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A large number of friends gathered at St. Paul's Church, Brightwater, yesterday afternoon, to witness the marriage of Mr R. G. Eric Simnionds, a Lieut, in the Blenheim Rifles and Captain of the Cadet Corps, to Miss May Hildreth, aj grand-daughter of one of our oldest residents, Mrs Lewis Bryant, of Brightwater. The pretty little church was decorated with flowers. The ceremeony was performed by the Vicar, the Rev W. G. Baker, and Mrs Baker presided at the organ. The bridesmaids were Miss Olive I. Hildreth, Miss Florence H. Hildreth, and Miss Frances K. Hildreth, sisters of the bride, who were each the happy recipients of a gold brooch, the gift of the bridegroom. The brideslmaids were dressed in white muslin, with colored sash and trimmings. The bride's dress was also of muslin, with the orthodox veil and orange blossoms, whilst her f travelling dress was of navy serge, with black velvet hat. Mr James Spence Bryant, junr., cousin of the bride, acted as best man, the bride being given away by her elder brother Mr James Hildreth. The organist played the Wedding March as the happy couple left the church. Afternoon tea was supplied in the hall at the residence of the bride's uncle, Mr W. H. Bryant, and many friends attende"d to congratulate the newly married couple. The presents were numerous and handsome, as well as useful. The pair left the same evening en route for Blenheim, their future home.

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SIMMONDS—HILDRETH., Colonist, Volume XLV, Issue 10427, 5 June 1902

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SIMMONDS—HILDRETH. Colonist, Volume XLV, Issue 10427, 5 June 1902

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