St. Catherine of Alexandria Church was the setting for a lovely autumn wedding on Saturday morning the 25th of September at 9:30 when Helen Catherine, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward S. Murphy became the wife of Mr. Francis Robert Craig, son of Mrs. Harvey Schott and the late Mr. Joseph Gordon Craig. Tall white candles and white gladioli were beautifully arranged in the sanctuary and the guest pews were marked alternately with white satin bows and gladioli. Rt. Rev. A.E. MacQuillen, D.P., V.P., performed the ceremony. Miss Annabelle Gooch was the soloist accompanied by Mr. Clarence Colton who also played the wedding music.
The bride, who moved slowly up the aisle with her father, wore a gown of heavy white bridal satin fashioned on princess lines with a slim moulded basque, long tight sleeves, and high neckline. A tiny scalloped capelet added back interest and curved over the shoulder line. Two panels of graduated fine lace ruffles lent detail to the front of the gently flowing skirt which swept into a slight train. A richly beaded halo held her fingertip veil of tulle illusion. She carried a shower of orchids and rose buds on a white prayer book. Her sister, Theresa Margaret Murphy, attended her, charming in a gown of ice blue satin made off the shoulders with smooth fitted bodice and bouffant skirt forming a slight train. She wore gauntlets to match. Her headdress was of ice blue satin and she carried a nosegay of tiny white mums. Mr. Gregory Murphy was groomsman and the ushers were Mr. Gordon Craig and Mr. Frank Murphy.
Mr. and Mrs. Murphy held a wedding breakfast in the Crystal ballroom of the Welland House and in the afternoon a reception was held at their home on Welland Avenue. Mrs. Murphy wore a graceful gown of black crepe and satin with a corsage of dark red gladioli. Mrs. Schott looked lovely in charcoal gray with malaga wine accessories and corsage of malaga wine gladioli. Present at the wedding and reception were the maternal grandparents of the bride and groom, Mrs. A.M. Haynes and Mrs. W. Phipps.
Later Mr. and Mrs. Craig left on a short honeymoon, the bride wearing a mid-winter blue suit with oriental wine accessories and an orchid corsage. They will reside in St. Catharines.