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a WEDDING in JOHNSONVILLE, Wellington 1910

Journal by ngairedith

WEDDING AT JOHNSONVILLE
original list was from Papers Past Dominion, 21 July 1910

A wedding that caused a great deal of interest took place yesterday afternoon at St Columba, Presbyterian Church, Johnsonville, when Miss Chrissie ORR, youngest daughter of Mrs Orr and the late Mr John Forbes Orr was married to Mr William Thow MUNRO, second son of Mr William Munro, of Restalrig, Edinburgh.

The church was beautifully decorated for the occasion with flowers and foliage, floral arches, and wedding bells. The Rev T. Inglis, M.A., officiated, assisted by the Rev James Patterson, and the service was fully choral.

The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr Alec. Forbes Orr, wore a charming gown of white satin charmeuse draped with ninon and trimmed with old lace. She wore a bridal wreath and veil and carried a sheaf of lilies with streamers of silver tissue.

The chief bridesmaid was Miss Evelyn LODDER, who wore a frock of pale blue ninon with pearl ornaments, and a large blue and black hat wreathed with forget-me-nots. She carried a bouquet of friesias and forget-me-nots. The three smaller bridesmaids - the Misses Dorothy and Carrie DAVIES, and Molly Orr (nieces of the bride) - wore dainty muslin frocks with coats of pale blue cloth and blue hats, and they carried small posies of friesias and forget-me-nots.

After the wedding a reception was held at 'Killarchan', the residence of the bride's mother, where over 200 guests were entertained.

Mrs Orr received in a gown of black brocade, trimmed with Honiton lace, and she carried a large bouquet of violets. All the bouquets were the work of Miss Cooper, of Manners Street. The bridegroom's present to the chief bridesmaid was a dainty pair of pearl ear-rings and to the smaller bridesmaids pretty gold brooches.

Among the guests present were:
* Mr & Mrs BETHUNE
* Mr & Mrs BOULD
* Mrs Tuckwell BROWN
* Mr & Mrs CLAPHAM
* Mr & Mrs and Miss COOK
* Mr & Mrs DAVIES, Melbourne
* Miss EVENSON
* Miss HOLMES
* Mrs INGLIS
* Misses INGLIS
* Miss JACKSON
* Mr & Mrs KIRK
* Mr & Mrs G. R. LINDSAY
* Miss LODDER
* Mr & Miss MANSON
* Mr & Mrs MOORE
* Mr & Mrs Alf MOORE
* Mrs MOORE
* Mr & Mrs MORIARTY
* Miss MOUAT
* Misses OGBORNE
* Mr & Mrs D. ORR
* Miss ORR, Martinborough
* Mr & Mrs Dunbar SLOANE
* Mr & Mrs WALLIS

The bride's travelling dress was a white cloth tailor-made violet, and with it she wore a beaver hat wreathed with cerise. Mr and Mrs Munro left for the north by the afternoon train, where they stay for a short time, then leave New Zealand on August 7 to connect with the P. and O. liner Marmora for Edinburgh, where they are to live

NOTE St Columba Presbyterian Church opened its doors to worship in Earp Street, Johnsonville in 1896, and continued to hold services there after merging with the Methodists before being demolished in the 1980s to make way for a rest home

PHOTO
JOHNSONVILLE, Wellington c1900

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