A very pretty wedding ceremony was performed by Rev. J.P. McLeod at St. John's Presbyterian Church at Grimsby, Ontario, July 24th, 1948, when Frances Irene, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Edward Drake of Grassies, was united in marriage to Wesley Gordon Sherritt of Bartonville, Ont.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, looked charming in a white satin dress, with insets of Swiss lace. Her long veil fell from a headdress of satin flowers set with pearls. She carried red roses and orange blossoms. Her attendants were Miss Jean Duck, maid of honor, wearing gold taffeta, with matching headdress and carrying a bouquet of summer flowers. Misses Dorothy and Marjorie Sherritt, sisters of the groom, wearing gowns of blue and pink sheer respectively, and carrying matching bouquets, were the bridesmaids.
Mr. Milton McKinley was best man, Mr. Ronald Duck, Grassies, and Mr. Raymond Sherritt, Hamilton, acted as ushers.
The ceremony was opened with Mr. Donald Hurst, St. Catharines, singing "I Love You Truly" and during the signing of the register he sang "All Through The Years".
After the ceremony a reception was held for 85 guests at the bride's home, Grassie, Ont. The bride's mother received the guests wearing a navy blue figured silk dress with a corsage of orchids. The groom's mother was gowned in navy blue crepe with gladioli corsage.
The bride travelled in a fuschia gabardine suit with grey accessories.
Guests were present from St. Catharines, Hamilton, Dundas, Fergus, Grimsby and Grassie.
After a motor trip to points north the happy couple will reside at Burlington, Ont.