Nelles, Leslie George and Smith, Edna Jane, (Married on 8 Dec 1937)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 9 Dec 1937, p. 4

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St. Andrew's Anglican Church was filled to capacity with friends for the picturesque wedding which was solemnized on Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock by the rector, Rev. J. Allan Ballard, when Edna Jane, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles William Smith, of Grimsby, became the bride of Leslie George Nelles, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie M. Nelles, also of Grimsby, in a ceremony which united two very popular members of Grimsby's younger set. A profusion of chrysanthemums, ferns and palms formed a lovely setting for the marital vows.

The bride, given in marriage by Mr. Norman Nelles, wore a graceful gown of white velvet, cut on princess lines, with a long train falling from the shoulders. Her veil of white net was caught with clusters of orange blossoms to form a cap effect, and she carried a bouquet of Talisman roses and lily-of-the-valley.

Mrs. Gilbert Wade, as matron of honour, was gowned in mauve moire and carried a bouquet of Briarcliff roses, while bridesmaid, Miss Eleanor Pettit, was wearing green moire and carried yellow roses. Little Sandra Sims as flower girl wore a frock in yellow moire, made on lines similar to the senior attendants, and she carried an old-fashioned nosegay.

The best man was Mr. Gilbert Wade of Grimsby and the ushers were Mr. Malcolm Nelles and Mr. Hugh Whyte, also of Grimsby.

Mr. T.L. Dymond presided at the organ and during the signing of the register Mrs. Clive S. Bean effectively rendered the solo, "O Perfect Love".

A reception followed at the residence of Mrs. H.L. Roberts, Main Highway West, when Mrs. Roberts assisted in receiving, wearing a becoming gown of black velvet. The groom's mother, Mrs. Leslie Nelles, was in blue and grey cut velvet.

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Genealogical Resource
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Wedding Announcements
Date of Publication:
9 Dec 1937
Date Of Event:
8 Dec 1937
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Nelles, Leslie George and Smith, Edna Jane, (Married on 8 Dec 1937)