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WEDDING IN ENGLAND

PAGE—BLUNDELL

Anne Boleyn's old home in Kent, Wickham Court, a beautiful old country house with a lovely garden, and the village church which stands just at its gates, were the scene of the wedding, which took place yesterday afternoon, of Betty Penston, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Blundell, of Waipawa, Hawkc's Bay, and Lieutenant J. E. Page, Royal New Zealand ArlilI lery, elder son of Mr, and Mrs. T. Page, Invercargill. The bridal party walked from Wickham Court, where the reception was later held, down a long drive of yew trees to the church, which was decorated with masses of summer flowers. It was an all-white wedding, the only colour being in the wreaths and bouquets of mixed summer flowers. The bride wore an unusual gown of white taffeta.' The bodice was tight-fitting and had a V neck and long tightfitting sleeves finished with tiny taffeta buttons to the elbow, and the same taffeta buttons trimmed the front of the bodice. A feature of the fullyflared slightly trained skirt was the way it was puffed at the hips and the back, giving a bustle effect.' This puffing was held up by silver and crystal braid which continued down the middle of the back of the skirt. A plain white tulle veil, forming a second and longer train, was held in place by

orange blossom. Her bouquet was of mixed summer flowers.

Both the bridesmaids, Miss Enid Twigg, of Napier, and Miss Cecily Davis, Hobart, Tasmania, were tall.and dark, in striking contrast to the bride, who is petite and fair. Their sleeveless gowns of white Swiss organdie, self-patterned with an all-over design of leaves, had small coatees with Persian puff sleeves.- Mrs. Blundell was dressed in a duck-egg blue flat French crepe ensemble, and her large hat of the same shade had a shaded ostrich feather trimming. •

The guests invited included a number of relatives and many New Zealariders at. present'in England, among them, being Mr. and Mrs.Ken Blundell, Lieutenant-Commander Rodney Thorn? son. R.N., Mr. and Mrs. George Reid (India), Mrs. David Aiken, Miss Gladys Nathan, Miss Juliet Nathan, Mrs. J. C. Peacock and Miss Margot Peacock,. Mrs. Douglas Kidston, Miss Ngaire Kidston, Miss Meta Nixon, Mr. and Mrs. John Hutton, Mr. Lan Salmond, Sir George and Lady Shirtcliffe, Mr. and Mrs. Twigg (Napier), Miss McCall (former principal ofNga Tawa Girls' School), Miss Evans, Sir William Jeffray, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Johnison, Mr, and Mrs. Sproule (Napier), Dr. and Mrs. Colvin (Australia), Sir Henry and Lady HortOn, Mr. and Mrs. Sydney Warburton, and Miss Barbara Bassett.

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WEDDING IN ENGLAND, Evening Post, Volume CXXII, Issue 27, 31 July 1936

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WEDDING IN ENGLAND Evening Post, Volume CXXII, Issue 27, 31 July 1936

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