Russell – Rolleston
A wedding of interest to friends in both the North and South Islands took place at St. Mary’s Church, Timaru, yesterday afternoon, when Rosamund, daughter of Mr and Mrs F. J. Rolleston, Le Cren’s Terrace, Timaru, was married to John Tinsley, son of Major-General Sir Andrew and Lady Russell, Tunanui, Hastings.
Archdeacon Monoghan ofﬁciated at the ceremony and Mr Vine presided at the organ. Two hymns were sung, “He Who Would Valiant Be,” and “God Be in My Head,” and the psalm, “I Was Glad When They Said Unto Me.”
The bride, who was escorted by her father, wore a lovely wedding gown of off-white satin with square-neck line, and the skirt falling into a graceful train at the back. An old family train of exquisite Limerick lace was worn from the waist.
The bridesmaids were the Misses Margaret Rolleston (chief), Kit Ormond (Wallingford), Christina Williams (Hastings), Rachel Rolleston and Phillipa Barker. Their frocks were of blue sand sheen cut with streamline effect and forming a train at the back. The high front neckline was ﬁnished with kilting, which continued down the back of the bodice and ﬁnished in a bow at the waist. The sleeves were also ﬁnished with kilting. Long white gloves and silver sandals were worn, and their large white picture hats were banded with blue ribbon.
The best man was Mr John Goring-Johnston, and Messrs John Ormond, John Rolleston, and Kenneth Hargreaves acted as ushers.
At the reception after the ceremony the decorations were carried out with masses of lovely blue and pink hydrangeas and agapanthus. Mr and Mrs Rolleston, and Sir Andrew and Lady Russell received the guests. Mrs Rolleston was wearing a model ensemble, with deep blue and cream ﬂoral crepe de chene frock and blue coat, and her large straw hat was also in blue.
When the bride and bridegroom left for their honeymoon in the North the bride wore a frock of cream crepe de chene ﬁnely spotted in brown, having an inset cowl collar of brown and tiny brown buttons finishing the bodice at the back. She wore a brown coat and brown hat trimmed with the material of her frock.
Among the guests were: Mr and Mrs J. C. Rolleston (aunt and uncle of the bride).
Mr and Mrs Chilton Hayter (aunt and uncle of the bride).
Mrs H. C. J. Rolleston (aunt of the bride).
Mr and Mrs H. D. Blair (grandparents of the bride).
Miss E. Williams, Hastings, (aunt of the bridegroom).
Mr and Mrs J. S. Barker.
Mr and Mrs J. H. Grigg.
Mr and Mrs G. H. Grigg (cousins of the bride).
Mr and Mrs W. Deans (bridegroom’s sister).
Mr and Mrs A. H. Russell.
Miss Meg. Williams.
Miss Patricia Williams.
Mr and Mrs H. B. Williams (aunt and uncle of the bridegroom).
Miss Hilda Williams (cousin of the bridegroom).
Commander and Mrs Dennistoun, Mrs J. Studholme, Miss Horton, Mrs Deans, Miss Patricia Palmer, Miss Olive McIlraith, Mr J. Nelson.