Sunday, July 28, 2013

The Wedding of Mollie McClellan


I’ve previously posted about the weddings of my Grandmother Bettie  and the wedding of her brother Mervyn


This time its the turn of their sister Mollie  ( Betties older sister) . I photographed the painted portrait shown in this layout at the home of Mollies daughter.


The journalling on this layout is from The Evening Post dated 21 January 1933

The Wedding was solemnised recently at Trinity Methodist Church, Newtown, of Mollie Louise, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs W. McClellan, Millward Street, and Roy Osmond, eldest son of Mr and Mrs R.O. Lamason, Tanera Crescent. The Rev. Mr Bramwell-Scott officiated.
The bride, who was escorted by her father, work a sheath-like frock of whit satin, trimmed with pearls. with long tight-fitting sleeves. Her embroidered tulle veil was caught back from the face with orange blossom and fell in graceful folds to form a train. She carried a sheaf of Christmas Lilies and blue delphiniums On leaving the church she was presented by her cousin, Joy Pritchard, with a lucky horseshoe. In attendance were her sister, Miss Bettie McClellan ( chief bridesmaid) and Miss Edna Bryant who were dressed in amber Georgette over gold, with long silk net mittens and lemon crinoline picture hats trimmed with amber and gold velvet. The carried sheaves of deep gold roses, delphiniums, and apricot coloured sweet peas . The also wore amber necklets and earrings( the gifts of the bridegroom).
The brides mother was in blue silk morocain, relieve with pale coffee coloured lace and a hat to tone, She carnied a bouquet of rose pink carnations. The bridegroom's mother wore brown crepe de chine relieved with tangerine . Her bouquet was of deep gold roses. The bridegroom’s brother Mr J. Lamason was the best man and Mr W. Third, groomsman. The church was beautifully decorated with blue hydrangeas, Iceland poppies and Christmas lilies. ( the work of Mrs Bramwell Scott). Mr L Thawley L.A.B. officiated at the organ.
A reception was afterwards held in the Trinity Hall when about a hundred guess were entertained. Later the bride and bridegroom left for Christchurch, the bride travelling in a black and white ensemble, with hat to match.

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