Newspaper Article 1909 – Nelson-Chambers


One of the prettiest weddings ever held in Hastings was celebrated at the Anglican Church, Havelock North, recently, the occasion being the marriage of the elder daughter [Esther] of Mr. Mason Chambers and Mr. Lionel Nelson, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. William Nelson, Tomoana. The church was beautifully decorated for the ceremony by the girl friends of the bride. The bride wore ivory satin, trimmed with lace and chiffon, carrying a bouquet of white roses and maidenhair fern. She was attended by her little sister Miss Nell Chambers (chief bridesmaid) attired in white muslin and lace, with a silk sash of pastel shaded blue, wearing a white silk hat, swathed in chiffon and carrying a beautiful shower bouquet. The other bridesmaids were Miss Hilda Nelson (sister of the bridegroom) and Miss Violet Hall, both dressed in white muslin over satin, with pastel blue sashes and pastel blue hats with white wings and carrying shower bouquets. The bride’s mother was attired in a fawn satin dress, trimmed with coloured roses passementerie, fawn hat trimmed with roses and chiffon, and carried a bouquet of roses and maidenhair fern; Mrs Nelson (mother of the bridegroom) wore a lovely dress of black ninon de soie trimmed with rich Oriental lace, and touches of heliotrope, pretty bonnet trimmed with feathers; Mrs. Lane (sister of the bridegroom), black crepe de chine, tucked not yoke and sleeves, black hat with plumes; Mrs. Harold Russell (sister of the bridegroom), black lace over white silk Empire gown, modish toque; Mrs. Harry Nelson, green crepe de chine Empire frock with rich Oriental trimming, Merry Widow hat with wings; Mrs. Mont Nelson, kingfisher blue cloth gown, Directoire style, pretty hat; Mrs. George Nelson, saxe blue Shantung silk, hat to match; Mrs. Oswald Nelson, cream cloth coat and skirt, stylish hat; Mrs. Ellison (aunt of the bride), handsome heliotrope satin gown, Empire style, hat to match; Miss Thompson, embroidered white silk dress, Merry Widow hat trimmed with roses; Miss Mollie Ellison (cousin of the bride), green and white frock; Miss Constance Nelson, white muslin and lace, Misses Mollie Ellison and Constance Nelson scattered roses before the bridal party as it left the church. At the conclusion of the ceremony, the guests were entertained by the bride’s parents at “Tauroa”. Later Mr. and Mrs. Lionel Nelson drove off by motor on the first stage of their honeymoon trip. The bride wore a tailor-made dress of Saxe blue cloth, Empire style with hat to match.

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Wedding 15 April 1909

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April 1909

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