Grimsby Newspapers
Latka, John Frederick and Atkinson, Ella Lorna May, (Married on 2 July 1949)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 14 Jul 1949, p. 4

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The Rev. George A. McLean conducted the ceremony on Saturday, July 2nd, at the home of the bride's parents, when Ella Lorna May, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Atkinson, became the bride of John Frederick, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Latka of Grassie.

The home was decorated in white and pink with lovely flowers at the bride and groom's table.

Given by her father, the bride wore a gown of white satin, the full skirt of which flowed into a long train. Her embroidered veil fell from a sweetheart headdress. Her bouquet was red roses and baby's breath.

The maid of honour was the sister of the bride, Miss Florence Atkinson, who wore a pink double net skirt with brocaded satin top and feather headdress. She carried a nosegay of forget-me-nots and blue cornflowers. Junior bridesmaid was also a sister of the bride, Evelyn, who wore a sky blue organdy dress with matching headdress and carried a nosegay of yellow flowers and sweet peas. The flower girl was Ruth, sister of the bride, who wore a nile green organdy dress with matching headdress and carried a nosegay of sweet peas.

Mr. Bill Latka, a twin brother of the groom, was best man.

Fifty-five guests attended the reception held at the home of the bride's parents. The bride's mother received in flowered silk jersey with white accessories and corsage of yellow roses. Assisting was the mother of the groom who was in a blue flowered crepe with white accessories and corsage of white carnations.

The bride's great grandmother attended the wedding in a cream flowered silk dress. Her corsage was red roses.

The relatives were from Caistor Centre, Smithville, Dunnville, Welland, Wellandport, St. Catharines, Jerseyville, Hamilton, Grassie and Grimsby.

For the honeymoon they travelled to Georgian Bay, Owen Sound and other points, the bride wearing a brown gabardine suit with green accessories. On their return they will reside at Grassie.

Media Type:
Genealogical Resource
Item Type:
Wedding Announcements
Date of Publication:
14 Jul 1949
Date Of Event:
2 July 1949
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Latka, John Frederick and Atkinson, Ella Lorna May, (Married on 2 July 1949)