Newspaper Article 1932 – Pattullo-Nelson Wedding



A wedding of considerable interest was solemnised this afternoon at St. Luke’s Church, Havelock North, the Rev. Archdeacon K. E. Maclean officiating, when Gloden Wordsworth Nelson, Mangapapa, Hastings was married to Ronald Gilmour Pattullo, son of Mrs J. McLeod [Macleod], Wellington.

The church had been beautifully decorated for the ceremony with palms, greenery and yellow wattle, by friends of the bride.

The bride looked lovely as she entered the church with her father. Her bridal gown was very long and was made of ivory satin flaring at the hem from soft  hip flounces. The closely fitting bodice was made with the long sleeves finished with deep satin cuffs and a cowl neck line. A string of pearls was worn and ivory satin shoes. With a head circlet of orange blossoms the lovely veil of Carrickmacross lace (lent by Mrs J.J. Gatenby) was caught back from the face and fell in long folds over a court shoulder train of ivory net. A bouquet of cyclamens, pale apricot freesias and sweet peas with maidenhair fern and streamers was carried, completing the very picturesque ensemble.

The bride’s sister, Miss Dora Nelson, as bridesmaid looked very charming in cream chiffon velvet with a wreath of gold leaves around her head. Her frock was long, and flared from the knees, and had a cowl neck and also a lttle coatee ruched all round with deep ruched cuffs. Apricot shoes matched the sweet bouquet of apricot freesias, maidenhair fern, cyclamens and sweet peas. A string of pearls was worn and also the bridegroom’s gift a gold hunting horn brooch.

Mr Cyril Scannell was best man.

Major Oldham played the wedding marches and several hymns were sung, including “Lead Us, Heavenly Father, Lead Us”, and “O Perfect Love”

After the ceremony about 50 relatives of the bride and bridegroom motored to Mr and Mrs Nelson’s home, Mangapapa and were entertained there at tea. The dining room and drawing room were arranged for the bridal party, and there Mr and Mrs Nelson received the guests. Mrs Nelson wore a very becoming frock of bottle-green wool crepe with a deep collar of black fur, and a smart black straw hat, and musquash coat, and she carried a beautiful bouquet in petunia-cerise shades of cinerarias and other blooms with maidenhair fern and ribbon.

Mr and Mrs MacLeod (Wellington) were present. Mrs MacLeod was in a graceful frock of figured georgette in rose and soft green shades, worn with a black straw hat up-turned at the side, and a black velour coat trimmed with skunk fur. A bouquet of spring flowers and maidenhair fern was carried.

The two-tiered wedding cake on a small table with decorations of freesias and other early spring flowers was near the bridal party and after receiving many congratulations the bride cut the cake and the usual toast were honoured. Tea was set on a larger table which had as decorations Iceland poppies, freesias, and violets, with maiden-hair fern in the vases.

Later to-day the bride and bridegroom leave by car, the bride’s travelling ensemble being a dark brown tailor made coat and skirt, with beige satin blouse, small felt hat of brown, and a musquash fur coat.

Many beautiful presents were received by the bride and bridegroom, who are both very popular amongst a large circle of friends.

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4 August 1932


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