Denman, Robert Oliver and Glassco, Douglas (Married)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 26 Sep 1923, p. 5
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Crowhurst, the picturesque country home at Winona of Mr. and Mrs. M.S. Glassco, transformed into a floral bower with gay-hued autumn blooms and masses of greenery, and filled with guests for the happy occasion, was the scene of the marriage, Saturday afternoon, at 3 o'clock, of their daughter, Douglas, to Mr. Robert Oliver Denman, son of Mrs. Mildred Denman, of Hamilton. Very charming in its appointments, and having as the central figures one of the city's loveliest girls and most popular young men, this was one of the prettiest of a season of pretty nuptial events; and the presence in the bridal party of a young pair who next Saturday are the chief figures in a similar ceremony, served to add interest to the wedding. Rev. Beverly Ketchen was the officiating clergyman.

The bride, a picture of beautiful girlhood, in her exquisite gown, was given away by her father, the wedding music being played by an orchestra. Of brocaded ivory velvet on chiffon, combined with ivory satin and rare lace, the bridal dress was made with a full court train of ivory satin and Carrickmacross lace lined with pleated chiffon, and having a further adornment horseshoes of orange blossoms. Rhinestone buckles at the waist and shoulder held the train to the gown, and a graceful bandeau veil of tulle, caught to the head with orange blossoms, was worn.

The groom's gift - a diamond and sapphire barpin, and a platinum wrist watch, were the bride's ornaments. Her shower bouquet was composed of sweetheart roses, orchids, lilies of the valley, forget-me-nots and a lucky sprig of white heather.

A delightful bevy of young girls made up the bridal party. Miss Anna Glassco was her sister's maid of honor, and the bridesmaids were Miss Vera Phin, Miss Rosalind Bell and Miss Mary McLaren. Their taffeta frocks, all made alike in quaint bouffant style, with long bodices, and having shirrings of Valenciennes lace, were in brilliant shades of green, blue, rose and mauve. Their hats were of leghorn, with lace shirrings and streamers in harmony with their frocks; and they carried old-fashioned nosegays of mixed flowers in vivid colors. Little Miss Jane Councel, an attractive flower girl, carrying a basket of gay blossoms, was frocked in yellow, with leghorn hat, trimmed with velvet and lace. Mr. Alex. Denman, brother of the bridegroom, was best man, and the ushers were Mr. Jack Skinner (Toronto), Mr. Millar Skelton, Mr. George Greening, and Mr. Bob Harvey.

A reception followed the conclusion of the ceremony. Mrs. Glassco received in a handsome gown of Apricot Chinese crepe, with feathered hat of the same shade, and she carried a bouquet combined of different flowers. Mrs. Denman, mother of the bridegroom, was wearing a smart dress of brown velvet, with brown hat, and her flowers were roses. Mrs. Pettit, the bride's grandmother, was gowned in black and white Canton crepe, with black hat, and she carried a bouquet of red roses.

Among the 150 guests were a number from out of town. Mr. and Mrs. Denham left for a motor trip to Virginia Hot Springs later in the afternoon, the bride going away in a blue travelling dress, with blue hat, trimmed with grey feathers, and a wrap pf brown foxfur. On their return they will reside on Herkimer Street Hamilton.

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Wedding Announcements
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Date of Publication
26 Sep 1923
Date Of Event
22 Sept 1923
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Denman, Robert Oliver and Glassco, Douglas (Married)