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The marriage of Mr W. Manifold with Miss Alice Cridland, recorded in yesterday’s issue, was a most notable ceremony, and was witnessed by a very large assemblage of friends. The bridegroom was attended by Mr George Rhodes as best man (attended by Mr T. Manifold and Mr Matson, iunr.), and the bouquets were supplied by the former gentleman from the hothouses of Mr A. Perry, Timaru. The flower-girls were Misses May Matson, Isabel and May Thomas, and Restell. They were attired in white cashmere, trimmed with pale blue silk gauze, with swansdown round the neck and sleeves, pale blue plush trencher caps and blue silk gloves. They wore gold and pearl pin brooches, presented by the bridegroom. Each young lady bore a small basket of flowers. It should be noted that the ostrich feathers worn by the bride and bridesmaids were grown on the birds reared by Mr J. T. Matson. Mrs Cridland, mother of the bride, wore a dress of mousse-colour French faille, with the new bayadere stripe, bodice trimmed with mousse velvet, fancy straw bonnet trimmed with mousse velvet and cream crepe de tulle. Mrs John Matson wore a dress of black satin delaine, black bonnet, and pink feathers. Mrs Conway Matson wore a Burgundycoloured cashmere, trimmed with horizontal velvet stripes, muff to match, fancy straw bonnet trimmed with twine-coloured lace and Burgundy-coloured velvet. Among the numerous guests were Mesdavnes Walton, G. Gould,’ Peacock, H, R. Webb, J. Deans, P. Cunningham, Stead, Rhind, Acton-Adams, Garrick, Gresson, Misses Turner, A. S. Taylor, L. Taylor, Pairhurst, and Stamper. After the ceremony the wedding breakfast, a magnificent affair, took place in a handsomely decorated marquee in Mr J. T. Matson’s grounds. In the evening a ball took place at Mr Matson’s residence. The bride and bridegroom start at once on their wedding tour, first visiting the North Island, and then going to Europe. The wedding cake, a most imposing structure, built up in six tiers, and elaborately decorated, was specially made by Mr J.Bnggey.

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THE FASHIONABLE MARRIAGE AT PAPANUI., Lyttelton Times, Volume LXVI, Issue 7932, 7 August 1886

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THE FASHIONABLE MARRIAGE AT PAPANUI. Lyttelton Times, Volume LXVI, Issue 7932, 7 August 1886

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