A host of friends of the contracting parties filled Trinity United Church on Saturday afternoon to witness the marriage of Dorothy Jane, daughter of Mrs. Shelton and the late William Shelton, to Flight-Lieut. Hugh J.L. Merritt, elder son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Merritt, Smithville. The bridal party entered the church to the measured strains of Mendelssohn's Wedding March, played by T.L. Dymond at the organ, and ranged themselves before a bank of pink and white gladioli encircling the platform. The bride was exquisitely gowned in white brocaded satin, with double finger-tip embroidered veil and butterfly head-dress and orange blossoms. A strand of pearls, the gift of the groom, was her only ornament. She carried white gladioli. Mrs. Arthur Woodcock, sister of the bride, was matron of honour, and the bridesmaids were Miss Ruth Merritt, sister of the groom, and Miss Dorothy Joyce Shelton, niece of the bride. All were dressed alike in white silk jersey, torso style, and carried pink gladioli. Miss Beverley Ann Woodcock, niece of the bride, made a charming flower girl in her frock of white net over white silk jersey, and carrying a nosegay of roses and gladioli. Rev. W.J. Watt, pastor of the church, conducted the impressive ceremony, joining the bride and groom in the bonds of holy wedlock, the bride being given in marriage by her brother, Clarence L. Shelton. The groom was supported by his brother, Cpl. Sidney Merritt, both in the uniform of the R.C.A.F. Guests and relatives were ushered to their places by Leonard Lawson, St. Catharines, and Arthur Woodcock, the pews being marked by bows of white gauze ribbon in which were inserted pink gladioli tips. During the signing of the register, Mr. Jack Ansell sang "Through the Years". Before and following the ceremony Mr. Dymond played Schubert's "Ave Maria" and Mendelssohn's "On Wings of Song". Seventy guests attended the reception held after the ceremony at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Woodcock, 32 Oak Street. Out of town guests were present from Toronto, Hamilton, St. Catharines, Smithville, Burlington, Susquehanna, Pa., and Buffalo, N.Y.
The bride's mother received in a handsome gown of blue faccone sheer crepe with black accessories and corsage of pink roses. The groom's mother was most becomingly gowned in Panama green sheer crepe with brown accessories and corsage of yellow roses. The bride and groom left on a motor trip through the border states, the bride travelling in a black and rose wool dress with feather hat to match, and black accessories. On their return Mrs. Merritt will reside in Grimsby and Flight Lieut. Merritt will proceed to his post at Bagottville, Que.