Ernest BAGLEY married Ada GRAY in Wynyard St AUCKLAND 16 May 1898
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the OBSERVER, 11 Jun 1898
A very pretty wedding was celebrated on May 16th at the residence of the bride's parents, Wynyard-street, the contracting couple being Miss Ada GRAY and Mr Ernest BAGLEY, Parnell.
Ada Teulon Gray (1872-1956) & Ernest Henry Miller Bagley (1871-1918)
The ceremony was performmed by the Rev. J. MILNE, M.A. pastor of St Andrew's.
The bride looked very dainty in a pretty white silk brocaded lustre, handsomely trimmed with lace and chiffon, organe blossom wreath and rich Brussels net veil (that was worn by her mother on her marriage).
She was attended by her two sisters, Misses Minnie and Alice GRAY and Miss Ettie BAGLEY, sister of bridegroom.
All wore white silk dresses made in the Empire style and looked very quaint and pretty. They also carried exquisite bouquets, gifts of the bridegroom
The duties of groomsman were performed by Mr Arthur BAGLEY, the brother of the bridgroom.
The bridegroom's present to the bride was a valuable diamond triple ring and to the bridesmaids, handsome gold initial rings.
After the ceremony the bridal party and guests were photographed, making a very pretty group.
Then after partaking of afternoon tea, the happy couple left amidst showers of rice and good whshes to spend their honeymoon at Rotorua.
The bride's travelling dress was a heavy serge costume with picture hat to match.
The young couple were the fortunate recipients of many pretty and useful presents.