One of the season's prettiest weddings was solemnized on Saturday evening in the Grimsby Baptist church when Miss Margaret Stewart Ritchie was united in marriage to Mr. Arthur Mercer, Rev. Harvey Merritt officiating.
The bride, who was given in marriage by Mr. John Budge of Winona, was lovely in a dress of white French lace and net fashioned on simple lines with a short train. Her veil of white French tulle was made in cap effect, with a halo of orange blossoms and she carried white lilies.
Miss Melba Trombley of Toronto, as bridesmaid, was gowned in white satin and lace with white velvet turban. She carried a bouquet of red roses.
Miss Dorothy Cook of Vineland sang sweetly as the bridal party entered the church and during the signing of the register, Mr. Eugene Ayton of Toronto sang. Miss Ormiston, the organist of the church, played the wedding music.
The best man was Mr. Eugene R. Hodden of Toronto and the ushers were Mr. Gordon C. Attrell and Mr. Elwood Reid, both of Toronto.
A short dedication service was held immediately following the ceremony, opening with a hymn. Remarks were given by Mr. H.W. Crone of Toronto. Dedicatory prayers were offered by Mr. Wanless, Mr. S. Goff, Mr. E. Ayton and Mr. G. Attrell, all of Toronto.
A reception followed at the home of Mr. and Mrs. McGill of Russell Avenue, St. Catharines. Miss Cora Becker and Mrs. T. Meighen, both of St. Catharines, poured tea.