Grimsby Newspapers
Esler, James Whiteside and Freeman, Eleanor Margaret, (Married on 21 Jun 1947)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 26 Jun 1947, p. 8

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Pink peonies and carnations decorated Trinity United Church, Beamsville, Saturday for the wedding of Eleanor Margaret, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Carman J. Freeman, of Beamsville, and Mr. James Whiteside Esler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Esler, of Belfast, Northern Ireland. Rev. C.M. Currie officiated at the ceremony. The soloist, Miss Jean McKenzie, of Brantford, was accompanied at the organ by Mr. William F. Tufford.

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a silver white faille gown fashioned with a shirred full skirt and circular train, having a basque bodice and puffed sleeves, the boat neckline trimmed with a wide band of ruching which also accented the skirt. Her long veil was held in place with a Mary Queen of Scots headdress, and she carried a cascade of white gardenias and stephanotis.

Attending the bride was Mrs. Gerald Little, of Grimsby, matron of honour, in cameo pink; Miss Irene Davis, of Beamsville, and Miss Margaret Armstrong, of Grimsby, the bridesmaids, in heavenly blue gowns, all fashioned alike of faille, with tiered skirts, bustle bows, tiny cap sleeves and sweetheart necklines. They wore headdresses of natural flowers harmonizing with their bouquets of pink and blue carnations.

Mr. Edward McFadden, of Toronto, was groomsman, and the ushers were Mr. C.B. Freeman, of London, brother of the bride; Mr. Robert Clarke and Mr. J. Farquhar, both of Toronto.

A reception was held afterward at the Oak Room of the Village Inn, Grimsby, 130 guests being present. Mrs. Freeman, the bride's mother, received wearing a gown of fantasy gray crepe with orchid flowered hat and corsage bouquet of Sweetheart roses. After the reception the bride and groom left for a motor trip to Muskoka. They will make their home at 28 Astley Avenue, Toronto.

For going away, the bride wore a light beige wool coat, with powder blue hat and blouse, her flowers being Rapture roses.

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Wedding Announcements
Date of Publication:
26 Jun 1947
Date Of Event:
21 Jun 1947
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Esler, James Whiteside and Freeman, Eleanor Margaret, (Married on 21 Jun 1947)