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j CRAWFORD— GRAXT-USSHER. j <$An interesting marriage was j solmenised m St. Andrew^ Church on Wednesday last, when two wellknown residents of the district were joined together m Holy Matrimony. I The contracting parties were Miss ; Mary Aun Grant-Ussher, only daughter of Mr William Neville GrantUsshei, Men i vale Road, and late of Yuughal, Ireland, and the late Mrs Graut-Ussher, and Mr George Craw- j ford, and the otiiciaut at the ceremony was the Vicar (Rev. G. A. Dawson). The church was very effectively decorated, aud reflected great credit ou Mrs Rouutree, who made herself responsible for this. Two floral arches and a bowl were most artistically arranged m purple (the litargical colour for the season) and white for the occasion, and the whito belt decorated with a wreath of flowers completed a most ; pleasing effect. Miss Peggy Stewart presided at the organ, playing Keble's hymn to Gauutlett's well-kuowu tune, L. Alphege, and ono of Schubert's Impromptus. The bride wore a beautiful white figured silk luoroeaiu with a flowing • veil and coronet of orange blossoms, land carried a sheaf of lilies. The bridesmaid, Miss Chapman, cousin of the bride, wore a pretty white crepe de chine dress with black hat to match, and carried a bouquet of asters. Mr Hugh Crawford assisted the bridegroom, his brother. The bride entered thc Church on the arm of her father, who gave her away, and the party were grouped at chancel step., The bridal party and guests assembled m a barn at the home of the bride, which was magnificently adorned with shrubs and flowers. The table was laden with good things, and, although the proceedings were necessarily of a quiet nature, the breakfast was a happy feature of the event. The Vicar oc- : cupied the chair, and m proposing the health of the bride and bridegroom he I mentioned how very much pleasure ' and indeed help he had derived from his acquaintance with the Ussher family. He emphasised the serious nature of the event which they had seeu performed, an aspect which was I sadly overlooked m- an age when divorce was all too prevalent. There would have to be mutual understanding, give and take, if there was to be mutual happiness, which fact he illustrated by telling a story of a rather humorous incideut which pccured a few yea^s ago. All present desired to express their go®d wishes for , the future happiness and health of the. newly-married couple. The usual other toasts were honoured, and the National Anthem sung at the close of the proceedings. The happy couple motored to Invercargill en route on their honeymoon trip. They were the recipients of niany lovely, useful, and costly gifts, which showed the esteem m wliich both were held. The bride travelled m a coat frock; of dark blue gabardine with blue and grey hat to match. Congratulatory telegrams were read from many friends, including Mr Crawford's brothers : Robert, captain R.M.M.S. "Aorangi : '; William, station holder, Cave ; Oswald, factory manager, Eltham ; aud James, Government grader, at Patea. Among the guests were : Mesdames Rooney, McKay Johnston, and Blair, the Miss- - es Blair, Crawford, Johnston, Wilson, and Twemlow, Messrs Blair (uncle of the bride), McKay, Wilson, and George and William Grant-Usshcr;

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Otautau Standard and Wallace County Chronicle, Otautau Standard and Wallace County Chronicle, Volume XX, Issue 1024, 31 March 1925

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Weddings. Otautau Standard and Wallace County Chronicle, Volume XX, Issue 1024, 31 March 1925