St. Andrew's Anglican Church was the setting of a very charming and interesting wedding on Saturday afternoon. February 21, at 2:30 p.m. when Rev. J. Allan Ballard united in marriage LaVerna Catherine, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Robertson, Grimsby, to Lionel James, R.C.A.F., son of Mr. and Mrs. George Hayes, of Hamilton.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a white taffeta gown over which fell a veil of white silk net caught at the head with orange blossoms. The only ornament worn by the bride was a cross and chain. She carried a bouquet of red roses and bridal wreath.
Miss Ella Robertson and Miss Audrey Robertson attended their sister. The former, as maid of honour, wore a dress of blue net, with satin quilted jacket, blue net veil caught with a halo of blue flowers, long blue net fingerless gloves and silver slippers and carrying a bouquet of cream Johanna Hill roses with streamers to match. The latter, similarly gowned in pink net, carried a bouquet of pink roses with streamers to match. The junior bridesmaid was Miss Patricia Robertson, younger sister of the bride, dressed in pale mauve organdy with a tiny cap of mixed flowers and ribbon, and carrying a Colonial bouquet of roses and spring flowers with streamers to match.
Mr. James Hayes, of Hamilton, was groomsman and the ushers were Mr. George Hildreth and Mr. James Robertson of Grimsby. The wedding music was played by Mrs. Tweeny of Grimsby.
The groom's gift to the bride was a pin, silver Airforce Wings, and to the bridesmaids compacts, to the junior bridesmaid a gold locket and chain, and to the groomsman a gold pin.
The bride's gift to the groom was a leather Airforce wallet.
A reception fro 75 guests was held at the home of the bride, 17 Robinson Street North, which was beautifully decorated in pink and white. Receiving at the door were the bride's mother, Mrs. Wm. Robertson, in navy blue crepe with scarlet accessories and wearing a corsage of pink rosebuds and bridal wreath, and the mother of the groom, Mrs. George Hayes, in navy blue sheer, wearing a corsage of pink rosebuds and bridal wreath. Toasts to the bride were proposed by Mr. George Hayes and Mr. James Jackson. A delightful buffet luncheon was served.
After the reception the bridal couple left by car for points east, the bride wearing a velvet dress of deep blue over which she wore a plaid tweed coat with accessories to match. Upon returning the couple will reside at 1176 Cannon Street, Hamilton. The groom, who is in the R.C.A.F., is stationed at the present time at Manning Pool, Toronto.
Among the out-of-town guests attending the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. L. Eames, Miss Judy and Master John Eames of Hamilton; Mr. and Mrs. Clear of Arkon, N.Y.; Mrs. S. Gibson and daughters of Buffalo; Mrs. Bruce Wilson of Burlington; Mrs. Andrew Harris of Dundas; Mr. and Mrs. Hayford of Toronto; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Brown of Toronto. Miss Joyce Andrews, a war-guest of Mr. and Mrs. L. Eames, and who also attended the wedding, is from Grimsby, England.