Newspaper Article 1944 – Wedding Bells At Waverley

Wedding Bells at Waverley

By Our Wanganui Correspondent

EARLY last Saturday afternoon, Phoebe Mary, younger daughter of Mr and Mrs Guy H. Graham, of Huanui, Waverley, and William Oswald (Punch), younger son of Mr and Mrs Oswald Nelson of Mangapapa, Hastings, were married at St. Stephen’s Church, Waverley. Quantities of beautiful flowers, arranged by the bride’s friends, decorated the church. For her wedding the bride wore a trained gown of cream brocaded faconne sheer. Her deep cream tulle veil was held with a coronet of orange blossoms and she carried a bouquet of cream flowers. The bride’s sister, Mrs R. C. Wilson, came from New Plymouth to play the role of matron-of-honour. Miss Mary Grummitt, of Cambridge, who trained at Auckland Karitane with the bride, was bridesmaid. Both the bridal attendants wore rose-tinted gowns of faconne sheer made exactly the same as the bride’s. They had sprays of real flowers in their hair and in their bouquets of the same rose toning there were touches of blue. Mr Philip Giblin, of Waipukurau, was best man and Mr E. Symes, of Hastings, was groomsman. The reception was held in the charming garden at Awatea, the home of the bride’s aunt and uncle, Mr and Mrs A. G. Wallace. Mrs Graham and Mrs Wallace were joint hostesses.

After a few days holiday in Wellington, the bride and bridegroom will return to Hawke’s Bay and make their home at Airhill, Maraekakaho, Hastings. The bride, who is well known in many parts of the Dominion, was guest of honour at a number of pre-wedding parties. Her hostesses in both the Hawke’s Bay and Waverley districts gave the parties well before the final wedding preparations were demanding much of the bride’s time and attention.

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25 October 1944

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