Newspaper Article – Wedding – Edward-Beattie


lrises, delphiniums, antirrhinums and roses in pastel shades adorned St. Matthew’s Church, Hastings, for the wedding last evening of Eileen Ethel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs J. Edward, of “Raukawa,” Hastings, and Stuart, son. of Mr; and Mrs. J. Beattie, of Longlands, Hastings. The Rev. W. T. Drake officiated and Mr. C. B. Spinney was at the organ, and accompanied Miss Rachel Schofield, who sang “Where’er You Walk. ”

The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a beautiful bridal gown of white lace over taffeta, the gathered bodice having a square neck-line, and the skirt sweeping into a long train. Her embroidered veil was held in place with orange blossom and white heather, and the bride carried an ivory prayer book

Three bridesmaids were in attendance, Miss Isabella Edward (chief), Miss Eunice Howard, of Napier, and Miss Margaret Edward, who all wore white taffeta gowns featuring square-necked bodices and full skirts finished with mauve sashes. Each ’maid wore the silver locket, the gift to each by the bridegroom, and they carried shower bouquets of mauve flowers.

Mr. Allen Beattie was best man, and Messrs. Charlie Anderton and Jack Butcher were groomsmen. Church ushers were Norman Wattie and Clarey Napier

A reception was held in the Oddfellows’ Hall Hastings, where the parents of the bride and bridegroom entertained a large number of’ guests. The bride’s mother wore a black satin-embossed gown relieved with white, and a bouquet of red roses, and the bridegroom’s mother was in a teal blue gown, and carried a harmonising bouquet

For travelling, the bride wore an ensemble in dusky pink marocain, the dress featuring a pleated skirt and pin-tucked bodice. She wore a navy hat and accessories.

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