Newspaper Article – Wedding – Manley-Fordham



A pretty wedding was solemnised at the Otorohanga Methodist Church, on October 7, when Jean Eleanor, elder daughter of Mr and Mrs R. E. W. Fordham, of Te Waitere, was married to Thomas Charles, only son of Mr and Mrs C. Manley, of Havelock North, Hawke’s Bay. The Rev. C. Brown was the minister, Miss K. Rogers the organist, whilst soloists at the ceremony were Misses G Holmes and Mr C. Rogers.

A classic gown in cream embossed satin was worn by the bride, who entered the church on the arm of her father. Her veil, of cream tulle, was appliqued with tulips to match the bridal gown, and fell from a coronet of orange blossom. Her shower bouquet comprised cream freezias, stocks and winter roses.

Attending her were her sister, Miss Barbara Fordham, who wore a pink moire taffeta frock with a short pink net veil caught to the hair with a small chaplet of toning flowers; and Miss Betty Manley, sister of the groom, who wore a blue moire taffeta frock and blue net veil. Both carried baskets containing cyclamen and stocks in lavender, pink and cream tonings.

Mr Nelson Symons, of Taumarunui, was best man, Mr E. Fordham, brother of the bride, was groomsman, and Messrs J. Rogers and J. Moerua were ushers.

A reception followed at the Town Hall annex, Otorohanga, where Mrs Fordham reecived [received] her guests wearing a grey tailored suit with navy accessories, Mrs Manley assisting her wearing a wine dress and hat with navy accessories.

When the bride left on her honeymoon, which she and her husband spent in the Gisborne district, she was wearing a dark lavender frock, with green hat and coat and beige accessories. They will make their future home in Wellington.

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  • Reverend C Brown
  • Miss Barbara Fordham
  • E Fordham
  • Mr and Mrs R E W Fordham
  • Misses G Holmes
  • Miss Betty Manley
  • Mr and Mrs C Manley
  • Mrs Jean Eleanor Manley, nee Fordham
  • J Moerua
  • C Rogers
  • J Rogers
  • Miss K Rogers
  • Nelson Symons

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