Newspaper Article 1923 – Cotterill-Ritchie Wedding



St Luke’s Church Havelock North, was the scene of a pretty and popular wedding on Wednesday, when the Rev. Canon McLean united in matrimony Miss Joyce Hamilton Ritchie, younger daughter of Mr David Ritchie, writer to the Signet, Edinburgh, now of Havelock North, and of Mrs Ritchie, to George Robert Cotterill, Mangateretere, Hawke’s Bay. The church was beautifully decorated by friends of the bride, who entered the church on the arm of her father, by whom she was given away. The bride was beautifully gowned in white georgette in crystal over soft white satin with georgette train lined with silver tissue, tulle veil and orange blossoms. She was attended by the Misses Ruth Scannell and Muriel Ritchie, in apple green charmeuse and silver with wreaths of green leaves on their heads. Mr Douglas Nairn was the best man. The bride’s mother wore a navy marocain coat and skirt with navy panne hat and feather marabout and carried a charming bouquet of chrysanthemums and autumn leaves. A reception was afterwards held at the residence of the bride’s parents and was attended by a large number of guests. The usual toasts were honoured. Later the happy couple left on their honeymoon, the bride wearing a navy coat frock embroidered with shell sequins and black panne hat. Both Mr and Mrs George Cotterill are well known throughout the district and their many friends will wish them the best of good wishes for the future.

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Wedding 9 May 1923

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May 1923


  • George Robert Cotterill
  • Reverend Canon McLean
  • Douglas Nairn
  • David Ritchie
  • Miss Joyce Hamilton Ritchie
  • Miss Muriel Ritchie
  • Miss Ruth Scannell

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