An interesting evening ceremony in St. Paul's Avenue Road United Church, Toronto, was the marriage of Irene Edith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred E. Thompson, of Toronto to Mr. Donald Edward Gardham, Toronto, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel G. Gardham, Grimsby. Rev. Gordon W. Porter officiated.
The bride wore a handsome gown of white brocaded satin, made with Victoria drop-shoulder with nylon marquisette top and leg-o'-mutton sleeves. The full skirt, with panier hipline, ended in an informal train. Her veil of nylon sheer, edged with Chantilly lace, was held with a crown studded with pearls and rhinestones, and her flowers were Joanna Hill roses in semi-cascade effect.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride was attended by Mrs. Margaret Watson, matron of honour, wearing pale green nylon marquisette, with self-ruching on the full skirt, and strapless shirred top with jacket. Her picture hat matched her dress, and she carried a nosegay of roses and orchid sweet peas. Miss Nancy Gardham, junior bridesmaid, wore a Victorian style frock of pale yellow, made with fitted bodice, drop-shoulders and hooped skirt. Her bandeau matched her dress, and her nosegay was Talisman roses and mauve sweet peas.
Little Miss Gay Patricia Thompson, niece of the bride, was frocked in white nylon organdie over yellow taffeta, the skirt caught up with yellow roses, and the cape collar edged with lace. She wore a matching poke bonnet and carried a nosegay of roses and orchid sweet peas. Mr. Robert Ivan Foster was best man and Messrs. Ernest Thompson, John Millyard and Jake Hofland were ushers.
After the reception in the church parlors, the couple left on a wedding trip, and will live in Toronto.