Newspaper Article 1921 – Gretchen Smith to Leslie Nelson

Gretchen Smith to Mr. Leslie Nelson.

At St. Matthew’s Church, Hastings, on Thursday afternoon, the wedding was celebrated of Miss Gretchen Mary Smith, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Hector J. Smith, of “Ormlie,” Koropiko [Korokipo], to Mr William Leslie Nelson, eldest son of Mr and Mrs F. M. Nelson, of Whakamarumaru. The bride, who entered the church on the arm of her father, looked charming in cream georgette trimmed with hand-worked chrysanthemums. She wore a gold girdle and the traditional veil and orange blossoms, and carried a bouquet of chrysanthemums, pink carnations, and cyclamen. The bridesmaids were Misses Olga, Rachel, and Judith Smith, sisters of the bride, and Miss Dorothy Nelson, sister of the bridegroom. They wore pretty dresses of shell-pink georgette, trimmed with a broad band of fillet lace, and carried bouquets of pale pink flowers. Each wore a gold bar brooch set with pearls, gifts from the bridegroom. The bride’s mother was dressed in dove-grey crepe-de-chine and a black hat. She also wore a set of white fox furs, and carried a bouquet of pale pink sweet peas. The bridegroom’s mother was attired in a fawn gaberdine costume with hat to match, and carried a bouquet of chrysanthemums. Mr Eric Nelson, brother of the bridegroom, was best man. The ceremony was conducted by the Rev. Canon Arthur Williams, assisted by the Rev Canan [Canon] A. P. Clarke (Taradale). A reception was held at ‘‘Ormlie,” where the usual toasts were honoured, and later Mr and Mrs Nelson left by motor-car for Wanganui on their honeymoon. The bridegroom’s present to the bride was a gold brooch set in pearls, and the bride’s present to the bridegroom was a handsome silver cigarette case.

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May 1921

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