A wedding of considerable interest to Grimsby people, and particularly to the members of Trinity United Church, was solemnized at Whitechurch, Ontario, on June 20th. The occasion was the marriage of Elizabeth Muriel Watt, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. W.J. Watt of Whitechurch, to George A. Thompson, son of Mrs. Thompson, of Rocklyn, and the late Joseph Aaron Thompson.
Mr. Watt was the much loved pastor of Trinity United Church from 1941 to 1947, and he and his family made many lasting friendships here.
The wedding took place at the home of the bride's parents at 5 p.m., in a setting of early summer flowers, the ceremony being conducted by the father of the bride, assisted by two of her brothers, Reverends J. Robert and George D. Watt.
Given in marriage by her brother, Archie K. Watt, the bride wore a simple gown of white embossed marquisette over taffeta. The fitted bodice was finished by a V neckline, outlined by a pointed collar, and long pointed sleeves. Her floor-length skirt was very full. A pearl-encrusted headdress held her finger-tip veil of illusion, and she carried an arm bouquet of pink Delight roses and sweet peas.
The matron of honour, Mrs. D.J. Millan Moore, sister of the bride, was her only attendant. Her floor-length gown was of shell nylon marquisette, hand-embossed with orchids of a deeper shade, over pink taffeta. The dress was styled similarly to the bride's, with the exception of the dainty short sleeves. She wore short nylon gloves, a floral headdress and carried an arm bouquet of pink carnations and sweet peas.
The groomsman was Robert Thompson, brother of the groom; and Dr. Arthur J. Watt, organist, brother of the bride, supplied the music.
At the reception in Whitechurch United Church the bride's mother wore rose crepe with contrasting accessories. The groom's mother assisted, wearing a mauve silk dress with floral design. Both ladies wore corsages blending with their gowns.
For the wedding trip to the United States, the bride's travelling costume was a navy suit with white hat and white accessories. On their return, Mr. and Mrs. Thompson will make their home near Feversham, Ontario.
The bride is a 1951 graduate of the Victoria Hospital School of Nursing, London, Ontario.