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marriage of Alan Innes WALKER & Eileen Graham BUCKLETON - Auckland 1919

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Alan Innes WALKER (1891-1951)
- son of Henrcy Charles Holden Walker
married Eillen Grahan BUCKLETON (1894-1957) 19 Nov 1919 at St Mark's, Remuera


19 November 1919 A very pretty and interesting wedding took place this afternoon at three o'clock, at St Mark's, Remuera, when Miss Eileen Graham Buckleton, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs H. Buckleton, of "Taree", Remuera Road, was married to Major Alan Innes Walker and Mrs Walker, of St Stephen's Avenue, Parnell. The church had been profusely decorated for the occasion by the girl friends of the bride, under the direction of Miss Overton Smith. The altar was done in white flowers and the chancel was suspended from a magnificent floral wedding bell, the work of Miss Kathleen Holmes.
The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a charming frock of brocaded white crepe de chine, made short with long draped panniers, each finished with a timy bunch of orange blossoms. The corsage was made simply, draped and embroidered with seed pearls. A long square train descended from the shoulders and was composed of beautiful old family lace appligues on net, which was made by the ancestors of the bride over 175 years ago. This was lined with the faintest pink and finished with delicate ruchings at the edges. With this was worn a quite plain veil which had been worn by the bride's mother and by her grandmother more that fifty years ago. The bride was supported by her two sister, Misses Marnie and Jean Buckleton, who were in white organdie, made very simply with flounces to the waist in the old mode, now returning. This was worn over an ivory satin foundation and finished with a sash of pale blue, pale pink and primroses. With this was worn large fancy leghorn hats, trimmed with pale blue ribbon crossed and with pink roses, lined with separate lining of pink georgette, and each bridesmaid carried a posy.
Two little train-bearers accompanied the bride to the altar - Sheila MacDiamid and Lassie Hume, cousins of the bride, wearing white organdie frocks with sashes of plaited ribbon in blue, pink and pale yellow, with leghorn hats to match.
The bridesmaids' posies consisted of old-fashioned flowers, such as heartsease and blue cornflowers, with touches of yellow and pink.
The bride's bouquet was a white and shell pink sweet pea showered bouquet, with maidenhair fern.

The bridegroom was supported by Major Finn, as best man, and Mr Charles Walker as groomsman. Mr B. Buckleton and Mr Polson acted as ushers. The Rev Beatty performed the ceremony.

Afterwards a reception was held at the home of the bride, "Taree," where Mrs Buckleton received her guests wearing a beautiful costume of white charmeuse, with a black hat with white feather, and carrying a bouquet of tea roses.

The bride, who stood under a wedding bell at the foot of the stairs, was wished all happiness by the guests present, among whom were:
Mrs and Miss BARNARD
Mrs BEWS
Miss BROWN
Mrs and Miss CALDWELL (Cambridge)
Mr and Mrs J. H. CARPENTER
Mr and Mrs Jack CARR
Mrs J. P. COLLYNS
Mrs CULLING
Mr DAWN
Mr and Mrs George ELLIOT
Miss Jessie GEDDES
Mrs W. A. GRAHAM
Miss GRAHAM
Mrs McKay GRANT
Mrs Alan HART
Mrs George HART
Miss K. HOLMES
Mrs HORROCKS
Mr and Mrs J. H. HUME
Mr and Mrs W. H. HUME
Mr amd Mrs V. J. LARNER
Mrs MacDONALD
Miss Flora MacDONALD
Mr and Mrs J. B. MacFARLANE
Miss MacFARLANE
Mr and Mrs MAJOR
Mr and Mrs A. C. McDIAMAID
Mr McKENZIE
Miss MORSE
Mrs MOUNIER
Miss E. NEILL
Miss Muriel PAYTON
Mrs PERKINS
Mr and Mrs POND
Dr PURCHAS
Mr and Mrs Charles RHODES
Mrs ROBERTS (Te Puke)
Mrs SNELL
Miss SNELL
Miss Overton SMITH
Mrs and Miss SPENCER
Mrs and Miss UPFILL
Mr and Mrs P.H. UPTON
Mr and Mrs H. VAILE
Miss F. WAKE
Mr H. WALKER
Mrs H. WALKER
Mrs Ralph WORLEY
The bride's travelling costume was brown cloth, smartly cut and small straw hat with tiny rosebuds


PHOTO
St. Marks Anglican Church, Remuera, Auckland

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