The beautiful church of St. Mary Magdalene, Napanee, decorated with white peonies, was a lovely setting for an early summer wedding recently, when the Venerable Archdeacon R.J. Dumbrille united in marriage Dorothy Maude, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred de Sidnia Wilson, Napanee, and John Lewis Henry, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Puddicombe, Maple Grove, Winona.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore an original portrait gown of traditional satin of palest blush ivory fashioned with a moulded basque and richly gathered skirt with pleated net front panel, and sweeping into a full length circular train. The bodice was made with long sheath tight sleeves and a deep sweetheart neckline encrusted with fine heirloom lace. With it was worn a full length veil of matching ivory tulle illusion crested with a lace coronet. She carried a cascade bouquet of deep red roses and stephanotis, with knots of forget-me-nots.
The bride was attended by Mrs. Richard Jones, Napanee, as matron of honour, and by her sister, Miss Janet Wilson, Napanee, and her cousin, Miss Carol Reid of Montreal, as bridesmaids. The bridal attendants were all gowned alike, in pink faille taffeta, with bustle backs and full, floor-length skirts. Their headdresses were pink mohair halos with real flowers in deep violet shades and deep purple velvet ribbon, matching their old-fashioned nosegays of sweet peas in violet shades, and Johanna Hill roses.
The groomsman was Robert Martin, Vineland, and the ushers were Murray Wilson, Napanee, Donald Pettit, Grimsby, and Arthur Arkell, Winona.
W.R. Eppes played the wedding music and during the signing of the register, ten choir boys sang "O Perfect Love".
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Napanee Golf and Country Club, attractive with pale pink peonies and orange blossoms. Mrs. Wilson, mother of the bride, assisted by Mrs. Puddicombe, the groom's mother, received the guests. Mrs. Wilson wore a Grecian-blue crepe floor-length gown with draped skirt, with small flowered hat to match and corsage of sweetheart roses. Mrs. Puddicombe's gown was of ice blue silk jersey, also floor-length, with hat of fuschia flowers and a corsage of roses in fuschia tones.
The bride's table was decorated in shell pink and was centred with a three-tiered wedding cake, iced in shell pink and topped with sweetheart roses, which were also used in bud vases on the table, together with silver candelabra holding pink candles.
For going away the bride wore a white linen suit with navy accessories and a corsage of deep red roses. After a wedding trip to Quebec City and the Laurentians, Mr. and Mrs. Pubbicombe will live at Winona.
The groom is a graduate of the Ontario Agricultural College, and the bride attended Toronto University and McGill University, and for the past two years has been teaching in Ottawa and Napanee Public Schools.
Following the reception, Miss Janet Wilson and Mr. Murray Wilson entertained a number of their young friends at a dance at the Country Club.