A friendship which began in their school days crystallized into a closer tie when the marriage was solemnized last Saturday afternoon of Leslie Frances, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pope, and George Earl, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Robinson. Both families reside at Grimsby Beach.
The ceremony took place in St. Andrew's Church at 5 o'clock, the Rector, Rev. E.A. Brooks, officiating. Mr. T.L. Dymond, presiding at the organ, ushered in the wedding party with the Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin. As the young couple and their attendants took their places at the chancel steps, the hymn, The Voice that Breathed o'er Eden, was sung by the congregation. Baskets of tulips and lilac against a background of palms brought a touch of spring into the chancel.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a long, white satin gown with train and full length veil, and carried pink roses and lilies of the valley. Her maid of honour, Miss Ann Giffen, of Norwood, was wearing pale blue brocaded taffeta, with Victorian nosegay of sweet peas; while the bridesmaids, Miss Barbara Pope and Miss Alice Robinson, were dressed in matching floor-length frocks of pale blue sheer over taffeta, both carrying sweet peas and roses. Mr. Bruce Stuart, of Grimsby Beach, was the groomsman, and the ushers were Mr. Jack Carter, of Brantford, and Mrs. Edward Dorland, of Hamilton. Following the signing of the register, the bridal party left the church to the strains of Mendelssohn's Wedding March.
The reception at the Village Inn was attended by guests from Brantford, Chippawa, Guelph, Toronto, Niagara Falls, N.Y., Niagara Falls, Ont., Hamilton, Waterdown and Grimsby Beach. The bride's mother, Mrs. Pope, wore for the occasion an attractive powder blue frock, with corsage of pink roses, while Mrs. Robinson, mother of the bridegroom, was becomingly gowned in navy blue, trimmed with pale blue, and wore red roses. Later in the evening Mr. and Mrs. George Robinson left for a short wedding trip, the bride wearing a mauve frock with matching hat, and light beige coat with brown accessories. They will make their home at Grimsby Beach.