GILBERTSON – NELSON.
This afternoon a very pretty wedding took place at St. Matthew’s Church, Hastings, when the Rev. C. Tanner united Joceline Nelson, youngest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs F. M. Nelson, of Whakamarumaru, and Douglas, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Gilbertson, Havelock North.
The church was beautifully decorated for the ceremony by friends of the bride.
The bride, who was escorted by her brother, Mr. Leslie Nelson, wore a model ensemble of heavy ivory satin mounted on pale pink. The frock was long and sleeveless, with diamond insets of peau d’ange ivory lace on the bodice, and a skirt stitched to the knee and falling in soft pleats to the ground. A coatee of the satin was caught at the basqued waistline with brilliant buckles, and lace was inset in the puffed sleeves. A crystal necklace was worn.
A lovely veil of embroidered tulle caught well back from the face with orange blossoms fell over the gown as a train. Ivory satin shoes were worn. The picturesque ensemble was completed by a sheaf of arum lilies, which the bride carried.
Miss Betty Menzies, of Poraite, was the only bridesmaid. Her very dainty frock of pale pink net was mounted on pink crepe-de-chine, and the skirt was effectively appliqued in pink taffetas flowers in a graduated design from waist to hem. The moulded bodice had bouffant puff sleeves. Pink shoes, and a small pink toque of soft panne velvet were worn, and a Victorian posy of daphne and violets was carried.
The best man was Mr. Roy Gilbertson.
“The Voice That Breath’d O’er Eden” was chosen as the wedding hymn, and Mr. C. B. Spinney played appropriate wedding music.
After the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Nelson entertained about 60 guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Eric Nelson, at Mangateretere, which was lent for the reception.
There the usual toasts were honoured and the two-tiered wedding cake was cut by the bride. Tea was handed round to the guests from tables very prettily decorated with Iceland poppies, spring bulbs, and violets.
Mrs. Leslie Nelson wore a smart jumper suit of navy blue, with oyster-grey accordion pleated cuffs and collar. Mr. and Mrs. Eric Nelson were also present. Mrs. Gilbertson, mother of the bridegroom, wore a becoming model of bottle-green silk marocain, with a cream vestee and brown fox fur. Her posy was of violets and daphne.
The bride and bridegroom left later by car, the bride wearing an attractive ensemble of royal blue fine wool, the neck edged with a band in tones of blue and cream, slotted through the bodice, which was finished with steel buttons. The same colour caught the sleeves above the cuffs. A grey fur coat, grey python shoes and a small grey hat completed her attire.
Guests were: – Mr. and Mrs W. L. Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Allen, Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Meredith, Mrs. F. M. Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. H. Gilbertson, Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Gilbertson, Mr. and Mrs. Redverse Gilbertson, Messrs. Bruce and John Gilbertson, Mrs. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Hector Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Oswald Nelson, Mr. and Mrs Harold Russell, Mr. and Mrs. J. Lane, Mr. George Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. Rainbow, Mr. and Mrs. Hobbs, Mrs. Blair, Mrs. M. A. E. Campbell, Mr. and Mrs. Beamish (Whana Whana), Mr. and Mrs. Noel Beamish, Mr. and Mrs. Eric Beamish, Mr. and Mrs. H. Beamish, Mr. and Mrs. Wilkins, Misses Rene Reeve, Joan Campbell, Helen McKinnon, Allen, M. Young, L. Hutchinson, Betty Brathwaite, Cecily Bell, Mary Rainbow, Annette George, Dr. Reeve, Rev. and Mrs. C. Tanner, Messrs. Ken Bayliss, S. Chaplin, Rory Moore, J. King, B. Hudson, Russell Hobbs, Jack Gregory, B. Rainbow.