Grimsby Newspapers
Shepherd, Douglas Evan and Taylor, Diana Isobel, (Married on 19 Nov 1949)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 24 Nov 1949, p. 4

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A wedding of much interest took place in St. George's Church, St. Catharines, on Nov. 19th, when Diana Isobel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Thornton Taylor, was married to Mr. Douglas Evan Shepherd, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Shepherd, Beamsville.

The ceremony, during which boy choristers sang, was performed by the rector, the Rev. P.R. Beattie, and the bride's uncle, the Rev. Norman Taylor, Toronto.

Candles burned on either side of the altar on which were white chrysanthemums; ferns were grouped at the chancel steps.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a gown of lustrous white satin, made on classic lines, the skirt flowing from a stiffed yoke of smocking into a full circular train. Her veil fell from a coronet of smocked satin and she carried a spray of Calla lilies.

Attending her were Mrs. Bryson Shambleau, matron of honour, the little Misses Sharron Shambleau and Terry Taylor, wearing flamingo crepe. Mrs. Shambleau's gown was made with draped bodice and loose panels, and her headdress was of matching crepe, caught at either side with a cluster of matching curled coq feathers. She carried a cascade of white aster-'mums. The frocks of the junior attendants were made with full floor-length skirts. They wore circlets of white 'mums in their hair and carried matching flowers in little white baskets.

Mr. Richard Sharpe was groomsman and the ushers were Mr. Charles Wilcox and Mr. David Mountain, Beamsville, and Mr. Crozier Taylor.

Mr. Eric Dowling played the wedding music and the chimes pealed as the bridal part left the church.

Mrs. Taylor wore powder blue crepe with matching hat, trimmed with blue hackle feathers and Mrs. Shepherd chose plum crepe and small hat of orchid felt with feather accent.

Mr. and Mrs. Taylor held a reception at their home on Yate St., the bride and groom leaving later for the States and will return through Quebec.

For travelling the bride wore a suit and topcoat of Harris tweed in brown and gold tone, a brown hat and accessories.

Mr. and Mrs. Shepherd will live in Beamsville.

Media Type:
Genealogical Resource
Item Type:
Wedding Announcements
Date of Publication:
24 Nov 1949
Date Of Event:
19 Nov 1949
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Shepherd, Douglas Evan and Taylor, Diana Isobel, (Married on 19 Nov 1949)