Harper, Brian William and Brownlee, Beatrice Elaine (Married)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 1 May 1952, p. 6
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In St. Andrew's Church, Grimsby, the wedding took place on Saturday afternoon, April 26, at 4 o'clock, of Beatrice Elaine, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Harold G. Brownlee, of Grimsby, to Brian William Harper, Dundas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold G. Harper, Bronte. The Rev. E.A. Brooks officiated.

The bride, whose father gave her in marriage, was lovely in her gown of white Chantilly lace, with a fingertip-length veil, and she carried Gerbia lilies and white hyacinths. As maid of honour, Miss Norah M. Barrett of Port Dover, attended the bride, as did also Miss Verba Shafer, of Grimsby, as bridesmaid. They wore identical gowns in sky blue shade, with bouquets of purple and mauve hyacinths. Miss Gwenda Harper was the flower girl, and she was dressed in pale pink and carried deeper pink roses. Best man was Mr. George K. Freel, Toronto; while ushers were Mr. Graham Brownlee, Grimsby, and Mr. Berkley L. Harper, Hamilton. White snapdragons and fern formed decorations in the church; Mr. L. Dymond presided at the organ, and during the signing of the register, Miss Gloria Jarvis sang.

The reception followed in the Oak Room, Village Inn, Grimsby. The bride's mother was gowned in navy lace, and her flowers were hibiscus, while the groom's mother wore a rose gown with Rapture roses in her corsage.

After their wedding trip south to Virginia, the bride and groom will live at 33 Cameron Avenue, Dundas. For going away, the bride was attired in a smart navy suit costume with white accessories and a gardenia corsage.

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1 May 1952
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26 Apr 1952
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Harper, Brian William and Brownlee, Beatrice Elaine (Married)