Against a background of Easter lilies, ferns and snapdragons, a very charming and interesting wedding was solemnized at St. Andrew's Anglican Church on Monday afternoon, April 6, at 3 o'clock, when Joyce Gaisford, daughter of Sergeant and Mrs. G.F. Warner, Grimsby, became the bride of Signaller Alfred E. MacMillan, R.C.N.V.R., son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred MacMillan, Hamilton. Rev. J.A. Ballard officiated.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, was very lovely in a gown of white chenille brocaded taffeta with heart shaped neckline and long train. Completing her outfit she wore a heart shaped halo trimmed with seed pearls, a finger tip veil, satin slippers and carried a bouquet of Johanna Hill roses. The bridesmaid, Miss Margaret MacMillan, sister of the groom, was gowned in blue taffeta with a blue halo of the same material, silver slippers and carrying a bouquet of yellow roses and blue iris. The junior bridesmaid, Miss Phyllis Best, of Toronto, cousin of the bride, was gowned similarly in pink taffeta and carrying an old-fashioned bouquet of spring flowers.
The groomsman was Mr. Jack Lawler, of Hamilton, and the ushers were Mr. Arthur Robertson, Grimsby, and Mr. Fred Warner, St. Catharines, both cousins of the bride.
The wedding music was played by Mr. T.L. Dymond and Mrs. J. Thomas Gammage sang "I Love You Truly" during the signing of the register.
A reception for 50 guests was held at the home of the bride. Mrs. Warner and Mrs. MacMillan received at the door, the former gowned in a gold crepe dress trimmed with brown accessories and crossed fox fur with a corsage of Pernet roses and Freezia and wearing a sailor's pin, a gift of the groom; while the latter was dressed in navy blue sheer trimmed with pale blue accessories and wearing a corsage of sweet peas and red roses. The rooms were charmingly decorated with pink and white tulips and snapdragons. Miss Patricia Clattenburg assisted in the serving of a buffet luncheon.
The couple then left for Paris and other points north west. For travelling the bride wore a brown Harris tweed suit with blue silk crepe blouse, blue hat and gloves and brown shoes and purse and a corsage of Freezia and Forget-me-nots. Upon returning the bride will reside with her mother in Grimsby.
The groom's gift to the bride was a radio and the bride's gift to the groom was a pen and pencil set.
The bridesmaids were presented with gold wristlets with the navy crest engraved on them from the groom.
Guests at the wedding were from Paris, Hamilton, Toronto, St. Catharines and Grimsby. Also present was Company Sergeant Major A. Barr from Camp Borden.