White candelabra and tall standards of white Elizabeth Queen and autumn-colored gladioli formed the setting on Saturday, September 9th at high noon in historic St. Joseph's Church, Grimsby, for the marriage of Yvonne Elizabeth (Betty) Hand, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hand, to Mr. James Stanley McGuire, son of Mr. and Mrs. William G. McGuire of Kingston. Rev. W.J. Murphy officiated. Mrs. Duncan McIntosh played the wedding music and Mr. Harold Jarvis sang Ave Maria and "On this Day, O Beautiful Mother".
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a graceful gown of bridal satin, styled with sweetheart neckline, with long tight sleeves forming points on her hands, bias banded at the midriff to give an Empire style effect. The full skirt joined the fitted basque with tiny clusters of gathers at either side and swept into a rounded chapel length train. Her veil of French illusion fell from a pearl trimmed Juliet cap and she carried a cascade bouquet of white gardenias and orchids.
Her attendants were Miss Frances DaFoe, Grimsby, maid of honour, wearing a gown of Swiss taffeta, and the bridesmaids, Misses Mary Mackenzie, St. Catharines, and Ruth Cornwell, Grimsby, were in bronze Swiss taffeta, all with matching headdress and carrying crescent bouquets of bronze mums, caladium and leaves of croton.
Miss Gwendolyn Hand, Grimsby, was flower girl, wearing a gown of Autumn green Swiss taffeta with matching headdress and carrying a nosegay of yellow Pinnochio roses.
Mr. Royston D. Fardell of Kingston was groomsman and the ushers were Messrs. Douglas McIntosh and Jack Chapman, both of Kingston.
A reception at The Village Inn, Grimsby, was attended by 150 guests, the bride's mother receiving in a gown of dove grey crepe and Chantilly lace, with burgundy accessories. She wore a burgundy rosette corsage. The groom's mother assisted in a taupe grey ensemble with matching accessories and wore a pink rosette corsage.
For their wedding trip through Ontario's northland, the bride donned a suit of British tweed in blue plum with navy accessories and a corsage of symphony carnations.
Upon their return, Mr. and Mrs. McGuire will reside at 600 Manning Avenue, Toronto.