Newspaper Article 1923 – Wedding – Russell-Wenley



A fashionable wedding of interest to many in Hawke’s Bay was celebrated at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church yesterday afternoon, when Miss Marjorie Wenley, second daughter of Mr and Mrs G. S. V. Wenley, of Napier, was married to Mr William Nelson Russell, son of Mr and Mrs Harold Russell, of Twyford, and grandson of the late Sir William Russell. The Rev. J. A. Asher officiated.

The bride, who was given away by her father, was attired in a simple gown of jersey georgette with a girdle fringed with ostrich plumes. The train was finished with a posey of orange blossoms. The veil of old Limerick lace was one worn by the bride’s mother and grandmother. She carried a bouquet of pink and white roses.

The bridesmaids were Miss Janet Russell (chief), daughter of General Sir Andrew Russell, and the three sisters of the bridegroom. They were dressed in lavender mauve frocks embroidered, while silver and mauve wreaths were twined round the head.

Mr Terry Tosswill, of Hastings, was best man.  The church was beautifully decorated for the occasion, and Dr. R. I. Sutton presided at the organ.

After the ceremony a large number of guests was entertained at the home of the bride’s parents.  Mrs Wenley received the guests in a handsome frock of black georgette trimmed with blue winds and a hat to match.  A bouquet of blue delphiniums was carried.

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31 January 1923


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