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the Military Wedding of Hugh Eric HAGGITT & Jean Grant INGRAM - Nelson 1919

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from the COLONIST 27 June 1919

... ... HAGGITT-INGRAM - A military wedding of considerable interest took place in Holy Trinity Church, Richmond, Nelson, on Wednesay afternoon when Private Hugh Eric HAGGITT (1892-1960 son of Bryan Cecil HAGGITT & Jessie Margaret TOLMIE), of Balclutha, was united in matrimony to Sister Jean Grant Skinner INGRAM (1886-1966), of New Zealand Army Nursing Service, daughter of Mr and Mrs J. Ingram, Richmond (John INGRAM & Annie SKINNER) of Richmond

Two Union Jacks were gracefully arranged above the bridal party at the altar.
The bride wore the military nursing uniform, and carried a grey suede Prayer Book, with white ribbon tipped with orange blossoms.

Miss Ivy Ingram, sister of the bride was bridesmaid, and wore a grey georgette frock, hand-embroidered in self shades, with hat also of grey georgette and scarlet flowers. She carried a bouquet consisting of scarlet anemones and carnations and maiden-hair fern.

The bridegroom and his brother, Lieutenant Norman Haggitt, were in military uniform.
Miss Hunt officiated at the organ, and the service was fully choral.

The street from the bride's home to the church was beflagged and the bridal party were conveyed to the church in a car belonging to the Mayor (Mr W. H. WILKES).

After the ceremony the bride's parents held a reception at Hawkesworth's tea rooms, where the usual toasts were honoured. Messrs Chroucher and Sons, who are very old friedns of the bride's parents, presented the extremely handsome wedding cake.

The bridegroom's present to the bride was a beautiful gold brooch set with aquamarines and pearls and to the bridesmaid he gave a gold pendant set with pearls.

Among the many and costly presents was a silver teapot sent by the returned soldiers in-patients and out-paitients of the Nelson Hospital.

The bride's going-away costume was of navy gabardine and a smart postboy hat in oyster shades.
The marriage ceremony was witnessed by a very large congregation.

Mr and Mrs Haggitt, who left for their home in Balclutha by the Nikau on Wednesday evening, have the best wishes of a host of well-wishers in almost every part of the Dominion.

Surnames: CROUCHER HAGGITT HUNT INGRAM SKINNER WILKES
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