Standards of white gladioli, vari-colored asters and fern formed an effective background at the Holy Trinity Church, Welland, on Thursday, September 18th, for the marriage of Kathleen Vera, only daughter of Mrs. H. Wisson of Toronto and the late A.E. Waterman, and Archibald Murray, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.E. McLean of Grimsby. Rev. A.H. Davis officiated.
The bride, given in marriage by her grandfather, was gowned in white slipper satin fashioned with a sweetheart neckline, fitted bodice, full skirt falling gracefully into a slight train and long sleeves coming to a point over the hands.
Her fingertip veil of nylon net was caught to the sides of the head with clusters of bouvardia. A strand of pearls was her only ornament and she carried a white prayer book adorned with white bouvardia and white streamers to which bouvardia petals were attached.
Her only attendant, Mrs. Audrey Williams, wore a gown of amethyst net over taffeta. Her matching headpiece was caught to the sides of the head with yellow tea roses. Her bouquet was also of yellow tea roses.
Phillip J. Beswick acted as best man with Frank Ellis and James P. McCulloch as ushers.
Harry Cawthorn presided at the organ, playing softly throughout the ceremony.
A reception was held at the home of Mrs. A.C. Rae, Merritt Street. The rooms were decorated with vases of vari-colored gladioli and asters. The bride's mother received the guests wearing a grey dress of French crepe with black accessories and a corsage of pink roses. She was assisted by the groom's mother, who chose a taupe sheer with beauty shade accessories.
For a wedding trip to New York the bride wore a dove grey wool gabardine suit with black accessories and a corsage of red roses.
On their return Mr. and Mrs. McLean will reside in Welland.
Out-of-town guests were present from Toronto, Grimsby, Kingston and Oakville.