Allan 'Norman' HAGGITT marries Dorothy Hunter MacANDREW - Dunedin 1923
from the EVENING POST 31 July 1923
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... The wedding of Miss Dorothy MacANDREW, second daughter of Mr and Mrs Hunter MacAndrew (Andersons Bay) (Hunter MacANDREW 1963-1952 & Ethel Patience Maude ROBERTS 1872-1954), and Mr Norman HAGGITT, youngest son of Mr and Mrs B. C. Haggitt (Bryan Cecil HAGGITT 1838-1898 & Jessie Margaret TOLMIE 1859-1931), Musselburgh Rise, took place recently at St Matthew's Church, Dunedin, when the Rev H. O. FENTON officiated.
The church was beautifully decorated with palms, native greenery, white heather, and pink flowering shrubs, the altar vases being arranged with pink and white flowers.
The guest seats were tied with white tulle, into which posies of white heather were tucked.
The graceful frock worn by the bride was made on simple lines, of white satin and silver lace, the manteau de cour being of georgette lined with pink ninon, and two large, flat silver flowers at the edge. The veil was held in place by a narrow band of orange blossom, and the wedding bouquet was of white chrysanthemums, heather, and pale pink carnations.
The gift from the bridegroom was a gold wristlet watch.
The bridesmaids were the Misses Marjorie MacAndrew (chief), Edith Haggitt and little Cecily Ramsay.
The two elder bridesmaids were in Heliotrope satin and georgette, with long flowing transparent sleeves, gracefully bunched overskirts, and a long panel of jade green at the left side, also a waist girdle of coloured leaves. Their hats were of silver lace, with an over-hanging trimming of jade green. The bouquets were of purple and pink anemones and white heather, tied with tulle streamers.
The bridesmaids wore gold signet rings, the gift of the bridegroom.
The little maid was in pink, with hair fillet and posy to match.
Mr Tom IRVINE was the best man, Messrs. Guy SINCLAIR (who married Allan's sister Edith in 1926) and Harry LEWIN being groomsmen.
The wedding was reception was held at the residence of Mr and Mrs Eardley (Eardley Culley Reynolds 1868-1942, (2nd son of the Hom William Hunter Reynolds M.L.C.) & Frances Edith RICHARDSON 1865-1945) REYNOLDS, when there was a very large gathering of the relatives and friends of the two old Dunedin families.
Later the bride and bridegroom left for the North by motor, the former wearing a smart coat, and skirt of migger brown velour, with a beaver collar, and a ribbon hat with side trimming. Her wrap was of grey velour with stamped embroided rings.
St Matthews Church pre 1900, Dunedin