Newspaper Article 1929 – Allen-Nelson


Yesterday (scored out by hand) afternoon at St. John’s Cathedral Napier, the wedding took place of  Miss Dorothy Nelson, daughter of the late Mr and Mrs F. Nelson, Whakamarumaru Station, Hastings and Mr Douglas Allen, son of Mr and Mrs W. R. Allen, Swansea, South Wales.

The Rev. Dean Mayne officiated at the ceremony.

The bride who was given away by her brother Mr. W. L. Nelson was charmingly frocked in pale pink georgette, the bodice being prettily tucked and worn with long sleeves and the skirt was unevenly hemmed. A very pretty hat to match completed the toilette.

The bridesmaids, Misses Janet and Joceline Nelson, sisters of the bride wore very pretty frocks, Miss Janet wearing daffodil accordion-pleated georgette and becoming crinoline hat of same shade. Miss Joceline’s frock was of powder blue georgette with prettily frilled skirt, and crinoline hat to tone.

The duties of best man were ably carried out by Mr W. M. Meredith of Masterton and that of groomsman by Mr E. M. Nelson, brother of the bride.

A reception was held after the wedding at Masonic Hall, those present being: –

Mrs M. Nelson (step mother of the bride), wearing a most becoming frock of navy and white crepe de chine, with hat to match.

Mrs W. L. Nelson, Mr and Mrs O. Nelson, Mr and Mrs Harold Russell and Miss M. Russell, Mr and Mrs T. H. Lowry and Miss Lowry, Mr and Mrs Kinross White, Mrs Allen Kopua, Mr and Mrs H. J. Smith and the Misses Smith, Mr and Mrs George Kelly and Miss Kelly, Mr and Mrs  J. Hunter, Waipawa, Mrs E. D. Holt, Mr and Mrs G. D. Beatson, Mr and Mrs G. R. King, Mr and Mrs Harold Beamish, Mr and Mrs Eric Beamish, Mr and Mrs J. B. Dalziell, Masterton, Miss Margot Russell, Miss Ruth Scannell, the Hon. Helen St. John, Miss Shrimpton, and others.

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21 February 1929

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