Hawke’s Bay Gleams
Reception for Bunny-Williams Wedding.
THE most eagerly anticipated social event held for a long time in Hawke’s Bay was the reception and wedding when Miss Wyvern Williams married Mr. William Ian Bunny. The bride, a daughter of Mrs. F.C. Fryer, is immensely popular and has been a keen devotee of swimming and other sports, and the bridegroom, a son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Bunny (Oanui, Masterton), was a head prefect at Wanganui Collegiate School and is a general favourite among his friends. Added to this the marriage united two pioneering clans, and hundreds of guest from all parts of the Dominion were present.
The ceremony took place on the evening of the 18th April, in St. Matthew’s Church, Hastings, which was decorated beautifully for the occasion. The full choir was present. The bride looked very youthful and sweet as she entered with her step-father, Mr. F. C. Fryer. The bridal gown was of pale parchment chiffon, clasped with pearls, with trailing lightsome graduated flounces softly flaring to a train. A second court train of chiffon hung gracefully from the shoulders. The exquisite veil of Carrickmacross lace was lent by Miss Hilda Williams. Her sheaf of begonia and roses was in palest pink and white.
‘Maids in rose pink lace with capelet net sleeves and net inset in godets at the full hems, were Zoe and Gwen “Mitty”) Fryer, Janet Knight (Dannevirke) and Hazel Bell (Havelock North). All wore shepherdess headbands of real flowers matching bouquets of delphiniums, roses and begonias. The best man was Mr. Alister Williams, and the groomsmen were Messrs. Ralph Bunny (brother of the ‘groom), Dick Bunny (cousin) and George Grace, Wanganui. Six stalwart young men friends of the bridegroom and bride ushered at the church.
To the Assembly Hall then motored hundreds of guests, who were received by Mr. and Mrs. Fryer. The dancing continued till long after midnight.
A photograph of the wedding group appears in our illustrated section this week.