On Saturday afternoon, June 30, at 3:00 o'clock, at the home of the bride's parents, Queen Elizabeth Way, Beamsville, a very pretty wedding was solemnized of Ruth Parker, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alex E. Parker, to Merl Gordon Welch, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Frank Welch, Uxbridge. Evangelist C.G.McPhee officiated.
The home was beautifully decorated with roses, snapdragon and delphinium.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride was gowned in white satin, fashioned with a fitted bodice, and net over satin skirt, with a finger-tip veil. She carried Better Times roses and bouvardia.
Her bridesmaid, Miss Norma Culp, St. Catharines, wore a floor-length pale blue moire jersey gown with a matching band of blue flowers in her hair, and she carried a Colonial nosegay. Mr. Ernest Welch, brother of the groom was best man.
A reception for 75 guests was held afterward at the Da-Nite Hotel. The bride's mother received her guests wearing a sky blue ensemble of fascona crepe with navy accessories and a corsage bouquet of pink roses. The mother of the groom was attired in a violet printed jersey frock with matching accessories and wore a corsage bouquet of Talisman roses.
Out of town guests were present from Uxbridge, Toronto, Buffalo, Hamilton, St. Catharines, Grimsby and Vineland.
The happy couple left for a trip to North Bay and points east, the bride travelling in a blue Shetland Wool dressmaker suit with navy and white accessories. On their return they will reside in Beamsville.