Old St. Andrew's Church, Grimsby, was the scene of one of the season's prettiest weddings on Saturday afternoon, August 3rd, when June Hildegarde, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Gillard Walker, Grimsby, was married to Ralph William Francis Yates, of Port Hope, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Yates of Preston. The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a Vionnot model of calla lily satin. Her tulle veil, worn from a halo, fell gracefully beyond the end of the long fishtail train of her gown, and was inset with an exquisite old Venetian lace veil. She carried a bouquet of white roses and lily-of-the-valley. The three attendants wore taffeta gowns of Robert Piquet design with matching taffeta hats. Miss Lila Walker, sister of the bride and her maid of honor, was in daffodil yellow; Miss Lois Hawke, cameo mauve, and Miss Kathleen Brereton, in cascade green. They carried arm bouquets of Claudius Pernet roses and blue delphinium tied with moire and gold ribbon. Mr. J.C. Erb of Owen Sound was groomsman, and the ushers were Mr. S.L.B. Martin of Hamilton and Mr. W.B.W. Baldwin of Toronto. Rev, J. Allan Ballard conducted the ceremony, and the wedding music was played by Mr. Nicholson. The chancel of the church was decorated with white gladioli, white palms and ferns, banked at the end of the choir pews, formed a background for the bridal party. Masses of summer flowers in shades of mauve and yellow decorated the church. Clusters of flowers tied with white ribbon marked the guest pews.
After the ceremony a reception was held at "Woodleigh Place", home of the bride's parents, at which 130 guests attended. Mrs. Walker received the guests, wearing a graceful gown of pink lace, with beetroot sash and beetroot hat trimmed with pink rosebuds. Mrs. Yates, mother of the groom, who received with Mrs. Walker, was gowned in blue and white flowered chiffon with white accessories and wore a corsage of lilies-of-the-valley and orchids. [list of telegrams sent]
Mr. and Mrs. Yates left later for a trip to Quebec and the Saguenay. The bride travelled in a tailored costume of powder blue with swagger coat, trimmed with dubonnet. Her hat was a model of dubonnet felt and her dubonnet shoes were piped with powder blue.
On their return Mr. and Mrs. Yates will live at Trinity College School, Port Hope where Mr. Yates is headmaster of the Junior School. Mr. Yates was a member of the staff of Lake Lodge School here for two years prior to removing to Port Hope. [list of out of town guests]