Autumn flowers formed a lovely setting in Trinity United Church on Saturday, October 4th, for the wedding of Margaret Mary, daughter of Group Captain Henry Russell Dowie and Mrs. Dowie, and Edmund George Foster Sweet, son of Lieutenant-Colonel George E.F. Sweet and Mrs. Sweet, of Brantford.
Reverend R.K. Lemkay officiated, assisted by Group Captain R.M. Frayne of Ottawa. Mr. T.L. Dymond presided at the organ and the soloist was Mrs. John Woodyatt of Brantford.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, was dressed in a traditional gown of heavy white satin. A full skirt with a circular train fell from the fitted princess-styled bodice. The lace collar and her tiny lace cap were embroidered in seed pearls and mother of pearl sequins. She wore a full length veil of silk illusion and carried a cascade bouquet of orchids and stephanotis.
Miss Patricia Dowie, sister of the bride, was maid of honour, and the bridesmaids were Miss Ruth Powell and Miss Geraldine Marsh. They were gowned alike in bouffant, ballerina gowns of net and taffeta shading from cinnamon to copper. They wore tiny veiled hats to match and carried shower bouquets of mums in harmonizing colours and ivy.
The groomsman was Mr. John Woodyatt of Brantford, and the ushers were Mr. Colin Dymond, Mr. Ross Misener, Mr. David Watt and Mr. Peter Phelps.
The reception was held at the home of the bride's parents. Mrs. Dowie received the guests in a gown of amethyst parchment taffeta. She wore a tiny hat to match and carried a silver bag on which was pinned a corsage of pink roses. The groom's mother chose a gown of delphinium blue crepe and lace. With it she wore a pinky-beige hat and accessories and a corsage of talisman roses.
For a wedding trip through the New England States the bride chose a beige wool dress with a fur trimmed jacket to match. She wore a small dark brown hat and accessories. Her corsage was of orchids.
On their return the couple will reside at 65 Landsdowne Avenue in Brantford.