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From: "Daryl Crabtree" <>
Subject: [AUS-VIC-NorWest] WEST WIMMERA MAIL
Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2002 08:52:33 +1000
March 27, 1914
WEDDING AT GYMBOWEN
A pretty wedding, in which considerable local interest was manifested, was celebrated at Gymbowen on Wednesday, 18th instant, the contracting parties being Mr. Reginald MAYBERY, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. MAYBERY, of Mitre Lake, and Miss Olive MAYBERY, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. MAYBERY, of Gymbowen. The ceremony, which was performed by the Rev. Thos. COLE, of the Church of England, took place at the private residence of the bride's parent's at 3 o'clock.
The bride wore a beautiful gown of white satin. The bodice was draped with a lace fischu, lace sleeves, and a pretty lace tunic opening at the left side was the draping for the skirt. The court train of satin was square cornered, lined with ruched ribbon. Across the corners of the train was a large lover's knot, with a sprig of orange blossom and fern. The veil of filmy tulle was arranged over a spray of orange blossom. The bride carried a shower bouquet of choice white blooms.
The bridesmaid, Miss Ruby KNIGHT, wore a white embroidered net overdress, with pale pink silk lining ; black tagel hat, trimmed with black tulle and pink roses. She also wore a wishbone brooch set with emeralds (the gift of the bridegroom) and carried a bouquet of pink roses. The train bearer, Miss Norma RICHARDS, wore a pretty white silk frock, and a net mop cap, trimmed with lace frill and small pink roses.
When the nuptial knot had been tied, and the usual congratulations extended, an adjournment was made to the Mechanics' Hall, where 70 guests sat down to a nicely prepared breakfast, the three-tier wedding cake, (the gift of Mrs. P. CRUSE) being an artistic triumph. The usual toast were proposed. The Rev. Thos. COLE, who presided, gave the toast of the King, also that of the Bride and Bridegroom, making complimentary references to both parties. The bridegroom made a suitable acknowledgement. The Parents of the Bride and Bridegroom was proposed by Mr. W.T. KNIGHT, who paid a high tribute to the sterling qualities of both families. Mr. J.F. MUEGEL responded. Mr. Leslie LEAR proposed the Bridesmaids and Lady Helpers, and Mr. H. QUINAN responded. After supper the Bridal Set was danced, and at 7.20 the happy couple left by train for Melbourne, good wishes and confetti helping a merry departure.
The bride travelled in a tailor made coat and skirt of navy blue, and a black tagel hat, trimmed with black tulle, relieved with white and two large black ostrich plumes.
List of presents will appear in our next issue.
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