The home of Mr. and Mrs. James Aitchison, Main street east, Grimsby, on Wednesday, May 20, was the scene of a pretty spring wedding, when their only daughter, Isabel Joy, was united in marriage to Mr. Earl J. Marsh, only son of Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Marsh, of Grimsby. The ceremony was conducted by Rev. F.S. Milliken of St. John's Presbyterian church, Grimsby, assisted by Rev. Dr. Richard Whiting, a cousin of the bride.
At 3 o'clock, to the strains of Mendelssohn's Wedding March, played by Miss Reta Thomas, of Hamilton, the bride entered the drawing room escorted by her father, the ceremony taking place under an arch of spring blossoms and ferns. The bride was very attractive in her gown of ivory trayonne crepe, the long train being lined with shell-pink georgette. Her veil of silk Brussels net was arranged becomingly in cap effect, with coronet of orange blossoms and sprays of white heather from Scotland. She carried a shower bouquet of Ophelia roses and lilies of the valley, and wore the groom's gift, a pearl bracelet.
Miss Beulah Marsh, sister of the groom, as maid of honor, was charming in her coral Canton crepe gown, carrying mauve sweet peas and snap dragon. Miss Erma Collard, of Niagara Falls, N.Y., cousin of the bride, was bridesmaid and wore a pretty frock of green silverette crepe and carried mauve sweet peas and snap dragon. Miss Edna Jean Pettit, niece of the groom, made a winsome flower girl in a ruffled frock of maize organdie, carrying a basket filled with Sweetheart roses and sweet peas.
The groom was attended by Mr. Harold B. Metcalf, of Grimsby. During the signing of the register Mrs. Robert McCauley, of Beamsville, sang By Your Side.
The bride's mother was gowned in cocoa crepe romaine and wore a corsage bouquet of cream sunset roses. Mrs. Marsh, mother of the groom, was in a sequined French gown of navy blue, with corsage bouquet of pink sweet peas.
After the ceremony, 8 girl friends of the bride - Miss Jean McLean (Toronto), Miss Kathryn McNally (Hamilton), Miss Treva Moore (Grimsby), Miss Mary Buckle (Oakville), Miss Isley (Woodgate, N.Y.), Miss Marion Marsh (Grimsby), sister of the groom, and the Misses Hazel and Helen McCollum (St. Catharines), cousins of the bride - assisted in serving refreshments to the guests, who numbered about 80.
Late in the afternoon the happy couple left on a two weeks' motor trip through the southeastern states, the bride travelling in a navy blue and grey ensemble suit of Poiret twill, with a chic French hat of powder blue. On their return they will reside in their new bungalow on Nelles boulevard, Grimsby.