McBride, James and McNiven, Helen Jean, (Married on 29 Mar 1947)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 3 Apr 1947, p. 4

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On Saturday, March 29th, the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.A. McNiven, of Grimsby, was the setting for the wedding of their daughter, Helen Jean, to Mr. James McBride, of Bridgeport, Conn., son of Mr. and Mrs. T. McBride, of Greenock, Scotland.

The rooms were decorated with palms and spring flowers of pastel shade. Mr. T.L. Dymond played the wedding music and Mr. Donald Gardham sang Through the Years and Ave Maria. Rev. W.J. Watt, of Trinity United Church, Grimsby, officiated.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a graceful gown of rippled ivory satin, fashioned with a fitted bodice, and full skirt ending in a slight train. Her full-length veil was of real antique lace sent from England for the occasion. She wore a necklace of engraved gold set with pearls, worn by her mother on her wedding day, and she carried a cascade of cream roses and sweet peas.

Attending the bride was her sister, Miss Catherine McNiven, who was maid of honour, and wore a turquoise silk jersey gown, styled with a basque bodice and full skirt. Miss Lois Merritt, of Toronto, bridesmaid, wore an identical gown of peach silk jersey. Miss Betty Lou McNiven, niece of the bride, as junior bridesmaid, was in peach nylon sheer. The attendants carried pastel shades of sweet peas with matching bandeaux. Mr. Lewis McNiven was groomsman.

At the reception, the bride's mother received in an Alice blue silk crepe gown, with a corsage of Sweetheart roses.

The bride and groom left for a honeymoon trip to New York, by plane, the bride travelling in an Appleberry suit, with matching hat and beige coat. Her accessories were dark brown. They will make their home in Bridgeport, Conn.

Media Type:
Genealogical Resource
Item Type:
Marriage announcements
Date of Publication:
3 Apr 1947
Date Of Event:
29 Mar 1947
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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McBride, James and McNiven, Helen Jean, (Married on 29 Mar 1947)