A charming autumn wedding took place in Winona on Friday afternoon, when Edna Mary, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Picken, became the bride of Mr. Stanley M. Sproule, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Sproule, of Montreal, the marriage taking place at the home of the bride's parents. Rev. L.H. Currie, pastor of St. John's Church, Grimsby, officiated.
Gowned in ivory crepe-backed satin, trimmed with pearls, and having a full court train of the same material lined with ivory georgette, the bride, given away by her father, carried the pale pink roses a bouquet of orange blossoms, worn by her mother at the latter's wedding.
Miss Pauline Sproule, sister of the groom, as bridesmaid, was prettily gowned in pink silk voile trimmed with robin's egg blue; while little Miss Lila Picken niece of the bride, who acted as flower girl, wore pink organdie and baby's breath.
The groom was attended by Mr. Henderson Picken, brother of the bride.
Beneath an arch of carmine gladioli, the ceremony was solemnized in the drawing room which was profusely decorated with flowers and palms. The groom's gift to the bride was an imported gold bracelet, suitably engraved and to each of the attendants a pearl pin.
Following the ceremony, a buffet luncheon was served, after which the bride and groom left for the Laurentian mountains, where they will remain for their honeymoon. The bride's going-away costume was a three-piece suit of blue broadcloth with French hat to match and a grey squirrel wrap. On their return Mr. and Mrs. Sproule will reside in Montreal.
The gifts were numerous and beautiful and included a cabinet of sterling silver and also a sterling silver tea service. Guests were present from Hamilton, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Winona, Brantford and Grimsby.