Newspaper Article 1951 – Weddings


The marriage took place in Hastings recently of Pauline Flora, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Nelson, Whakamarumaru, Hastings, and Arthur Nelson Sidney, son of Mr. H. Dewer [Dewes] and the late Mrs. Dewer, Napier.

The Rev. Canon Anderson, Puketapu officiated at the ceremony in St. Matthew’s Church, Hastings. Mr. C. Spinney was the organist.

The bride, escorted by her father, wore a trained gown of white satin reding-cote over white lace. Her tulle veil was held with orange blossom, and she carried a bouquet of Easter lilies and carnations.

Bridesmaid, Miss Elizabeth Dewer, the ‘groom’s sister, wore a frock of blue lace over taffeta, and the flower-girls, Misses Patricia and Barbara Foot, frocks of pale blue robia voile. Bouquets were of rose-buds. Peter Mason, nephew of the bride, was page-boy.

Attending the ‘groom was Mr. A. Henderson, Napier.

A reception was held at the home of the bride’s grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Hector Smith, Ormlie. The bride’s mother wore a frock of floral jersey silk. Mrs. Turner, Puketitiri, the ‘groom’s sister, wore a frock of navy and white figured fabric.

For travelling the bride wore geranium-red marocain with white accessories. They will make their home in Whakamarumaru, Hastings.

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