Newspaper Article 1929 – Horne-Nelson


A wedding of much local interest was celebrated at Holy Trinity Church Woodville, on Wednesday evening, when Ethel Constance, daughter of Mr and Mrs W. H. Nelson of “Laureston”, Woodville was married to Henry Palmer Horne, son of the late Mr D. M. Horne of Woodville. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. R. W. Davidson and the church had been beautifully decorated by friends of the bride for the occasion. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a graceful frock of ivory mariette over satin beaute, with dainty frills drooping at the sides and relieved by a trail of flowers in pink and silver. Over this was worn an embroidered filmy veil which fell from a coronet of orange blossoms. She also wore the bridegroom’s gift, a necklace, and carried a bouquet of white and pale pink flowers. She also carried a white ivory prayer book, that had been used by her grandmother at her marriage. She was attended by Miss Daisy Isaacs of Wellington as bridesmaid, who wore a dress of sunset pink ring velvet, with long side panel and shoulder cape effect at one side, caught with a diamonte [diamante] buckle. Her hat was of silver zelaphone, swathed with pink georgette, and she carried a bouquet to tone. The bridegroom was attended by Mr Robert Bly as best man.

After the ceremony Mr and Mrs W. H. Nelson held a reception at the Forester’s hall, Woodville, which was beautifully decorated for the occasion. Mrs Nelson received her guests wearing a gown of black georgette, relieved with gold lace, over which was worn a coat in heavy French crepe de Chine, with gold collar and cuffs, and she wore a black sisol hat with bird of paradise plumes and carried a bouquet of cyclamen and maidenhair fern. Mrs John Horne, the bridegroom’s nearest relative, wore a graceful gown of beige georgette and lace over pink with a Bankok hat to match, and carried a bouquet to tone. Later in the evening, when the bride and bridegroom left on their honeymoon, the bride wore a frock of vieux rose crepe de chine and a coat of deep vieux rose cloth, trimmed with soft brown beaver fur, and a velour hat to tone. She carried a handbag of crocodile skin, matching her shoes.

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August 1929


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