Newspaper Article 1934 – A Napier Wedding


A BRIDE who has been given many parties was Miss Rachel Smith, whose wedding reception was held last week at “Ormlie”, the fine old home (just above the Waiohiki Golf Links) of Mr. and Mrs. Hector Smith, Napier.  The bridegroom was Moore Richardson Renton, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Renton, Christchurch.

St. John’s Cathedral, Napier, was not only professionally decorated with banks of ferns and flowers and tall palms, but friends of the bride had also given extra beauty by bringing red oak, lovely dahlias and roses.  Dean Brocklehurst officiated and the service was choral.

The bride’s gown was of parchment ring velvet and the bodice was clasped with a pearl and diamond brooch given by her mother.  A tulle veil was banded with tiny pearls and orange blossoms, and lovely roses formed the bouquet.  Misses Judith Smith and Dulcie Fleetwood (Christchurch) wore softest primrose ring-velvet frocks with head-bands to tone of velvet flowers, and their bouquets were of golden and flame flowers.  Hilda Nelson, the bride’s niece, was the flower girl, looking dainty in a Greenaway frock of primrose satin.

The bride’s mother, wearing mulberry lace, with a petunia coloured bouquet, received the guests.  Toasts were honoured in a large marquee where the golden flowers and autumn foliage used as decorations were gorgeous.

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