A pretty wedding took place in Grimsby Baptist Church on Saturday afternoon, April 5th, when Joyce, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Byford, of Tillsonburg (formerly of Grimsby), was united in marriage to Robert Nelson Neale, son of Mrs. Neale and the late Robert Neale. The Rev. C.R. Duncan, D.D., officiated.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, looked charming in a gown of ivory satin and lace with long train. The veil, of illusion, fell from a floral headdress, and the bridal bouquet was of red roses.
Mrs. Ralph McDonald, the bride's sister, was matron of honour, wearing yellow net. The two bridesmaids, Miss Marjorie Lawson and Miss Marguerite Walters, were gowned in green net with matching headdresses, and all three attendants carried cascade bouquets of yellow 'mums and orchid stocks.
The little flower girl, Patricia Cosby, made a pretty picture in her gown of orchid taffeta and basket of yellow 'mums with ivy.
Mr. Lloyd Jarvis was groomsman and the ushers were Alec Neale and Ralph McDonald.
Baskets of snapdragons, daffodils and ferns adorned the church for the occasion and Miss Greta Ormiston played the wedding music. A pleasing touch was added when the bride's 12-year-old cousin, Richard Byford, sang "I'll Walk Beside You", and the hymn, "O Perfect Love".
For the reception in the Church Hall the bride's mother received in a green taffeta gown with black accessories, while the bridegroom's mother wore turquoise printed taffeta with grey accessories. Both ladies had corsages of pink roses.
Guests were present from Tillsonburg, Windsor, Owen Sound, Mount Forest, Smithville, Hamilton and St. Catharines.
For travelling Mrs. Neale wore a navy blue suit with navy and white accessories and corsage of pink roses.
Prior to the wedding Mrs. Neale who has been a member of the staff at the Municipal Offices for 5 years received a presentation from the Town employees. Handsome gifts were also received from Metal Craft employees and from the Metal Craft Company.
Telegrams of good wishes were read at the reception from the bridegroom's sister, Miss Cora Neale, in England, and from Mr. John Globe now in hospital in Toronto who regretted his inability to be present at the wedding but wished the young couple the best of everything.