Martin, Robert Harle and Lindensmith, Ruth Isobel (Married)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 26 Aug 1948, p. 4
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In St. John's Presbyterian Church, Grimsby, at 7 in the evening of Saturday, August 21st, Miss Ruth Isobel Lindensmith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Lindensmith of Grimsby, Ontario, was joined in the holy bonds of matrimony with Mr. Robert Harle Martin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Martin of Vineland, Ont. The wedding was conducted by Rev. J.P. McLeod of Grimsby, amid the colorful beauty of a myriad of gladioli and asters. Miss Shirley VanHaarlem of Beamsville, Ont. was the soloist, rendering the very beautiful Lord's Prayer and Love's Coronation. Mr. K.C. Baxter of Grimsby was at the console of the organ.

The bride was attended by Miss Marjory Cook of Belleville, Miss Marilyn Smith and Miss Katharine LaFontaine of Kingston. The Matron of Honour was Mrs. D. Osborne of Toronto, Ont. The groomsman was Mr. Leo Martin of Vineland, the groom's brother, and the ushers were Mr. Lorne Lindensmith, of Grimsby, the bride's brother, Mr. Ernest Roberts of Creemore and Mr. Lewis Puddicombe of Winona.

The bride was a beautiful gown of ecru faille taffeta with a tight bodice buttoning down the back from shoulders to waist. The long pointed sleeves and net inset from shoulder to neckline along with the extremely full skirt and train gave a delightful old fashioned effect which was completed by an exquisitely carved cameo brooch, the traditionally borrowed part of the ensemble.

The bride's veil was of tulle and lace and of full length with no other headdress. The beautiful effect was completed by a lovely bouquet of roses and gardenias.

The bridesmaids wore turquoise faille. The old fashioned effect was continued by their scalloped necklines and large full skirts which had somewhat of a hooped effect. The attendants wore tiny bonnets each of which had a different colored ribbon to match the baskets of gladioli which the young ladies carried. Faille gloves completed the ensemble.

Mrs. H.L. Lindensmith, the bride's mother, wore a gown of chartreuse silk crepe with a corsage of rose buds. Her hat was small and vari-colored and she wore matching gloves and carried a French bag.

The groom's mother, Mrs. Leo Martin, Sr., wore a blue jersey dress and flowered hat with matching gloves. She carried a corde bag and her corsage was of gladioli.

The male members of the wedding party wore navy blue jackets and white flannels.

The reception was held at the Village Inn, Grimsby, under the capable direction of Miss Peggy O'Neil. On the receiving line were the bride's mother and father, the groom's mother and father, the bride and groom, the groomsman, the three bridesmaids and the matron of honour. Mrs. Martin cut her wedding cake with the same knife that her mother used to cut her wedding cake at the time of the latter's marriage to Mr. Lindensmith.

The bride's table was decorated in pink and white and illuminated by white candles. At each end were designs made up of a silver horseshoe at one end and double wedding rings at the other, both set on a beautiful cushion of pink crepe paper petals. Also on the table were roses, gardenias and gladioli carried by the members of the wedding party.

Toasts were proposed...

The happy couple left in a shower of confetti and good wishes to tour the province of Quebec. The bride's travelling costume was a suit of light blue English doeskin with navy accessories, mink furs, and a corsage of gladioli.

The bride presented Elizabeth Arden make-up kits to each of her attendants and a lovely silver dish to her matron of honour. The groomsman received a pen and each of the ushers received a leather belt with monogrammed sterling buckle.

The bride received many beautiful gifts.

The happy young couple will reside in Vineland.

Media Type
Genealogical Resource
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Wedding Announcements
Date of Publication
26 Aug 1948
Date Of Event
21 Aug 1948
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Martin, Robert Harle and Lindensmith, Ruth Isobel (Married)