After Mr and Mrs Harold A. Russell had received the congratulations of their numerous friends, they drove to Flaxmere, where a brief stay was made to allow the bride to assume her travelling dress preparatory to driving to Olrig Park, the estate of Mr and Mrs C. A. Smith, which, during their absence, they have kindly lent for the honeymoon.
The guests drove to Waikoko, where Mr and Mrs William Nelson entertained them at a garden party in their lovely grounds.
The lake looked clear and beautiful, and flowers and gay dresses made a most animated scene.
Mrs Nelson wore a beautiful brocaded silk dress, and small bonnet, with flowers; Mrs Russell, black silk crepon, trimmed with heliotrope, black bonnet, with heliotrope flowers, and carried a large bouquet of sweet peas; Miss Russell looked charming in a lemon-coloured crepon, trimmed with green satin ribbon veiled in lace, becoming hat; Mrs J. E. Lane was becomingly dressed in white silk, large white hat, trimmed with white plumes, chiffon and roses under the brim; Mrs C. A. Smith wore a beautiful grey silk, the bodice trimmed with pale blue satin, veiled in embroidered chiffon, white hat, with yellow flowers; Mrs Harry Nelson, stylish white gown, pink silk vest, trimmed with lace, black hat, with plumes and pink roses; her little daughter looked pretty in white silk, with blue sash; Mrs Montague Nelson wore a pretty rose and pale blue shot gown, trimmed with silk, white hat, with chiffon and flowers; Miss Hilda Nelson, in white muslin, trimmed with real lace and pink sash, large Leghorn hat, with pink daisies on it; Mrs Fredk. Nelson, who came out from England to be present at the wedding, wore a charming gown of brown silk, veiled in accordion – pleated chiffon, pretty toque, with flowers; Mrs Townsend, black silk dress, mantle, and pretty chiffon ruffle; Mrs Frank Nelson, pretty fawn gown, hat with flowers; her little daughter, in white, with white bonnet; Mrs Guy Russell, a charming gown of green and pale blue, with bonnet to match; Mrs Samuel Williams, black silk, with white on the bodice; Mrs James Williams, mauve silk, veiled in black, bonnet to match; Mrs Joe Williams, grey silk; Mrs Fred. Williams, stylish gown, black hat, with roses; Mrs Coleman, blue silk; Miss Watt, green canvas, trimmed with lace; Miss F. Watt, fawn canvas.