The wedding was solemnised at St. Mary's Church, Waipukurau, on Wednesday afternoon of Katharine Wilder, third daughter of Mr. and Mrs, J. D. Ormond, "Wallingford," Hawke's Bay, and Hugh John Dyke, eldest son of Sir Henry and Lady Acland; of Christchurch. .
The bride is one of the most popular girls in the district and has very many friends both in the North and South Islands. A large number of South Island friends: of both the bride and bridegroom came up for the wedding. The church was tastefully decorated with scarlet flowers and greenery. The altar was arranged with geranium and narcissi and bunches of scarlet berries, while the chancel was flanked with large palms, interspersed with glorious scarlet poinsettias.
The bride entered the church. porch with her father, Mr. J. D. Ormond. Her beautiful wedding gown was of artistic simplicity, slimly cut, . and made of brocaded lame finely spotted with gold. It hung in soft folds to the ground, forming a long train. The neckline was high at the front and finished on the shoulder with, a row of buttons. The sleeves were long and .tight fitting, and she carried a scarlet georgette handkerchief. Her ornaments were a pair of sapphire and diamond earrings (the gift of the bridegroom); also an old sapphire and diamond brooch. The veil was of Brussels lace, an heirloom of the Wilder family. It was held in place with a coronet of gold orange blossom. Her bouquet was of scarlet roses arid fern.
There were three bridesmaids, Misses Audrey Ormond and Decima Ormond (sisters of the bride) and Antoinette Wilder (cousin- of the bride). They were dressed alike in attractive gowns of cream sand crepe cut on classical lines, and forming a slight train. The necks were outlined with a pleated georgette frill. Gold lame belts toned with the gold haloes on their hair. They wore geranium red cloaks of chiffon velvet, with bouffant sleeves and high medici collar lined with gold. Their frocks were clasped with diamante pins, the bridegroom's gift, and their bouquets were of scarlet anemones and roses. Little Frances Hope (niece of the bride) was the flower girl,-her frock being of the same material as that of the bride, high-waisted, reaching to the ground, and finished with a frill. The' neck and waist line were piped with gold. Her hair-was caught with a gold halo. Thomas and Jeremy Hope (little nephews of the bride) were pages, and held the bride's train. Their suits were of the same material as the bridesmaids' frocks, cut on Tudor lines with ruffles at the neck and full kneelehgth trousers and scarlet capes worn on one shoulder, and scarlet sashes at the waist. ' ' , - The service was choral and the ceremony was performed bythe Bishop of Waiapu, assisted by Canon Rice. Mrs. Bylee, of Waipukurau, played1 the bridal music and the Woodford House Choir, of which the bride was a member at school, sang unaccompanied the lovely tunes, "God be in my head and in my understanding."; Lohengrin's f wedding - • march was played' as the: bridal party left. \ After the ceremony the guests motored out to "Wallingford," where they were received by Mr. and Mrs. Ormond and Sir Hugh and- Lady Acland. Among the relatives present were the following:— ■'••'■ Mrs. Cyril Williams, Mr. and Mrs, A. H. Hope, Mr. and Mrs. S. T. Wilder; Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Wilder, Mr. and Mrs. A. ■S. Wilder, Mr. and Mrs. W. Sh.erratt, Mr. and Mrs.E. W. Ormond, Miss A. Ormohd, Mrs. Empson (Christchurch), Mrs. B. Williams, Miss Rosemary Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Williams, Mrs. J. Mowbray Tripp, Miss Phillippa Acland (Christchureh), Miss Patricia Williams, Miss Cynthia Wilson (Bulls), Miss P. Wilder, Mr. F< Ormond, Mr. N. Wilder, Messrs. J. and T. 'Williams. 'Mr. Colin Acland, brother' of the bridegroom, was best man, and the ushers were John Ormond (brother of the bride), Snowy Hargreaves (Timaru), David Neilson, and David Ritchie. Mrs. Ormond wore a graceful frock of midnight blue georgette, the sleeves and scarf lined .with gold lame. Her hat was a model of blue stitched taffetas with a large bow across the front, caught with a gold clasp. She carried a bouquet of rose pink carnations and cyclamens. Lady Acland was in tailored ensemble of navy blue cloth, navy blue hat, and silver fox furs. Her bouquet was of deep red carnations.
The bridal party made a very charming group with their background of pink and red blossoms. The wedding gifts were on view, and included silver salver from the Wallingford homestead staff, and silver coffee jug from members of the Waipukurau Tennis Club. A large marquee was erected at the side of the house, where the bridal table and breakfast were arranged. The tables were decorated with iceland poppies and the three-, tier gold wedding cake was decorated with golden horse-shoes, bells, and sprays of flowers. Mr. Mason Chambers (Havelock North) and the bridegroom made brief speeches. . Later the bride changed into her going-away suit of sapphire blue cloth, worn with a small hat, turned back off the face. Her furs were silver fox. Mr. and Mrs. J.. Acland left by car for the south, where they will embark for Australia. They had a great send-off as they left; and in .the evening Mr. and Mrs. Tim Wilder entertained many young friends at a dance at their home nearby. Among visitors to Hawke's Bay for the wedding were Mrs. W. Empson (Christchurch), Mrs.. G. Hanmer (Christchurch), Mrs. Jack, Tripp (Canterbury), Commander and Mrs. George Denniston (Peel Forest), Mrs. F. Rolleston and Miss M. Rolleston (Timaru), Miss' Diana Orbell (Timaru), Mrs. Cynthia Wilson (Bulls).
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PICTURESQUE REDDING, Evening Post, Volume CXIX, Issue 138, 13 June 1935
PICTURESQUE REDDING Evening Post, Volume CXIX, Issue 138, 13 June 1935
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