceremony a reception was held at the residence of the Misses Wilkins. Watson street. Later the bride and bridegroom left by car for the North, the bride wearing a beige Ottoman silk coat over a celanese frock, with crinoline hat to tone.' They are to leave shortly for Australia. A wedding which interested many Wellington and Taranaki friends, was that of Ella Marjorie Newton, M.A., youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Newton, Lyall Bay, and William Alfred Sheat, 8.A., LL.B., youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Sheat, of IT.awera. The ceremony took place at St. John's Presbyterian Church, when the Rev. G. Budd officiated, and Mr. Clement Howe provided appropriate organ music. The church was charmingly decorated for the occasion. The bride was escorted by her father, her frock being of shell pink crepe de chine with an overdress of cream embossed chenille, and georgette with touches of silver. The veil of pale pink tulle was held in place by a circlet of orange blossom; her bouquet was of pink and cream roses and maidenhair fern. Miss Ruth Sheat, M.A., was bridesmaid, wearing a charming frock of hydrangea georgette and carrying a bouquet of champagne coloured roses and maidenhair fern. Two little girls, Nancyo Piuckney and Joyce Newton, were flower girls, wearing pink and blue georgette respectively, trimmed with champagne lace, their posies being to tone. Dr. I. L. G. Sutherland, M.A., Ph.D., was best man. The guests were received at the Ritz by. Mrs. Newton, wearing black marietta* embroidered-in gold, her bouquet being of flame coloured tutonias. The bride's travelling costume was of grey figured crepe de chine and mole marietta with a hat to match.
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