Brown, Gerald William and Eames, Phyllis Jacqueline (Married)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 11 Sep 1947, p. 6
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Rev. Canon W.G. Sunter officiated at 6:30 o'clock Saturday evening, in the Church of St. Peter, Hamilton, at the wedding of Phyllis Jacqueline, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard C. Eames, to Mr. Gerald William Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brown, of Sarnia, Ontario. About 350 guests were present.

Ferns and gladioli in shades of pink and American Beauty formed the church decoration and the pews were marked with blush-pink ribbon and clusters of gladioli. The wedding music was played by Mr. Reginald Britton, and Miss Mimi Johnston, as soloist, sang The Lord's Prayer, O Perfect Love, and Think on Me.

The lovely bride, given in marriage by her father, was wearing a blush pink satin gown with Bruges lace yoke and full circular train. Her veil, extending the length of her train, was caught to a matching lace headdress, and she carried a Prayer Book adorned with Sweetheart roses and stephanotis.

There were six bridal attendants - Miss Judith Eames, sister of the bride, and Miss Geraldine Hughes, junior bridesmaids; Miss Norma Burdett, maid of honour and Misses Patricia Poag, Barbara Clarke (Toronto) and Miss Constance Bolton (St. Catharines), bridesmaids. All attendants were gowned alike in ultra violet velvet fashioned with round, shirred yokes, fitted bodices and circular skirts. Their open-crowned hats of matching velvet were shaded by ostrich plumes. Their bouquets were of Briarcliffe roses.

The best man was Mr. Donald Morden Shaw, while those ushering the guests were Messrs. Charles Wilson(Toronto),Charles Holton, Brian Morrison and Charles Brown (Sarnia), brother of the groom.

The reception was held at Friendly Acres, Grimsby Beach, the country home of the bride's parents. The bride's mother received wearing an ice-blue angel suede gown with matching feathered hat and corsage of American Beauty roses; while the mother of the groom wore a grey crepe gown with metallic embroidery and matching accessories and corsage.

Leaving for their wedding trip by car and plane to New York and Bermuda, the bride wore a tailored suit of raspberry shade English gabardine, matching hat, dark brown accessories and corsage of Johanna Hill roses.

Upon their return, the couple will reside in Ancaster.

Media Type
Genealogical Resource
Item Type
Wedding Announcements
Date of Publication
11 Sep 1947
Date Of Event
6 Sept 1947
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Brown, Gerald William and Eames, Phyllis Jacqueline (Married)