Beautifully decorated with baskets of fern, pink and white gladioli, and snapdragons, Smithville United Church was the scene on Saturday, August 4th, 1951, of the marriage of Eleanor Patricia, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Gale, Beamsville, to Douglas Arthur Lane, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Lane, Smithville.
Rev. J.S. Bole, minister of the church, officiated at the ceremony. The wedding music was played by Mr. Vincent Lane, brother of the groom. Soloist was Mr. Raymond Manson, Beamsville, who sang "I'll Walk Beside You" and "Because".
Given in marriage by her father, the bride looked charming in a floor-length gown of white embroidered organdie, fashioned with long sleeves and Peter Pan collar. Her fingertip veil of French illusion was held in place by a Juliet cap of embroidered organdie. Her bouquet was of coral roses with stephanotis. Maid of honour was Miss Betty Gellatly of Guelph, who wore a dress of lavender embroidered organdie, fashioned similar to the bride's, with cap sleeves, matching mitts and headdress. She carried a bouquet of white gladioli.
Mr. M.E. Gale, brother of the bride, acted as groomsman, and ushers were Mr. Gordon Lane, Niagara Falls, and Mr. John Blackburn, Burlington.
A reception for about 40 guests was held in the Village Inn, Grimsby. The bride's mother received in a dress of navy blue nylon sheer with matching accessories, and a corsage of orchid lilies. Assisting her was the groom's mother, dressed in grey Faconne crepe with black accessories and a corsage of deep pink roses.
For her wedding trip the bride donned a gold gabardine suit with white accessories, and corsage of white roses.The couple will travel through Montreal, Quebec City and parts of the United States. Upon their return they will reside at 1 Glen Ridge, St. Catharines.