At 4 o'clock on Wednesday, June 21st, Grace United Church, Rockville, was the setting for the marriage of Ada Elizabeth Parkinson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wells Parkinson, of Rockville, to Mr. Douglas Bain, of Grimsby, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Bain. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Harold Watts of Gore Bay.
The church was beautifully decorated with summer flowers for the occasion, and the bride entered on the arm of her father. She was dressed in white nylon marquisette, trimmed with Chantilly lace. Her finger tip length veil was caught to a headdress of seed pearls and flowers, and she carried a bouquet of mixed summer flowers.
The bridesmaids, Miss Irene Parkinson, gowned in blue taffeta, and Miss Eleanor Cosby, gowned in pink taffeta, carried bouquets of peonies and iris. The flower girls were Phyllis Cook of Gore Bay and the bride's niece, Marilyn McVey, gowned in floor length dresses of nylon marquisette in mauve and maize, and carrying nosegays of red and pink roses.
Mr. Robert Button acted as the groomsman, and Charles Parkinson as usher.
Miss Bessie Lane, gowned in pink taffeta with headdress to match, sang "O Promise Me" while the register was being signed. She was accompanied by the organist, Mrs. Jule Chisolm.
After the wedding a buffet luncheon was served on the lawn at the bride's home. Mrs. Parkinson received the guests in a gown of mauve crepe with corsage of matching flowers. The groom's mother was wearing blue crepe with corsage in harmonizing shades. The table was centred by the three-tier wedding cake, surrounded by candles and bouquets of flowers. The luncheon was served by Mrs. Wm. Hallet, Mrs. Jule Chisolm, Mrs. H.E. Cook, Mrs. Cecil McVey and Mrs. Harry Lloyd. During the preparations, the guests were entertained by two sisters of the groom, who played "Brown Haired Maiden", "Earl of Mansville", and "Road to the Isles" on the bagpipes. Following the cutting of the wedding cake Rev. H. Watts proposed a toast to the bride.
The groom's gift to the bride was a three-strand pearl necklace, to the bridesmaids, birthday rings, to the soloist and organist, gold pendants, to the flower girls, signet rings and silver bracelets, to the groomsman and usher, neckties.
Out of town guests at the wedding included Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Bain, Mrs. and Mrs. Robert Button, Mr. and Mrs. Strathearn Lipsitt, and Miss Catharine Bain, all of Grimsby. Also Mrs. Stewart Clarke of Gore Bay, great-aunt of the bride.
In the evening a reception was given in Billings Community Hall, which was attended by a large number of friends and relatives. An evening of dancing was enjoyed with a sumptuous lunch served at midnight.
The happy couple left later on a wedding trip, the bride travelling in a green suit with sand accessories.
The best wishes of the community go with this young couple to their new home in Grimsby.