Wedding Bells - South Canterbury

St David, Raincliff, 14 Nov. 2009

Miscellaneous marriages with a South Canterbury connection from various newspapers.

"God our Father, we thank you for our families; for the love that we share and for the joy of our marriage. In the business of each day keep our eyes fixed on what is real and important in life and help us to be generous with our time and love and energy. Strengthened by our union, help us to serve and comfort those who suffer. We ask this in the spirit of Jesus Christ. Amen." 29 April 2011 wedding prayer

Lyttelton Times 16 October 1858 Page 5
October 12 at Kaiapoi, by the Lord Bishop of Christchurch, James Alexander King, Esq., of Timaru, to Frances Jane, eldest daughter of Ingram Shrimpton, Esq., of Rangiora.

Lyttelton Times, 18 December 1858, Page 4
On the 15th instant, at the Temporary Church, Lyttelton, by the Rev. B.W. Dudley, Mr. Wm. Wyatt of Timaru, to Charlotte, youngest daughter of the late Thomas Campion, Esq., of Leitrum, in the county of Cork.

Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle  8 June 1859 Page 2 Married.
On the 29th May, at Riccarton Church, by the Rev. Croasdaile Bowen, incumbent, Francis Jollie, Esq., of Nelson, and Peel Forest, in this province, eldest son of the late Francis Jollie, Esq., of Carlisle, England, to Jane, eldest surviving daughter of the late Rev. Blakley Cooper, M.A., rector of Lewcombe, and vicar of Yetminster, in the county of Dorset, and widow of the late Rev. George Fort Cooper, M.A., of the latter parish. — Lyttelton Times.

Lyttelton Times, 19 October 1859, Page 4 Married
October 10th, at the Registrar's Office, Timaru, Edwin Henry Lough to Mary Ann Nicoll, both of Timaru.

Lyttelton Times Saturday 28 January 1860 Married
INNES - WILLIAMS - On 26 Jan. at St Michael's Church, David Innes, Esq., J.P. of the Pareora to Catharine Lucy, only daughter of late D.T. Williams, late of Riccarton, Canterbury and formerly Heytesbury, Wiltshire.

Lyttelton Times 16 May 1860 Page 4 Married
At Avonside, near Christchurch, by Rev. Chas. Alabaster, on Wednesday, April 25th, Mr. Thomas Parke, late of Mallerstang, Westmoreland, to Miss Sarah Hayhurst.

Lyttelton Times, 17 November 1860, Page 4 MARRIED
October 25, at Albury Station, near Timaru, by the Rev. George Foster, William Henry Simms, Esq., of Hamburg, to Frances, youngest daughter of the late Rev. George Dunnage.

Lyttelton Times, 5 January 1861, Page 5 MARRIED
January 1st, at the Heathcote Valley Church, by the Rev. Croasdaile Bowen, Belfield Woollcombe, Lieutenant R.N. and Resident Magistrate of Timaru, to Frances Anne, second daughter of the Rev. Henry Fendall.

Lyttelton Times, 9 March 1861, Page 4
Feb. 18, at Arowenua, Timaru, by the Rev. Geo. Foster, Frederic James, only son of F. A. Carrington., C.E., of Taranaki, to Charlotte, second daughter of David Smith, Esq., Upper Hutt, Wellington.

Taranaki Herald
6 April 1861 Page 2
 Feb. 2, at the Wanaka Lake, by the Rev. John Andrew, Edward James Gould, to Johanna, eldest daughter of Mr. John Heuchan, of Dumfriesshire, Scotland.
On the 18th February, at Arowenua, Timaru, Canterbury, by the Rev. Geo. Foster, Frederic James, only son of F. A. Carrington, Esq., C. E., of Taranaki, to Charlotte, second daughter of David Smith, Esq., Upper Hutt, Wellington.

Lyttelton Times, 26 June 1861, Page 4
June 12, at Albury Station, near Timaru, by the Rev. G. Foster, M.A., William, third son of the late Rev. G. Dunnage, M.A., to Annie, eldest daughter of John Danns Brittin, Esq., of Christchurch

Lyttelton Times, 30 October 1861 Page 5 MARRIAGE
MELLISH — COOPER - Oct. 10, at the residence of F. Jollie, Esq., Peel Forest, Timaru, by the Rev. C. Bowen, George Lilly Mellish, Esq., of Lake Heron, to Georgina, eldest daughter of the late Rev. Geo. Fort Cooper, M.A., of Yetminster, Dorset.

Lyttelton Times 4 January 1862 Page 3
MELLISH—COOPER—Oct. 10 at the residence of F. Jollie, Esq., Peel Forest, Timaru, by the Rev. C. Bowen, George Lilly Mellish, Esq., of Lake Heron, to Georgiana, eldest daughter of the late Rev. Geo. Fort Cooper, MA, of Yetmister, Dorset.

Lyttelton Times 1862
STUDHOLME - MOORHOUSE - on 10 Feb. at St Michael's, John, 2nd son of late John Studholme Esq. Morton House, Carlisle, Cumberland to Lucy Ellen Sykes, 3rd dau. of Wm. Moorhouse, Esq. Knottingly, Yorkshire.

Lyttelton Times, 11 April 1863, Page 5 Marriage
Thomson—Sheath—April 8, at the Catholic Church, by the Rev. J. B. Chataigner, James Elliot Thomson, Esq., of the Otaio, Timaru, to Catherine, fourth daughter of Isaac Brentnall Sheath, Esq., of Aston Station, Opawa River, Timaru.

Lyttelton Times, 3 June 1863 Page 4
ACTON - RAYNER May 26, at Arowhenua, Timaru, by Rev. Lawrence Brown, B.A., Edward Acton, Esq., of the Fordlands, to Flora Augusta, eldest daughter of Dr. Rayner, M.D., of Arowhenua.

Lyttelton Times, 2 June 1864 Page 4
Tucker— Chittenden —May 28, at Timaru, by B. Woollcombe, Esq., registrar, Mr. John Tucker, druggist, to Miss Chittenden, of Timuka.

Lyttelton Times, 14 June 1864 Page 8
Massey — Simpson—June 4, at St. Mary's, Timaru, by the Rev. George Foster, Mr. William Massey, to Miss Jane Simpson.

North Otago Times12 July 1867 Page 2
On the 10th July, by the Rev. J. A. Taylor, at the residence of the bride's father, Swamp Terrace, Round Hill, Alex. Scott, Esq., M'Kenzie Country, to Miss Margaret Orr, second daughter of Mr John Orr. No cards.

The Press Friday 7 May 1869 Married
De BEAUX - THOMPSON - on May 5th at Thornbank, near Geraldine, Mr A.F. De Beaux, of, to Annie Dahl, 2nd daughter of Captain Thompson.

Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle  6 November 1873 Page 3
Rutherford - Askin — On October 14 at St. Mary's, Timaru, by the Rev. George Foster, Robert, fourth son of George Rutherford, Esq., Amuri, to Charlotte Elizabeth, second daughter of the late Walter Askin, Esq., of Ballyboy, County Meath, Ireland.

Timaru Herald 8 April 1874 Page 2
Marriage — From the Napier journals we learn that the marriage of Mr John Hall, second son of Mr T. W. Hall, of Timaru, with Miss Withers, daughter of the Major commanding the militia and volunteers in Hawke's Bay, was celebrated with great eclat on the 28th February. Major Withers is one of the oldest settlers in his district, and he and his family are very well known and deservedly popular. We notice that Mr Joseph Rhodes, brother of Messrs W. B. and H. H. Rhodes took a prominent part on the occasion.

Daily Southern Cross  14 July 1874 Page 2
Lloyd - Cox — On July 7 at Hamilton, by the Rev T. Dudley, Frederick Charles, third son of the Rev. H.W. Lloyd, late Vicar of Cholsey, Berrs to Miss Florence, eldest daughter of Alfred Cox, Esq.

Timaru Herald, 5 May 1875, Page 3
Mr John Meikle, well known as the driver of the coach between Christchurch and Timaru for a number of years, was presented with a very substantial testimonial on April 12, as a token of the feelings with which he was regarded by the donors. The ceremony of his marriage had been performed in the morning, and just before the conclusion of the breakfast, which was being held at the residence of Mr Cramond, Messrs W. K. Macdonald and F. Archer, who had been requested to present the gift on behalf of the donors (residents in Timaru, Christchurch, and the country between those towns) entered the room.
[He married Marion Louisa LEAR in 1875] 

Timaru Herald, 5 February 1876, Page 3 Mr John Meikle, yesterday tooled the South coach for the last time.

Tuapeka Times 14 June 1876 Page 2
Maclean — Morrison. — On the 5th June, at the residence of the bride's father, Lees street, Dunedin, by the Rev. Lindsay Mackie, Lachlan Maclean, of Timaru, Canterbury, to Maggie, second daughter of Mr. James Morrison.

Otago Witness 17 June 1876 Page 13
Campbell – (Nelson) Steele: On 8th June, by Rev Dr Stuart, at Scotland street, Dunedin, William J F Campbell of Dublin, late of Peel Forest (Canterbury), Jane, relict of the late Mr William Nelson, Waihemo and fourth daughter of James Steele Esq, Pennycuick, Edinburgh.

Otago Witness 23 February 1878 Page 14
On the 12th February, at St. Paul's Church, Kitty Margaret, from her residence, King street, Dunedin, youngest daughter of James Edwin Carpenter, clothworker, late of Beech street, City, London, to Robert Francis Foster, of Timaru.

Otago Witness 20 April 1878 Page 14
On the 2nd April, at Geraldine, by the Rev James Preston, Edwin Thomas, youngest son of T. W. Wood, Esq. Stafford, England, to Susan Sophia, only daughter of Edward Hark Toomey, Esq., Springfield, Geraldine, N.Z.

Otago Witness 28 September 1878 Page 13
On the 16th September, at the residence of the bride's sister, Mrs Turner, Castle street, Flora Allan, third daughter of Allan Henderson to James, second son of Andrew Chalmers, farmer, Otaio, near Timaru.

Timaru Herald, 28 October 1878, Page 3
A fashionable wedding took place on Wednesday last in St. Mary's Episcopal Church here. The bride was Miss Bertha Eveline Tancred, daughter of Sir Thomas Tancred Bart, Waihi Bush, and the bridegroom, Mr R. F. Somerville, of Gisborne, Poverty Bay. The ceremony passed off with great eclat. The church was very prettily decorated on the previous evening, and though the morning of Wednesday was wet and cold, every part of the church was filled. The bridesmaids were Misses Fish and Tripp and two other ladies. The marriage ceremony was performed by the Rev J. Preston, Curate of Geraldine. As the party left the church the Wedding March was played. The bride and bridegroom left the same evening for Dunedin.

New Zealand Tablet 7 May 1880 Page 13
Sugrue — Gogarty — On the 26th April at St. Joseph's Church, Dunedin by the Most Rev. Dr. Moran, assisted by the Rev. Father Walsh, Thomas Sugrue, of Timaru, to Elizabeth Gogarty of Waimate.

New Zealand Table
t 14 May 1880 Page 13
Rooney — Flynn. — At the Roman Catholic Church, Temuka, on the 6th instant, by the Rev. Father Fauvel, Thomas Rooney to Margaret Flynn.

The Argus Friday 10 July 1857 Page 4
On the 2nd inst., at St. Paul's Church, Geelong, by the Venerable Archdeacon Stretch, Mr. J. V. Glasson, fourth son of the late Mr. Thomas Glasson, of Penzance, Cornwall, to Ann, youngest sister of Mr. E. Hooper, of the Prince of Wales Hotel, Melbourne, and the Terminus, Geelong.

Star 18 September 1880 Page 2
Kneeshaw— Glasson — Sept. 17 at the residence of Mrs Lawrence, Barnard street, Timaru, by the Rev J. W. Cree, of Leeston, John, only son of Mr Thomas Kneeshaw, of Selwyn, to Annie Eliza, eldest daughter of Mr J. V. Glasson, Timaru.

[John Vingoe Glasson married Ann Hooper in Victoria, Australia on 2nd July 1857. This couple ended up in Timaru.
1866 John Vingoe Glasson, hotel owner, West Taieri Hotel
1869 May John Vingoe Glasson of Timaru, hotel owner, bankrupt.
John Hooper Glasson b. 1858. Married 1883. Children: Glasson, Charles Vingoe - b. 1884
John Hooper Glasson, of Timaru, draper, Drummond and Glasson, of Timaru.]

Southland Times 8 December 1880 Page 2
Wilson — Quinlan On the 7th December, at Gore, by the Rev. E. Shears, Episcopalian Minister, Alexander Lorimer, second son of Mr Alexander Wilson, Temuka Leader Canterbury, to Gretta, second daughter of the late Mr James Quinlan, Barrister, Victoria.

Star 10 February 1881 Page 2
GREEN-Slattery— Feb. 8. at Timaru. Mr John Green to Miss Ellen Slattery, second daughter of Mr Daniel Slattery, County Kerry, Ireland.

Otago Witness 15 April 1882 Page 17
On the 6th April, at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev. D. Gordon, David, fifth son of the late Nevin Taylor, farmer; Craigboy, County Down, Ireland, to Agnes, second daughter of Samuel McCullough, farmer, Waitohi.

Manchester Times (Manchester, England), Saturday, March 20 1875
Aug. 24 at Holy Trinity Church, West Hendred, Berks, by the Rev. F. Chalker, M.A., Vicar of Warborough, and late Fellow of C.C.C., Oxford, assisted by the Rev. W. Reed, M.A., of Wadham College, Oxford, Benjamin Pacquar Bartrum, Esq., of Geraldine, Canterbury, New Zealand, to Charlotte Amy, eldest daughter of the Rev. C. F. Hayden, M.A., Vicar of West Hendred, late Rector of Helmdon, Northants, and formerly Fellow of C.C.C., Oxford.

The Argus Thursday 19 April 1883 & Otago Witness 7 April 1883 Page 17
On the 27th March, at St Paul's, Dunedin, by the Ven. Archdeacon Edwards, William Gregson Aspinall, solicitor, Temuka, to Caroline Helen, daughter of the late Charles Nantes Esq. Victoria.

Otago Witness 21 June 1884 Page 17
On the 4th June, at St. Mary's Church, Timaru, by the Venerable Archdeacon Harper, James Arthur Cameron Perry to Elizabeth Anne, eldest daughter of the late D. Wilkinson; Richmond Hill, Mornington, Dunedin.

Tuapeka Times 21 July 1883 Page 2 
Smith — Hibbard.— On the 18th July, at St. Mary's Church, Timaru, by the Ven. Archdeacon Harper, assisted by the Ven. Archdeacon Beaumont, James, second son of James Smith, Esq., Greenfield, Otago, to Nora Ann, eldest daughter of Benjamin Hibbard, Oakleigh, Timaru.

Otago Daily Times 14 September 1883, Page 2
On the 12th September, at St. Mary's Church, Timaru, by the Rev. E A. Scott, of Ashburton, Audley Edward, son of the late H. A. Merewether, Esq., Q.C., to Mabel, third daughter of William Gilbert Rees, of Timaru.

Otago Witness 21 June 1884 Page 17
On the 4th June, at St. Mary's Church, Timaru, by the Venerable Archdeacon Harper, James Arthur Cameron Perry to Elizabeth Anne, eldest daughter of the late D. Wilkinson; Richmond Hill, Mornington Dunedin.

Star 7 November 1885 Page 2
Young—Joslins — At the Presbyterian Church, Rangiora. on Oct. 14 by the Rev M'Gregor, Francis M. Young, of Waitohi Flat, Temuka, to Elizabeth Hill, second daughter of John Josling, of Stratford Grove, Rangiora.

Otago Witness 28 November 1885 Page 17
Meehan — Martin — On the 18th November, at St. Joseph's Church, Dunedin by the Rev. M. Walsh, James Meehan, of Makikihi, to Christina, the eldest daughter of A. Martin, Esq., Otaio.

Auckland Star, 22 December 1885, Page 2
THOMSON-GOULD.- On December 18, at the residence of the bride's father, John Sinclair Thomson, Esq., of the National Bank to Annie, third daughter of George Gould, Esq. of Hambledon, Christchurch.

Annie and John Sinclair THOMSON children:
1886 Thomson Kenneth
1888 Thomson Colin
1892 Thomson George Alister
1899 Thomson John Hamilton
1890 Thomson Katharine Gertrude

Otago Witness 23 January 1886 Page 17
Ballantyne - Haynes- On the 18th January, at Trinity Wesleyan Church, by the Rev. W. Morley, assisted by the Rev. J. S. Smalley, Josiah Ballantyne, eldest son of John Ballantyne, Esq., Timaru, to Jessie Montgomery Haynes, eldest daughter of Daniel Haynes, Esq., Dunedin.  

North Otago Times 1 February 1886 Page 3
On Wednesday, last says the Lyttelton Times the nuptials of Willy Tiko and Kate Fowler were celebrated with considerable eclat at the Maori pah, Temuka. The officiating minister was the Rev. Mr Clark, of Geraldine, and Mr Pinckney, of Temuka, filled the office of groomsman. The ceremony was witnessed by a large number of people, both Europeans and natives, many of whom afterwards partook of the hospitality of the bridegroom. In the evening the wedding party, with their friends, adjourned to the Oddfellows' Hall, where they were joined by a number of other friends, and dancing was kept up till an early hour the following morning. A notable feature of the entertainment was the total absence of any intoxicating liquors, both bride and bridegroom being staunch teetotallers.

Star 17 March 1886 Page 2
Hill — Lough — March 15 at the residence of G. F. Lovegrove, Esq., Highway, Makikihi, by the Rev James Foley, S.M., Gerald Bernard Hill, of Wairienga, Upper Pareora, and of Worthing, Sussex, England, to Lucy, eldest daughter of E. H. Lough, Esq., Timaru. Sussex papers please copy.

Southland Times 18 August 1886 Page 2
Copland. — Cassie — At St. Mary's Chapel, Invercargill, on the 17th inst., by the Rev. Father McEnroe, Elsie Cassie, late of Timaru, to William Copland, Burnside, Waikiwi, Invercargill. Northern papers please copy.

Evening Post 16 June 1937 Page 14
Golden Wedding: Mr. and Mrs. J. Harrison, of St. Albans, Christchurch, celebrated their golden wedding yesterday, and much interest was taken in the occasion by South Canterbury residents. Mr. Harrison arrived in New Zealand in 1880 and settled in Temuka, and in 1887 married Miss Bertha Brown, eldest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Elija Brown, of Temuka. In 1905 they removed to Christchurch, where Mr. Harrison established a business of his own, being one of the pioneer polish manufacturing, businesses in Canterbury, He retired in 1929. Mr. and Mrs. Harrison have three sons and one daughter, twelve grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. They have been closely associated with musical societies both in Temuka and Christchurch. Mr. Harrison, as well as being organist at two Temuka churches, conducted the local brass band. In Christchurch he joined the choir of the Royal Musical Society, then known as the Musical Union.

Otago Witness 19 August 1887 Page 20
Balfour - Luckman — On the 11th August, at Dunedin, by the Rev. Dr Stuart, Wm. Balfour, Timaru, to Rose, eldest daughter of George Luckman, Hobart, Tasmania.

Otago Witness 13 January 1888 Page 20
Bowie — Bruce — On the 3rd January, at the Presbyterian Church, Palmerston, by the Rev. James Clark, Henry Bowie, Fairlie Creek, Timaru, to Ettie, eldest daughter of James Bruce, Esq. Ash Hill, Palmerston.

Otago Witness 20 January 1888 Page 34 WEDDING AT PALMERSTON
The first marriage of the leap year took place in our little town on Tuesday the 3rd January. The happy bride was Miss Ettie Bruce, eldest daughter of Mr James Bruce, of Ashhill, Palmerston, and the bridegroom was Mr Henry Bowie, of Fairlie Creek, Timaru. The wedding ceremony was performed in the Palmerston Presbyterian Church, the officiating clergyman being the Rev. James Clark. The bridal party arrived at the church in carriages at 11 o'clock. The bride was dressed in white muslin, tastefully trimmed with white satin, and pearls. She wore a veil, and on her head was fastened a small spray of orange-blossom. The bridesmaids, four in number, were also dressed in white. Miss Maggie Bruce was chief bridesmaid, the other bridesmaids being Miss Lena Brace, Miss Kate Macleod, and Miss Fraser, cousins of the bride. Mr F. B. Ovenden was best man, and Messrs G. J. Bruce, D. Macleod, and A. Fraser acted groomsmen. A considerable number of people turned out to witness the ceremony in the Church. After the ceremony was over the bridal party, accompanied by a large number of friends, repaired to Ashhill, the residence of the bride's father, where a sumptuous wedding breakfast awaited them. A sight that evoked admiration here was the exhibition of the bride's presents, which were numerous and beautiful. Mr and Mrs Bowie left by the evening train for Oamaru en route for Fairlie creek, amidst showers of rice and good wishes.

Star 27 February 1888 Page 2
Cutten - Mendelson - Feb. 25, at Temuka, Edward Cutten, of Belmont, Dunedin, to Caroline Mendelson, of Sadowa, Temuka.

Star 30 June 1888 Page 3
DENNIS — LANDRIDGE - June 28 at Christchurch, by the Rev. C. Laws, Walter James, youngest son of Samuel Dennis, to Frances Edith, eldest daughter of John Langridge, Temuka. "Temuka Leader" please copy.

Wanganui Herald 24 September 1888 Page 2
Keesing-Salek — On Sept. 19th, 1888 at the residence of the bride's parents, Theodocia Street, Timaru, by the Rev. I. Zachariah, Judah Henry Keesing of Wanganui, fourth son of Henry Keesing, junr. of Auckland, to Clara, eldest daughter of Morris Salek, Timaru. Jewish wedding present included Messrs J. Gall of Fairlie, D. Zander of St. Andrews, Mrs Moss Jonas, Mrs Aschman, of Lyttelton, aunt of the bride.

Otago Witness 21 December 1888 Page 39
From Canterbury I hear of two weddings of an interesting nature. The first was that of Mr Fulbert Astley Archer, son of F. Archer, Esq., of Trelaske, Timaru, to Miss Amy Charlotte Radcliffe, youngest daughter of the late C. L. Radcliffe, Esq., of Derriford, Plymouth, on the 11th, at the Fendalton church. The ceremony was performed by the incumbent (the Rev. J. W. Stack), and the church was tastefully decorated, with evergreens and ox-eye daisies. The bride entered the church with her brother, who gave her away. She was attended by two bridesmaids—the Misses Archer (sisters of the bridegroom). The bride's dress was composed of soft white silk, trimmed with tulle and lace, white silk and lace bonnet to match her bouquet was lovely, the flowers used being roses and stephanotis, mixed with maidenhair. The bridesmaids looked very pretty in white and primrose dresses, with hats to match. They carried bouquets of Marguerite daisies and grasses, and each wore a gold horse-shoe brooch, the gift of the bridegroom.

North Otago Times 27 September 1889 Page 2
On the 25th instant, at St. Mary's Church, by the Rev. W. T. Pochin Winter, Ralph Anderson Chaffey, to Emily Rose, youngest daughter of F. LeCren, Elmsdale, Timaru. 

Otago Witness 2 January 1890 Page 24
Valentine — Jefcoate.- On 26th December, the pearl wedding day of the bride's parents, at Prospect Farm, Upper Pareora, by the Rev. Wm. Woollass, James Archibald Valentine, B.A., assistant teacher in the North-East Valley School, Dunedin, and eldest son of Mr Archibald Valentine, County Council Inspector, Waikouaiti, to Ellen, second daughter of Mr Thomas Jefcoate, and late mistress of the Adair School, South Canterbury.

Otago Witness 3 April 1890 Page 24
Whitmarsh-Shepherd — On the 4th March, at Timaru, by the Rev. W. Woollas, Robert Powell, eldest son of the late William Hurt Whitmarsh, coroner, Wiltshire, England, to Martha Ann, third daughter of William Shepherd, London, England.

Otago Daily Times 8 May 1890, Page 2
Walter—M'Kenzie.- On the 9th April, at the residence of the bride's uncle, John Miller, Strathnoon, Waimate, by the Rev. James M'Kee, Mary, eldest daughter of the late John McKenzie, Ruthven, Inverness-shire, Scotland, to James Walter, farmer, Keldston, Otago.

Press, 6 August 1890, Page 7
MIDDLETON — On June 25th, at St. Augustine's Church, Waimate, by the Rev. Charles Coates, incumbent, Robert Abbott, eldest son of Mr F. M. Rickman, Waimate, to Kitty, youngest daughter of Mr H. Middleton, Waimate.
    Turton —Ashley — On the 18th July, at the Presbyterian Church, Geraldine, by Rev. A. Bruce Todd, John George, third son of William Turton, Ashburton, to Helen, third daughter of William Ashby, Spring Farm, Geraldine.
    Adamson—Burke—At Knocklynn, Halswell, on June 18th. by Rev. R. Erwin, Rev. Henry Adamson, of Lincoln, to Marianne, only daughter of the late Michael John Burke.

Colonist 17 February 1890 Page 3
Fly - Lewin — January 28 1890 at the Baptist Church, by the Rev. T. Bray, William James Fly, eldest son of Wm. Fly, Geraldine (Canterbury), to Adelaide Lewin, third daughter of Wm. Lewin, Naseby Hill, Nelson, [Westport papers please copy.]

Clutha Leader 29 August 1890 Page 5
McLay — Sims.— On the 21st inst., at the Presbyterian Church, Timaru, by the Rev. Wm, Gilles, James M'Lay, Langdon, Fairlie Creek, eldest son of. Mr Moses M'Lay, Glenomaru, to Mary Jane, only surviving daughter of the late Robert Sims, of Belault, County Donegal.

The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic.) Saturday 23 January 1892 p 38 Social Notes
Miss Agnes Hay, third daughter of Mr. John Hay, of Barbornfield, Temuka, New Zealand—was married on December 3 at the Marylebone Presbyterian Church, London, to Mr. C. Hampton Hale, eldest son of Mr. C. G. Hale, of Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks, Kent. The bride, who was given away by her uncle, was attired in her travelling dress of grey cloth with silk and silver embroidery, and bonnet to match. She carried a bouquet of choice white flowers, and wore
a diamond crescent brooch, both the gifts of the bridegroom. The bridesmaid was Miss Margaret Hay, sister of the bride. She wore a gown of cream corduroy cloth, trimmed with coral pink silk, deep cloak to match with pink and brown streamers, large cream picture hat trimmed with pink tips and ribbon. She carried a lovely bouquet of pink roses and autumn leaves, and wore a pearl crescent brooch, both the gifts of the bridegroom. The best man was Mr. W. W. Hale, brother of the bridegroom. After the ceremony a reception was held at the Langham Hotel, at which only the immediate friends of the bride and bridegroom were present. The bride's travelling costume consisted of grey cloth with jacket trimmed with sable and muff to match. The wedding presents were numerous and valuable. The dinner gown for the bride is of white corded bengaline, draped with old Venetian point; the bodice trimmed with narrow lace of the same and chiffon.

North Otago Times 17 February 1892 Page 2
The Temuka Leader publishes the following by special request : The new Mission Church at Buscot, Upper Waitaki, was charmingly and handsomely decorated on the occasion of the marriage of Mr Charles Timpson, Te Akaterawa, to Miss Nelly Homer, on the morning of the 20th ult. Miss Homer, who only arrived by the last trip of the Arawa from England, was attired in -white embroidered muslin, with tulle veil and orange blossoms ; her bridesmaids, Miss Crombie and Miss Lily White, of Oamaru, in white with pink silk trimmings and pink bouquets. The wedding was a very pretty one, and the solemnisation was impressively performed by the Rev. Hugh C. Frere in the presence of close on forty persons, relatives and friends of the bridegroom, and the present guests at the neighboring stations of Waitangi and Te Aka. After the ceremony the newly-married couple received the congratulations of their friends under the willows in front of Buscot House, whore breakfast was served and the wedding cake cut. A photograph of the party was taken by one of the guests. Mr Frere then, in a few apt words, proposed the health of the bride and bridegroom, who thereafter drove off quietly to their new home at the cottage, Te Akaterawa. The happy couple were the recipients of a large number of presents.

Timaru Herald, 17 March 1892, Page 2
A very pretty wedding, of deep interest to a large number of people in Timaru, took place at the residence of Mr John Jackson, Butler street, yesterday afternoon. The contracting parties were Miss Warrington Jackson and Mr Charles Bowker, and the officiating minister was the Rev. W. J. Williams. The bride was attired in a very becoming manner m a lawn cashmere travelling dress trimmed with choice silk embroidery, and the bridesmaids, Miss Holdgate and Miss Dale, looked pretty m peacock green costumes, and each had as souvenirs, a gold bracelet, the gift of the bridegroom. The Bridegroom was supported by Mr Liversedge, of Christchureh and among the many guests the bride's mother was noticeable in handsome black moire antique dress; Miss and Miss A. Bowker, navy blue, and Miss T. Bowker claret colour, the trio looking very nice. Most of the married ladies wore silk or satin dresses, tastefully and well made, while many of the young ladies wore becoming white costumes. Among the many friends present were Mr and Mrs Triggs, Mr and Mr. H. L. Bowkor, Mr O. W. Tumor, all of Christohurch; Mr and Mr« J. Wilson and Mica W'lson, of Kaiapoi Mr and Miss Gabites, Mr and Mrs Williams, Mr K. Turner, Mr and Mrs Dale, and Mr and Mrs Holdgate, Timaru. The presents to the bride were numerous, comprising cheques for large amounts from Mr and Mrs Jackson, and the bridegroom many valuable pieces of plate, and beautiful and useful articles of the sort that go to make a drawing-room look cosy. A large and prettily engraved silver cake basket, from the employees of Mr Jackson, deservedly hold a place of honour whilst an large photograph of the girls of the bride's Bible class, and the girls in of the choir, the teachers and officers of the Wesleyan Church, were much admired by those who had the privilege and pleasure of seeing the wedding presents. We may add that bunting was flying over the "big mill" in honour of the occasion, Mr Bowker being a director of the Timaru Milling Company and also at Mr Jackson's sawmill, and on his schooner Glencairn. Mr and Mrs C. Bowker left for the North by the express train, a large party giving them a pleasant send off.

Timaru Herald 17 April 1893 Page 2
A very pretty wedding took place at Pleasant Point, on Tuesday, April 11th, at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, when Mr John Sullivan and Miss Day, eldest daughter of Mr Robert Day, farmer, Levels Downs, were joined in holy matrimony, by the Rev. Father Le Petit. The bride looked pretty in a light dress and hat to march, and was attended by her sister, Miss Sarah Day. Mr T. Connolly, of Geraldine, acted as best man. After the marriage ceremony was performed, the wedding party drove to the residence of the bride's parents, where they enjoyed a sumptuous breakfast. Afterwards the party drove to Saltwater Creek and back. In the evening the friends of the bride and bridegroom assembled, and the young folks enjoyed themselves to their heart's content in dancing and vocal music, which was kept up till the small hours. The wedding pro eats were both useful and numerous.

Hawkes Bay Herald, Tues. Nov. 1 1893 Marriage
GOOCH-FORSTER - On 31st October, 1893, at St. John's Cathedral, Napier, by the Very Rev. the Dean of Waiapu, Richard Gooch, manager of the Hawke's Bay Farmers' Association, second son of Thos. Gooch of Timaru, to Grace Agnes, eldest daughter of Arthur S.B. Forster, clerk R.M. Court, Napier.

Otago Witness 8 February 1894 Page 27
Seddon— Hamilton.— On the 22nd January 1891 at All Saints' Church, Dunedin, by Rev. W. A. Diggens, assisted by Rev. W. H. Seddon, brother of the bridegroom, Thomas Rowley Seddon, of Ashwick Station, Fairlie, to Harriet Louisa Hamilton, daughter of the late Andrew Hamilton, of Westwell, Streatham Common, Surrey, England.

Timaru Herald 11 June 1894 Page 2
A very pleasing ceremony took place in Totara Church on Tuesday, 5th June, when Mr A F Campbell, eldest son of Mr Colin Campbell, Totara Valley, was married to Miss Annie Fraser Smith, eldest daughter of Mr Albert Smith, of Waimate. She picturesque little church was crowded during the ceremony there being over 100 persons present. At the conclusion of the service the bridal party adjourned to the residence of the bride groom's father, where a splendid repast was provided.

Wanganui Chronicle, 3 January 1895, Page 2
Aitken— Miller — At Strathnoon Farm, Waimate, Canterbury, on 2nd Jan., by the Rev. Hugh Kelly, James Aitken, B.A., Headmaster of Boys' School, Wanganui, to Isa, second daughter of Mr John Miller, farmer.

Hawkes Bay Herald Tues. Jan. 29 1895
FRASER-WHITE - At St. Mary's, Timaru, on 28th January, John August, youngest son of the late John FRASER, British Consular Service, Hong Kong, to Nellie Margaret, second daughter of J.W. WHITE, barrister, Trasmere, Timaru.

Timaru Herald 29 June 1895 Page 2
On Wednesday last the nuptials of Mr John Linton and Miss Blackmore were celebrated at the residence of the bride's father, our worthy stationmaster. The Rev. Mr Brady, of St. Andrews, performed the ceremony, while Mr Smart acted as best man and Miss Emma Blackmore as bridesmaid. The presents were many and varied, as well as useful and ornamental; At night, a social gathering was held at Mr Blackmore's, when, in spite of muddy roads, a great number of friends assembled and spent a very enjoyable evening. Now that a start has been made it remains for the young folks to keep the wedding bells ringing at Makikihi.

Otago Witness 26 September 1895 Page 27
Bishop — Palmer — On the 14th September, at Ocean View, Hillgrove, by the Rev. Wynter Blathway, Henry, second son of Arthur Bishop, Timaru, to Jane, widow of the late Alfred Palmer.

Timaru Herald 27 November 1895 Page 3
On Tuesday morning there were united in happy wedlock Mr R. Chute of the Point and Miss Murphy of Kerrytown. The ceremony was performed in St Mary's Roman Catholic Chapel by the Rev. Father Le Menant des Chesnais before quite a large congregation, at 8.30 a.m. The bride wore a nice travelling dress of grey tweed trimmed in a darker shade. The bridesmaid was her sister also prettily dressed. Mr McCourt acted as best man. The bride has a large circle of acquaintances here and in Timaru, and her wedding presents were both many and choice. The bridegroom is known all over South Canterbury, not only m his business capacity, but also for the keen interest he takes in athletics. He is very popular and much respected in our district, and one and all wish him happiness. Mr and Mrs Chute left the church amid a shower of rice to spend the honeymoon in Christchurch.

Otago Daily Times 23 December 1895, Page 7
MacKENZIE  - RAMSAY- On the 19th December, at First Church, Dunedin by the Rev. James Gibb, assisted by the Rev. A. Bruce Todd, the Rev. John MacKenzie; Thames, second son of Alexander MacKenzie, Geraldine, to Janet, eldest daughter of Keith Ramsay.

The West Australian Tuesday 7 January 1896 Page 4
MORLEY-ROBINSON On Monday, 6th January, GEORGE MICHAEL youngest son of the late James Markwick Morley, of Temuka, Canterbury, New Zealand, to CLARE, eldest daughter, of Capt. Henry Robinson, of Hobart, Tasmania.

Otago Witness 16 January 1896 Page 27
Oddie — Don. On the 24th December, at the residence of the bride's brother, Te Whare-ma, Castle street, by the Rev. Rutherford Waddell, MA., John Crosfield Oddie, of Timaru, to Maggie, third daughter of Mr John Don, Dunedin.

Timaru Herald, 30 January 1896, Page 2 William George Irwin
The Wesleyan Church was crowded yesterday morning to witness the marriage of Mr W. G. Irwin, eldest son of Mr R. Irwin, and Miss Mary Hannah Dale, third daughter of Mr Philip Dale, the respected Foreman of Works to the Borough of Timaru. The wedding party in itself numbered over 150 guests, and the ceremony was performed by the Rev. C. B. Beecroft. Both the contracting parties are great favourites in certain circles in Timaru, and the wedding presents were very numerous, embracing articles of both a useful and beautiful kind. After the wedding service the guests were entertained by Mr and Mrs P. Dale at their residence, Arthur street, and a very numerous party were at the south express to see Mr and Mrs Irwin start for Dunedin, where the honeymoon is to be spent.

Otago Witness 30 January 1896 Page 27
Shackleton — Tregoning - On the 9th January 1886 at St. Paul's Church, Waimate, by the Rev. D. J. Murray, assisted by the Rev. Hugh Kelly, M.A., George James Allan, youngest son of J. Shackleton, Maheno, to Elizabeth Catherine (Bessie), second daughter of the late Michael Tregoning, Waimate.

Otago Witness 30 January 1896 Page 27
Lynn — Jessep On the 1st January 1896 at residence, Te Moana, Geraldine, by the Rev. A. B. Todd, William Lynn, sheep farmer, Geraldine (late of Oamaru).

Auckland Star, 17 March 1896 Page 8
LABATT-ROWE.— On March 11. at St. Paul's, by the Rev. W. E. Gillan of Ellerslie. Andrew Mountjoy, third son of Rev. Andrew Tyrrell Labatt of Bluasdon, Wiltshire, England, to Gertrude Constance, second daughter or late Rev. John Webb Rowe, of Temuka and of Farncombe, Surrey. Home and Brisbane papers please copy.

Otago Witness 16 April 1896 Page 27
Cheyne- Ross — On the 6th April, at the residence of the bride's mother, Timaru, by the Rev. William Gillies, Alexander Findlater, fourth son of the late James Auchinleck Cheyne, Esq., of Dunedin, to Jeannie, second daughter of the late Andrew Ross, Esq., Ross-shire, Scotland.

Marriages Solemnized at St Johns Presbyterian Church, Willis Street, Wellington
Transcribed from the original registers
Date: 3 May 1896
Place: SJC
Groom: Thomas Fyfe 25 yrs, plumber, from Timaru
Bride: Mary Anne Peake 24 yrs, single, from Hokitika
Both living in Wellington
Groom's father: Thomas Webster Fyfe, a painter
Bride's father: John Peake, a Town Clerk
Groom's mother: Jane Fyfe (nee) Craigie
Bride's mother: Louisa Ada Peake (nee) Whitehouse

Timaru Herald, 7 July 1896 Page 2
A large party assembled on Thursday last at Mr Cain's farm, Laurel Grove, Seadown, to celebrate the marriage of Miss Elizabeth Cain and Mr J. Lane, formerly a baker in Timaru, and for some years past in employee of the Levels Station. The wedding took place at the residence of the bride's parents, the Rev. Mr Dickson, of Temuka, performing the ceremony. Over a hundred person partook of the hospitality of Mr and Mrs Cain, and Laurel Grove resounded till a late hour with the music of dance and song. The young couple were the bearers of hearty good wishes, and the wedding presents to the bride were numerous and good.

The West Australian Friday 31 July 1896
MAYNE-GAETH (Bowman).- On Wednesday, the 29th July, 1896 at St George's Cathedral, by the Very Rev. the Dean of Perth, Henry Josiah, youngest son of William Mayne, Esq., of Timaru and grandson of the late Captain Boxer, R.N. to Ada Mary, daughter of the late John William Garth, Esq., of Hobart, Tasmania.

Star 12 May 1896 Page 2
Smith— Kerr — May 5 at St Mary's Church, Timaru, by the Ven. Archdeacon Harper, John Hartley Smith, M.A., Christchurch, to Mary, eldest daughter of E. G. Kerr, Harlau, Timaru.

Timaru Herald 6 May 1896 Page 3
There was a large gathering, of ladies chiefly, at St. Mary's Church a half-past 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon, to witness the wedding of Miss Mary Kerr, eldest daughter of Mr E. G. Kerr, the well-known proprietor of the Timaru Herald and South Canterbury Times to Mr J. Hartley Smith, B. A., lately a member of the staff of the Timaru High School, and now of the Boys' High School, Christchurch. The wedding was a quiet one, but it was exceptionally well omened if it holds true that "Happy is the bride that the sun shines on," for the afternoon was bright and summer like. The altar of the church was covered with white chrysanthemum blooms and a cross of the same flowers was raised at the back. In front an arch of the same flowers and foliage was erected for the bride and bridegroom to stand beneath during the ceremony. The Ven. Archdeacon Harper, assisted by the Rev. Mr Orbell, solemnised the marriage, and Mr Gooch accompanied the singing on the organ, and played the Wedding March while the young couple signed the register and as they left the Church. The bride was given away by her father ; her sister, Miss Maude Kerr, was bridesmaid, and Mr M. H. Browne, of the High School staff, was groomman. On passing from the church door to the carnage awaiting them, the happy pair were subjected to showers of white chrysanthemum petals. The members of the family and some friends filled a four-in-hand drag, and others invited followed in baggies, to Harlau, to partake of the wedding breakfast, after which the young couple drove to Winchester, where they will spend a short honeymoon. The bride wore a handsome travelling costume by Mrs King, of Ballantyne and Co.,'s, in navy blue face-cloth skirt and velveteen bodice, with picture hat in satin felt to match, trimmed with velvet and birds. The bridesmaid wore a rich-looking brown dress, with picture hat to match. Many favourable comments were made on the sensible departure from the rule of white dresses for weddings. The members of the newspaper staffs manifested their interest in the ceremony by displaying bunting from the office windows, and the harbourmaster's staff also bore a flag in honour of the event. The members of the staff desire to add their congratulations to those of other friends, and wish the young couple a long and happy life together.

Timaru Herald 5 June 1896 Page 2
A goodly number, especially ladies, attended the Pleasant Point Presbyterian Church on Wednesday morning to witness the marriage of Miss Ann Isabella Grant, Pleasant Point, and Mr William Gibson, son of Mr John Gibson, Claremont. The newly-wedded couple left m the afternoon on their honeymoon trip. The Rev. J. White officiated, and the "Wedding March" was tastefully played by Mrs Fraser.

New Zealand Tablet 5 June 1896 Page 28 A GRAND WEDDING AT TEMUKA.
(From an occasional Correspondent.) Temuka, May 23 1896. On Monday last, when Mr Edward Collinson, of Christchurch, was united in the bonds of holy matrimony to Miss Ellen Connelly, fourth daughter of Mr Thomas Connelly, of Winchester, by the Rev Louis Fauvel, S.M., in St Joseph's Church. The ceremony took place at 9 o'clock, after which a Nuptial Mass was celebrated. The attendance at the church to witness the proceedings was a large one. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr Denis Connelly, and she was attired in a very elegant cream-coloured dress, adorned with wreath and flowing veil, the travelling dress being one of tweed, trimmed with white silk and brown velvet, and large picture hat. The bridesmaids were Miss Maggie Connelly (her sister), who was dressed in pink, and Miss Connally, of Kakahu, dressed in blue. They carried bouquets of white chrysanthemums ; both looked pretty. Mr Thomas Connelly, junr, performed the functions of "best man." The ceremony over, the procession wended its way to the bride's father's residence, where unique preparations bad been made for the wedding breakfast. An immense marquee had been erected for the occasion on the lawn, and two large tables of over thirty feet were laid out with every dainty imaginable. The principal table was presided over by Mr J. T. M. Hayhurst, and the vice-chair was occupied by Mr Michael Quinn. Mr J. M. Twomey was at the head of the other table, supported by Major Young. After full justice bad been done to the tempting things which had been provided, Mr Hayhurst, in a neat and felicitous speech, proposed the toast of the bride and bridegroom, which was duly honoured, and responded to by the bridegroom. Mr Quinn, in flattering terms, proposed the toast of " Mr and Mrs Connelly," and this was spoken to by Major Young and Messrs J. Brown, J. Scott, and J. Austin. Everyone spoke in high praise of Mr Coonelly a worth as a neighbour and otherwise. The toast was drunk with musical honours, and suitably responded to by Mr Connelly. Mr Twomey, in his jovial style, proposed the toast of "The bridesmaids," to which Mr T. Connolly, junr, appropriately responded. Mr T. Connelly, sen, then proposed the toast of ''The chairman" (Mr Hayhurst), speaking of him in a flattering manner, and the toast was drunk with musical honours. Mr Hayhurst's response brought the proceedings in connection with the breakfast to a close. It will be seen that the gathering of guests was an extremely representative one, which proves the high esteem in which the family is held. In the evening the young folks enjoyed themselves on "the light fantastic toe" in the granery, which had been nicely decorated for the occasion, and they enjoyed themselves to entire satisfaction. About 200 persons were present. During the evening a procession of some 40 threshing mill hands arrived, headed by various musical instruments, as well at a large band of "tin kettles," and they were all right royally entertained by the host and all declared Mr Connelly to be a "jolly, jolly good fellow." The elder people confined themselves to the house, where a large number of songs were sung, including some in the Gaelic tongue, and the proceedings terminated.
When the golden sunbeams topped each distant hill,
And the cool breeze murmured on each sparkling rill,
By the spirited singing of the appropriate closing ditty.
The bride and bridegroom left the same evening by the express train for Christchurch, their future home. The following is a list of presents, as far as I could learn :—
Mr and Mrs Hayhurst, beautiful silver egg stand
Mr and Mrs Rooney, butter cooler and d'oyley
Mr and Mrs Quinn, tea set
Mr and Mrs J. Brown, bedroom set
Mr and Mrs Twomey, preserve dish
Mr and Mrs Harrison, cheese dish and pair of vases
Miss Perry, cheese dish
Miss Lynch, pair of vases
Mr Buxton, lamp
Mrs Webster, pair vases
Mrs Haar, antimacassar
Mrs Opie, antimnssar
Mr J. Farrell, album
Mrs Loudon, tray
Mr and Mrs Austin, set of jugs
Mr J. Austin, jun., cruet stand
Mrs Mackenzie, half dozen dessert plates
Miss Mary Austin, cream jug and bowl
Miss Quinn, butter cooler and cake tray
Mr Logan, fish knife and fork
Master James Farrell, pair candlesticks
Miss Mary Farrell, jug
Miss Lizzy Farrell, teapot
Mrs Barrett, half dozen spoons
Misses Murphy, photo frame
Mr Kirby, wedding cake
Mr and Mrs Ashwell, bread knife and platter
Miss Murphy, cruet
Miss Opie, cosy
Mr and Mrs Scott travelling rug
Mr and Mrs Miles, travelling rug
Sisters of St Joseph, picture
Mrs Young, pair vases
Miss W. Melvin, glass basket
Mrs Connelly, cheque
Mr Eikis, cheque
Mrs Elkis, tea cosy
Mrs Connely, household liner
Mr Brogden, cheque
Miss Brogden, butter cooler and fruit dish
Miss Lizzie Sharp, pair vases
Miss Mary Sharp, moustache cup and biscuit dishes
Miss Sharp, glass basket and silver salt cellars
Mr H . Opie cushion
Major Young, pair vases
Miss Annie Austin, pair vase
Miss Webster, water jug
Miss Norah Murphy, photo frame
Miss Anne Murphy, picture
Mr and Mrs Roland, lamp.

Feilding Star 18 June 1896 Page 2
A very pretty wedding was celebrated at All Saints' Church, Palmerston North; on June 17th. The contracting parties were Mr W. F. Stanley, of Fowlers', third son of the late Mr John Stanley, of Calcutta, and Miss Alice Emily Hitch, the fourth daughter of Mr John Hitch, Timaru. Miss Amy Rockstrow attended as chief bridesmaid. Miss Vera Archer and Master Pringle as page. The bride, was given away by Mr D. Pringle, a brother-in-law. Mr A. D. Stanley acted as best man, and the Rev. Herbert Hunt was the officiating clergyman. The friends of the bride and bridegroom were entertained at Home by Mr and Mrs Pringle. Some pretty dresses were worn, among them being Mrs Pringle in an Astrachan cloth, Mrs W. Jones (of Kiwitea) in a black silk, Miss Hill in a green velvet, Miss May Stanley fawn tweed, Miss Mildred Stanley blue serge, Miss Nellie Rockstrow dark tweed.

Timaru Herald 7 July 1896 Page 2
A large party assembled on Thursday last at Mr Cain's farm, Laurel Grove, Seadown, to celebrate the marriage of Miss Elizabeth Cain and Mr J. Lane, formerly a baker in Timaru and for some years past in employee of the Levels Station. The wedding took place at the residence of the bride's parents, the Rev. Mr Dickson, of Temuka, performing the ceremony. Over a hundred persons partook of the hospitality of Mr and Mrs Cain, and Laurel Grove resounded till a late hour with the music of dance and song. The young couple were the bearers of hearty good wishes, and the wedding presents to the bride were numerous and good.

Timaru Herald 8 September 1896 Page 2
There was a large attendance at the Roman Catholic Church, Pleasant Point, last Tuesday, to witness the marriage of Miss Ellen Barrett (sister of Mrs Angland, Pleasant Point) and Mr Thomas Driscoll, of Levels Plains. The bride was dressed in crepon silk with ornamental veil, and wreath of orange blossoms. Miss Kitty Barrett, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid, and was also becomingly dressed. Mr M. Brosnahan acted as groomsman. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr Michael Barrett. The ceremony was conducted by the Rev. Father Le Menant Des Chesnais. A large number sat down at the wedding breakfast in Mr W. Angland's Railway Hotel after the ceremony. Mr I. Morris occupied the chair, Father Le Menant Des Chesnais being also present. The usual toasts were drank with hearty musical honours, after which the happy couple proceeded/ to Christchurch for their honeymoon trip, the bride being arrayed in a navy blue travelling dress with hat to match. The presents were many and valuable, among them a handsome, clock presented by the Pleasant Point Football Club, of which Mr Driscoll is a member.

Timaru Herald, 26 September 1896 Page 2
A pleasing ceremony took place at the Presbyterian Church Geraldine, on Thursday when Miss Annie Mahan, daughter of Mr Archibald Mahan, schoolmaster, was united in marriage with Mr Alexander Shaw, son of Mr David. Shaw, both of Geraldine Flat. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. A. B. Todd, after which the newly married couple drove to Mr Mahan 's residence, attended by a long procession of vehicles, among which was a drag load of visitors from Timaru. Breakfast was laid out m a large marquee adjoining the house, and over 100 guests sat down. The after breakfast speeches were given by the Rev. A. B. Todd, and Messrs J. Mundel, J. Allan, B. Cochrane, and R. Y. Ferguson, and the bridegroom suitably responded to the flattering remarks made respecting himself and his bride. The happy couple received a large number of valuable presents.

Otago Witness 7 January 1897 Page 29
Campbell— Guinness — At St. Mary's, Timaru, by the Ven. Archdeacon Harper, M.A, assisted by the Rev. W. A. Orbell, Thomas Hugh, eldest son of the late Matthew Campbell, of Nelson, to Jennie, youngest daughter of the late Frank Hart Guinness, of Christchurch, New Zealand. Home papers please copy.

Ashburton Guardian 27 January 1897 Page 2
Teschemaker—Rolleston. Many of our readers will be interested to know that Mr Thomas Teschemaker, of Otaio, was married yesterday to Miss Rosamond Mary Rolleston, eldest daughter of the Hon. William Rolleston. The wedding took place at Winchester, the pretty little church being very tastefully decorated with ferns and flowers, and proving not nearly large enough to hold the congregation, friends assembling from far and near. The ceremony was impressively performed by his Lordship Bishop Julius, assisted by the Rev Thomas Farley and the Rev L. C. Brady, of Otaio. The bride was beautifully dressed in a cream satin dress, and the four bridesmaids, Misses Dorothy, Margaret and Helen Rolleston, sisters of the bride and Miss Avice Pitman, niece of the bridegroom, were prettily attired in cream cashmere with lovely bouquets of flowers. A large choir rendered hymns suitable to the occasion, and Mrs Scott presided at the organ. After the ceremony was over, a brilliant assemblage met at the residence of Mr A. L. Barker for the wedding breakfast. The happy couple left in the afternoon for the south, accompanied by heartfelt wishes for their future happiness.

Timaru Herald 24 April 1897 Page 2
St. Augustine's Church, Waimate, was the scene of a pretty wedding on Wednesday last, when Mr William Edgar Evans was married to Miss Margaret Wood Dailey, the Rev. McKenzie Gibson officiating. The bridesmaids were Miss Mabel Dailey and Misses A. and S. Evans, and the groomsman was Mr Arthur Manchester. After the ceremony the newly married couple and a number of guests drove to Inglewood, the residence of Mr W. S. Buxton, where an excellent breakfast was partaken of. The happy couple were then driven to Studholme, escorted by a number of friends, and left by express for Dunedin on their honeymoon trip. In the evening, a large number of friends, the guests of Mr and Mrs Buxton, were entertained in the Oddfellows' Hall, the gathering being kept up with spirit until early in the morning. The wedding presents were handsome and numerous, and were on exhibition at Mr Buxton's residence.

Otago Witness 6 May 1897 Page 29
Hay — LeCren.— On the 28th April, at St. Mary's Church, Timaru, by the Ven. Archdeacon Harper (assisted by the Rev. Rev. L.C. Brady), James, son of the late John Hay, to Helen Mabel, youngest daughter of the late Henry John Le Cren.

New Zealand Tablet 14 May 1897 Page 18
An important wedding took place at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Geraldine, on Thursday morning, says the Temuka Leader of May 1 when Mr. John Dooley, of the Geraldine Hotel, was married to Mrs. M. Farrell, at one time hotelkeeper at Geraldine and late of Timaru and of Winchester. The wedding ceremony was performed by the Rev. Father Bowers in the presence of a large circle of friends. The bride was very neatly and prettily dressed in shot frieze, trimmed with shot silk and with a navy velvet toque to match. The bridesmaid, Miss Lawlor, was dressed in pale blue cashmere trimmed with cream silk. The bride was given away by her uncle, Mr. Lawlor. The bridegroom was accompanied by Mr. J. Burke as best man. After the ceremony the wedding party proceeded to the Geraldine Hotel, where the wedding breakfast was laid out in a very sumptuous manner, and a large number of guests sat down to partake of it. Mr. R. H. Pearpoint acted as chairman and Mr. J. W. Pye as vice-chairman, and after breakfast the usual toast list was prepared. The chairman proposed the health of "The bride and bridegroom." Personally speaking he had known both of them as long, if not longer, than anyone in the room. He had heard of Mr. Dooley as far back as 17 or 18 years, and since that gentleman had come to live amongst them he (Mr. Pearpoint) had always found him to be as described, a thoroughly straightforward man, with many good qualities. Mrs. Dooley he had known ever since the time she had landed in the Colony, and he could assure her husband that he had made a very wise choice. The healths of the bride and bridegroom were then drunk in champagne. Messrs. A. McLean, T. Lewis, J. P. Kalangher, T. Connelly, and J. W. Pye all spoke in high terms of the many excellent qualities of the bride and bridegroom, and wished them every prosperity in the future. Mr. Dooley briefly responded, and proposed the health of " The chairman." After several other toasts were duly proposed and honoured the company retired, and later on the happy couple were driven to Orari to catch the South Express a number of friends going with them to see them off. The bride and bridegroom were the recipients of several handsome presents, amongst which were some cheques from public men. The bride's travelling dress was of black serge, trimmed with sequen.

Otago Witness 30 September 1897 Page 43
On Tuesday, the 14th, Miss Edith Clark, daughter of the late Mr A. M. Clark, Temuka, was married to Mr Weston, chief officer of the s.s. Ruahine. The ceremony, which was very quiet, took place at St. Michael's Church, Christchurch, and was performed by the Rev Mr Averill, assisted by the Rev. Mr Fraser. Mrs Clark gave her daughter away. She wore her travelling dress, which consisted of a smart tailor-made costume of electric blue cloth with vest of embroidered chiffon, and large slate picture hat with white feathers and satin ribbons. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Alma Clark, as bridesmaid, who also wore electric blue cloth skirt and coat opening over a full vest of white accordion-pleated chiffon, large pink straw hat trimmed with black ostrich tips and pink flowers. The bride and bridegroom and the invited guests were afterwards entertained by Mrs Macdonald (aunt of the bride) at her residence in Gloucester street. Amongst the guests were the bride's mother, the Misses Clark, Mrs Macdonald, Mr E. Macdonald (who acted as best man), Mr G. Macdonald, Mrs Randal Macdonald, Mr and Mrs Weston, Captain Bone, R N.R., Miss Hay, Mr Loughnan, &c.

Timaru Herald 4 November 1897 Page 2
St. Mary's Church was crowded yesterday afternoon, the majority being young ladies, to witness the marriage of Miss Maud Margaret Kerr, second daughter of Mr E. G. Kerr, to Mr Ernest Alfred LeCren, second (twin) son of Mr F. LeCren. The arrival of the wedding party, which consisted of the relations and intimate friends of the parents of the contrasting parties, was witnessed by a large number of people, and on the bride's carriage driving up much admiration was expressed. Miss Kerr looking lovely m her bridal robes. The chancel of the church was beautifully decorated, and the bride and bridegroom stood beneath an arch of flowers and foliage, while the altar and its furniture were prettily decorated. The bride was given away by her father, and her maids were Misses Edith and May Kerr and Miss Emily Miles, their costumes being very becoming. The bridegroom was attended by Mr C. J. LeCren, his twin brother. The marriage service was conducted by the Ven. Archdeacon Harper, assisted by the Rev. Mr Orbell, Curate. Mr Gooch presided at the organ, and played the Wedding March. After the ceremony Mr and Mrs E. A. LeCren and the wedding party drove to Harlau, the residence of Mrs LeCren's parents, where a large number of guests were entertained at an "At Home." The newly-wedded couple left by the express for the north on their honeymoon trip to the North Island. The bride and bridegroom received numerous costly and useful presents from their very large circle of friends in Canterbury and Otago. The Timaru Herald office was loyally decorated with bunting in honour of the occasion.

Timaru Herald 30 December 1897 Page 2
St. Alban's Anglican Church, Pleasant Point, was crowded to excess on Christmas Day on the occasion of the marriage of Miss Fanny Halstead, younger daughter of Mr W. Halstead, to Mr Ernest Owen  Lightband, of Timaru. Mr Halstead is one of the oldest residents in the district, and this, added to the fact that his family is greatly respected, may have accounted for the large attendance. The vicar, the Rev. Stanley Hinson, officiated, and the church was tastefully; decorated for the occasion. The bridesmaids were Miss Halstead and Miss Proctor, and Mr W. Stonehouse was best man. The choir was in attendance, and sang "The Voice that breathed o'er Eden," and after the ceremony Mrs Hinson played Mendelssohn's Wedding March. After partaking of refreshments at the residence of the bride's father, the young couple left for Nelson, where they spend their honeymoon. Mr and Mrs Lightband received numerous presents, both useful and ornamental, from residents of the district, Timaru friends and others, which will enable them to set up house in Timaru on their return.

Timaru Herald, 30 December 1897, Page 3
A very pretty wedding took place yesterday afternoon at the residence of the parents, Mr and Mrs Robert Kennedy, Sophia street, when their eldest daughter, Elizabeth, was married to Francis, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Hooper, of Gleniti. The ceremony was conducted on the lawn, under the shade of a large marquee, by the Rev. W. Gillies, of Trinity Presbyterian Church. The bride was attended by her sisters, Misses M. and B. Kennedy, and the bridegroom was supported by Mr Mounsey, of Oxford, North Canterbury, cousin of the bride. The party witnessing the ceremony was very representative, comprising some of the oldest residents of Timaru, with which the Kennedy family are connected by the closest of colonial ties, and a number of young ladies and others whom the bride claimed as schoolmates and lifelong friends. The bride was most becomingly attired m a pretty travelling dress, and carried a lovely shower bouquet, and the bridesmaids also looked exceedingly well. After the contract had been signed, the toast of long life and every happiness and prosperity to Mr and Mrs Frank Hooper was proposed by Mr C. V. Clarke, of Waimate, and accepted in a happy speech by the bridegroom. The happy couple left for the south m the afternoon on their honeymoon tour, amid the old fashioned send off. The presents were on view in the drawing room, and as both the principals are great favourites amongst a wide circle, they were very numerous and comprised many exceptionally sensible, useful, and costly articles.

Star 28 May 1898 Page 5
PITHIE — ANDERSON — May 24 1898 at St Michael's and All Angels, All the Rev. A. W. Averill, William John, eldest son of James Philp Pithie, of Peel Forest, to Mary Ann, eldest daughter of William Anderson, of Sydenham.

NZ Tablet 19 August 1898 Page 18
A very pretty sight was witnessed at St Mary's Cathedral Church at Geraldine on the 3rd inst., when a double wedding took place. The contracting parties were Mr Chris. Lysaght, second son of Mr. Andrew Lysaght, and Miss Mary Earl, second daughter of Mr. Job Earl; also Mr. John Kennedy, second son of the late Mr. J. Kennedy, and Miss Bridget Earl, third daughter of Mr. Job Earl. The ceremony was conducted by the Rev. Father Burns, and as considerable interest was aroused by the happy event throughout the whole of the district, the church was well filled. Miss Mary Earl (Mrs. Lysaght) was dressed very nicely in peacock blue, trimmed with white satin, with hat to match. Her travelling dress was a navy serge. The bridesmaid, Miss Maggie Earl, was dressed in peacock blue trimmed with lace. Mr. Austin Lysaght acted as best man. Miss Bridget Earl (Mrs. Kennedy) was dressed in cream serge, trimmed with satin, and wore a cream velvet hat, trimmed with feathers and flowers. Her travelling dress was a navy blue serge tailor-made costume. The bridesmaid, Miss Nellie Earl, was dressed in cream serge trimmed with satin. Mr. E. Kennedy acted as best man. The brides were given away by their father. At the conclusion of the ceremony some 180 guests were entertained at a sumptuous wedding breakfast at Mr. Earl's residence.

Otago Witness 25 August 1898 Page 33 Marriage
BENTHAM— DENCH.— On the 16th August, at St. Michael's Church, Durham street, Christchurch, by the Rev. F. Mayne, M.A . Robinson Bentham, of Roslyn, Dunedin, to Rose Dench, of Port Chalmers.
DIXON— MILLS.— On the 3rd July, 1898 at the Bluff, N.Z., by the Rev. D. C. Bates, Philip Henry, fourth son of Lancelot Dixon, of Oamaru, to Marianna Frankland (Mimie), eldest surviving daughter of the late Captain Alexander Mills, harbourmaster, Timaru.

Otago Daily Times 18 October 1898, Page 2
BOTHWELL — KIRBY — On the 23th September, at Sacred Heart Church, Timaru, by the Rev. Father Tubman, Henry Bothwell, of Shamrock Hotel, Timaru, to Margaret Mary, second daughter of the late Thomas Kirby, Milton.

Star 12 November 1898 Page 4
FRAYNE— EVANS — Nov. 10 at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev P.W. Fairclough, Frank Frayne, of Fairlie, to Matilda Ann, third daughter of Mr Charles M. Evans, Charles Street, Kaiapoi.

New Zealand Tablet 17 November 1898 Page 20
The marriage of Miss Kate Murphy of Kensington to Mr. John Reilly of Timaru, took place at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Timaru, the Rev. Father Tubman officiating. The bride wore a pretty blue costume with epaulettes on the shoulders tipped with white silk, the bride's sister, who acted as bridesmaid being appropriately dressed in a light fawn costume. The bridegroom was assisted by Mr. E. Burns as best man. The wedding breakfast was held at Mr. P. Rielly's Melville Hotel, and several appropriate and humourous speeches were made by Messrs. Hole, Burns, P. Reilly and Smith.

Timaru Herald 27 December 1898 Page 2
A. very pretty wedding took place last Wednesday at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Totara Valley, when the Rev. J. White united in wedlock Miss Florence May McBeath, second daughter of Mr John McBeath, of Gleneig, and Mr Hugh Eaglesome, of Grangeston, Spreydon. The church was beautifully decorated by the girl friends of the bride, a large floral bell hanging over the happy pair. The bride, who was dressed in creme silk was given way by her father, and was attended by her sister, Miss McBeath, Miss Miller, a cousin, and Miss Gunn, of Timaru, The best man was Mr M. Eaglesome, and groomsmen Messrs A. M. McBeath and J. Henderson. About 60 guests sat down to the wedding breakfast at Gleneig, after which the happy pair left at 2.30 amid showers of good wishes and rose leaves, for Timaru en route to the southern lakes for their honeymoon. The guests included friends from Christchurch, Dunsandel, and Timaru, and they remained to enjoy a dance, which was kept up with spirit till 4 a.m., when all joined in singing " Auld Lang Syne" The wedding presents were numerous and valuable.

Otago Witness12 January 1899 Page 29
GILLIES— REID On the 21st December, 1898at Waiareka Church, by the Rev. J. Standring, assisted by the Rev. William Gillies, of Timaru, Constance Mary, fourth daughter of John Reid, Esq., of Elderslie, to Arthur William Gillies, of Birtley Downs.

Otago Witness 16 February 1899 Page 29
RUSSELL— MAYNE.— On the 13th February, at St. Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin, by the Rev. E. G. Edwards, assisted by the Ven. Archdeacon Robinson, George Gray Russell, to Barbara Arnalia Gray Mayne, widow of Thomas Mayne, of Liverpool. No cards.

Timaru Herald 3 April 1899 Page 2
A pretty wedding was celebrated at Glenavy on Thursday, the contracting pair being well-known residents of the district— Miss Edith Butt, of Glenavy, and Mr James Wilson of Waimate. The bride was prettily dressed in poplin and surah silk decorated with orange blossom. The ceremony was performed by .the Rev. Mr Stowell. Among the guests at the wedding were friends from Christchurch, Timaru, Oamaru, and Waimate, about 80 sitting down. In the afternoon the happy couple left by the express for a tour of Southland. In the evening the party, augmented to the number of about 200 were entertained in the schoolroom at Glenavy, when dancing, interspersed with songs and recitations, kept things merry until the small hours of the morning. The presents to the bride and bridegroom were varied and numerous as well as useful. The newly-married couple will take up their residence m Waimate among their many friends and well-wishers.

Otago Witness 13 April 1899 Page 33
KERR—BEGG.—On the 30th March, at Smith street, Dunedin, by the Rev. James Gibb, James Kerr, Timaru, to Elizabeth, youngest daughter of the late Chas. Begg.

Otago Witness 20 April 1899 Page 33
CABOT— CONNOLLY — On the 12th April, at Hyde, by the Rev. D. O. Hampton, of Abbotsford, Louis Philippe, second, son of T. Cabot, Esq., Timaru, to Ruhamma Maria (Dolly), younger daughter of P. A. Connolly; Esq., Hyde.

Otago Witness 20 April 1899 Page 33
MALLOCH— MACKAY — On the l2th April, at Waikouaiti, by the Rev. Wm. Gillies, Timaru, assisted by the Rev. John Christie, Donald Wright, eldest son of the late Donald Malloch, to Catherine (Katie) Stuart, eldest daughter of Donald M. Mackay.

Otago Witness 27 April 1899 Page 33
BOWIE — THOMPSON — On the 12th April, at St. Luke's Church, Oamaru, by the Ven. Archdeacon Gould, Robert Ross, eldest son of Robert Bowie, of Timaru and Nelson, to Elizabeth, youngest daughter of Andrew Thompson, Oamaru.

Otago Witness 11 May 1899 Page 33
ROSE — MIDDLETON.— On the 9th May, at Timaru, by the Rev. Wm. Gillies, Duncan C. Rose, Mararoa station, Southland, to Helen, daughter of Thomas Middleton, Benmore station, Otago.

Timaru Herald 14 October 1899 Page 2
"The Pines, " Mr and Mrs C. Bowker's picturesque home, was the scene of a pretty wedding on Thursday afternoon, when Mr Bowker's third daughter, Theresa, was united in wedlock to Mr F. Mulcock, a well-known farmer of the Hook. There was a large gathering of friends of both bride and bridegroom, a number coming from Christchurch and Kaiapoi, and over a hundred in all were present. The Rev. J. N. Buttle solemnised the marriage, the ceremony being performed on a platform erected on the spacious verandah, the guests being seated on the lawn m front. Musical members of the company sang an anthem during the ceremony, and at the close Miss Evans played the Wedding March on an organ. A gale of wind was blowing at the time, but under the shelter of the well-grown trees it occasioned not the least inconvenience. The bridesmaids were Miss Beatrice Bowker, Miss E. Mulcock and Miss E. Bowker, Mr W. Mulcock was best man and Mr James Bowker groomsman. The wedding feast was laid out m a large marquee on the lawn, and presented a very tasteful appearance. The bride's father proposed the health of the newly wedded pair, and the bridegroom replied, and Mr W. Mulcock replied for the bridesmaids. The bride's presents were laid out in one of the rooms and occupied several tables, the gifts being numerous, including useful and very valuable articles, some of them with cheques and bank notes attached to them. The happy pair were driven to St. Andrews in the afternoon en route to the Otago Lakes for a honeymoon trip, while the young people of the party remained at The Pines, and spent a pleasant evening, the gathering breaking up about midnight.

Hawera & Normanby Star 26 October 1899 Page 2
Observer, 4 November 1899 Page 8
Fashionable Wedding. Napier, October 25.
The most imposing ceremony of its kind ever held in Hawke's Bay took place at Omahu to day, when the nuptials were celebrated of Mr F. Churchill Perry, of Timaru, to Miss Maud Airini Donnelly, daughter of Mr G. P. Donnelly and granddaughter of the famous Ngatikahunga chief, Karauria, who fell in fighting Te Kooti. Several hundred invited guests were present, from all parts of the North Island, and there were spectators in thousands. The presents were over 850 in number, including gifts from Lord and Lady Ranfurly (a silver clock). There was a great gathering of native chiefs, and hakas and poi dances were the order of the day. Archdeacon Samuel Williams and Archdeacon Langley, of Sydney, granduncle of the bride, performed the ceremony. The honeymoon will be spent in Canterbury.  Mr Percy Perry acted as best man.

Timaru Herald 27 October 1899 Page 2
A member of our clerical staff received by the mail an invitation from Mr and Mrs Moss Jonas requesting the pleasure of his company at the marriage of their daughter Sara to Mr A. D. Goldstein on Sunday, October the 8th. 1899 at Timaru, 1103 Seaton street, Vancouver, B.C. Ceremony 3 p.m. Reception 3 t0 6 30 p.m. The invited guest regretted that he could not make such a long journey, but sent his heartiest congratulations to the happy couple.

Press, 27 October 1899, Page 3 A Dunedin marriage
MARRIAGE OF MR H. J. BESWICK AND MISS MILLS. Mr Harry Joseph Beswick, of the firm of Beswick and Harris, Christchurch, was married in Dunedin on Wednesday to Miss Florence Ethel Mills, second daughter of Mr James Mills, managing director of the Union Steamship Company. The "Otago Daily Times" states .-—Mr Beswick has taken son interest in public affairs, having held the position of Mayor of Christchurch and chairman of the Conciliation Board. His father, Mr Joseph Sutton Beswick, was formerly Resident Magistrate at Timaru. Of Miss Mills it may be stated that, she is possessed of rare musical ability, and when at Home she achieved distinction in carrying off, for pianoforte playing, the gold medal of the London Academy of Music. The marriage ceremony, which took place at two o'clock on Wednesday afternoon at St. Matthew's Church, created a very great deal of interest, especially amongst the feminine portion of the community. The ceremony was conducted by the Rev. W. Curzon-Siggers, assisted by the Rev. C. S. Bowden. The bridesmaids were Misses Gertrude Mills and Freda Beswick, who were attended by Miss Geraldine Mills and Master James Mills, while Mr Edward Studholme acted as groomsman. The bride was given away by her father. ...

New Zealand Tablet 3 May 1900 Page 20
KELLY— WALSH. A very pretty wedding took place in the church of the Sacred Heart, Timaru, on April 25 the contracting parties being Miss Maggie Walsh, eldest daughter of Mr. Frank Walsh, St. Andrews, and Mr. W. H. Kelly, eldest son of Mr. Thomas Kelly, Opawa Road, Christchurch. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Father Tubman. The bride, who was given away by her father, looked charming in a robe of cream serge trimmed with embroidery and lace, with a veil and wreath of orange blossoms. She carried a handsome shower bouquet. The bridesmaids, were Miss Cassie Walsh and Miss Lizzie Kelly, sisters of the bride and bridegroom respectively. The bridegroom presented to each of the bridesmaids a very fine gold brooch. Mr. A. Wilson acted as best man. After the ceremony the guests adjourned to the residence of the bride's parents at St. Andrews where the wedding breakfast was partaken of. Among those present were the Rev. Fathers Tubman, (Timaru) and O'Connell (Waimate). The presents were costly and numerous. In the evening Mr. and Mrs. Kelly left for the north where the honeymoon was to be spent.

Wanganui Herald, 20 June 1900, Page 3
A very pretty wedding took place today in the premises of the local Bank of New South Wales. The contracting parties were Mr Alexander Halligan, so well known in athletic circles in Wanganui, and Miss Harriet Blanchett, third daughter of Mr A. F. Blanchett, of Timaru. The bride was attired in a cornflower-blue dress, with cream facings, and a white picture hat. Miss Maud Halligan acted as bridesmaid and wore a blue dress with black facings. Mr C. M. Burrell assisted the bridegroom. The happy couple were the recipients of between sixty and seventy handsome and valuable presents, testifying to the high esteem in which they are both held throughout this district. The wedding ceremony was conducted by the Rev R. M. Ryburn. Mr and Mrs Alexander Halliean left by this afternoon's train on a trip to Napier, a large number of friends meeting at the station to see them off.

New Zealand Tablet 21 June 1900 Page 15
LYONS— MURPHY
A very pretty wedding came off in St. Joseph's Church, Temuka on June 16 (writes our Temuka correspondent), when Miss Catherine Murphy, second daughter of Mr. John Murphy, of Kerrytown, was joined in the bonds of Holy Matrimony, by the Rev. Father Galerne, to Mr. Patrick Lyons, eldest son of Mr. Daniel Lyons, of Tralee, County Kerry. The bride was elegantly dressed in a costume of electric blue, trimmed with white silk and chiffon, and wore a large picture hat. The bridesmaid (Miss Connell) was similarly attired. Mr. Thomas Kelliher was best man. The wedding breakfast was held at the residence of Mr. R. Chute (brother-in-law of the bride), Temuka. Appropriate speeches were made and responded to. The happy couple left for Dunedin to spend their honeymoon. The presents were numerous and handsome, and showed the esteem in which the newly-married couple are held.

New Zealand Tablet 5 July 1900 Page 15
BARRY—FITZGERALD
On Tuesday of last week a pretty wedding took place at St. Joseph's Church, Temuka, when Miss Mary Fitzgerald, eldest daughter of Mr. John Fitzgerald, J.P., was married to Mr. William Barry, farmer, of Waitohi Road. The father of the bride is one of the most respected settlers in the district, as is also the widowed mother of the bridegroom, so that it was not to be wondered at that the sacred edifice was crowded on the occasion, nearly all being invited guests. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Father Galerne in the presence of a large number of friends. The bridesmaids were Miss Norah Fitzgerald and Miss Barry, and Mr. M. Barry filled the position of groomsman. The bride, who was given away by her father, was attired in her travelling dress of sapphire blue material, trimmed with white satin and hat to match. The bridesmaids wore pretty costumes with hats to match. After the ceremony the wedding party adjourned to the residence of the bride's parents, where a sumptuous breakfast was partaken of by about 200 guests. Speeches made in proposing the health of the bride and bridegroom showed the universal esteem in which the parents of the happy pair are held in the district. Mr. M. Quinn, of Temuka, feelingly referred to his 25 years acquaintance as a neighbor with Mr. Fitzgerald, and to the mutual friendship, never marred by the slightest estrangement, that existed between them. Mr. Mundell, of Timaru, told the young couple that though their prospects- were good materially they had something to preserve as good and better than capital, and that was a pair of honest names without a blot. To business men Mr. John Fitzgerald's word was as good as any man's money. Mr. D. Angland referred to Mrs. Fitzgerald as the foster-mother of many young men on their first arrival in the Colony, many of whom, through her advice took 'a grip on the land ' and are now contented settlers on the plains, and continuing with his usual mixture of good sense and keen humor made every one happy. After the breakfast the happy couple drove to Winchester and left for Christchurch, where they will spend their honeymoon. A dance was held in the evening, which was largely attended by friends of both parties. The wedding presents were numerous, and included many costly and useful articles.

Timaru Herald 16 July 1900 Page 2
A quiet wedding was celebrated at Mrs Bezzant's house, Grey Road, on Saturday afternoon, the contracting parties being Miss Ada H. Martin, the youngest daughter of Mr J. Martin, Wellington, to Mr W. Cassell. The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr J. W. Martin, was attended by Miss A. Smith as bridesmaid, while the bridegroom was supported by Mr Buckley Joyce. The bride was very tastefully dressed in cream silk. The ceremony was performed by Rev. J. N. Buttle. The presents included one from the members of the Trinity Wesleyan Church Choir, Wellington, of which Mr and Mrs Cassell were members.

Waimate Daily Advertiser, 21 July 1900 Page 2
A very pretty wedding took place in St. Andrews Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, 18th inst. when Mr Geo. Wells was united in the bonds of matrimony to Miss Ellan Adamson, the only daughter of Mr M. Adamson, " The Cray," Lower Otaio. The Rev. Mr Mackie performed the ceremony. As both bride and bridegroom are old and well-known residents in the district, a, great interest was taken in the event, the church being filled to overflowing. The church was prettily decorated for the occasion by the friends of the bride. The latter looked exceedingly wall in a becoming costume, and wore a handsome toque to match. Miss Keddis acted as bridesmaid, and was attired in a pretty dress of blue cloth, trimmed with white silk, a black velvet hat with white ostrich tips and chiffon completed this costume. Pretty shower bouquets, gifts of the bridegroom, were carried by bride and maid, and the latter wore a beautiful brooch, also the gift of the bridegroom. After the ceremony, the guests, to the number of 70 drove to the residence of the bride's parents, where an "At Home" was hold. During the afternoon, Mr and Mrs Wells left by the express en route for the North Inland, whore the honeymoon is to be spent. The bride's going away dress was a violet cloth coat and skirt and hat en suite.

Timaru Herald 16 August 1900 Page 2
There was an unusually large attendance of speculators at a wedding at St Mary's Church yesterday, when the Ven. Archdeacon Harper solemnised the union of Mr W. Parr, jun, the well-known engineer, and Miss Lucy Malthus, the attendance demonstrating the wide popularity of the young contracting parties. The central block of seating in the church was well occupied, and many remained standing at the doors and outside. Mr Gooch played the "Wedding March "at the conclusion of the ceremony, and the wedding party left the church under a brilliant sunshine, and through a crowd of beaming faces. The bride was prettily dressed m white flowered silk, and the bridesmaids m bluish - grey costumes. As Mr Parr is contractor for the Harbour Board's engineering work, and therefore is connected with the harbour department, the flagstaff bore a bunting signal of good wishes.

Waimate Daily Advertiser, 18 October 1900 Page 3 Wedding.
A perfect downpour started yesterday morning, and lasted, without intermission, all day;— a very unfortunate circumstance the occasion of the marriage of Miss Alice Manchester to Mr J. W. Allen, of Christchurch. The ceremony took place in St. Paul's Wesleyan Church, Waimate, and the building was packed, hundreds having to stand outside, a tribute to the popularity which the bride and her parents enjoy. The ceremony was conducted by the Rev. J. Blight, assisted by the Rev. G. Barclay. As the bridal party entered the Church, the hymn, "The Voice that Breathed o'er Eden," was sung by the choir. The bride looked charming in a magnificent dress of Mervilleux silk, trimmed with lace chiffon and orange blossom, with Court train. She also wore a veil and orange blossom, and a diamond brooch and pearl necklace, the gift of the bridegroom. There were three bridesmaids; Miss Lily Manchester wore a dress of cream silk, trimmed with chiffon, and a pink hat. She also wore a gold brooch, the gift of the bridegroom. Misses Daisy Dailey and Ethel Manchester wore pink silk dresses and cream hats. The Rev. G. Barclay offered up prayer for the couple. The Church was very prettily decorated, on the chandelier in the centre of the church being a wedding bell, constructed of white clematis and Banksea roses. As the party left the church, the " Wedding March " was played by Mrs W.J. Dailey, who officiated at the organ. After the ceremony was concluded, the happy couple entered their carriage amidst a shower of rice, and drove to the of the bride's parents, followed by the guests in over a dozen vehicles. A sumptuous wedding breakfast was provided, and to this the guests did full justice. Before the bride and bridegroom left for the Waimate railway station, the Rev. G. Barclay, in a characteristic speech, wished the couple a long, prosperous and useful life, a wish that was heartily endorsed by all present. Mr John Manchester returned thanks, on behalf of his daughter, for the good wishes expressed. His feelings were considerably mixed, for he felt the parting from his daughter, but he was cheered by the fact that he would not have to go through a similar ordeal half a-dozen times. Mr Allen cordially thanked the guests for the kind wishes expressed, He was sorry for the wet day, as it somewhat spoiled the pleasure of the ladies. Mr C. V. Clarke, as an old friend of the family, made a congratulatory speech, winding up with an apt poetical quotation. The happy couple then drove off amidst a shower of good wishes, along string of shoes tied to the axle of the vehicle being emblematical of the luck wished them. The magnificent wedding cake was made in England and was a present from the bridegroom to the bride. After tea a pleasant few hours were spent indoors, the wet; making it inadvisable to repair to the large marquee erected outside. Music and other in door amusements were entered into with zest till at eleven o'clock the drag provided by Mr Manchester arrived to convey guests to town. Mr and Mrs Manchester and family did all in their power to make the time pass pleasantly for the visitors and every one was appreciative of the fact. The presents were exceedingly numerous and valuable, as the following list shows : — Mr J. Manchester, cheque
Mrs J. Manchester, silver fruit knives and forks and household linen
Mr A. J. Manchester, diamond ring
Mr J. W. Manchester, diamond and sapphire ring
Miss Lily Manchester, two oil paintings
Mrs Allen, silver spoons and forks
Miss, Miss Maria, Messrs Robert and Stephen Allen, silver fish-knives and forks and butter dish and knife
Mr T. S. Allen, table spoons
Miss Esther Allen, silver candlestick and purse
Master Paul Allen, album Congregation of St. Paul's Wesleyan Church, family bible
Mr and Mrs Pitcaithly, silver salt cellars
Miss Dukes, toilet mats
Mr and Mrs Allen (Christchurch), Works of Longfellow and Mrs Browning
Miss Allen, picture
Mr F. White, silver toast rack
Mrs Hayes and family, silver mounted gong
Miss J. Allen, leather handbag
Miss Richmond, poiutlace tray cloth
Miss Davidson (Auckland), toilet mats
Mrs and Mrs W. J. Dailey, silver tall gong and brushes
Miss Harding (Auckland), serviette rings
Mr and Mrs T. Manchester, drawing room clock
Mr C. Manchester, pair vases
Mr and Mrs Lee, hall stand
Miss and the Misses Evans, fish carvers
Mr G Evans, bread fork
Miss A. Bowker, cosy
Mrs Baxter, fancy work
Mr and, Mrs O'Brien, butter dish
Mr A. Carter, silver serviette rings
Mr and Mrs W. L. Scott, tray cloth
Misses OBrien, pair vases
Mr and Mrs Riddenklau, fish carvers
Miss Robertson, photo frame
Mr and Mrs Jas. Manchester, flower bowls
Mr Price, hand mirror
Mr Pilbrow, silver and glass jewel case
Miss Movses, cosy
Miss Alison Moore, wrought cushion
Mr and Miss Hamilton, dressing case
Mr and Mrs Bowker, silver cake basket
Mr Jas and Miss A. Bowker, silver hot water jug
Miss Hadfield silver book marker
Mr and Miss T. Medlicott, silver shoe horn and button hook
Miss Dunn, silver jam spoons
Mr L. S. Hatton, hot water kettle
Mrs Lewis, point lace sideboard cloth
Mr J. C. Scott, silver serviette rings
Misses Medlicoit, honey jar
Mr and Mrs C V. Clarke, silver hot milk jug
Miss Clarke, pickle fork
Mr J. and Miss Freeman, silver and glass jam dish
Mrs Hutton (Dunedin), silver serviette rings
Miss West, silver jam spoons
Mr and Mrs G. Manchester, cheque
Mr and Mrs Franklin, writing-desk
Miss Dailey, cushion
Mr and Mrs G. A. Manchester, silver egg cruet
Mr T. Maginns, Hood's poems
Mrs. and Mrs Blight, silver mounted salt cellars
Mr and Mrs S. J. Adams, silver tea service
Dr and Mrs Barclay, silver mustard and pepper pots
Dr Cruickshanks, silver shoe-horn and button-hook
Mr and Mrs H. N. Hertslet, silver salt cellars
Mr and Mrs G. S. Mathias, carved tray
Mr and Miss Roberts, case of silver scissors
Mr D. A. Taylor, silver-mounted gong
Miss Petit, jelly spoons
Mr and Mrs Mulcock, vases
Mr and Mrs Rouse, silver jewel tray
Mrs and Misses F. and E. Buxton, silver salver
Mr C. H. Guthrie, purse
Mrs Jeffries, silver and oak butter dish
Mr and Mrs J. Martin, silver serviette rings
Mr and Mrs J. Jackson (Timaru), silver salt cellars
Mr and Mrs M. Smith, serviettes.
Mr and Mrs J. C. Prudhoe, glass and silver jug
Mr and Mrs H. Manchester, duchess cloth and crumb tray
Messrs Bing Harris and Co., marble clock
Mrs Goldsmith, silver jelly spoons
Mr and Mrs Pilkington, vase
Mr and Mrs Douthwaite, tea, set
Mr and Mrs Furness, marble clock
Miss Morris and Mr Best, hot-water jug and fountain pen
Mr and Mrs W. E. Evans, dressing case
Rev. G. Barclay, Works of Mrs Browning.

Timaru Herald, 26 October 1900, Page 2
The little township of St. Andrews donned its holiday attire yesterday afternoon, the occasion being the wedding of Miss Jane Wederell, of St. Andrews, to Mr Collie, of the Customs Department, Timaru. The ceremony was performed by the vicar of the parish, the Rev. L. C. Brady, and the little Anglican church, gaily decorated with flowers, was taxed to its utmost capacity to hold the many friends of the young couple who had assembled. The bridesmaids were Miss Collie and Miss Marian Wederell, Miss Irene Collie and Miss Nina Wederell. As the bridal party walked down the aisle the organist, Mr J. Proudlock, played, the Wedding March and the young folk who had gathered out did scattered flowers over the happy couple at they left the church amid the congratulations of their friends.
    A very pretty wedding took place last week at Orari Gorge. Peel Forest, at the residence of Mr Robert Thew. The contracting parties were Miss Emily Sarah Thew, and Mr James W. Ashby, second son of Mr W. Ashby, Orari. The weather was very bad, and this no doubt prevented many invited guests from attending, but there was a large gathering of relatives. The officiating minister was the Rev. A. B. Todd, and the bride was given away by her father. The bridesmaids were Misses Marion and Mabel Thew, and the groom was supported by Mr John Ashby and Mr C. Thew. The wedding breakfast was partaken of by a great many guests, and a social to mark the event was held on the Friday evening following, at which a large company were present and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The bride, who is a great favourite at Peel Forest, received many valuable and useful presents.

Timaru Herald 5 December 1900 Page 3
A very pretty wedding, and one of great interest, was celebrated at St. Augustine's Church, Waimate, yesterday, between Miss Sarah Evans, second daughter of Mr T. Evans, and Mr J. L. Scott, dentist, of Timaru. The church was most tastefully decorated by friends, and a lovely bell of white flowers hung from the chancel. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. McKenzie Gibson. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a handsome gown of white satin with court train fastened on one shoulder, with sleeves and yoke of tucked chiffon, tulle veil with wreath of orange blossoms, and carried a beautiful shower bouquet. The bridesmaids were Miss Annie Evans (sister of the bride), and Miss Dailey, and they wore very pretty gowns of pale blue merv, with transparent sleeves and yokes of lace, large white picture hats with bands of pale blue velvet and white plumes. They carried lovely shower bouquets of maiden hair and pink rose. The best man was Mr A. B. White, of Timaru. Miss Owen played the Wedding March as the bridal party left the church. After the ceremony, the bride's mother held a reception, where a dainty wedding breakfast was laid, a large marquee being erected on the lawn, and the usual toasts were honoured. The bride's going away dress was of wedgewood blue, coat and skirt, with facings of palest grey satin, pretty toque of grey with blue plumes. Mr and Mrs Scott left in time to catch the express en route for the Southern Lakes, carrying with them the good wishes of their many friends.

Otago Witness 16 January 1901 Page 41
DUNCAN—SPIERS.—On the 24th December, 1900 at the residence of the bride's mother, Springbrook, St. Andrews, by the Rev. Robt. Mackie, Robert W. Duncan, of Dunedin, to Lizzie C. Spiers, Springbrook, St. Andrews.

Press, 31 January 1901, Page 1
ORBELL- ZIESLER. On January 23rd, at St. Mary's Church, Timaru by the Ven. Archdeacon Harper, assisted by the Revs L.C. Brady and J.M. Adcock, the Rev. Wadren Hastings Orbell, Vicar of Leeston and son of M.C. Orbell, Esq., Geraldine, to Kaja Minnie, eldest daughter of Mrs Ziesler, Timaru.

New Zealand Tablet 31 January 1901 Page 29
Lynskey - Quinn. (From our Timaru Correspondent.) The marriage of Miss Catherine D. Quinn (for many years organist of Joseph's Church), eldest daughter of Mr. M. Quinn, J.P., Temuka to Mr. M. Lynskey, Kaiapoi took place on Wednesday last the St. Joseph's Church, Temuka, the Rev. Father Galerne officiating. The bride was attired in a handsome costume off white silk trimmed with lace, with the customary wreath and veil, and had for bridesmaids her bitter. Miss Lucy Quinn, Miss Lynskey, the Misses Leahey, and Miss Flynn, all dressed in white muslin trimmed with insertion and lace. Mr. P. Lynskey, brother of the bridegroom, acted as groomsman. At the conclusion of the ceremony Miss Flynn played the Wedding March, and the many friends of the families adjourned to the residence of the bride's parents, where a reception was held. The breakfast was laid in a huge marquee erected for the occasion. Mr Mundell was in the chair and Mr Eiby in the vice-chair and the usual toasts were duly honored. Among those present were the Rev. Father Galerne, Aubry, and Hyland. Dr. Warren, ex-Police Inspector Buckley, and Messers. J. and W. Fitzgerald. In replying to the toast of his health Mr. Quinn pointed out a singular circumstance that Mrs. Quinn and himself were godmother and godfather to the young man who had now become their son-in-law. Telegrams were received from all parts of the Colony wishing the young couple prosperity, and the numerous and costly wedding presents were evidence of the popularity of the newlywed pair. The young couple left by the south express to spend the honeymoon.
JEFFERSON — KNIGHT. A quiet marriage took place at the Priory on Wednesday last (writes our Timaru correspondent) the contracting parties being Mr. C. A. Jefferson, manager of the local branch of the New Zealand Insurance Company, and Miss Winnie Knight, fourth daughter of Mr. J. C. Knight, of Timaru The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Father Aubry. The honeymoon was spent in the Waitaki and Waiho district. The wedding party was limited to immediate relations.

New Zealand Tablet 21 February 1901 Page 15
KNIGHT— WHITE. A QUIET but pretty wedding took place in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Timaru, on the 14th inst., when Mr C. E. Knight, of Timaru, was united in the bonds of matrimony to Miss L. White, formerly of Oamaru. A Nuptial Mass was celebrated by the Rev. Father Tubman, who also performed the marriage ceremony. The bridegroom was supported by his brother, Mr A. Knight, as groomsman, and the bride was attended by Miss L. Knight as bridesmaid. The bride was attired in a costume of soft white foulard material, with floral hat, and the bridesmaid wore a pretty salmon-colored embroidered dress with cream-trimmed hat. At the conclusion of the ceremony the party adjourned to the residence of the bridegroom's parents, where the wedding breakfast was laid. Mr and Mrs Knight were the recipients of many useful and handsome presents as expressive of the high esteem and kindly feeling entertained by numerous friends towards them. The happy couple left in the afternoon by the express for the North.

Otago Witness 10 April 1901, Page 59
Mrs Laidlaw, who came out from England to be present at the marriage of her daughter to Mr Tripp, of Timaru, a few months ago, left New Zealand last week by the Rimutaka.

Otago Witness 29 May 1901 Page 43
ORBELL — BUCKLAND.— On the 22nd May, at St. John's Church, Winchester b the Rev. W. H. Orbell, assisted by the Rev. J.K. Baikhe, of Geraldine, Lionel Havelock Orbell, son of M. C. Orbell, of Geraldine, to Rachel Susan Christabel Buckland, second daughter of J. C. Buckland, Winchester, late of Taieri, Lake Station, Otago.

Hawera & Normanby Star 11 July 1901
NIALL — WATTS.— At the Presbyterian Church, Feilding, on 25th June, by the Rev H. M. Murray, Frederick James, second son of D. W. Niall, Timaru, to Eleanor, third daughter of Walter Watts, Feilding.  

The Temuka Leader November 28 1901
On Thursday last, November 21st, there was celebrated at St Peter's Church, Temuka, a wedding . The contracting parties were Miss Amy Alice Story, livery stable keeper, Temuka, and lately a farmer at Orari, and Mr Thomas Henry Pye, of Geraldine, son of Mr Chas. Pye, of Riverlea. The officiating clergyman was the Rev. T. Farley, vicar of the parish. Miss Coira presided at the organ. The bridesmaids were Miss Ethel Story, Miss Elise Story and Miss Nellie Pye. The bride was given away by her father, Mr A. Story and Mr J. Gresham, of Geraldine, acted as best man.

Otago Witness 5 February 1902 Page 43
STRATFORD-HENNIKER— WICKES. — On the 30th January, 1902 at St. Mary's Church, Timaru, by the Ven. Archdeacon Harper, A. H. A. Stratford-Henniker, nephew of the Right Hon. Lord Hartismere Stratford, Slaney, Co. Wicklow (Lord-in-Waiting), to Margaretta Eliza, daughter of Edmund Wickes, Esq., Westland.

Star 2 March 1896, Page 2
BUTLER — Lawrence— Feb. 27, at the Baptist Tabernacle, Christchurch, by the Rev J. J. Doke, Joseph William, only son of the late Elisha Butler, of Timaru, to Florence Louise, eldest daughter of Alfred Lawrence, 107, Salisbury Street, Christchurch.  

Cardiff Times 24 May 1902
WILLIAMS (nee Glover) — HENDRY-—On May 13th, at St. Margaret's Church, Cardiff, Minnie, second daughter of the late John Glover, of Cardiff, to William, third son of Alexander Hendry, of Timaru, New Zealand. New Zealand papers please copy.

Otago Witness 30 July 1902 Page 43
MORRIS— CROSS.— On the 21st July, at St. Stephen's Church, Fairlie by the Rev. Stanley Hanson, Arthur William, third son of Mr A. W. Morris, Dunedin to Agnes Durroch, second daughter of Mr Frederick Cross  Fairlie.

Otago Witness 1 October 1902 Page 43
McAULEY— GORMAN.— On the 28th January, 1902 at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Timaru, by the Rev. Father Tubman, John, second son of Hugh McAuley, of Hyde, to Catherine E. J. Gorman, only daughter of Thomas Gorman, Timaru.

Otago Witness 15 October 1902, Page 43
Marriage: M'CASKILL— FAIRBAIRN.— On the 24th September, 1902, at St. John's Church, Roslyn, Dunedin, by Canon F. Mayne, Peter, third son of the late P. McCaskill, Temuka, to Annette Jane, second daughter of Andrew Fairbairn, Maori Hill, Dunedin.
Death M'CASKILL.— On the 11th October, 1902, at his residence, Railway terrace, Temuka, John Angus, beloved husband of Finetta M'Caskill, and eldest son of the late Peter M'Caskill; aged 38 years. Deeply regretted.

Wanganui Herald 4 November 1902 Page 2
Shepherd - Selbie — At his brother's. residence, Aramoho, on October 20th, by the Rev. C. Eaton, Thomas Martin, fifth son of Geo. Shepherd, farmer, Timaru, to Matilda Emily, youngest daughter of Geo. Selbie, farmer, Claremont, Timaru

Otago Witness 5 November 1902 Page 44
WHITE— MICHIE — On the 23rd October, 1902 at the residence of the bride's parents, Mornington, by the Rev. W. Scorgie, Benjamin Fotheringham, third son of the late Alfred White, The Springs, Geraldine, to Isabella Alexander, second daughter of James Michie, Mornington, Dunedin.

New Zealand Tablet 14 May 1903 Page 15
 Perniskie — McKenna
A very pretty wedding was solemnised at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Timaru, on April 29 the contracting parties being Mr. V. Perniskie, formerly police constable at Timaru, and now of Christchurch, and Miss Molly McKenna, second daughter of Mrs. McKenna, Ship Hotel, Timaru. The bride, was given away by her brother, Mr M. McKenna, was prettily attired in white brocade silk, and wore a wreath and veil of orange blossoms. The bridesmaids were Misses N. and M. McKenna (sisters of the bride), and Miss M. Geaney (cousin of the bride). all of whom were attired in white silk, with black picture hats. The bridegroom was attended by Mr. H. Geaney, uncle of the bride. A nuptial Mass was celebrated by the Rev. Father Tubman at 9.30 a.m., after which the wedding party adjourned to the residence of the bride's parents The happy pair left by the express in the evening for Christchurch.

Bowral Free Press (NSW) Wednesday 17 June 1903 Page 2
CHRISTIE — HALL JONES.
A wedding was celebrated at Timaru, New Zealand, on Wednesday, last, when Miss Margaret Emma Hall-Jones, daughter of Mr. William Hall-Jones, Minister for Works in the New Zealand Government was married to Mr. Ernest Alfred Christie, of Timaru, Mr. Christie is a brother of Mr. J. M. Christie, of 10 The Strand, Sydney (late of Bowral).

Hawera & Normanby Star 22 June 1903
BAILEY— ESPAGNE.— On Thursday, 18th June, 1903 at St. Joseph's Church, Hawera, by the Very Rev. Father Power, Herbert, son of Colonel Bailey, of Timaru, to Lina, eldest daughter of Mrs Espagne, of Hawera.

Otago Witness 2 September 1903 Page 43
HADFIELD — WATKINS. — On the 26th August, at Trinity Church, Lawrence, by the Rev. Canon Richards, Cecil Richard, eldest son of the late Richard Hadfield, pharmaceutical chemist, Nelson, to J. E. E. P., eldest daughter of the late Richard Watkins, medical dispensary, Timaru.  

New Zealand Tablet, 21 April 1904, Page 5
Timaru April 18. A very pleasing function took place in the offices of the Canterbury Farmers' Cooperative Association on Tuesday evening last, the, occasion being the presentation of a handsome silver dinner service and set of carvers to Mr. Thomas Quinn on the eve of his marriage. Mr. A. Austin, the company's accountant, in making the presentation, referred to the many good qualities of the recipient his genial and obliging manner, and the thoroughness and capability with which he performed his clerical duties. On behalf of the Association's employees he wished Mr. and Mrs. Quinn a long and happy life. Mr. Quinn heartily thanked them for their handsome gifts and the many kind words which accompanied them. He could not accept all the good things said of him, and rather thought that they were painting an ideal for him to aspire to. The Children of Mary, hearing that Miss Annie Dillon was about to enter the bonds of Matrimony with Mr. T. Quinn, presented her with two well-mounted religious pictures as a mark of the esteem in which she was held during her lengthy term as a member of the society.

Evening Post 7 April 1904 Page 5
Mr. M. E. Wood, the well-known New Zealand representative footballer, was married at Timaru on Tuesday to Miss Ritchie, eldest daughter of Mr. T.H. Ritchie formerly of Wellington. Mr. Wood has been transferred to Auckland, and intends retiring from active football.

New Zealand Free Lance, 7 May 1904 Page 8
Mr. Morris E. Wood, the representative New Zealand footballer, was married to Miss Clara Lenore Ritchey, eldest daughter of Mr. Theo. H. Ritchey, late of Wellington, on 5th April, by special license, at St. Mary's, Timaru, the Venerable Archdeacon Harper officiating. The bride looked very nice in a white accordcon pleated silk gown, handsomely trimmed with lace, and the bridesmaids, Misses Maud and Milly Ritchev and Miss Gowing, looked very smart in blue tweed costumes, and large picture hats to match.

The church was beautifully decorated, and the wedding was a very quiet, one, only the near relatives of both families being present. After the ceremony, the guests were entertained at the residence of the bride's parents where the usual toasts were proposed and duly honoured. The bride's travelling dress was pale blue frieze, faced with cream cloth and a large picture hat covered with violets. The happy couple left by express train to Lyttelton, en route to Auckland, where Mr. Wood has been transferred.

Otago Witness 13 July 1904 Page 49
A NEW ZEALAND WEDDING IN LONDON.
London, June 4. The day before yesterday a quiet but very pretty little wedding, the news of which will be read with interest in New Zealand, took place in London. The bride, Miss May Cunningham Murdoch, daughter of Mr and Mrs John Murdoch, of Timaru (formerly of Dunedin), arrived in England only a few days before her marriage, having travelled from Australia by the last trip of the P. and O. steamer China, and having experienced a very pleasant passage. She landed here on the 27th May. The bridegroom was Mr Clarence John Inder, C.E., formerly of Dunedin, who has been resident in London for some time actively engaged in his profession, and who has now as partner in his business Mr D. D. Henderson, also of Dunedin. Since her arrival in London Miss Murdoch has been staying at the Windsor Hotel, Victoria street, Westminster, and the wedding party started from there for St. John's Church, South Kensington, where the marriage took place at 1.30 p.m. The bride was given away by Mrs Sutter, of Timaru, who accompanied her to England....

Otago Witness 7 September 1904 Page 35 Cave
 — We have had two weddings here lately Miss Katie Fraser was married to Mr McIlwee on the 1st inst. Miss Fraser has been nearly all her life in the Upper Pareora. Valley, and is a native of the valley. The other wedding was that of Miss S. Rowe to Mr, Taylor, of St. Andrews.

New Zealand Tablet 22 September 1904 Page 15
 WARD-FITZHARRIS
A quiet but pretty wedding (writes a correspondent) was celebrated by the Rev. Father Le Floch at the Catholic Church, Timaru, on August 2 the contracting parties being Miss Catherine Theresa Fitzharris, third daughter of Mr. John Fitzharris, of Morven, and Mr Thomas Ward, third son of Mr. Henry Ward, Beaconsfield, Timaru. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a blue cloth dress elaborately trimmed with white silk, a large picture hat, and carried a flower bouquet. She was attended by two bridesmaids — Miss Annastasia Fitzharris (sister of the bride), and Miss Florence Ward (sister of the bridegroom). They wore white silk dresses and hats to match. The bridegroom was attended by his brother, Mr. Richard Ward. After the ceremony the wedding party drove to the residence of the bridegroom's parents, Beaconsfield, where the breakfast was served in a large marquee erected on the lawn. A large number of friends were present. The wedding presents were numerous, varied, and valuable.

New Zealand Tablet, 13 October 1904, Page 20
A very pretty wedding look place at St. Joseph's' Church, Morven, on September 14, when Miss Mary Ryan, eldest daughter of Mr. John Ryan, Morven was united in the bonds of matrimony to Mr. Thomas McInerney of Glenavy. The bride was given away by her father. Mr J. Hanley acted as best man.

Wanganui Herald 18 October 1904 Page 4
POWER— PADGET — At Wellington, on March 28th, Maurice Joseph, eldest son of the late Major B. L. Power, of County Cork, Ireland, to Lilian, eldest daughter of W. S. Padget, of, Timaru.

New Zealand Tablet 27 October 1904 Page 19
BERRY— KIRWAN. At the Pro-Cathedral on October 12 (writes our Christchurch correspondent) Mr Richard G. Berry, late of Timaru, and Miss Mary Kirwan, daughter of Mr Lawrence Kirwan, late of Hokitika, were united in the bonds of holy Matrimony A Nuptial Mass was celebrated by the Rev. Father O'Connell, who also officiating the marriage ceremony. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a lovely dress of grey voile, wreath and veil. The bride's niece, Miss Eileen O'Connell, was bridesmaid, and Mr. D. O'Connell filled the position of best man. After the ceremony the party were driven to the residence of the bride's father, where the wedding breakfast was laid.

New Zealand Tablet 27 October 1904 Page 5
October 21. Mr Timothy Pearce, second son of Mr. John. Pearce, was joined in the bonds of Matrimony to Miss Frances Gertrude Morgan, fifth daughter of Mr. A. Morgan, of Waimate, on Tuesday, 11th inst. The ceremony took place in the Sacred Heart Basilica, Wellington, Rev. Father Lewis, Adm., officiating. The bride looked very pretty in a grey travelling costume, and was attended by Miss M. Pearce, sister of the bridegroom. Mr. D. Pearce, brother of the bridegroom, was best man. After the breakfast the happy couple left by express for Wanganui.

New Zealand Tablet, 10 November 1904, Page 20
LEONARD— MORRISS. (From our Waimate correspondent.) One of the most popular and the prettiest wedding that has ever taken place in the district was celebrated on Thursday, November 3, at St. Joseph's Church, Morven, when Miss Sarah Morriss, second daughter of Mr. John Morriss, Morven, was married to Mr. Maurice Leonard, eldest son of Mr. Maurice Leonard, Waimate. The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr. J. Morrriss, looked charming in a dress of cream satin, trimmed with sun lace and chiffon. She also wore a wreath and veil. The bridesmaids, Misses M. and K. Morriss, sisters of the bride, wore cream cashmere dresses, trimmed with silk lace and large picture hats to match. Mr. Michael Leonard (brother of the bridegroom), officiated as best man. The Nuptial Mass was celebrated by the Rev. Father Regnault. The choir rendered Webb's Mass in G. The bridal party left the church to the strains of the wedding march, played by Mr. P Hanley. The wedding breakfast was held at the residence of the bride's parents, where 200 guests assembled. The toast of the Bride and bridegroom was proposed in a happy speech by the Rev. Father Regnault. That of the Bridesmaids by the best man Mr. C. E. Brenmer (County Engineer) proposed the toast of the Bride's parents, Mr. Morriss responding The presents were numerous and costly, that of the bridegroom to the bride being a gold watch, and that of the bride to the bridegroom a silver mounted umbrella. The bridesmaids received from the bridegroom gold bangles. The happy couple left by the north express for Auckland, where the honeymoon is to be spent. In the evening the young people met in the schoolroom where a pleasant evening was spent.

Otago Daily Times 30 December 1904, Page 4
JESSEP-CORMACK. On the 14th December, 1901, at the Presbyterian Church, Woodbury, James S., second son of Charles Jessep, Renville, Geraldine, to Bessie, elder daughter of the late Alexander Cormack, of Woodbury, South Canterbury, New Zealand. Australian papers please copy

New Zealand Tablet 19 January 1905 Page 5
On Thursday last St. Joseph's Church, Temuka, was the scene of a pretty wedding, the contracting parties being Miss J. Coughlan, daughter of Mr. S. Coughlan, of Pleasant Point Road, and Mr. M. Gaffeney, eldest son of Mr. Gaffeney, Seadown. Rev. Father Kerley officiated. The wedding breakfast was laid at the residence of the bride's parents. The happy couple left in the evening for Wellington, where they intend spending their honeymoon.

Otago Witness 15 February 1905 Page 47
MARCKS— MacPHAIL. On the 18th January, 1905 at the residence of the bride's brother-in-law, "Rimuwhare," Fairlie, by the Rev. Dr Black, John, only son of John Marcks, Maheno, to Margaret, third daughter of the late Hugh MacPhail, " Oakbank,'" Mull, Argyllshire, Scotland.

New Zealand Tablet 11 May 1905 Page 19
WAIMATE, May 8. A pretty wedding took place in St. Patrick's Church on May 4 when Miss Annie Mellon, eldest daughter of Mr. H. Mellon, of Waimate, was united in the bonds of Matrimony to Mr. Michael O'Donnell, of Timaru; the Rev. Father Regnault officiating. The bride, who was given away by her father, looked very pretty in a dress of white silk, trimmed with chiffon and lace. Miss B. Mellon, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid, and Mr. W. O'Donnell ((brother of the bridegroom) was best man. After the ceremony the wedding breakfast was held at the residence o« the bride's parents, Nukuroa. The bridegroom's present to the bride was a gold muff chain, and gold-mounted greenstone brooch, and to the bridesmaid a gold-mounted greenstone brooch. The presents were numerous and costly.

New Zealand Tablet 18 May 1905 Page 20
O'DRISCOLL— EARL. On Wednesday, May 3 a very pretty wedding took place at St. Mary's Church, Makikihi , when Miss Mary (May), fourth daughter of Mr. Wm. Earl, late of Geraldine and now of Ben Acre, Makikihi, was united in the bonds of Matrimony to Mr. Matthew O'Driscoll, second son of Mr. M. O'Driscoll, of Pleasant Point, Timaru. The church was crowded with friends and acquaintances of the young couple. The bride who was given away by her father, looked well in a gown of white silk, trimmed with chiffon and silk lace, and wore a gold necklet and greenstone heart, the gifts of the bridegroom. The bridesmaids, Miss Rose Earl (sister of the bride) and Miss Nellie O'Driscoll (sister of the bridegroom), were attired in dresses of cream voile trimmed with insertion and chiffon and wore gold brooches the gifts of the bridegroom. The bride's gift to the bridegroom was a gold chain. Mr. J. O'Driscoll acted as best man and Mr. M. Earl as groomsman. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Father Regnault, and after the Nuptial Mass the bridal party drove to the residence of the bride's parents, where the weeding breakfast was held.

Ashburton Guardian 29 July 1905 Page 2
Brown—Wade. At the Manse, Sheffield, North Canterbury, on October 19th, 1904 by the Rev. James Maxwell, Robert James, eldest son of Robert Brown, of Hororata, to Susan Jane, second daughter of the late James Wade, of Timaru.

New Zealand Tablet 13 July 1905 Page 6
A quiet wedding took place at St. Patrick's Church on Wednesday, July 5 when Mr. John Connolly, second son of Mr. M. Connolly, Georgetown, Temuka, was united in the bonds of Matrimony to Miss Celia Callinan, of Newtown, Wellington. The Rev, Father Regnault celebrated the Nuptial Mass. The bride was given away by Mr. J. T. Quinn. Misses Lizzie and Agie Connolly acted as bridesmaids, and Mr Owen Connolly was best man. After the ceremony the party drove to the Studholme Junction Hotel, where the wedding breakfast was held. The young couple were the recipients of many valuable and useful presents. The groom's gifts to the bride were a gold chain and locket, and to the bridesmaids gold brooches. The happy couple left by the afternoon express for Dunedin, their future home, carrying with thorn the best wishes of all.

Otago Witness 9 August 1905 Page 51
BROWN-ALLAN. On the 26th July, 1005 at the Albany Street Hall, by the Rev. I Nisbet, D.D., David Brown, Timaru, to Jessie Monteath, third daughter of Alexander Allan, Great King street.

New Zealand Tablet 17 August 1905 Page 15
A quiet wedding was celebrated at the Catholic church, Rakaia, on August 1 by the Very Rev. Dean O'Donnell, the contracting parties being Miss Lizzie Dolan, second daughter of the late Daniel Dolan, of Kyle, Rakaia, and Mr. Denis O'Sullivan, of Rosewill, Timaru. The bride was given away by her brother, and looked very pretty in a charming gown of blue crepe de chene, with hat to match. She was attended by Miss Frost (niece of the bridegroom;). Mr. Eugene o' Sullivan (brother of the groom), acted as best man. The bridegroom's present to the bride was a beautiful diamond brooch, and to the bridesmaid a gold bangle, while the bride's present to the bridegroom was a diamond ring. After the ceremony the wedding party was entertained at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Craighead at a wedding breakfast, Mrs. A. Craighead being sister of the bridegroom. Mr. and Mrs. O 'Sullivan left by the afternoon's train en route for Auckland, where the honeymoon is being spent, taking with them the best wishes of their many friends.

New Zealand Tablet 31 August 1905 Page 20 KEENAN-SHEEHAN.
A marriage which took place at Fairlie on August 14 created more than ordinary interest, as the parents of the bride have been residents of the district for upwards of a quarter of a century. The contracting parties were Mr. P. Keenan, third son of Mr. P. Keenan, of Kaikoura, and Miss Mary Sheehan, eldest daughter of Mr. D. Sheehan, of Fairlie. The ceremony, which was witnessed by a large number of friends of both parties, took place in St. Patrick's Church, and was performed by the Rev. Father Le Petit. The bride who was given away by her father, looked extremely well in a costume of white serge, beautifully trimmed with silk and silk lace, and wore the customary wreath and veil. Her sister, Miss N. Sheehan, acted as bridesmaid, and the bridegroom was attended by his brother Mr. J. Keenan, of Kaikoura. At the conclusion of the ceremony the wedding party proceeded to the residence of the bride's parents, where the wedding breakfast was laid. The newly-wedded couple left by the afternoon train for Dunedin, where the honeymoon was to be spent. Mr. and Mrs. Keenan were the recipients of many valuable and useful presents. In the evening a very large number of guests were entertained by Mr and Mrs. Sheehan in the public hall, which was very tastefully decorated for the occasion.

Otago Witness 1 November 1905 Page 49
Wedding Bells. A very pretty wedding took place in St. Martin's Church on the 18th inst., the contracting parties being Miss Letty Richmond and Mr Nathan Mines (of Waimate). The church was beautifully decorated for the occasion, a large bell banging in the centre of the chancel. The service was performed by the Rev. Mr Fines-Clinton. The bride was given away by her stepfather, Mt John Dewar. The church was crowded to overflowing. The bride looked very nice in a handsome dress of rich cream silk with wedding veil and the bride, wore pretty dress of blue silk voile, with black picture hats. The bridegroom's present to the bride was a gold watch and chain, and the bridesmaids were gold brooches, also the gift of the groom. After the ceremony was over the bridal pair drove as far as Oamaru, en route for Moeraki, where they spent a short honeymoon. In the evening a social and dance was given by the bride's parents to a very large number of friends. It was held in the Defence Hall, and a very happy evening was spent by all present. The grand march was led off by the best man (Mr Stevenson, Waimate) and Miss Richmond, about 30 couples taking part in the march. The dance was kept going till after midnight. Songs were sung by Miss M. Richmond and Messrs Creigh and Meek. The bride received a large number of presents, both useful and valuable.

Otago Witness 6 December 1905 Page 66
A pretty wedding took place at Studholme on November 1 the contacting parties being Mr Archibald John Gillies, of Oamaru, and Miss Annie C. Hunter, daughter of Mr George Hunter. The ceremony took place at the residence of the bride's parents, the Rev. George Barclay (Waimate) officiating. She was attended by Miss Davie (Timaru) as bridesmaid. Mr Duncan Gillies, brother of the bridegroom, acted as best mad. The bridegroom's present to the bride was a lovely gold chain and pendant, and to the bridesmaid a gold bangle.

New Zealand Tablet 18 January 1906 Page 13
VENNING— KENT. A pretty double wedding was solemnised in St. Patrick's Church, Waimate, on Tuesday, January 9 when two highly respected and popular young ladies of that parish, the Misses Lucy and Elizabeth Kent, second and third eldest daughters of Mrs. Kent, of 'Glenbane' Michael street, were joined in Matrimony to Messrs. John and Edward Venning, first and third eldest sons of Mr. and Mrs. J. Venning, 'Roslyn,' Timaru. The ceremony commenced at nine o'clock in the presence of a very large number of relatives, friends, and well wishers of the happy couples, Rev. Father Charles Venning (brother of the grooms) officiated, assisted by Rev. Fathers Tubman, Regnault, and O'Connor. The brides, were given away by their brothers, Messrs. John Charles and James Francis Kent. The bridesmaids were Miss Mary Kent and Miss Mary Venning, and Miss Caroline Kent and Miss Zeta Venning, and Misses Dorothy and Annie Delahunt acted as flower girls. Rev. Father Regnault presided, and proposed the health of the Brides and Bridegrooms. He said that by the marriage two of the best and most Christian families in South Canterbury were united. Waimate had no reason to rejoice in losing two of its best young ladies, who were indefatigable in all Church work, and zealous and regular attendants in the choir. It was over sixteen years since he first met the brides he now saw before him, and even then they gave promise of that noble Catholic womanhood into which they had since developed. Mr. W. Evans, of Timaru, and late chairman of the Timaru Harbour Board, said that he was not long acquainted with the brides, but the bridegrooms he knew well ; they were two of the most straightforward and conscientious young men he had ever come across  and had been in his employ since they left school. Mr. and Mrs. Venning were old friends of his, and exemplary people they were. Mr. Venning had worked with him for the past 30 years, and he sincerely hoped that his sons would ever keep before them the fine example set by their parents. At two o'clock the whole party, in five vehicles, went for a short drive up the Gorge, and the day being a particularly pleasant one, the outing was thoroughly appreciated. On returning afternoon tea was dispensed, and the happy couples were driven to Studholme, and given a right royal send-off by the whole party as they left for their honeymoon by the Express Mr and Mrs. J. Venning going to Christchurch and Akaroa, and Mr. and Mrs. E. Yenning to Dunedin. In the evening quite a large number of guests were entertained at a social evening in St. Augustine's Hall, the first class music being supplied by the Misses Flynn and others, and a most enjoyable time was spent. It may be mentioned that Mr. W. Knight was best man, and Mr. S. Venning groomsman to Mr. J. Venning, and Mr. G. Venning best man, and Mr. M. J. Doyle groomsman to Mr. E. Venning.

Otago Witness 9 May 1906 Page 47
CLARK-KYLE. On Monday, the 16th April at the residence of Mr E. Aldred, 34 George street, Dunedin, by the Rev. Robert Dickie, Morven, South Canterbury, William Hamilton, son of the late John Clark, of Portobello, and head teacher Lumsden District High School to Mattie, daughter of the late Johnson Kyle, miner, of Queenstown.

New Zealand Tablet, 3 May 1906 Page 5
Quite a number of weddings took place during the week. On Tuesday, at St. Joseph's Church, Morven, by the Very Rev. Dean Renault, Mr. J. Mora, of Waimate, and Miss Delia Ryan, of Morven, were united in the bonds of Matrimony. On the same days at St. Patrick's, Waimate, Mr. F. Smithson and Miss Mary O Connor, both of Waimate, were married by the Rev. Father Tymons. On Wednesday, at St. Mary's Mikikihi, by the Very Rev. Dean Regnault, Mr. D. Martin and Miss Rose Earl were married, and at Waimate, by the Rev. Father Tymons, Mr. M. Quirk and Miss K. Hare were joined in wedlock.

New Zealand Tablet 17 May 1906 Page 30 MARTIN— EARL
On April 25 an interesting ceremony took place in St. Mary's Church, Makikihi, when Miss Rosanna Earl daughter of Mr. W. Earl, 'Benacre,' Otaio was married to Mr. David Martin, son of Mr. Andrew Martin, Otaio. The ceremony was performed by the Very Rev. Dean Regnault. The church, which was tastefully decorated for the occasion, was crowded with friends and relatives of the contracting parties. The bride looked very handsome in a costume of white silk, trimmed with chiffon and delicate, lace. Miss Nora Earl (sister) was bridesmaid, and was neatly attired in cream voile trimmed with lace. The bridegroom was attended by Mr. W. Earl (brother of the bride). The bridegroom's present to the bride was a gold brooch, and to the bridesmaid a gold bangle, the bride's present to the bridegroom, being a gold chain. The wedding party left the church to the strains of Mendelssohn's Wedding March. The wedding breakfast, to which a large number of guests sat down, was laid at the residence of the bride's father. Very Rev. Dean Regnault presided, and in a felicitous speech proposed the health of the newly married couple. Other toasts were also duly honored. During the afternoon several vocal and instrumental items were given, and a very enjoyable time was spent. In the evening Mr. and Mrs. Martin left for the North Island, where the honeymoon was to be spent. The wedding presents were numerous and costly, and included many cheques and a quantity of silverware.

New Zealand Tablet 17 May 1906 Page 4
On Saturday morning last a quiet wedding was celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church, when Mr. N. Mangos, of the Post and Telegraph Department, was married to Miss E. McGuinness. The Rev. Father Bowden celebrated the Nuptial Mass. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr. N. McGuinness. The Misses Blandford and Bruce were the bridesmaids, and Mr. Mulvey acted as best man. After the ceremony the party repaired to the residence of the 'bride's parent, Bank street, where the wedding breakfast was laid. Rev. Father Bowden, in proposing the health of the happy pair, referred to the great services the bride had rendered the church for many years, filling the position of organist and also taking a leading part in all entertainments, concerts, bazaars, etc., which had for their object the material welfare of the parish. He wished them every blessing and happiness in their married life. The happy couple left by the afternoon train on their honeymoon, a large number of friends being at the railway station to see them off.

Nelson Evening Mail, 6 October 1906 Page 2
A very pretty wedding (says the Marlborough '"Express") was solemnised at the Church of Nativity, Blenheim, by the Ven. Archdeacon Grace, between Miss Mildred Maud Trent, third daughter of Mr Henry Trent, late Commissioner of Crown Lands at Blenheim (and now of Napier) and Mr Thomas Bowie, of Timaru. The bride, who was given away by her father. The bridesmaids were Misses Richardson (Wellington) cousin of the bride, and Bowie, sister of the bridegroom. The best man was Mr Noel Trent, brother of the bride, the groomsman being Mr Hugh Hamilton, of Nelson. A large number of guests were afterwards entertained at the residence of the bride's parents in Weld-street.

Auckland Star, 6 October 1906, Page 8
BUTTLER - DOHERTY.- On Sept. 12th at the Catholic Church, Palmerston North, by the Rev. Father Costella, James Buttler, third son of the late Mr. W. Buttler of Temuka to Mary A. Doherty, second daughter of Mr Doherty, Panmure.

Evening Post 5 December 1906
HUGHES— LUKE.— On the 28th November, at St. Peter's Church, Wellington, by the Rev. Maclaverty, William David, eldest son of the late William Hughes, of Timaru, to Mabel, sixth daughter of John Luke, Wellington.

Charles John Galt b. 1873 m. 1906 Maggie Mary Pearse of Temuka

Evening Post 9 January 1907 Page 7
Mr. Leonard Hewitt, of the Timaru branch of the Union Bank of Australia (son of Mr. James Hewitt, of Park-terrace, Christchurch) was married at St. Paul's Pro-Cathedral, Mulgrave-street, this afternoon, to Miss Frances Orme Webb, daughter of Lieut. -Colonel Webb, Acting Commandant, The ceremony was performed by the Rev. T. H. Sprott, Vicar of St. Paul's. The bride was attended by her sister (Miss C.-G. Webb), Miss Maude Hewitt (sister of the bridegroom), and Miss Ethel M'Kellar. Mr. G. Sutton acted as best man, and Messrs. A. H. Chapman and G. R. Holden Webb (the bridegroom's brother), an officer of the Eastern Telegraph Extension Company's staff at Singapore) were groomsmen. A reception was afterwards held at the residence of the bridegroom's parents in Mulgrave-street.

Otago Witness 16 January 1907 Page 55
PARR — STRACHAN — On the 7th January, at "Lonsdale," George street, the residence, of the bride's mother, by the Rev. T. Nisbeit, D.D., Edward James, eldest son of Edward Parr, Pleasant Point, to Flora, daughter of the late William Strachan, Dunedin.

Wanganui Herald 27 January 1902 Page 2
BUTCHER— PIDWELL — On January 23rd at the residence of Mr J. Pidwell, River Bank, Edwin Campbell Butcher, late of Timaru, to Blanche (Winnie) fourth daughter of Joseph Pidwell, of Wanganui.

Otago Witness 17 April 1907 Page 47
BOWE—GIBSON.—On the 3rd of April, at St. Marys Church, Timaru, by the Rev. L. C. Brady, Francis Bowe, Timaru, to Annie Catherine, second daughter of the late Edmund Gibson (of the Upper Waitaki) and Mrs Gibson.

New Zealand Tablet 23 May 1907 Page 19 
O'ROURKE— WOODHOUSE. A pretty wedding took place in this parish on Tuesday, April 3 (writes our Timaru correspondent) the contracting parties being Mr. J. O'Rourke and Miss Eliza Woodhouse, of Roxburgh East, Otago. Rev. Father Tubman celebrated the Nuptial Mass. The bride was attired in Paris gauze over -glace silk, with the usual wreath and veil. Mr. W. Walsh was best man, and Miss B. Ward was bridesmaid. The bridegroom's gift to the bride was a half-moon brooch, studded with diamonds and rubies, and to the bridesmaid a handsome gold bangle with sapphires and diamonds. The wedding breakfast was at the Club Hotel, where a large number of guests assembled.

Grey River Argus 27 May 1907 Page 2
YOUNG— MORVEN — On May 2nd at Greymouth by the Rev. Dean Carew, William John Young, of Timaru, to Margaret Mary Moryen, of Greymouth.

Otago Witness 19 June 1907 Page 51
MEYERS — MEREDITH — On the 7th June, at Knox Church, Waimate, by the Rev. A S. Morrison, Percy Meyers, to Bessie Meredith, both of that town.

Evening Post 2 July 1907
Furby - Boardley — On the 1st July. 1907 at St. Mark's Parish Church, by the Rev. J.G.S. Bartlett, Mr. A. G. Furby, of Timaru, to Miss S. E. Boardley, late of Kendel? England.

Otago Witness 3 July 1907 Page 51
ORBELL— ULRICH.— On Wednesday, June 19 1907 at All Saints' Church, Dunedin by the Most Rev. the Primate, assisted by the Rev. H. H. Bedford. R. Leslie Orbell, Timaru, to Ellie, second, daughter of the late Professor Ulrich, Otago University. The day of bitterly cold.

Otago Witness 11 December 1907 Page 51
TURNBULL — M'GILL — On November 7 at Presbyterian Church, South Dunedin, by the Rev' Robert Mackie, Jean, third daughter of Mr William McGill, Park terrace, Kensington, to Thomas Turnbull, Timaru.

Star 25 January 1908, Page 5
LOW - HOWARD. 27, at Timaru Wesleyan Church, by Rev S. J. Serpell, Benjamin Harris only son of Benjamin Low, Studholme, to Caroline Sarah, fifth daughter of C. S. Howard, Timaru.

Otago Witness 1 April 1908 Page 51
DENNY -ARSCOTT— On March 25 1908 at Timaru, by the Rev, A. E. Hunt. Charles Frederic, fourth son of Samuel Denny, of Ipswich, England, to Harriet, youngest daughter of Thomas Arscott, Timaru.

Tuapeka Times 25 April 1908 Page 3
SAPWELL— FERGUSON A very pretty wedding was celebrated in the Holy Trinity Church, Lawrence, on Wednesday, 22nd inst., the contracting parties being Mr Thomas E. Sap well (third son of Mr T. E. Sapwell, Timaru) and Miss Eliza Ferguson (eldest daughter of Mr Robert Ferguson, of Lawrence). The bride, who entered the church on her father's arm, looked very pretty in a grey silk voile dress, with the usual veil, wreath, and bouquet. The chief bridesmaid looked very pretty in a cream dress, with white felt hat and bouquet. The second bridesmaid also looked pretty in a white silk dress and hat to match, and carrying a basket of flowers. Mr J. Ness, of Dunedin, acted as best man. The happy couple left for Dunedin by the afternoon train. The bride's travelling dress was a navy blue check, with hat to match.

Nelson Evening Mail, 29 April 1908 Page 2
WASHBOURN— GIBBS.— On April 22 at Bishopdale, Nelson, Francis I. Washbourn, of Timaru, second son of H. P. Washbourn, of Parapara, to Lucy Frances, youngest daughter of Mrs Gibbs, Bronte-street, Nelson.

Otago Witness 6 May 1908 Page 51
DASH — ORANGE. At the residence of the bride's parents, Opoho, Dunedin, by the Rev. H. B. Gray, Ernest John, youngest son of Robert Dash, Timaru, to Clara Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Albert and Sarah Orange, of Dunedin.

New Zealand Tablet, 14 May 1908, Page 21
DOOLAN-GREGAN. At the Cathedral, Barbadoes Street, Christchurch on April 30, 1908, by the Rev. Father O'Hare, Francis Joseph Doolan, of Sydenham to Annie Cecelia, daughter of Daniel Gregan Esq., Geraldine Villa, Tuam street, Linwood, and late of Pleasant Valley, Geraldine.

Ashburton Guardian 2 June 1908 Page 2
TAYLER—BLACKLER.— On May 18 at the bride's residence, by the Rev. G. B. Inglis, Thomas William Tayler, of Timaru, second eon of George Tayler, of Geraldine, to Henrietta May, third daughter of John Blackler, Ashburton

Otago Witness 15 July 1908 Page 51
MUNDELL— SALTER— On June 24 at the residence of the bride's brother-in-law (Mr R. B. Dyer), Glen road, John eldest son of Mr John Mundell, Timaru to Mary E (May), fifth daughter of Mr Martin Salter, Mansford Town.

Otago Witness 15 July 1908, Page 51
WILLIAMS — SLATER.— On June 23, at St. Paul's Pro-cathedral, Wellington, by the Rev. T H Sprott, M.A.. Frederick E Williams, Eketahuna, eldest son of Mr E. Williams, Temuka, to Madge, eldest daughter of Mr F. Slater, Catlins River, Otago. Timaru and Temuka papers please copy.

Wanganui Herald 21 July 1908 Page 7
St. Paul's Presbyterian Church was the scene of a pretty and interesting wedding this afternoon, when Mr Edgar George Randal, organist of Trinity Presbyterian Church, Timaru, and eldest son of Mr George Randal, of Campbell Street, was married by the Rev. R. M. Ryburn to Miss Emily Carma, second daughter of Mr Thos. M. Copeland, of 40 Wilson Street. The service was a fully choral one, Mr Randal having been organist at St. Paul's for several years prior to his recent removal to Timaru. The bride, who was given away by her father, was charmingly attired in a dress of white silk, with bodice of cremona style, trimmed with silk net insertion, and silk valenciennes to match. She also wore a pretty veil and orange blossoms, and carried a handsome bridal bouquet. The bridesmaids — Misses Lily Copeland, sister of the bride, and Ethel Randal, sister of the bridegroom — wore becoming cream cloth costumes, with trimmings to match, and hats of white silk, trimmed' with shaded mauve flowers. They also carried bouquets of violets and other choice flowers. Mr Harry Randal, brother of the bridegroom, carried out the duties of best man, and Mr Jack Copeland, brother of the bride, those of groomsman. Mr A. Towsey presided at the organ and played appropriate music. After the ceremony the guests were entertained at the wedding breakfast in a large marquee at the residence of the bride's parents, and there the usual toasts were duly proposed and honoured, those present gathering shortly afterwards to bid goodbye and all happiness to Mr and Mrs Edgar Randal, who left by the south train en route to Timaru, their future home. The presents received by the newly-married couple were both numerous and valuable. Mr and Mrs Randal will carry with them the wishes of a large circle of friends for a long, happy, and prosperous wedded life.

Otago Witness 16 September 1908 Page 51
STEWART — SUTHERLAND. On September 9 1908 at the residence, of the bride's parents, by the Rev. James C. Gellie, B.A., James Stewart, eldest son of the late John Campbell Stewart, Pleasant Point, to Mary Sutherland, second daughter of Alexander Sutherland, of "Ballechnuick," Sutherlands, South Canterbury.

Evening Post 29 September 1908
GIBSON — LIVERMORE. On the 26th September (Dominion Day), at St. Peter's Church, Wellington, by the Rev. G. P. Davys, William C. Gibson, son of Mr. Gibson, of Pleasant Point, Timaru, to Ivy Grace Livermore, only daughter of Mrs. S. H. Dodd, of Arostreet, City.

Star 23 December 1908 Page 3
McCLELLAND— RICHES. December 21 at St Mary's, Addington, by the Rev W.S. Bean, Robert M'Clelland, of Leeston, elder son of the late James and Mrs M'Clelland, Braddon Street, Addington, late of Leeston, to Eliza, third daughter of Mr Arthur Riches, Woodbury, Geraldine.

Star 23 December 1908 Page 3
MACDONALD — ROSS. December 16 at Willis Street Presbyterian Church, by the Rev Dr Gibb, John William, eldest son of the late Mr James Macdonald, Timaru, to Agnes Mary, second daughter of Mr Alexander Ross, Wellington.

Press, 29 December 1908, Page 1 Marriage
EVANS — LUKEY — On October 15th, 1908 at 136 Worcester street, Linwood, by the Rev. William Ready, Arthur Thomas, fourth son of William Evans, Linwood, to Eliza Lloyd, second daughter of Jabez Lukey, late of Christchurch and Timaru.

Otago Witness 24 March 1909 Page 51
SHALLARD— SMITH.— On February 3 at the residence of the bride's parents, "Baywood," Tokonui (formerly of Winchester, Canterbury), to Elizabeth Rose, eldest daughter of Mr E. H. Smith, late of Island Cliff, Oamaru.

Wanganui Herald 30 March 1909 Page 2
The wedding took place at St. John's Church, Dannevirke, on Wednesday last, of Mr Denzil Ardell, of the Dannevirke Post Office staff, and only son of Mr John Ardell, Temuka, and Miss Mary Ethel Light, second daughter of the late Mr. W. Light. Dannevirke.

Evening Post 27 April 1909
BOWKET — GOODMAN — On the 14th April, at Timaru, by the Venerable Archdeacon Harper, George, second son of Charles Bowket, Timaru, to Lena, widow of the late Russell J Goodman.

Ashburton Guardian 6 March 1909 Page 2
HOSKEN—VINCENT. On Wednesday, March 3rd, at the Primitive Methodist Church, Timaru, by the Rev. Olphert, William George, eldest son of Mr George Hosken, of Ashburton, to Eliza Eveline, eldest daughter of Mr Alfred Vincent, of Timaru.

Wanganui Herald 30 March 1909 Page 2
The wedding took place at St. John's Church, Dannevirke, on Wednesday last, of Mr Denzil Ardell, of the Dannevirke Post Office staff, and only son of Mr John Ardell, Temuka, and Miss Mary Ethel Light, second daughter of the late Mr. W. Light, Dannevirke.

GIBB, John. aged 27 Joiner, b. SCT.
Father: John Simon GIBB, Contractor.
Mother: Elizabeth Wilson nee HEPBURN.
Married: Mary MACKAY, aged 24 Domestic. b. SCT. on the 4th. May 1909 at the House of Mrs. FORREST, King St., Timaru, NZ.
Father: Donald MACKAY, Mason. Mother Margaret nee MACLEAN.
Witnesses: Archibald Brown McDOUGALL, Timaru and Elizabeth FORREST.
Minister Samuel RUHANAN. Denomination JFC.

Evening Post 22 May 1909
HUGGINS— ADAIR— On the 12th May, at the Kent-terrace Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. J. Kennedy Elliott, Robert George, third son of William John Huggins, of Timaru to Leila, third daughter of J. W. Adair, of Wellington.

Otago Witness 19 May 1909 Page 51
WILSON — WADDELL. On Tuesday, April 27 1909 by the Rev. W. Stinson, John Trotter Wilson, son of James Wilson, Esq., of Allandale, Fairlie, to Catherine Amelia, Waddell, eldest daughter of F. Waddell, Maori Hill, Timaru.

Otago Witness 19 May 1909 Page 73
A very pretty wedding was celebrated on Tuesday, April 27 at Mr P. Waddell's residence, Maori Hill, Timaru. The occasion being the marriage of Katie E. Waddell, eldest daughter of Mr F. Waddell, of Timaru, to John Trotter Wilson, son of Mr J. Wilson, of Allandale, Fairlie. The bride looked charming in a dress cream silk with lace trimming. She wore a beautiful lace veil, and carried a shower bouquet of white chrysanthemums and maiden hair ferns. There were two bridesmaids Miss M. Wilson, sister of the bridegroom, and Miss D. R. Waddell, sister of the bride. The chief bridesmaid, Miss Wilson, wore a pretty cream serge costume with saxon blue toque; Miss D. Waddell wore cream cashmere. Mrs Waddell, mother of the bride, wore dark blue costume with cream silk vest. Miss I. Waddell, aunt of the bride, wore black twill silk; Miss Reta Williams, cream serge; Miss Reta Hatton, cream crepe de chine; Miss V. Fairbrother, white muslin; Miss Flora Lewis, black skirt and cream blouse. Each bridesmaid carried a shower bouquet. Mr W. Cartwright was best man, and the bride was given away by her father. The Rev. W. Stinson conducted the marriage service. The bride's travelling costume was a dark navy blue coat and skirt and cream embroidered vest, and. dark blue silk and velvet merry widow hat. The happy couple left for Dunedin by the second express for their honeymoon. The presents were numerous and valuable. That from the bridegroom to the bride was a gold watch and chain, and to the bridesmaid a marquis ring. The happy couple were given a right royal reception upon their return to their home, Allandale Station. The employees and others from around the district to the skirl of the bagpipes, led by the clan's local McKenzi piper, gave them a hearty welcome home. Mr James Wilson, upon the eve of his relinquishing Allandale to his son, was presented by the employees with a handsome travelling bag, with good wishes for his future. — A Guest.

Otago Witness 23 June 1909 Page 59
STANSFIELD— CARLTON — On April 29 1909 at Chalmers Church, Timaru by the Rev. Samuel Buchanan, Robert Barr, second son of James Stansfield, Dunedin, to Lilian, eldest daughter of the late Walter Carlton, Dunedin.

Otago Witness 8 September 1909, Page 49
GORDON — GARDINER — On May 5, 1909, at the residence of the bride's parents, Timaru, by the Rev. Mr Baumber. Thomas Robert, eldest son of Robert Gordon, Anderson's Bay Road, Dunedin, to Rose, fifth daughter of J Gardiner, Timaru.

Timaru Herald, 29 October 1909, Page 2
An interesting wedding was solemnised in the Roman Catholic Church, Geraldine, on the 20th inst. The contracting parties were Miss Annie Karl, seventh daughter of Mr Job Earl, farmer, Kakahu, and Harry Mc Shane, only son of Mrs McShane. of Orari. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Dean Dowers, in the presence of a large number of relatives and friends. The bride carrying a shower bouquet was robed in a handsome costume, and wore a veil and orange blossoms. Her sister, Miss C. Earl, attended her as bride's maid, gowned in a pretty pale heliotrope, and hat to match. The bridegroom was supported by his cousin Mr McDonnagh, of Morven, as groomsman. After the ceremony the party journeyed to the residence of the bride's parents where the were welcomed by Mr and Mrs Earl, and were quickly made to feel at home. The. guests sat down to a sumptuous repast, and after full justice had been done to the good things provided, the following toasts were duly honoured :—Mr Kennedy, the of "Bride and Bridegroom"; Mr J. Farrell. "The Bridesmaids," responded to by Mr McDonnagh; "Bride's Parents." by Mr McMahan, and "Bridegroom's Mother," by Mr Stewart both responded to by Mr Earl. The wedding cake which was a handsome one, did great credit to the maker (Mr Maitland, of Geraldine), it being first-class. Later on Mr Willoughby photographed the bridal party, a family group, and the whole party. The afternoon was pleasantly spent in games and music. In the evening a dance was held, which was largely attended, and kept up with spirit until about 4 a.m. Messrs Horgan and Roddick supplied the. music, and Mr Kennedy acted as M.C., while between dances several of those present contributed songs.

Otago Daily Times 31 January 1910, Page 4
MANSON-PANTON.On December 29, 1909, at "Strathlynn," Timaru, New Zealand, at the home of the bride's parents, by the Rev. A. Macauley Caldwell, of Chalmers Church, Timaru, John Edward Manson, oldest son of Mr George Manson, Glen Farm, Bannockburn, Cental Otago, to Wilhelmina Victoria (Mina] Panton, youngest daughter of Mr Walter Panton, architect. Timaru, New Zealand.
 
New Zealand Tablet 18 November 1909 Page 1821
McMULLEN— SAMMON. On November 3 1909 at St Patrick's Church Waimate, by the Rev. Father Tymons, James McMullen, of Waihao Downs, to Elizabeth Sammon, of Waimate.

NZ Truth 19 November 1910, Page 1
A unique wedding took place at Timaru the other day, the bridegroom wearing Highland garb and being accompanied by two kilted pipers. Leaving on their honeymoon, the couple were farewelled at the station by the skirl of bagpipes, and confetti, mixed liberally with common "parritch meal," which was used in place of the customary rice. But the wet stuff isn't mentioned. Fancy a Scotch wedding without whiskey.

Otago Daily Times 15 March 1910, Page 4
HURST- BANNERMAN. On November 10, 1909, at the Schcolhouse, Waihaorunga, by the Rev. A. S. Morrison, M.A., John Culmer, fourth son of C. J. Hurst, Esq., Brooklands, Waimate, to Dorothea, youngest daughter of William Bannerman Esq., Waihaorunga, South Canterbury.

Otago Daily Times 15 March 1910, Page 4
RICHARDS-FAIL. On February 9, 1910, at St. Matthew's Church, Dunedin, by the Rev. Canon Wm. Curzon-Siggers, M.A., James R. N. Richards, of Fairlie, third son of the late Thomas Richards, Aberdeen, Burra, South Australia, to Alice Emily, third daughter of W. F. C. Fail, Anderson's Bay road, Dunedin. 

Ashburton Guardian 7 October 1910 Page 2
HILL— RAE — On September 15th, at St. Peter's Church, Upper Riccarton, by the Rev. H. T. York, Walter Francis, second son of Francis William Hill, Springburn (late of Lismore. Ashburton), to Fanny, second daughter of James Rae, Peel Forest.

Timaru Herald, 20 August 1910, Page 3 WEDDING AT FAIRLIE.
 A very pretty wedding took place at St. Patricks Church, Fairlie, on Wednesday, August 10th, when Miss Letitia Murray, only daughter of Mr and Mrs R. Murray, of Cricklewood, was married to Mr Charles R. Jones, of the Motor Garage, Fairlie. The church was beautifully decorated for the occasion. The Rev. Father Le Petit performed the ceremony. The bride, who was given away by her father, looked charming in a beautiful gown of ivory taffeta silk, with silk pessmenterie trimming and silk allover lace. The skirt was cut in a graceful Empire stylo with a long train. She wore the customary wreath and veil, and carried a. fchower bouquet. The bridesmaid, Miss Julia Sheenhan, wore a pale blue silk dress, .Empire style, trimmed with white insertion and tucked net, and a large black picture hat, and carried a pretty bouquet. Mr Ernest Jones, bro- ther of the bridegroom, ably assisted as best mail. The bridegroom's gift to the bride was a tailor-made motor cuut, and to the bridesmaid a gold brooch. The bride's gift to the bridegroom was a gold mounted cigar holder. After the ceremony the guests, to the number of over 100, were very hospitably entertained by the parents of the bride in the Fairlie Public Hall. The Rev. Father Le Petit presided, and made a happy speech to which the bridegroom responded, followed by Mr Wigley, the business partner of the bridegroom, responded to by the best man Mr F. R. Gillingham made a speech eulogistic of the young couple the bride's father responding. The bride's travelling dress was a stylish brown tailor-made tweed costume, with picture hat to match. The young couple left by motor amidst showers of rice, on route for the North. Island where they are to spend their honeymoon. The popularity of the young couple was evidenced by the number of valuable presents, amongst which was a purse of sovereigns from the bride's father. A dance was given in the Public Hall in the evening, and was pronounced an unqualified success.

Evening Post 6 December 1910
HAMILTON— KELLY. On the 30th November, at St. Joseph's Church, Buckle-street, by Rev. Father Quinn, James Hamilton, third son of Joseph Hamilton, Wellington, to Lucy Kelly, youngest daughter of the late Richard Kelly, Timaru.   

Evening Post 7 January 1911 Page 1
Pinnock — BURR— On the 28th December, 1910 at the Congregational Church, Courtenay-place, by the Hey. McDonald Asplaud, George Harold, eldest son of Mr. Geo. Pinnock, of Wellington, to Maria Orpah Ann, only daughter of the late Mr. Charles Burr, of Timaru.

Feilding Star, 25 April 1911, Page 2
FULLERTON— HUGGINS — On April 17, 1911, at the residence of the brides parents, "Halstead," Waimataitai Valley, Timaru, by the Rev. A. E. Hunt, Andrew Paton Fullerton, second son of the late Archibald Fullerton, R.N., Port Chalmers, to Nellie Collie, only daughter of W. J. and M. H. Huggins, and niece of Mrs T. L. Mills, of Feilding.

Evening Post 27 September 1911 Page 6
On the 30th August, at Wellington, New Zealand, by the Rev. W. Shirer, Arthur, eldest son of the late A. M, Wimpory, of Eccles and Manchester, England, Ellen Florence (Nellie), eldest daughter of Wm. Howens, Esq., of Timaru, New Zealand.

GILL, William, Plasterer aged 27. b. Temuka, now of Roslyn, Timaru. Father William GILL, Contractor, Mother Sarah nee SPENCE.
Married: Ellen BARNES aged 23 b. Warrington TIMARU on the 27 Dec. 1911 at the House of William BARNES, 61 High St., Roslyn.
Father William BARNES, Painter, Mother Elizabeth nee COULTER.
Witnesses: N. BARNES and B. BARNES, both of 61 High St., Roslyn. Minister R.R.M. SUTHERLAND. Presbyterian.

Poverty Bay Herald 23 February 1912 Page 4
THOMSON.— On 23rd February, at the residence of her brother, W. U. Crompton, 12 Rutene road. Isabella Niddrie, relict of the late Henry S. Thomson, of Timaru, aged 56 years.

Otago Daily Times 12 August 1912, Page 4
HOGG—WALKER.—On April 4. 1912, at the Baptist Church, South Dunedin, by the Rev. William Perry, Walter James, eldest son of John Hogg, Timaru, to Margaret Jane. fourth daughter of John Walker, Cumberland street, Dunedin.

Otago Daily Times 7 October 1912, Page 4
LAMB - MILLAR- On August 6. at the Congregational Church, Dunedin, by the Rev. William Saunders, Harry Sydney, second son of A. H. K. of Timaru to Edith Rae, eldest daughter of W.O. Millar, of Dunedin.
MITCHELL- LEEDER- On July 31, at the residence of the bride's parents, Gordon Ross Mitchell, eldest son of J. R. Mitchell, Clydevale, to Ivy Clementine, eldest daughter of W. R. Leeder, Timaru. Australian papers kindly copy.

Timaru Herald, 30 November 1912, Page 3 SCOTT— McKEAGUE
A very pretty wedding took place at St. Mary's Church, Tiniaru, on Wednesday, the 27th November, the bride being Miss Ruby McKeague, second daughter of Mrs McKeague, of Wai-iti Road, and the bridegroom Mr George Scott, of "Harlau," Timaru. The Ven. Archdeacon Jacob officiated, and Messrs J. and W. Scott acted as best man and groomsman respectively. The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr J. V. McKeague, wore a beautiful gown of ivory satin with overdress of crepe-de-chihe, and a very, handsome veil and orange blossoms,; and carried a very pretty shower bouquet—gift of the bridegroom. She was attended by Miss Evelyn Bust, who wore heliotrope glace with overdress of dove grey ninon, and large hat wreathed with lilac, and Miss Koro Mansford wearing pale pink glace with overdress of ivory laoe, and large pink hat. Both bridesmaids carried beautiful shower bouquets, and as ornament they wore pearl and pendants, gifts of the bridegroom. The bridegrooms present to the bride was a gold watch and chain. After the ceremony the guests were entertained at St. Elmo." Wai-iti Road.- The bride and bridegroom were the recipients of many beautiful and useful presents, and a sheaf of congratulatory telegrams from absent members of both families and friends. The bride's travelling dress was a nary, blue costume, black and white hat wreathed with roses. Mr and Mrs Scott left.bv motor for the north amidst showers of confetti, and best wishes for their future. Amongst the guests- were Mrs McKeague - black crepe-de-chine; black hat with white plumes; Mrs Scott, black satin; Mrs T. with chiffon overdress, grey hat feathers; Mrs Tayler sage green; Mrs. Black, black silk: Miss. Black, navy blue costume, hat with roses; Miss Scott, black silk, large black hat; Miss Annie Scott, saxe blue silk; Mrs Henchey, cream radianta, black hat; Mrs J., V. McKeague cream serge costume saxe blue hat; Mrs Blackmore, black silk; Mrs BJaekmore, grey oostume, grey and pink hat; Miss E. Blackmore, cream costume; Miss McKie (Ashburton), pale grey voile, large grey hat; Mrs Chalmers, sage green costume; Miss Eleanor Scott, very dainty pale blue silk frock trimmed with maltose lace, large white silk hat; Mrs Willis, white linen; Miss Chalmers, white muslin; Mrs McSweeny fawn costume. Amongst the gentlemen present were:- —Mr Black, Mr Henchey. Mr Johnson, Mr Aitken, Mr Allot, Mr McSweeney, Mr T. Scott, Mr Gillies, and others.

Evening Post 21 December 1912
Houlihan - Smith. On the 27th November, at St. Mary of the Angels, Edward, second son of J. Houlihan, of Timaru, to Florrie, third daughter of S. W. Smith, Nairn-street, Wellington.

Ohinemuri Gazette, 27 December 1912 Page 2
WATERS—LYES. A very pretty wedding was solemnised at S. Paul's Church, Paeroa, on Christmas Day, the contracting parties being Mr Walter Waters, son of Mr Edward Waters, of Timaru, and Miss Annette Ainslie Lyes, daughter of Mr H. H. Lyes, of Paeroa. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. J. P. Cowie. The bride looked handsome in her bridal robe of white taffeta silk, beautifully trimmed with silk fringe and lace. She wore the usual veil and orange blossoms, and carried a lovely shower bouquet. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Ada Lyes, who wore a pretty frock of silver grey silk poplin, with ruchings of silk and lace, and black picture hat with white ostrich tips, and carried a bouquet of sweet peas. The bridegroom was attended by his brother, Mr Frank Waters, of Auckland. The bridegroom's present to the bride was a dainty gold wristlet watch, and to the bridesmaid gold neck chain and locket set with rubies. After the ceremony the guests drove to the residence of the bride's parents, where a sumptuous repast was partaken of. The happy couple left by the 5 p.m. train for Thames, en route for the south, the bride travelling in a champagne coloured costume trimmed with shot silk, and hat to match. The presents received were both numerous and handsome.

Christchurch "Press" Wednesday 5 March 1913
WIGHTMAN - BURRELL - On 4th February at Chalmers Presbyterian Church, Timaru by Rev. Macaulay Caldwell, Robert Wallace Wightman of Methven, third son of the late Matthew Wightman, Sutherlands, to Isabella Mary Houston Burrell, of Cave, only daughter of the late Dr. Adam Guthrie Burrell, Glasgow, Scotland.

Press, 6 March 1913 Page 1
CAMERON - McFEDRIES - On 6th, 1913, at St. Peter's Church, Ferry road, by the Rev. T. McDonald, Charles A. Wilson, youngest son of William Cameron, Waimate, to Janet, youngest daughter of Mrs and the late Hugh McFedries, Christchurch.

Evening Post 17 March 1913
GOW — COLLIE.— On the 4th March, 1913 at St. Mark's Church, Wellington, by Rev. C. Askew, M.A., John Graham Gow, only son of Mr. J. Gibson Gow, M.A., and Mrs. Gow, Timaru, to Maysie Alice Marianne Collie, M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Collie, Wellington.

Evening Post 16 November 1908 Page 7
Miss Maysie Collie, daughter of Mr. Edward Collie, of Wellington South, who is studying medicine at the Otago University, has passed her second professional examination.

Evening Post 23 April 1910 Page 7
Mrs. Edward Collie and Miss Maysie Collie, of Wellington South, leave by the Maori on Monday night to join the Cornwall at Lyttelton, by which boat they are sailing for England. Miss Collie intends to continue her medical studies in London.

Otago Daily Times 22 April 1912, Page 4
STYLES-BLACK - On March 20, at the Congregational Church. Moray place, by the Rev. W. Saunders, Horace Alfred, eldest son of W. H. Styles, Opoho, to Louisa, fourth daughter of J. R. Black, "Dalgety," Otipua, Timaru.  

Dominion, 23 June 1913, Page 2
A Timaru Wedding. The marriage took place last week, in St. Mary's Church, Timaru, of Miss Ada Miles, eldest daughter of Mrs. G. Chaytor Miles, of Timaru, to Mr. A. H. Muir, of Rangiora. The Ven. Archdeacon Jacobs performed the ceremony. The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr. Lance Miles, wore a gown of cream lace over satin, made -with a lace coatee and a veil of old Sicilian lace. Her bouquet -was of white roses and maidenhair fern. Miss Emily Miles (sister of the bride) was bridesmaid, and wore a frock of white lace veiled with pink ninon, and velours hat with a black and pink plume. She carried a pink wand, to which was fastened a cluster of pink carnations, roses, and maidenhair fern. Mr. Leo Acland (Christchurch) was best man. The bridegroom's present to the bride was a pearl and topaz pendant, and to the bridesmaid peridot ear-rings. Mrs. Miles wore a gown of black silk, draped with ninon, and a violet toque with violet feathers. Mrs. lie Cren was in a black silk dress, with lace scarf and black bonnet. A reception was held after the ceremony at Mrs. Le Cren's residence, Grey Read, and later Mr. and Mrs. Muir left for Christchurch, the bride travelling in a brown costume, fawn and black hat, with tangerine mount, and grey fox furs.

Ashburton Guardian 20 August 1913 Page 4
Marriage. WAKEFIELD—DIGBY On August 6 1913 at St Andrew's Church, Ashburton, by the Rev. G. B. Inglis, Henry Robert, eldest son of George Wakefield, of Timaru, to Violet Maggie, second daughter of the late Octavius Digby.

Press, 6 October 1913, Page 1
MATHIAS —McINTOSH-MURRAY At St. Mary's, Timaru, by the Ven. Archdeacon Jacob, Herbert Vincent, younger son of V. W. Mathias, of Spreydon, Christchurch, to Catharine McIntosh, younger daughter of the late Wm. McIntosh-Murray, of "Moreland," Dumfriesshire, N.B., and of Mrs Raymond Parker, of "Ranui," Page's road, Timaru.

Otago Daily Times 26 January 1914, Page 4
MACLEAN SHAND. At St. Mary's Church, Timaru, on January 7. George Milne Mac Lean to Eleanor Mabel Shand.

Ellesmere Guardian 22 April 1914 Page 2.
O'Brien—Harney. Considerable interest was taken in a wedding which was celebrated at St. Joseph's Church, Southbridge, yesterday. The bride was Miss Hana Prances Harney, daughter of Mr and Mrs Robert Harney, who have been residents of Southbridge for many years, and who are well known and highly respected. The bride being a popular young lady quite a large number of friends assembled at the church to witness the ceremony. The bridegroom was Mr Richard O'Brien, of Sherwood Downs, Fairlie, who is very favourably known in the South. The bride, who was given away by her father, looked very nice in a beautiful dress of cream satin, with an overdress of flounce shadow lace and pearl trimmings. She wore the orthodox wreath and veil and carried a dainty bouquet. The bridesmaids were the Misses Lizzie and Phyllis Harney, sisters of the bride, both of whom were attired in cream voile, trimmed with lace and pearl buttons. Miss Lizzie Hartley wore a pretty white hat with black velvet ribbon trimming and a large plume. Miss Phyllis Harney also wore a white hat trimmed with velvet ribbon. The onerous duties of best man were capably carried out by Mr J. Sullivan, of Dunedin. In the absence of the parish priest, Rev Father Bowden, the nuptial knot was well and securely tied by the Rev Father Taylor, who celebrated Nuptial Mass early in the morning. After the ceremony the bride and bridegroom left for the home of the bride's parents by motor car, followed by a large number of friends and well-wishers. A capital wedding breakfast was served in a large marquee and about sixty guests did justice to the many good things provided. The usual toasts were honoured at the conclusion of the breakfast. The chief toast, that of the bride and bridegroom, was proposed by the Rev Father Taylor, who acted as chairman, and who referred to his knowledge of the bride's family and to Mrs O'Brien in particular. He conveyed to them the hearty good wishes of all present for their future happiness and prosperity. The bridegroom suitably responded and duly proposed the health of the bridesmaids to which the best man responded. Other toasts were:— "The parents of the bride," proposed by Mr HW. J. McEvedy and responded to by Mr Harney; "The Ladies," proposed by Mr M. Slattery and responded to by Mr McMillan ; "The Press," "Absent friends," and "The chairman." During the afternoon an opportunity was afforded the guests of inspecting the many useful and valuable presents which the happy couple received from their friends from near and far. Mr and Mrs O'Brien left during the afternoon for their honeymoon. They intend to make their home at Sherwood Downs, Fairlie. Last night, the festivities were continued and a dance was held at which the young people enjoyed themselves to their heart content.

Press, 20 June 1914, Page 1
O'CALLAGHAN- LECHNER— On April 23rd, 1914 at St. Mary's Anglican Church, Geraldine, by the Rev. Cannon W.S. Bean, assisted by the Rev. Canon Staples Hamilton, Sydney Robert, fourth son of A.P. O'Callaghan, Timaru to Ruby Verna, second daughter of R.E. Lechner, Geraldine.

Timaru Herald, 18 August 1914, Page 6 MARRIAGE.
HALL—PATERSON.—On July 29th, at the Otaio Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. Morrison, of Waimate. John James, third son of the late Samuel Hall, St. Albans, Christchurch, to Gertrude Grace Boden. only daughter of Mr and Mrs John Paterson, "Rhoborough," Otaio.

Ashburton Guardian 14 September 1914 Page 4
JOHNSTON—LANGRISH.—On Sept. 2 at the Holy Roman Catholic Church, Timaru, by the Rev. Father Murphy, Robert Johnston, of Ashburton, to Ellen Letitia Langrish, of Timaru.

Evening Post 18 December 1914 Page 1 
WATERS — WELLS.— On the 16th December, at St James's Church, Lower Hutt, by the Rev. A. L. Hansell, Arthur, fourth son of Edward J. Waters, of Makikihi, Timaru, to Dorothy, third daughter of the late David Wells, of Lower Hutt.

Otago Daily Times 1 February 1915 Page 4
FALCONER-FOSTER. On December 17, 1914, at St. Augustine's Church, Waimate, by the Rev. Mr Julius, Thomas, eldest son of the late Charles Falconer, Milton, to May Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Godfrey Foster, Esq., Waimate.

Otautau Standard and Wallace County Chronicle  6 April 1915 Page 5 Wedding at Wairoto.
On Easter Monday at "Glenally," the homestead of Wairoto Station, Miss Davane Carnie was united in the bonds of matrimony to Mr James Brown, of Timaru. Miss Carnie is the daughter of Mr Alex. Carnie, Manager of Wairoto Station, and has been school mistress at Lilburn. The ceremony took place at 11 a.m., and was performed by Mr R. D. McEwan, Presbyterian Missionary at Tuatapere. The happy couple left for Tuatapere to catch the afternoon train for the north, amid the good wishes of all assembled. Mr Brown, who holds a Lieutenant's commission in the Expeditionary Force, leaves for Trentham Camp on the 16th inst. for training before leaving for active service.

Wairarapa Daily Times 17 April 1915 Page 5
A wedding took place at the residence of Mrs Cairns, 78 Tinakori road, Wellington, on Thursday, when Mr Joseph Harold Pateman, only son of Mr and Mrs Joseph Pateman, of Timaru, was married to Miss Violet May Perfect, youngest daughter of the late Mr George Thomas Perfect, of Woodville.

Timaru Herald, 15 May 1915, Page 3 DOUGLAS- SEYB.
A pretty wedding was solemnised at Chalmers Presbyterian Church on May 12, and was conducted by the Rev. E. R. Harries. The contracting parties were Mr Harry Seyb, seventh son of Mr George Seyb, Washdyke, and Miss Margaret Jane Douglas, eldest daughter of Mr W. S. Douglas, Marchwiel Street, Timaru. The bride and bridesmaids, were attired in white satin. The bride was given away by her father. Mr Joseph Douglas acted as groomsman, and Miss Caroline Seyb as bridesmaid. Amongst the friends and relatives at the church were Mr and Mrs Seyb (father and mother of bridegroom), Mr and Mrs Douglas (father and mother of bride), Messrs Alex, and Ledwig Seyb. Misses Mary and Sadie Douglas, and Master "Willie Douglas, Misses Duffin, Mrs Duffin, and Mrs George Seyb. The bouquets which were much admired, were presented by Mr E. Duffin. After the wedding ceremony the Rev. Harries and guests went to Mrs George Seyb's residence, where the wedding breakfast was served, and the usual toasts honoured. The happy couple took their departure for Christchurch later in the day. They were the recipients of many valuable presents.

Evening Post 24 August 1915
TURTON - DUNCAN. On the 18th August, 1915 at St. John's Presbyterian Church, Wellington, by Rev. Dr. Gibb, William George Turton, of Timaru, to Phyllis Henrietta Duncan, of Wellington.

Hawera & Normanby Star, 27 August 1915, Page 6 ROWELL—CATCHPOLE.
At St. James' Church, Mokoio, on Tuesday, August 24, Miss Dorothea Winnie Catchpole, daughter of Mr and Mrs A. B. Cathchpole, was married to Mr Arthur Stanley Rowell, son of Mr and Mrs A. Rowell of Timaru.

Christchurch City Library - MOORHEAD - Church Register Cards
Thomas Hamilton Moorhead & Kathleen Annie WOLFREYS m. 16 August 1916 at St Mary's Church, Addington, Christchurch.
Ages: 23/20.
Occ: farmer
Born: Ashburton / Springburn
Usual address: Sherwood Downs.
Parents: John & Ellenor Moorhead, nee ROSS, [married in 1888]
Walter Edmund & Annie Jane Wolfreys nee CHAPMAN.
Witness: W.E. Wolfreys, farmer, Springburn, A.M. Cooper, Park Rd, Christchurch

Tom Moorhead was brought up on his parent's farm, "Lynhurst", Ashburton. Wm & Tom contracted on Sherwood Downs, when the area was broken for closer settlement. Wm was successful in the ballot. Tom met Kathleen, on Sherwood, for she had been working for her Aunt Ada [sic], Mrs. Lewis John McGregor of "Corra Lynn."
In 1903 Louisa Ida CHAPMAN b. 1882 had married Lewis John McGregor.
Emily Bridget CHAPMAN b. 1875 m. John Alexander Ewen Scott in 1907 they purchased "Leslie Downs”, Sherwood Downs, in 1915.
Emily was a cousin to Ada, their mother's were sisters and a sister to Kathleen Moorhead's mother.
In 1900 several of the oldest identities in the Ashburton County disposed of their farms with a view to taking up land in the Omihi Valley, a portion of the Glenmark Estate, North Canterbury. We refer to Messrs Geo. Cole, Geo. and R. Clephane, J. Moorhead and Jones, of Wakanui.
Tom died suddenly on Sherwood in 1954 and is buried at Ashburton. Kathleen died in 1980.

Births
1889 Moorhead John Robert 	Eleanor John buried at Ashburton, 1957 age 65 Methodist
1890 Moorhead William David 	Eleanor John 
1893 Moorhead Thomas Hamilton 	Eleanor John buried at Ashburton, 1954 age 60 Anglican
1896 Moorhead George 		Eleanor John buried at Ashburton, 1949 age 54 Methodist
1896 Moorhead James 		Eleanor John 
1898 Moorhead Francis 		Eleanor John 
1875 Chapman Emily Bridget 	Bridget William Taylor Chapman
1882 Chapman Louisa Ida 	Bridget William Taylor Chapman
Moorhead, Eleanor
Date of death: Monday, 15 September 1919
Cemetery: Sydenham, Chch
Date of burial: Thursday, 18 September 1919
Block number: 42C
Plot number: 68
Age: 56 years
Address: 15 Garreg Road, ChCh
Place of birth: Ireland
Moorhead, John
Date of death: Friday, 6 October 1922
Cemetery: Sydenham
Date of burial: Friday, 6 October 1922
Block number: 42C
Plot number: 68
Age: 72 years
Address: 576 Cashel St, ChCh
Occupation: Farmer
Place of birth: Ireland
 

Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, 9 June 1916, Page 3 A TIMARU WEDDING
PRESTON-YOUNG. A very pretty wedding took place on Thursday last at St. Mary's Church, Timaru, when Miss Florence Olive Young, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs R. N. Young, Hamilton, and sister of Mrs B. C. Jones, was married by the Ven. Archdeacon Jacob to Mr John Preston, eldest son of Mr and Mrs J. H. Preston, Centerewood. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a beautiful dress of white crepe de chene, the court train was lined with shell pink ninon, her veil was caught with orange blossoms, and her exquisite flower bouquet was of white chrysanthemums, pale pink roses and maiden hair, with pale pink and white streamers; The brides maid, Miss Buckhirst, Christchurch, wore a charming frock of champagne coloured crepe de chene, with a pale pink coatee and sash, and a white chiffon hat with pink satin bows She carried a boquet of old rose chrysanthemums, with streamers to match. Mr W. Preston, the bridegroom's brother, was best man. Mrs Preston were a navy costume, black bat with black plumes Mrs Young, dark blue coat and skirt, black velours hat with black plumes, and a white feather stole, her boquet was of violet coloured flowers. Mrs B. C. Jones, grey cravanette coat and skirt, black picture hat with pink flowers, grey fox furs, and she carried a pink boquet, Miss Preston, navy coat and skirt, black velours hat and black fox furs. Miss Moana Rhodes, dark blue coal and skirt, black hat and squirrel furs. A reception was afterwards held at the Hydro, Archdeacon Jacob, Mr B. C Jones, Mr R. G. Young and Mr J H Preston being among those present and later in the day Mr and Mrs John Preston motored south. The bride's travelling dress was grey, she wore a black velours hat and a squirrel coat. The latter and a diamond ring were presents from the bridegroom. To the bridesmaid he gave a brooch and pendant of pearls and aquamarines. The reception room was artistically decorated with palms and white flowers, and a wedding bell of white and pink flowers was hung in the centre of the room. The many handsome presents were much admired.

Evening Post, 12 October 1916, Page 9
A Southern paper announces the engagement of Miss Kitty Sinclair Thomson, of Geraldine, to Colonel Redmond Neill, of Dunedin. Captain Neill had retired from the Army previous to the war, and was sheepfarming at Lake Heron, but on the outbreak of war he went to Samoa, later leaving with one of the early reinforcement drafts. He has been, with his regiment; in the fighting in France, where he was wounded, and is now promoted to colonel.

The marriage was solemnized at All Souls Church in the parish of St. Marylebone, in the County of London on 11th October 1916.
Redmond Barry Neill, age 35, bachelor, Captain Royal Irish Fusiliers, residence Junior Army navy Club. Father Percival Clay Neill, merchant.
Kathleen Gertrude Sinclair-Thomson, 26, spinster, 64 Wimpole St, father John Sinclair-Thomson, gentleman.
Witnesses: J Sinclair-Thomson, Annie Sinclair-Thomson, Charles Ritchie.

Otago Daily Times 20 October 1916, Page 4
CARTWRIGHT — HAUGH. On October 4, 1916, at the residence of the bride's parents, by the Rev. R. A. Chisholm, William Cartwright, farmer, Allandale, Fairlie, to Helen, second oldest daughter of John Haugh, farmer, Dunrobin.

Timaru Herald, 18 November 1916, Page 3 OLIVER—WINTER
A quiet wedding took place, in St. Mary's' Church last Monday morning when Miss Dora Emily Winter, daughter of Mr and Mrs M. T. Winter, Wai-iti Road was married by the Rev. J.H. Rogers to Mr Cyril Oliver, of Rotherham, Amnri. The bride who was given away by her father wore a very pretty pale grey coat and skirt with a pink crepe de chine blouse, a Leghorn hat with the crown covered in white ninon and rosettes of pink and blue roses with cream aigrettes; her bouquet was of pink and white flowers. Her niece, Miss Jean Delatour, was bridesmaid and looked very sweet in a pink floral voile, and a panama hat with a rose-pink swathe and roses; she carried a pink bouquet. Mr P. Davidson, nephew of the bridegroom, was best man. After the ceremony the bridal party had a morning tea at the Vicarage. Mrs Winter wore a black coat and skirt and a black bonnet; Mrs A. Winter a bright saxe costume, cream hat lined and trimmed with black; Mrs Delatour, striped biscuit coloured coat and skirl, large hat with a pink and heliotrope swathe and heliotrope flowers; Miss Rose Winter, fawn costume, big fawn hat with striped silk oriental swathe; Mrs Rogers, black coat and skirt, black hat. Others present were the Rev. J. H. Rogers and the Misses Rogers. Later in the day Mr and Mrs Oliver left by motor for the North. The Misses Banks, who were with with Mrs A. Grant, Aigantighe, have returned to Oamaru.

Evening Post, 18 November 1916, Page 1
KING—COLLINS. On the 5th November, 1916, at the Sacred Heart Basilica, Hill street, Wellington, by the Rev. Father Smyth, S.M., Adm., Thomas Joseph, younger son of Mr. and Mrs. T. King, Timaru, to Eveline Mary, only daughter of Col. R. J. Collins, C.M.G., and Mrs. Collins, Wellington.

Timaru Herald, 18 November 1916, Page 3
COLLINS—KING. A very pretty wedding took place at the Basilica, Hill Street, Wellington, on November 8, when Miss Eveline Collins, only daughter of Colonel P. J. Collins, C.M.G., I.S.O., and Mrs Collins, was married to Captain T. J. King, A.D.E.O.S,, younger son of Mr and Mrs T. King, of Timaru. The Rev. Father Smyth performed the ceremony, the bridegroom being accompanied by Lieutenant H. Lawson, 19th Reinforcements. The wedding was quite in keeping with the war period, the bridegroom (who has recently returned from the front) and his military friends wearing khaki. The bride's travelling dress was a becoming gabardine costume with pale blue chenille hat. The happy couple left after the reception by motor amid showers of confetti, for the north.

Timaru Herald, 18 November 1916, Page 3
FORBES—WOOD. A very. pretty wedding took place in St. Mary's Church on Thursday when. Miss Gwendoline Wood, elder daughter of Mr and Mrs Gordon Wood, Glan-y-mor, Wai-iti Road, was married by the Rev. J. H. Rogers to Mr John Forbes of the Bank of New Zealand, Tokemaru Bay, son of Mrs Forbes, Inverness. The bride, who was given away by her father, looked very pretty, in a beautiful white satin dress, made with a long court train and a deep flounce of exquisite- lace. The Limerick lace veil was lent by a relative; it was caught on each side with orange blossoms. Her shower bouquet was white and pink, and had white streamers. The bridesmaids, Miss Alwyn Wood, sister of the bride, Miss Rita Howarth and Miss Joan Mansell, cousins of the bride, were dressed alike in very pretty pink floral voiles, with touches of black, black silk hats with pink roses and pink bouquets. Mr Lyn. Wood, brother of the bride, was best man and Mr L. Mansell and Mr K. G. Corbett, groomsmen. The church was most artistically decorated with arum lillics, pink roses and syringa by the girl friends of the bride. Mrs Wood wore a very pretty grey crepe de chine and a black hat with red-shaded French flowers. Mrs Digby, Christchurch, green coat and, skirt, black hat with crown covered in pink roses. .Miss Digby, great coat and skirt, black hat, pink flowers. Mr and Mrs Hindmarsh, the latter in a cream Shantung coat and skirt, small hat with heliotrope. Mr and Mrs A. Hamilton, the latter in a grey costume and white hat. Mrs Phil. Mansell, Christchurch, rose coloured satin coat and skirt, black hat. Mrs Shirley Buxton, flowered grey voile, heliotrope and pink hat with roses. Miss Whitehead, cream costume with narrow green stripe, pink collar, cream hat with green velvet ribbon and pink spray. Mrs Begg (Gore), black and white check costume, black hat trimmed with grapes. Mrs Beckingham, black crepe, de chine coat and skirt, small black and white hat. Mrs E. M. Arthur, black floral voile, black hat with blue ribbon. Mrs W. A. Pearson, royal blue frock, zouave of blue satin with touches of old gold, black hat with white ostrich feather. Mr and Mrs Wareing, the latter in grey flowered voile, grey hat with white ostrich feather. Mr and Mrs H. Corbett, the latter in a, black ninon tunic over white, skirt of black and white crossway stripes, high ruffle, collar embroidered in pink and blue, and black picture hat with white choux. Miss Phyllis Smith, pink crepe de chine, black hat with a pink rose and shot-blue ribbon. Miss Freda Goodman, heliotrope and pink floral voile, nigger brown hat with heliotrope and pink flowers. Mr and Mrs Andrews, the latter in rose pink silk and a black hat. Miss Pringle, fawn costume, fawn and pink hat. Miss F. Pringle, white frock, white hat and blue ribbon. Mrs Chalmers, black coat and skirt, wine coloured hat. Miss Chalmers grey coat and skirt, black hat with pink roses. Miss Revell, navy silk, black hat, wreathed with roses. Miss Gabites, white silk, fawn hat with blue ribbon. Miss Elsie Coxhead, cream cloth coat and skirt, black and white hat. Mrs Griffiths, hand-painted floral ninon frock, pink and rose hat; Miss B. Joyce, cream coat and skirt, white hat. Miss A. Rattray, pale pink frock black hat with pink ruse. Miss M. Harte, floral frock, white hat. Sirs Rattray, black coat and skirt., black bonnet Miss G. Rattray, black and white costume, blue hat with white grapes. Miss Armstrong, navy voile over cream, black hat. Mr and Mrs Percy Jones, the latter in green sill:, with a black hat. Mr and Mrs Hurdley the latter-in grey crepe de chine, black and white hat. Mr and Mrs Orwin, the latter in a navy costume, hat to match. Mrs Withell, strawberry coloured silk, hat en suite. Miss Perryman, black and white costume, black and white hat. Miss Wareing, Miss Hart, Miss L. Halt, Miss Gunn, Mrs Ritchings Grant, Miss Duthie. Others present were: Mrs Forgio, Mr and Mrs Hole, Mrs Gunn, Mr Hindley, Mrs Revell, Mrs English, Miss White, Mr and Mrs Oswald Bartrum, Mr George Hart, Mr and Mrs Harrison, Mrs Priest, Misses Turnbull, Mrs Ralph Priest, Mr and Miss W. Johnstone. After the ceremony Mr and Mrs Wood held a reception at their home, and afternoon tea, fruit salad, claret cup, etc., were served in a charmingly decorated marquee. The health of the bride and bridegroom was proposed by Mr Hindmarsh and responded to by the bridegroom. Mr Andrews and Miss Rattray sang several songs, accompanied by a string band. The bridegroom's present to the bride was a diamond ring. Later in the day Mr and Mrs Forbes left by motor for the North, the latter wearing a smart dark saxe coat and skirt with a white net blouse, a bronze straw hat with saxe ribbon and posies of blue and pink flowers, pale pink roses being arranged under the brim.

Press, 20 January 1917, Page 1
TOLLAN —JONES. On December 29th, 1916, St. Mary's Church. Timaru, by the Rev. John Rogers, Sergeant-Major Henry Tollan, (23rd Reinforcements), eldest son Mr and Mrs D. Tollan, of Wellington, to Myrtle Alice, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs W.N. Jones, late of Timaru.

Wanganui Chronicle  14 April 1917 Page 4
GILLINGHAM—BALFOUR.—On 2Lst March, at Totara Valley, South Canterbury, Alfred Ernest Gillingham, to Belle, daughter of Mrs Balfour, Aramoho.

Timaru Herald, 4 August 1917, Page 4
EARL—COLLINS. A very quiet but pretty wedding took place at St. Joseph's Church, Temuka, on Thursday morning, the contracting parties being Private Wm. Earl of the 20th Reinforcements, son of Mr Job. Earl, of Geraldine, and Miss Kitty Collins, daughter of Mr M. Collins, of Orakipaoa, Temuka. The Rev. Father Campbell officiated at the ceremony. The bride, who was given away,by her father, wore a beautiful navy costume and a pretty white hat, with touches of pink. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss J. Collins, who wore a neat costume of grey cloth and black hat relieved with pink. Mr W. Collins performed the duties of best man. Miss E. Twomey presided at the organ during the ceremony and played the ""Wedding March'' as the bridal party left, the church. A few intimate friends then assembled for the wedding breakfast, where the usual toasts were, proposed and heartily honoured. Mr and Mrs Earl motored to Timaru to catch the express for the south.

Press, 25 September 1917, Page 1
STOCKER—BARTRUM—On July 8th, at the Cathedral, Taiau-Fu, Shantung, by the Rev. W. Grant Mawson, Ives Theodore Stocker, Anglican Mission, eldest son of Colonel Stocker, of Merton Park, Wimbleton, to Charlotte Amy Dorothy, eldest daughter of the late B. P. Bartrum, Esq., of Fairlie, South Canterbury.

Press, 6 October 1917, Page 2
Next Wednesday, at St. Augustine's Church, Waimate the wedding will take place of Miss Yvonne Lucas, daughter of Mr and Mrs T. A. Lucas, of Waimate, to Mr Richard Seddon, son of Mr and Mrs Seddon, of Ashridge Station, Fairlie.

Press, 10 December 1917, Page 2
Captain George Carlyle Dailey, M.C., N.Z.R.B., was married, on September at St. Marylebone Church, London, to Miss Linda O'Hara, second daughter of the late Mrs O'Hara, of Hampstead and Sydney. Captain Dailey is the only son of Mr and Mrs Dailey, of Waimate, Canterbury.

Press, 8 April 1918, Page 2
STEWART — RUTHERFORD. A very pretty wedding took place last week at Knox Church, Waimate, the Rev. J. Lawson Robinson, Oamaru, officiating. The contracting parties were Miss Isabella Rutherford (formerly Sister of the Nursing Staff, Waimate Hospital, and late of Timaru, and Flight- Captain James Garfield Stewart, M.C., son of Mr Robert Stewart, Kingsdown, Timaru. The bride, who was given away by Dr. A. Gentry Pitts, F.R.C.S., wore a beautiful dress of white charmeuse. Lieutenant Stead acted as best man. Miss Vera Stewart (sister of the bridegroom) and Miss Maud Grant (also of the Nursing Staff, Waimate Hospital) attended the bride as bridesmaids. Flight-Captain J. G. Stewart, M.C. (Main Body), and Lieutenant Stead, are both home from the front on leave, and expect to return shortly.

Evening Post, 13 April 1918, Page 1
HENRY—DEAVOLL. On the 1st April, 1918, at St. Mark's Church, Wellington, by the Rev. C. F. Askew, Francis Michael, second son of the late Nicholas Henry, to Harriet Lydia, third daughter of the late Thomas Barnett Deavoll, formerly of Timaru.

Press, 15 April 1918, Page 2 Edward Timaru Burns married Eleanor Emma Burns in 1918
A very pretty wedding took place at Chalmers Presbyterian Church, Timaru, on Thursday, when Mr Edward T. Burns, youngest son of Mr and Mrs S. R. Burns, of Chester street, Timaru, was married by the Rev. Evan R. Harries to Miss Elinor Black, third daughter of Mr James Black, late of Timaru. Owing to the bridegroom having two brothers away on active service the wedding was a very quiet one, only the members of each family being present. The bride was neatly attired in a grey gaberdine costume, and a very becoming purple hat; she carried a shower bouquet of white roses and clematis. Miss Rita Burns, only sister of the bridegroom, was bridesmaid, and looked very nice in a light grey costume, with pink and grey hat to match; she carried a pretty bouquet of pink roses and autumn leaves. The bride was given away by her brother-in-law, Mr W. Wakefield, and Mr Ernest Fairbrother, cousin of the bridegroom, was best man.

Press, 12 June 1918, Page 1
COOPER — ANDERSON — On June 3rd, at Mrs Rodman's residence, Doon, Geraldine, by the Rev. C.J. Tocker, Charles E. Cooper, late of Walthanstowe, England, to Jessie, youngest daughter of Mr and and Mrs Anderson, Geraldine, late of Christchurch.

Press, 23 July 1918, Page 1
PULLON —HAMILTON — On July 10th, at St Paul's Church, Christchurch, by the Rev. J Patterson, Major Edwin Douglas Pullon, S.A.M.C., of Capetown (son of Dr. Pullon, Huddersfield, England) to Rosalin Jean, second daughter of W. M. Hamilton, and Waimate.

Press, 7 September 1918, Page 1
McCulloch — LAWLOR —On August 14th, 1918, at the Sacred Heart Basilica, Wellington, by the Rev. Father Dignan, S.M., George Alexander (43rd Reinforcements), elder son of the late Mr and Mrs McCulloch, "Quamby," Waihao Forks, Waimate, to Norris Mary, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Lawlor, Bishop street, St. Albans, Christchurch.

Press, 6 April 1920, Page 2
HODGINS—LAWLOR. At St Mary's Church, Manchester street, yesterday afternoon, the marriage was celebrated of Miss Helena Cecilia Lawlor, third daughter of Mr and Mrs J. Lawlor, of Bishop street, St. Albans, and Mr Walter Herbert Hodgins, only son of Mrs Hodgins, Sussex, England. The ceremony was performed by the Very Rev. Dean Renault, who had also officiated at the wedding of the bride's parents. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr J. Lawlor, of Waimate.

Northern Advocate 12 December 1918, Page 2 WADDELL—MORRIS
A pretty but quiet wedding took place yesterday, December 11th, in the Presbyterian Church, the contracting parties being, Mr W. Waddell, of Timaru, and Miss Jessie Morris, daughter of Mrs Morris, of Armstrong Avenue, Whangarei. The Rev. Mr Lochore was the officiating clergyman, the bride being attended by her sister, Miss A. Morris, as bridesmaid. Mr Norman Morris, brother of the bride, supported the bridegroom. The bride, who was given away by Mr W. Chadwin, was becomingly attired in a white crepe de-chene frock, with the orthodox veil, and carried a sheaf of lilies. The bridesmaid wore a white silk costume, with black hat, and carried a bouquet of sweet peas. After the ceremony the company adjourned to the house of the bride's mother, where a sumptuous wedding breakfast was prepared. After full justice had been done to the good things, the usual round of toasts were drunk. The bridegroom is a returned Anzac soldier, who volunteered his services for King and country, and left New Zealand with the Main Body. Mr Waddell has taken up land in the Timaru district, where he and his bride intend to settle.

Evening Post 24 March 1919 Page 4
SAUNDERS — STAPLES — On the 3rd March, 1919 at St. Paul's Pro-Cathedral, Wellington, by the Rev. A. M. Johnson, Edgar, second son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Saunders of Melbourne, to Ivy Janet, third daughter of Mrs. and the late Thomas Seamore Staples, of Timaru.

Press, 7 August 1919, Page 1
Middleton — Ruddenklau — On July 16th at St. Augustine's Church, Waimate, by the Rev. J.A. Julius, Archibald Curne Middleton, of Waimate, to Catherine Ellen, second daughter of H. Ruddenklau, "Downlands," Waimate.

Temuka Leader 23 Aug 1919
A quiet wedding was solemnised at Temuka on Tuesday last, by Rev. Father Kerley, when Miss Florence Beri, youngest daughter of Mrs Beri, was married to Mr Albert Fairbrother of Napier, formerly of Timaru.

Press, 26 August 1919 Page 2
A quiet wedding was solemnised at Temuka on Tuesday last by the Rev. Father Kerley, when Miss Florence Teresa Beri, youngest daughter of Mrs J. Beri, Temuka, was married to Mr Albert William Fairbrother of Napier, formerly of Timaru. The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr Joseph Beri, looked charming in a soft charmeuse costume with which was worn a dainty shell-pink georgette fichu and a hat in contrasting shades of helio and pink. She was attended by Miss M. Beri as bridesmaid, who wore a becoming Wedgwood blue frock and a crepe de chine hat to match. Mr E. Fairbrother acted as best man.

Evening Post, 20 September 1919, Page 1
TURNER—PARKIN— On the 3rd September, 1919, at the Vivian-street Baptist Church, by the Rev. Beckingham, James Carmichael, youngest son of Mr and Mrs. Turner, of Geraldine, to Florence Fostina, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E Parkin, of Foxton.

Press, 10 September 1919 Page 1
WRIGHT— ALLAN — On August 6th, at St. Paul's, Christchurch, by the Rev. J. Paterson, M.A., Robert French, second son of Mr Bryce Wright and the late Mrs Wright, of "Crellands," Cricklewood, to Juliet Renwick, second daughter of Mrs Allan, of 26 Spottiswood road, Edinburgh, Scotland, and the late Andrew Allan, formerly of Timaru.

Press, 1 October 1919, Page 2 BURBOROUGH—BRYAN.
On September 11th, at the Denmark street Methodist Church, Temuka, a very pretty wedding was solemnised, the contracting parties being Miss Ida. Bryan, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs D. Bryan, Temuka, and Mr George Burborough, a returned soldier, and eldest son of Mr and Mrs T. Burborough, of Geraldine. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Basil Metson, of Tai Tapu, uncle of the bride. The bride, who was given away by her father, looked charming in a white, crepe de chine dress, with silver fringe and pearl trimmings. The bridesmaids — Miss Enid Bryan and Miss Ethel Burborough, sisters of the bride and bridegroom respectively were dressed in silver grey Roman silk. The best man was Mr Jack Burborough, also a returned soldier, and brother of the bridegroom, Mr Laurie Bryan, brother of the bride, being groomsman. After the ceremony the guests were entertained at a reception, and Mr and Mrs Burborough left for the north.

Press, 27 October 1919 Page 2
August 29. The marriage took place at St. John's Church, Forres, Scotland, on August 19th of Henry Sholto? [?Skolto], second son of the late C. Irvine Douglas and Mrs Douglas, of the Deanery, Bumpton, Oxford, to Barbara Margaret, youngest daughter of the late John Hay and Mrs Hay, Barbarafield, Temuka, New Zealand.

Marlborough Express 13 December 1919 Page 4
DRAPER — PERKINS.— On November 6th, 1919 at St. Mary's Church, Timaru, by the Ven. Archdeacon Jacob: Lawrence R. Draper, eldest son of Mr and. Mrs James Draper, of Blenheim, to Gladys, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mr Samuel Perkins of Timaru.

Grey River Argus 30 January 1920, Page 3 DENNEHY— CAMPBELL
A wedding, in which more than ordinary interest centred, took place yesterday morning at St. Patrick's Church ,the contracting parties being Mr F. M. Dennehy, son of Mrs M. Dennehy, of Timaru, and Miss Mary M. Campbell, younger daughter of Mr Felix Campbell, of Greymouth The ceremony was performed by the Very Rev Father Aubry, S.M. The bridal party entered and left the church to the strains of the "Wedding March," played most impressively by Miss Eileen Dennehy, of Timaru.

Grey River Argus 4 February 1920 Page 5
Quite a stir was made at Blackball on Monday last at 11 a.m., when the marriage of Miss Myrtle, Mettrick (second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Mettrick, of the Club Hotel) to Mr. Ronald Matthew of Timaru, took place. The ceremony was at the Catholic Church, which was packed with spectators. Mr. Knowles officiated at the organ in his usual good style. A large party sat down to a very nice, spread, the well decorated table being an attractive spectacle with a wealth of flowers, which also were plentiful both in the hall and at the Church. The bride and bridegroom departed later en route to their home in Timaru. A very successful social and dance were given in the evening by the bride's parents in the above-mentioned, hall, to which the public generally were invited, and they responded in large numbers. Miss Gringle was the accompanist and Mr. Davis acted as M.C.

Dominion, 19 February 1920, Page 4
The marriage took place at All Hallows, East India Road, London, on December 10, of Miss Ethel Florence Ashman, only daughter of Mrs. E. Ashman and the late Mr. Ashman, of Poplar, to Mr. Joseph Bailey, of Woodbury, Geraldine. The bride and bridegroom were to leave shortly after the marriage for New Zealand.

Press, 27 March 1920, Page 2
DOWTHWAITE — EATHORNE. A very pretty wedding was celebrated last week at St. Paul's Church, Waimate, when a large number of friends gathered to witness the marriage of Miss Annie Eathorne, third daughter of Mr and Mrs J. Eathorne, to Mr Samuel J. Dowthwaite, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Jos. Dowthwaite, all of Waimate. The Rev. A. N. Scotter performed the ceremony. The bride, who entered the church on the arm of her father, looked exceedingly pretty in a dainty frock of white crepe de chine, trimmed with shadow lace and pearls, with the orthodox veil, and she carried a beautiful bouquet. The bridesmaid (Miss Rita McMeekin, of Christchurch) looked very sweet in a pale pink crepe de chine frock, touched with black, and black picture hat. She carried a lovely bouquet. Mr J. Edge, of Timaru, was best man. Miss Olive Cameron officiated at the organ. After the ceremony Mr and Mrs Eathorne entertained a large number of guests at a breakfast in the Band Hall, and also at a dance in the evening. Later in the afternoon Mr and Mrs Dowthwaite motored to Studholme Junction, en route to Christchurch, where their honeymoon will be spent. The bride travelled in a smart tailored costume and lemon coloured velour hat to match. The happy couple were the recipients of many useful and costly presents, including several cheques.

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Nurse Minnie Westneat, of Hastings, H. B., was married on 25th February to Mr. J. Ellery, of Timaru.

Kai Tiaki : the journal of the nurses of New Zealand, Volume XIII, Issue 2, April 1920, Page 97
At St. Mary Redcliffe, Bristol, on 9th December, 1919, the marriage took place of Captain Aubrey Martin Clarke, O.B.E., late 7th Gloucester Regiment, son of the late John H. Clarke and Mrs. Clarke, of Amherst House, Clifton Park, Bristol, to Evelyn, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gladstone Robinson, of Timaru. During the four years of the war the bride had been nursing m Dunedin Hospital, where she completed her training last May, and arrived in England in the beginning of August.

Evening Post, 23 April 1920, Page 9
The marriage took place on Wednesday at the Basilica of Miss Vera Maud Chalmers, eldest daughter of Mrs. A. M. Chalmers, of Wellington, and Mr. Fred Watson Grayburn, of Geraldine. The Rev. Father Dignan performed the wedding ceremony.

Evening Post, 24 April 1920, Page 1
SMITH- KERNICK - On the 7th April, 1920, at the Unitarian Church, by the Rev. E. Hale, William, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. John Kernick, of Timaru, to Mabel, youngest daughter of Mrs. S.W. Smith, 47, Nairn-street.

Otago Daily Times 5 May 1920, Page 4
JACQUES-RAESIDE. On February 11, at the manse, Morven, by the Rev. Robert Dickie (brother of the bride), Herbert, third son of Samuel Jacques, of Glenorchy, Tasmania, to Annie, widow of J. D. Raeside, Geraldine.

Dominion, 8 May 1920, Page 1
ASHTON-BATES. On April 7, 1920, at St. Paul's, Wanganui by Rev. J.D. H. Ashton, son of Mr W. M. Ashton, Carlton Avenue, Wanganui, to Elsie F. Bates, third daughter Mr. A. H. Bates, Geraldine.

Press, 10 May 1920, Page 1
WILSON— ENSOR — On Tuesday, April 13th, at Parish Church of St. John, Hororata, by father of the bride, Cecil Lancelot, Vicar of Fairlie, to Margaret Sarah, youngest daughter of H. E. Ensor, Vicar of Hororata.  

Otago Daily Times 5 May 1920, Page 4
JACQUES-RAESIDE. On February 11, at the manse, Morven, by the Rev. Robert Dickie (brother of the bride), Herbert, third son of Samuel Jacques, of Glenorchy, Tasmania, to Annie, widow of J. D. Raeside, Geraldine.

Otago Daily Times 24 May 1920, Page 4
BUCKLEY — LOMAS.—On April 7, 1920, at St. Andrew's Church, Dunedin, by Rev. Dr Waddell, M.A., D.D., Frederick Waldorfe, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Buckley. "Pusey," Fairlie, to Margaret Ethel Letitia, only daughter of Mr and Mrs Lomas, 54 Eglinton road.

Evening Post, 19 June 1920, Page 1
MILLS—CURREY.—On the 16th June, 1920, at the Cambridge-terrace Congregational Church, by the Rev. A. E. Hunt, Leonard, second son of Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Mills, Timaru, to Gladys Metcalfe, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Currey, "Cheshunt," Nairn-street.

Ellesmere Guardian 10 July 1920, Page 3
A wedding of special interest was solemnised in Chalmers Church, Timaru, recently, the contracting parties being Miss Mabel A. Jessep, fourth daughter of the late Mr Charles Jessep, and Mrs Jessep, of Timaru, and Mr Henry J. Hight, fourth son of the late Mr Henry Hight, of Brookside and St Albans. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. E. R. Harries. The bride, Sister M. A. Jessep, saw over three and a half years service in the New Zealand Army Nursing Corps in Egypt and England, and was the recipient of the 1914-15 Gallipoli Star. Mr H. J. Hight saw two and a half years' service in France, having been through the Somme, 1916, and through most of the principal activities till the close of the war. The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr C. T. Jessep, of Methven, looked charming, in a simple gown of ivory crepe de chine and georgette crepe, with the orthodox veil and orange blossom wreath, and carried a very pretty shower bouquet. The bride was attended by her niece, Miss Cora Lynn, of Te Moana, who wore a dainty frock of shell pink with Dutch hat of black tulle, and carried a bouquet of autumn foliage and scarlet berries. Mr Keith Hight, of Brookside, nephew of the bridegroom, attended as best man. Afternoon tea was served at the residence of Mrs C. S. Jessep, Bank street.

Press, 19 July 1920, Page 2
KENNEDY—SMITH. On Thursday a very pretty wedding took place at the Geraldine Presbyterian Church, Mr William Melrose Kennedy, of Winton, Southland, being the bridegroom, and Miss Ellen Elizabeth Smith, elder daughter of Mr E. Smith, of Geraldine, the bride. The marriage was solemnised by the Rev. J. Dawson, Madill, and the bride, who was given away by her father, looked extremely well in a dress of ivory crepe do chine and georgette, with swathed belt of shell pink georgette, relieved with gold and pearl trimming. The bride also wore a beautiful silk net veil, draped in a mob-cap caught with sprays of orange blossom, and carried a shower bouquet with ivory satin streamers. She was attended by two bridesmaids —Miss Eileen O'Connell, of Christchurch, cousin of the bride, who was attired in a dress of apricot crepe de chine and georgette, with touches of mauve, and Miss Maisie Kennedy, of Winton, Southland, sister of the bridegroom, who wore a dress of champagne crepe de chine and georgette with touches of emerald green—and by her young sister Hazel, as flower-girl, the latter wearing a pretty frock of white embroidered voile with shell pink satin sash and white hat with pink and white moss roses, and carrying, a basket of winter roses. The bridegroom, a returned soldier, was attended by Mr J. Walker, of Invercargill, as best man, and by Mr Walter Lock, of Nelson, a cousin of the bride, as groomsman. As the young couple left the church the organist, Miss E. Sherratt, played the Wedding March. After the ceremony, a large company sat down to the wedding breakfast, which was served in the Oddfellows' Hall. The Rev. J. Dawson proposed the health of the happy couple, and a number of felicitous speeches were made, the speakers including Colonel MacKenzie and Mr F. R. Flatman. The wedding presents were both numerous and costly. The bride and bridegroom left by the northern express, the bride wearing a negro-brown costume and a beautiful set of red fox furs, with a black panne velvet hat.

Press, 28 September 1920, Page 1
JOHNSON—MORGAN — On September 1st, at Chalmers Church, Timaru, by the Rev. Thos. Stinson, Harold Ray, younger son of Mr and Mrs A. Johnson, Riccarton, to Maysie, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs C. G. Morgan, Timaru.

Press, 2 December 1920, Page 1
MURFITT — KANE — On October 27th 1920, at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Rangiora by the Rev. Father Kane, S.M., Patrick John, fifth eon of Mr and Mrs Anthony Kane, Timaru, to Ivy Mary, second daughter of Mr and the late Mrs Henry, Rangiora.

Evening Post 23 April 1921 Page 1
WATSON—PEARCE —On the 10th February, 1921 at Boulcott-street Presbytery, by Rev. Father Murphy, Harold Thomas, youngest son of Mrs. E. J. Watson, of Thompson-street, Wellington, to Gertrude May, youngest daughter of Mrs. M. Pearce, late of Timaru, (Timaru papers please copy).

Evening Post, 16 July 1921, Page 1
CHURCHILL - KERNICK  On the 6th July, 1921, at the Congregational Church, Timaru, by the Rev. T. Wilson Potts, Bertram William Churchill, third son of Alfred Churchill, Wellington, to Emily Kernick, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. Kernick, Timaru.

Evening Post 27 December 1921 Page 1
SKIPPER—OWEN.—On the 21sf December, 1921 at the Presbyterian Church, Wadestown, W. G. Skipper, second son of Mr. and Mrs. Skipper, of Timaru, to Louisa Tudwen Owen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Owen, Wadestown

Evening Post 8 April 1922 Page 1
RANKIN-SILLARS.  On the 17th March, 1922 at Kent-terrace Presbyterian Church, Wellington, by the Rev. Dr. J. Kennedy Elliott, Allan Robert, eldest son of Mrs. Rankin and the late Robert Veitch Rankin, of Wellington, to Mary Lillian, youngest daughter of Mrs. Sillars and the late Peter Sillars, of Timaru.

Otautau Standard and Wallace County Chronicle  18 April 1922 Page 2
Fisher — Macdonald. — At North, Street, Timaru, on Tuesday, 18th April, by Rev; G. Hughes, Allan A. Fisher, "Alanric," Otautau, to Helen, daughter of Mr and Mrs John Macdonald, North Street, Timaru, and formerly of Strathvale, Otautau.

Otautau Standard and Wallace County Chronicle  24 April 1922 Page 3
FISHER— MACDONALD. It was a lovely day in Timaru, "Queen's weather," on Tuesday last, when two young folks, well- known in Otautau, were united in marriage at the home of Mr John Macdonald, 190 North street, Timaru. The ceremony was performed By Rev. Gladstone Hughes, M.A., at Chalmers Church, and was attended - by relatives of the contracting parties from Otago and Southland and Canterbury. The young couple were Allan A. Fisher. of Fisher Bros., "Alanric," Otautau, and Helen, second daughter of Mr and Mrs. John Macdonald, Timaru, and formerly of "Strathvale," Otautau. The bride wore a most beautiful dress, simple and exquisitely made, long-waisted, satin top, with georgette sleeves, and front beautifully embroidered in pearls, plain satin skirt. At each side of the skirt was a fall of georgette trimmed with pearls, pretty mop cap, orange blossoms and long veil, and carried a gorgeous bouquet. The bridesmaid, Miss Funny Macdouald, wore a lovely pate blue dress, satin top, with panel back and front on the skirt, three large scalloped falls on each side of georgette, georgette low waisted bodice, and finished with large butterfly bow and streamers, large black satin and lace hat with long velvet streamers, The best man was Mr Eric Fisher, brother of the bridegroom. The ceremony, conducted at the residence of the bride's parents, was followed by the wedding breakfast in a large marquee on the lawn; and was presided over by the officiating minister, who proposed in a happy, and humorous speech. The happy couple left by the southern Express and the honeymoon was spent in Oamaru, Dunedin and Invercargill. Many beautiful and valuable presents were received by the young folks.

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Marriages. Miss Elsie G. Finch was married to Mr. Leonard Honeyfield, at St. Mary's Church, Timaru, on October 5th, by the Ven. Archdeacon Julius.

Otautau Standard and Wallace County Chronicle  24 October 1922 Page 3
SEATTER— DAVIE. An exceedingly picturesque wedding and one that has created a great deal of interest; both in Canterbury and Southland, was celebrated at Chalmers Church, Timaru, on Wednesday, 11th October. The bride was Miss Margaret McKinley Davie, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs A. Davie, Timaru, and the bridegroom Mr Robert Scatter, youngest son of Mr and Mrs R. Scatter, Otautau. The ceremony was performed by Rev. J. Davie, cousin of the bride. Miss Gow acted as bridesmaid. The duties of best, man were carried out by Mr W. Scatter, brother of the bridegroom. After the ceremony an adjournment was made to the Caroline Bay Tea Rooms, where a sumptuous wedding breakfast was partaken of.

Ellesmere Guardian, 11 November 1922, Page 3 EDMISTON—FISSE
The first evening wedding to take place in the Ellesmere district was solemnised on Tuesday last at St. John's Church of England, Leeston, when Miss Freda A. Fisse, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fisse, of Leeston, was married to Mr. Ernest A. Edmiston, of the Bank of New Zealand, Timaru, son of Mr. Edmiston, of Waimate, and formerly a member of the staff of the Bank of New Zealand, Leeston.

Evening Post, 5 December 1923, Page 14
The wedding was solemnised at St. Mary of the Angels' Church, Wellington, on Wednesday, 21st November, the Rev. Father Quealy officiating, when Gladdye Violetta Mary, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey E. Purcell, of Richmond street, Petone, was married to Mr. George C. Pearce, third son of Mrs. Pearce and the late Mr. G. Pearce, of Timaru.

Evening Post, 1 December 1923, Page 1
PEARCE - PURCELL.- On the 21st November, 1928 at St. Mary's of the Angels Church Wellington, by the Rev. Father Quealy, George C. Pearce, third son of Mrs George C. Pearce and the late G. Pearce, of Timaru, to Gladdys Violetta Mary, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey E. Purcell, of Richmond street, Petone.

Hawera & Normanby Star, 4 December 1923, Page 8 WEDDING.
NIELSON-SANDFORD A very pretty wedding was solemnised by the Rev. H. J. Odell, of Timaru, at the Manaia Methodist Church on Wednesday, November 28. The contracting parties were Charles Henry, only son of Mr. and Mrs. L G Nielson, of Manaia, and Isabel Clara eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. J Sandford, Lower Normanby Road Manaia. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a beautiful embroidered veil lent by the bride's aunt (Mrs. A. Allen, Timaru). Sandford, of Timaru, grandmother of the bride, black silk, blue and gold hat.

Evening Post, 20 March 1924, Page 1
DILLON - CORBY.- On the 20th February, 1924 at Joseph's Church, Buckle street, Wellington, by the Rev. Father Cullen John only son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Dillon, Morven, South Canterbury, to Kathleen, younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Corby, Wellington.

Christchurch Press Saturday 5 April 1924  -
HANNAH - URQUHART - at St Columba Church, Fairlie, on March 26th William Walter to Elizabeth Bruce.

Evening Post, 28 July 1924, Page 9
The marriage of Miss May Blair, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugli Blair, to Mr. Joseph Robinson, Geraldine, took place at St. John's Church, Trentham, recently. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a frock o£ ivory crepe de chine, relieved with palest pink. The veil was caught with orange blossoms lent by a friend. A shower bouquet was carried. Miss Latta Blair was the bridesmaid, wearing a frock of lemon crepe, de chine trimmed with pink, and she carried a shower bouquet. Little Joy Castle, who I was flower girl, wore a dainty frock of pink net, trimmed with pink roses and narrow ribbon. Each wore a mole cap, trimmed with roses, and the little flower girl carried a basket with spring flowers and lycopodium. Mr. Richard Wooding, of Geraldine, was best man, and a friend of the bride presided at the organ. The reception was held at the residence of Mr. F. Castle, Silverstream, the drawing-room being beautifully decorated with wattle and lycopodium. Later, Mr. and Mrs. Robinson left for the South, the bride travelling in a nigger brown costume, with hat to match.

Evening Post 18 October 1924 Page 14
Much interest was manifested in the marriage of Miss Colleen Macfarlane, second daughter of Mrs. Macfarlane and the late Mr. Walter Macfarlane, of "Kaiwarra," Culverden, to Mr. Gerald Mathias of Fairview, Timaru. The bride was in deep ivory georgette, with long sleeves, and flounces of beautiful old lace, the Court train being of hemstitched georgette, banded: with insertion, and lined with georgette frills. The veil of deep cream embroidered tulle was hold by a becoming bandeau, which had been worn by the bride's mother at her own wedding. She carried a posy of softly-tinte'd1 yellow azaleas. The bridesmaids were the Misses Dorothy Fleming and Jeannetta Johnston, and two small girls, Moya Douglas, and Shona Macfarlane. They were dressed alike in dainty frocks of lemon Puritan capes of lace, their posies being of shaded ranunculi and crimson leaves. Two little pages, Hamish and Anthony Rutherford, were in cream satin suits. Mr. C. Mathias was the best man, and Mr. P. Westenra was groomsman. There was a very large assemblage, of guests at the wedding reception, which was held by the bride's mother at her residence. The bride's travelling, costume was a simply cut navy frock with collar and sipings of white, and a hat to match.

Ellesmere Guardian, 8 May 1925, Page 3 SEATON —SCOTT
A wedding of interest to a large circle of friends took place at Chalmers Church, Timaru, on April 29th. The contracting parties wore John Gordon, oldest son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Seaton, of Timaru, and formerly of Sedgemere and Leeston, and Margaret Louttie, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs David Scott of Washdyke. The church was filled with friends and well-wishers of the young couple, and was beautifully decorated with palms, autumn foliage, Michaelmas daisies and white, chrysanthemums. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Hugh, and Mr Newton presided at the organ. The bride entered the church on the arm of her father, who subsequently gave her away. She wore a pretty and becoming frock of cream crepe georgette. Her veil fell from a coronet of pearls, and was fastened at each side with sprays of orange blossoms. She carried a beautiful bouquet of white chrysanthemums and maidenhair fern. The bridesmaids were Miss Grace Scott, only sister of the bride, and Miss Gladys Hall, both dressed in lavender brocaded crepe do chine made on simple lines and trimmed with lavender georgette with a circle of silver leaves in the hair, and carrying pretty bouquets to match the dresses. Mr Frank David (Ashburton) and Mr John Jones (Timaru) attended the bridegroom as best man and groomsman. A reception was held at the Wentworth tearooms, the bride's mother receiving her guests wearing a becoming dress of black Falconne mousette and crepe minelle, relieved with grey and black hat, and carried a beautiful bouquet of red carnations and maidenhair fern. The bridegroom's mother wore a smart costume of grey morocain and hat to match, with blue ospreys, and carried a bouquet of pink chrysanthemums and ferns. The happy couple left for the north, en route for Auckland, where the honeymoon is to be spent. The bride wore a smart tunic frock of cinnamon brown morocain, with hat to match.

Evening Post, 30 May 1925, Page 11
A wedding of much interest in Canterbury was solemnised recently at Chalmers Church, Timaru, by the Rev. Gladstone Hughes, when Miss Elsie Matheson, third daughter of Mrs. John Matheson, Tighnafeile, Wai-iti road, was married to Mr. Charles Cresswell, third son of Mr. and Mrs. Cresswell, England, and formerly of Christchurch. The church had been beautifully decorated by friends of the bride, with white and pale pink chrysanthemums and trails of greenery. Mr. Axel Newton presided at the organ. The bride, who was given away by her brother, Dr. D. Matheson, of Kurow. Little Marjory Martin, who carried the train, was in a dainty salmon-pink georgette, frock, with rosettes of silver lace and tissue ribbons. Mr. Douglas Cresswell was best man.

Otautau Standard and Wallace County Chronicle  22 September 1925 Page 3
LINDSAY— MACDONALD. A very pretty wedding was solemnised in the Otautau Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, 16th September, when Letitia Margaret, youngest daughter of the late Mr and Mrs John Lindsay, "Strathmore," Otautau, was married to Samuel, third son of Mr and Mrs John Macdonald, 190 North street, Timaru, and late of Otautau. Rev. J.B. Biokerstaff, was the officiating minister, while Mr Jellyman presided at the organ. ... 

Otautau Standard and Wallace County Chronicle  20 April 1926 Page 3
HERDMAN— MACDONALD. A quite but pretty wedding took place at the residence of the bride's parents, 190 North street, Timaru, when Francis, third daughter of Mr and Mrs Jno. Macdonald was married to Aubrey Herdman, Timaru. Rev. Begg, Highfield officiating. The bride, who entered on the arm of her brother, William was sweetly dressed in a model frock of white brocaded crepe-de chine with flared skirt and a spray of orange blossoms on the shoulder, tulle veil held by a bandeau of silver lace. She carried a spray bouquet of white roses and maiden hair fern. Miss Olive Stevens, who attended as bridesmaid wore a lovely frock of pink georgette with godets on the skirt and a spray of ultra coloured flowers on the shoulder, her hair was caught with a silver bandeau, and she carried a bouquet of sweet peas and fern. Mr M. Raymond attended as best man. The breakfast was laid in the dining-room the tables being tastefully decorated with sweet peas. The young couple were the recipients of many costly and useful presents, while a number of telegrams of congratulations were received. The bride's travelling dress was a smart tweed costume with little felt hat and a fawn coat with fur collar. Mr and Mrs Herdman will reside in Timaru.

Kai Tiaki : the journal of the nurses of New Zealand, Volume XV, Issue 3, July 1926, Page 135
On July 8th, at Timaru, the marriage took place of Elizabeth Fraser (Sister at Patea Hospital) to Mr. William Patterson, of Patea.

Kai Tiaki : the journal of the nurses of New Zealand, Volume XV, Issue 4, October 1926 Page 181
HORSFIELD— WALKER. A wedding of much interest was solemnised at St. Andrew's Church, Livingstone, South Africa, on Wednesday, July 21st, when Miss Constance May Walker was married to Mr. J. E. Horsfield by the Rev. J. Adams. The bride, who has done three years' private nursing in Rhodesia, came to this country from Nydia Bay, Pelorus Sound, Marlborough, New Zealand. Sister Walker was trained at the Timaru Hospital. The bridegroom is well-known to many Rhodesians, as he has spent 24 years in Rhodesia, for part of which time he resided in Livingstone. Mr. and Mrs. Horsfield are to make their future home at Bwana M'Kubwa, in Northern Rhodesia.

Otautau Standard and Wallace County Chronicle  11 January 1927 Page 3
HODGES— McINTYRE A pretty wedding of local interest was solemnised in Trinity Church, Timaru, on December 23rd, when Nancy, eldest daughter of Mrs H. McIntyre, Timaru, was married to George Henry, second son of Mr and Mrs. Hodges, "The Hills," Waimate, and a well-known professional man of this town Rev. Adam Begg, of Highfield, was the officiating minister. The bride, who entered on the arm of her cousin, Mr John White, Dunedin, looked most charming in gown of white crepe de chene, embossed with sprays of silver. Her softly-flowing veil of embroidered tulle was arranged from a coronet of orange blossoms, and she carried a bouquet of choice white flowers. Miss Margaret McIntyre, sister of the bride, who attended as bridesmaid, wore a picturesque frock of apricot-coloured georgette, and her hair was bound with a filet of silver leaves, while a bouquet of beautiful flowers to tone, made a dainty finish to her toilet. Mr A. E. Timpany, of Otautau, carried out the duties of best man. Miss M. Smart, Waimate, a friend of the bride, officiated at the organ. A large number of relatives and friends were present, guests being there from Southland and the North Island. After the ceremony an adjournment was made to the Stafford Rooms, where the breakfast was laid. Mrs McIntyre received her guests wearing a very handsome gown of black satin duchesse trimmed with black georgette, and relieved with touches of cyclamen. A chic black satin hat with cyclamen trimmings and a bouquet to tone completed her costume. Mrs Hodges, mother of the bride groom, wore a becoming ensemble suit in an attractive shade of bois de rose, with a picture hat in the same colour. The young people were the recipients of many telegrams and a great number of handsome presents and cheques. Mr and Mrs G. Hodges left by motor for the North, the bride travelling in a dainty vieux rose ensemble suit with a floral crepe de de chene frock and crinoline hat to match. They will take up residence in Otautau on their return.

Otautau Standard and Wallace County Chronicle  18 January 1927 Page 1
SATTERTHWAITE — HANLEY A wedding of considerable interest was solemnised at St. Mary's Basilica, Invercargill, on Wednesday, January 5 when Marguerite Maire, eldest daughter of the late Mr James Hanley, of Gore, and Mrs Hanley, of Heddon Bush, was united in the bonds of matrimony to William Merritt, second son of Mr and Mrs G. W. Satterthwaite, of Timaru. The Rev. Father Lynch officiated. The bride, who was given away by her uncle, Mr. E. C. Ford, wore a dainty bridal frock of lavender georgette, accordeon picated, and relieved with silver sprays. Her beautiful veil, which was of the same shade was worn close fitting to the head with pendants of pearls at the sides. A pearl necklet, a gift of a girl friend of the bride, and silver shoes and stockings completed a very charming toilette. She carried a posy of lavender sweet peas, marguerites and maiden hair fern. Miss Rose Driscoll, of Winton, acted as bridesmaid, and wore a frock of lavender georgette with a pleated lavender ribbon trimming. She wore a crinoline hat of the same shade, and silver shoes and stockings, and carried a posy of lavender sweet peas and maidenhair fern to tone. Mr W. Wills acted as best man. The bridal party left the church to the strains of the Wedding March, played by Miss Nina Hardy. After the ceremony the guests motored to 117 Duke Street, Glad -.
The bride's mother received her guests in a frock of dove grey crepe de chene relieved with petunia, with hat to match. The usual toasts were honoured, and telegrams from all parts of New Zealand were received. Later Mr and Mrs Satterthwaite left for Hanmer on the wedding trip, the bride travelling in a smart petunia coloured crepe de chene frock and black satin coat with hat to tone. Their future home will be in Ashburton. Prior to leaving Ashburton the bridegroom was the recipient of a handsome silver tea service from the staff of the Bank of New South Wales; The number of valuable presents received testified to the popularity of the young couple. 

Evening Post, 11 March 1927, Page 13
A wedding of special interest to Canterbury people took place at St. Thomas's Church, Woodbury, on Tuesday, when Miss Doris Studholme Barker, of Waihi, Woodbury, was married to Mr. H. E. L. Porter, of Birkenhead, England, says the "Lyttelton Times." The officiating clergyman was the Rev. Harold Purchas, vicar of Geraldine. The bride wore a frock of ecru georgette, with side panels finished with deep transparent hems of georgette leaves and gold lace. Her veil of ecru tulle was edged with gold, and held in place by a becoming wreath of orange blossom and gold leaves. Her beautiful bouquet was of lillium auratum and cream flowers. Her bridesmaids were two tiny nieces, Pauline and Penelope Barker, charmingly dressed in apricot shot taffetas with little caps to match. Mr. Clive Barker, brother of the bride, was best man. After the ceremony at the Church Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Barker received their guests at Waihi, where a large marquee had been erected on one of--the lawns among the beautiful flower gardens. Mrs. Barker wore a graceful frock of black marocain, panelled and bordered with ecru lace, with a straight cape hanging from the shoulders and long ties of dull gold and black; her picture hat of black crinoline straw was trimmed with velvet ribbon. Mrs. Norman Hope wore fuchsia crepe do chine, with a becoming hat of lavender and fuchsia. Mrs. J. S. Barker's effective frock was of black lace, with which she wore a black crinoline hat. Later in the afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Porter left to catch their boat for England, the bride wearing an attractive travelling costume, which consisted of a finely pleated skirt, checked in green and wine colour, green crepe de chine jumper, black velvet coat, and smart green felt hat.

Press, 20 April 1927, Page 4
The wedding took place at the Salvation Army Boys' Home, Temuka, of Miss E. L. Holmes, only daughter of Staff-Captain and Mrs Holmes, manager of the home, to Mr B.F. Bell, second son of Mr and Mrs Bell, of Sunderland, England. Both the bride and groom were attired in the regulation Salvation Army uniform. The bridesmaid was Miss Ruth Rogers, of Wellington, the bride's cousin, and Mavis, the little daughter of Ensign and Mrs Chard, was flower girl. The bridegroom was attended by Mr H. Holmes, brother of the bride. The future home of Mr and Mrs Bell will be in Palmerston North.

Auckland Star, 5 November 1927, Page 16
LEIGH—HALPIN. The wedding was celebrated on Thursday, October 27, at the Sacred Heart Church, Timaru, at 9 a.m. between Constance Louise Halpin, of Parnell, Auckland, only daughter of Mrs. Halpin and the late R. L. Halpin, and James Austin Leigh, only son of Mr. and Mrs J. P. Leigh, Harper Street, Timaru. Rev. Father Peoples, S.M., performed the ceremony and celebrated nuptial mass. The bride, who entered the church on the arm of the father of the bridegroom, ware a beautiful frock of brocaded silver tinsel with an embroidered silk tulle veil caught by a coronet of orange blossoms, she carried a bouquet of white clematis. Her bridesmaid, Miss Mary Leigh, sister of the bridegroom, wore a dainty salmon pink knife pleated georgette frock and a silk tulle veil to tone, her bouquet was of cherry blossoms and pink clematis. The bridegroom was attended by his cousin, Mr. Michael Quirke, as best man. Miss Dorothy Mason presided at the organ. The wedding reception which took place at St. Patrick's Hall, was attended by 70 guests. The bride and bridegroom left later in the day for the South, the bride wearing a mauve costume and grey crinoline hat trim with mauve and blue flowers, grey shoes and stockings and fox fur.

Evening Post, 22 December 1927, Page 1
SHIRTCLIFFE — PRIEST. On the 20th Dec. 1927, at St. Mary's Church, Timaru, by the Very Rev. Dean Julius, George Shirtcliffe, of Wellington, to Margaret Elise, daughter of Mrs. and the late William Priest, of Timaru.

Auckland Star, 24 July 1928, Page 10
HOMERSHAM—PEMBERTON. Christ Church, Taumarunui, was the scene of a very pretty and interesting wedding on Wednesday evening, July 18, when Miss Constance Edith Pemberton, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sefton Pemberton, Temuka, South Canterbury, was married to Mr. Hugh Maxwell Homersham, fourth son of the late Mr. Charles Homersham and Mrs. Homersham, Ankopae, King Country. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr. Bruce Pemberton, of Temuka, and the ceremony was performed by the Rev. Mr. Stanley, of Ohakune. The bride was charmingly gowned in oyster white crepe de chine, with heavily beaded skirt and silver fringe. Her tulle veil was daintily embroidered and effectively arranged and she carried a beautiful bouquet of pink white and mauve carnations and maidenhair fern. Miss Eleanor Pemberton, of Waitomo, a sister of the bride, was a dainty bridesmaid in her pink taffeta frock with an Dyok hem, yoke and splash bow of eau de nil. A beaded circlet of eau de nil was worn on the hair, and a bouquet of carnations and fern completed a pretty ensemble. Mr. A. J. Allison acted as best man. A reception was held at the conclusion of the ceremony, and Mrs. Homersham (senior) received a large number of and wore a handsome frock of black silk with lace panel back and front over satin.

Kai Tiaki : the journal of the nurses of New Zealand, Volume XVII, Issue 4, October 1928, Page 200
On September 11th, at 7 p.m., Miss Erica McClatchie was married to Mr. F. Witthal. Much interest was shown by the number of nurses, relatives and wellwishers of the bride and bridegroom, who came to see them united, and shower confetti. At the later function, in the Winter Gardens, the officiating clergyman, Mr, Bower Black, in proposing a toast, humorously referred to two great events on that day. One was the arrival of the Tasman flyers and the other the wedding ceremony he had just performed. Mrs. Witthal's present address is: Upper Gordon Valley, Bluecliffs, Timaru

Kai Tiaki : the journal of the nurses of New Zealand, Volume XVII, Issue 4, October 1928, Page 200
Sister Muir, of Timaru Hospital, is married to Mr. Ross Robertson, of Clyde, Cromwell.

Evening Post, 17 October 1928, Page 15
A good deal of interest, particularly in legal and golf Circles, centred, round the marriage, celebrated at St. Mary's Church, Manchester street [sic], Timaru, of Alice, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. Cloudesley, formerly of Timaru, and Edmund James, only son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Corcoran, Island Bay, Wellington. The Rev. Father D. Leen, Parish Priest of Rangiora, performed the ceremony, says the "Timaru Post." Mr. G. G. Lockwood was best man. Miss Rata Tribe, as bridesmaid. After the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Cloudesley held a reception at the Winter Garden..

Auckland Star, 22 October 1928, Page 10
MARSH—BURGESS. The wedding took place at St. Mark's Church, Te Aroha, on Wednesday of Ivy Beatrice, third daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. A. Burgess, of Te Aroha, and John Marsh, of Timaru, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Marsh, of Auckland. The Rev. R. T. Connolly officiated. Mr. E. Firken, of Timaru, acted as best man.

Evening Post, 9 February 1929, Page 13
The wedding was recently celebrated in the Methodist Church, Timaru, of Dorothy Margaret, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Skipper, 8 Woodlands road, Timaru and John William, younger son of Mr. and Mrs. Elder, of Temuka, the Rev. H. T. Peat, officiating. The bride, who was accompanied by her father, wore a charming: long sleeved gown of ivory georgette, beaded, and with scalloped hem. Her veil was held in place-by a coronet of orange blossom, and she carried a bouquet of white sweet peas, white gladioli, and maidenhair fern. Miss Kitty Skipper was bridesmaid, and wore a dainty frock of shell pink crepe; de chene, with three deep frills forming the skirt. She had a bandeau of silver leaves, and her bouquet was of pink and white gladioli and maidenhair fern. She also, wore a gold bangle, the gift of the bridegroom. Mr. W. M'Callum was best man. After the ceremony a reception was held in the Stafford Tea Rooms, where a large number of relatives and friends were entertained, the guests being received by the bride's mother, who wore a frock of navy crepe de chine with guipure lace and a hat to tone. She carried a bouquet of red gladioli and maidenhair fern. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Elder afterwards left for the North, the bride travelling in a vieux rose crepe de chine frock trimmed with creme lace, a beige repp coat and crinoline hat to tone. She also wore a handsome fox fur, the gift of the bridegroom.  

Evening Post, 9 February 1929, Page 13
A wedding was solemnised recently at the Wadestown Presbyterian Church, when Kathleen Mainland, eldest daughter, of Mr. and Mrs. A. Philip, Wadestown, was married to Robert Leslie, second son of Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Morgan (Timaru). The ceremony was performed by the Rev. G. Budd, Miss Mary Fawthorpe providing the music. The bride entered the church (which was decorated with blue hydrangeas) with her father, a hymn being sung. The bride wore a charming gown of ivory mariette, with long sleeves edged with narrow frills and a panel of heavy silk lace down the front caught with a diamond shaped brilliant buckle at the waistline; her veil of Brussels lace, worn cap fashion, was long enough to form a train, held in place by a coronet of orange blossom and buds. White roses and maidenhair fern formed the wedding bouquet. The bridesmaids were Misses .Winifred A. Philip and Christina Morgan (Timaru). The former wore a frock of shell pink georgette with silver lace, and carried a bouquet of dainty lavender flowers to tone, and the latter wore a frock of delphinium blue georgette relieved with silver, and carried a bouquet of pale pink carnations. Little Una Philip and Mona Todd (Marton), as flower girls, wore frocks of maize and lavender net respectively. The best man was Mr. A. H. Killoh, the groomsman being Mr. A. S. Todd (Marton). The wedding reception was held in the new Parish Hall. Mrs. Philip, who received the guests, wore a charming frock of black mariette with black Egyptian lace at the bottom and an underdress of pink mariette with a black hat to tone, and carried a bouquet of dainty sweet peas and roses. Amongst the guests were Mr. and Mrs. A. Todd (Marton), Mrs. Philip and the Misses I. and E. Philip (Dunedin),. Mr. Money (Marton), Mr. C. O. Morgan (Timaru), Mr. and Mrs. Johnson (Christchureh), the Misses. F. and S. McBride (Timaru), Mr. and Mrs. P. S. Glasson, and many others. The bride travelled in a turquoise blue crepe de chine frock with fawn hat to tone, and navy blue tailored coat. The bridegroom's present to the bride was, a gold expanding wristlet watch. The bride and bridegroom left later for a tour in the North.

Auckland Star, 5 June 1929, Page 12
MIDGLEY—STUMBLES. The wedding or Miss Mary Maud Stumbles, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stumbles, of Timaru, and Mr. Louis Midgley, of Auckland, took place at St. Matthew's Church yesterday afternoon. Mr. A. J. Nation gave the bride away and she wore a gown of ivory georgette with flowers and bands of crystal beads over flesh pink georgette. Miss Gwendoline Stumbles was bridesmaid and Mrs. Nation the matron of honour.

Otautau Standard and Wallace County Chronicle  25 June 1929 Page 3
McGOWAN— HOPE A very dainty wedding of considerable local interest took place in the new Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, 19th inst., when Ada Emmeline, younger daughter of Mrs E. M. Hope, Otautau, was married to Edward Vass, eldest son of Mr and Mrs F. W. McGowan, Scarborough, Timaru. The Church was well filled with the guests and interested friends. Rev. J. B. Bickerstaff was the officiating clergyman, while Mrs T. H. Cupples presided at the organ. The Church was tastefully decorated by girl friends of the Bride, who entered on the aim of her brother, Mr Gordon Hope of Invercargill. The Bride wore a model frock of cream georgette, heavily beaded and trimmed with pearls, long sleeves gathered to a narrow band and skirt cut to an uneven hem. Her embroidered veil was gathered to the back of her head and held m front with a coronet of orange blossom. She carried a shower bouquet of chrysanthemums, winter roses and maidenhair fern. The Bride was attended by her sister, Clara, as Bridesmaid, who wore a long sleeved model frock of pink georgette, with yoke and inlets of radium lace, the pattern of lace being outlined in coloured beads, black velour hat turned off the face, black satin court shoes and stockings to tone. She carried a bouquet of pink and white chrysanthemums, winter roses and maidenhair fern. Mr Gordon McGowan, Timaru, the brother, of the bridegroom was best man. After, the ceremony, the guests adjourned to the Sunday School Hall, where the wedding breakfast was laid, the hall being decorated with pink and white streamers. Rev. Bickerstaff presided and the following toasts were honoured. Guests : Mr and Mrs F. V. McGowan (Timaru), McIvor, Harrington and Grieve, Messrs McGowan (3) (Timaru), McGowan (2) (Morton Mains)... 

Hutt News, 18 July 1929 Page 9
The wedding was solemnised at St. James's Church, Lower Hutt, on Wednesday 10th July Elsie May, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Tait, Lower Hutt, was married to Arthur Raymond, eldest son of Mrs George Wright, of Wellington, and Timaru.

The Press 8 November 1929
The marriage took place recently of Arthur Henry, younger son of Mr and Mrs G. Fletcher, of Hilton to Doris Adalaide, third daughter of Mr Z. Kay, Temuka. The ceremony was performed at the Methodist Church, Temuka, by the Rev. A. Blakemore, and Miss M. Ellis officiated at the organ. The bride was attended by Miss Cassie Kay, sister of the bride, and Miss Peggy Story as bridesmaids. Two little flower girls were Hazel Cross, niece of the bride, and Audrey Robin. Mr Len Palmer was best man, and Mr George Kay, brother of the bride, was groomsman. The wedding breakfast was held in the Methodist Hall. In the evening Mr. and Mrs G. Fletcher entertained over two hundred guests to a dance in the Hilton Hall, music for which was provided by Mr B. Meredith and Mr. A. Fraser. several selections were played by the Temuka Pipe Band.

Evening Post, 11 January 1930 Page 13
The marriage of Phyllis May, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. M'Murray, of Palmerston North, to Frank R. G., younger son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Orwin, of Timaru, was celebrated recently at St. Andrew's Church, The Terrace, Wellington. The Rev. J. Blanchard was the officiating clergyman.

Evening Post, 15 February 1930 Page 13
A wedding which interested many friends was that of Alison, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Johnston, of Wellington (formerly of Timaru), and John, elder son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Mullins of Chepstow, England. The ceremony took place at St. Mary's Church, Timaru, which was artistically decorated with masses of delicately coloured hydrangeas and vivid tiger-lilies and marigolds. The Rev. W. Orbell, Christchurch, officiated, and Mr. A, Vine played the wedding music. The bride was escorted by her brother, Mr. Denis Johnston, her wedding gown being of deep cream chiffon velvet made with long sleeves, and a long trained skirt. Misses L. Cartwright and J. Orbell were bridesmaids, their effective frocks being of lettuce green chiffon. The little train-bearers, Paulette and Carne Woodhouse, were in frocks to match those of the' older girls, the smocked bodices having short sleeves, and narrow frilled skirts. Small flat velvet flowers of gold- and flame formed the head dresses, and their posies were of the same shades. They wore amber necklaces, the gift of the bridegroom. Mr. P. Gresson was best man, and Mr. N. Alexander groomsman. The reception was held at "Carne," the residence of Mrs. R. H. Rhodes, where Mrs. Johnston and Mrs. Rhodes received the guests in the hall, which was beautifully decorated with tiger lilies, blue agapanthus, and, marigolds. Mr. and Mrs. Mullins are leaving at the end of the month for a visit to England.

Evening Post 11 March 1930 Page 1
At St Thomas Church Wellington South, on the 26th February, 1930 by the Rev. C. V. Rooke, Stuart, youngest. son of. Mrs. and the late Mr. T. B. Deavoll, formerly of Timaru, to Daisy, eldest daughter of the late Mrs. D. Murphy, of Wellington.

The Mercury (Hobart, Tas.) Saturday 17 May 1930 Page 1
TATE-BROWN.- On April 26, 1930, at Saint Michael's Church, Darlinghurst, Sydney, Thomas Douglas, second son ot Mrs. and the late Thomas Tate, Oaseado Road, Hobart, to Agnes, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Brown, Clifton House, Timaru, New Zealand.

Evening Post, 20 May 1930, Page 13
The marriage of Mary, only daughter of Mrs. M. Siegert, and the late Julius Siegert (Fairlie), to Stanley Alfred only son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Hoar, Masterton, was celebrated recently at St. Patrick's Church, Fairlie. The church was beautifully decorated for the ceremony, which was performed by the Rev. Father, Outtrim, S.M., of Fairlie. Mrs. Goulter presided at the organ, and during Nuptial Mass Mr. G. O'Dowd sang ''Nazareth." The bride, was escorted by her elder brother (Mr. Julius G. Siegert), wore a beautiful gown of primrose crepe satin, made on straight lines with drooping skirt of primrose Chantilly lace. The veil was of primrose Brussels net, braided to tone, and worn with a coronet of pearls. An heirloom necklace of Indian filagree (also worn by her mother on her wedding day) was also worn.... The Rev. Father Outtrim sang two songs, being accompanied by Mr. Jenkins, of Timaru. When Mr. and Mrs. Hoar left by car for a tour of the North Island, the bride wore a French model frock of beige marocain under an Arctic marmot fur coat. Her hat was of beige and nigger to tone. Their future home will be in Masterton.

Christchurch Press Thursday August 28th 1930
SCAIFE - KERR at St. Mary's, Geraldine. Jessie May KERR of "Maung Atua" The Downs, Geraldine to Mr Linley Ashton SCAIFE of "Marama" Lake Wanaka.

Rona Elworthy wedding at St. Mary's Timaru

Evening Post 23 August 1930 pg 17
On Wednesday, when the wedding of Miss Rona Elworthy to Mr. Pat White took place at St. Mary's Anglican Church, Timaru. The photograph shows the crowd assembled as the bride and bridegroom left the church after the ceremony. J. Harris (Timaru) photo.  

Evening Post, 11 February 1931, Page 13
The marriage took place on Monday at St. Mary's Church, Timaru, of Janet, second daughter of Mrs. and the late Mr. G. H. Cossins, "Ardnaquere," Timaru, and Keith, only son of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. de Castro, Blenheim. Archdeacon H. W. Monaghan and the Rev. J. A. Wilson (Waikau Downs) performed the ceremony. The bride, who was escorted by her cousin, Mr. George Ritchie (Dunedin) wore a frock of ivory chiffon, the close-fitting bodice being finished with stitched bands of chiffon, and the diaphanous skirt being made with fluted godets and flares. The train, of the same filmy chiffon, hung in loose folds from the shoulders, and was caught in the centre by a narrow blue and silver ribbon. Her veil of ivory net was caught with a halo of orange-blossom, and she carried a sheaf of cream gladioli. The six brides maids, Misses Betty and Nan Cossins, Joan Ritchie (Dunedin), Margery Gibson, Peggy Unwin, and Evelyn Pinckney (Southland), were dressed alike in filmy apple-green frocks. They wore made with deep flared flounces, and a V neckline at the back. Small caps of green lace straw were worn well off the forehead with an upstanding brim. They carried posies of polyanthus roses. Mr. Ulton Wilson (Dunedin) was best man, and Messrs. J. Edmond (Dunedin), L. Chapman, G. Hunter-Weston, D. Unwin, and P. Gresson groomsmen. Messrs. J. Acland, G. Chapman, and F. Edmond (Dunedin) were ushers at the church. After the ceremony a reception was held at "Ardnaquere," Mrs. Cossins wearing a frock of midnight blue lace, and a blue hat lined with parchment colour. She carried a bouquet of crimson roses. The bride's travelling frock was of cornflower blue wool georgette with an inset collar of string-coloured lace. She wore a blue cloth coat and a small beret hat.

Evening Post, 9 April 1931, Page 15
The wedding was celebrated at St. Mary's Church, Timaru, on Easter Monday, of Mona Olive, only daughter of Mrs. Kemp and the late Inspector Kemp, of Timaru, and Charles Edward, oldest son of Mr. T. Thomson, "Tiora," Timaru, and the late Mrs. Thomson. The service was conducted by Archdeacon W. H. Monaghan, and Mr. A. W. Vine was at the organ. The interior of the church was decorated with blue irises, agapauthus, hydrangeas and pink roses, and the altar was arranged with high golden vases of deep cream, gladioli and white carnations. The bride, who was escorted by her uncle, Mr. John Kemp, Hillgrove, wore a picturesque gown of parchment-tinted silk net over satin. Hand-made circular motifs of satin were embossed on the gown, and the close-fitting bodice was made with an oval neck and long tight sleeves. The diaphanous skirt was made of long fluted godets, and her vellum-tinted Honiton lace veil was arranged to form a cap, with sprays of orange blossom, on either side. It was worn far back on the head to fall as a very long train; The bride carried an armlet of cream lilies and roses. The attendant maids wore Miss Edna Wilson and Miss Jessie Thomson (sister of the bridegroom), the former wearing delphinium blue georgette, and the latter deep coral pink georgette. Their frocks wore designed alike, with slim-fitting bodices with French lace yokes, and full flared skirts falling from scalloped hip-yokes. Stitched belts caught with diamante buckles confined the waists, and they wore quaint little coatees of the same material, the flared sleeves having insertions of the French lace. Their wide-drooping hats of capeline felt were finished with bows of felt to tone with their frocks, and each carried a bouquet of delphiniums, pink roses, and lilies. Mr. John L. Ferrier was best man, and. Mr. Ted Thomson (brother of the bridegroom), groomsman. After the ceremony a reception was held at Broadway Cabaret, which was attractively arranged with bowls of roses, the bridal cake being adorned with silver vases of white blossoms. Mrs. Kemp, who received the guests, wore a three-piece ensemble of wine and beige pin-spot crepe do chine, and a black hat. She held a posy of vivid shaded petunias and gypsophila. Miss Kathleen Thomson (sister of the bridegroom) wore a smart green and fawn figured crepe de chine frock, a bottle green face-cloth coat, with deep collar and cuffs of light brown fox fur, and a small green felt hat. Later Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Thomson left by car for the latter wearing a smart tailored costume of cinnamon brown pinhead tweed and an over blouse of biskra-shaded crepe do chine. Her cinnamon felt toque was swathed and finished with a stitched band of felt. She also wore a brown fitch stole.

Evening Post, 15 June 1931, Page 13
The marriage was celebrated at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Highfield, Timaru, recently, of Molly, daughter of Mrs. and the late Mr. A. G. Hart, "The Cliffs," Rosewill, to Dr. Claude W. Kimbell, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Kimbell, Lower Hutt. The Rev. Adam Begg, M.A., performed the ceremony, and Mr. McInnes was at the organ. The bride, who was escorted by her uncle, Mr. K. B. Hart (Timaru), wore a frock of soft ivory satin cut on princess lines, with a low scolloped waistline and long tight fitting sleeves. The flared skirt widened at the back to form a train. Her embroidered veil was arranged far back on the head with a coronet of pearls and orange blossom, and she carried a sheaf of white rose; buds and chrysanthemums. Miss Jean Chisholm (Dunedin) was bridesmaid, and wore a filmy frock of marigold shaded chiffon. The pouched bodice was finished with a cluster of eau de nil flowers on one shoulder, and the long skirt was attached to a ruched waistline. Her cup of chiffon and-tulle had an upstanding pleated brim of tulle, giving a halo effect, and she carried a muff of shirred chiffon finished with a spray of flowers. Dr. Maurice Wells (Timaru) was best man. A reception was hold at "The Cliffs," where Mrs. Hart received the guests. She wore a handsome gown of black faille heavily embroidered, and a coatee with ermine collar and cuffs. Her hat was of black felt, and she carried a posy of Parma: violets. Dr. and Mrs. G. W. Kimbell left later for Wellington, Mrs. Kimbell wearing a two-piece suit, of tweed in shades of blue and grey. Her toque hat was of the same tweed. They will leave shortly for England.

Evening Post, 21 August 1931, Page 12 TRIPP—ORBELL
A picturesque wedding took place in the Mary's Church, Timaru, on Tuesday afternoon, when Nancy Spence, younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Orbell, "The Croft," Timaru, was married to John Owen Howard, older son of the Rev. H.H. Tripp and Mrs. Tripp, of "Dieheat Rectory, Bath, Somerset (states the Christchurch "Times"). Archdeacon H. W. Monnghan conducted the wedding ceremony. The bridal music was played by Mr. A.W. V. Vine. Tall arum lilies and japonica were effectively lively arranged on the alter, and against a background of soft greenery stood masses of golden gorse and broom. The bride, who was escorted by her father, wore a beautiful frock of' ivory satin, with a yoke of Honiton lace, mounted on ivory silk net, which mulched the long net sleeves. The simple close-fitting gown, which filled the figure to the waistline, fell in graceful folds to form a short train. Her beautiful veil of Brussels lace, mounted on filmy silk not, formed a headdress and a train. The veil was drawn into a little cap shaped to fit the head by a spray of orange blossom. A long rope of pearls was her only ornament. She carried a sheaf of arum lilies. The bride was followed by little train-bearer, Miss Geraldine Ulrich (cousin of the bride), whose dainty frock of ivory silk net exactly matched the bride's train. The frock was made with a tiny frilled cape and the long skirt fell almost to the ground in a flounced effect. She wore a bandeau of cherry coloured satin studded with velvet flowers of the same shade. A picturesque retinue of bridesmaids followed in unusual frocks of cafe au lait. Miss June Orbell (sister of the bride), Miss Peggy Williams (cousin of the bridegroom), Miss Janet Studholme (Waimate), Miss Mary Rolleston, Miss Elena Helmore, and Miss Cecil Elworthy were all dressed alike in frocks of net in the uncommon shade of pale coffee colour over crepe de chine of the same shade. The plain, bodices with long sleeves were finished by Cavalier capes, which fell to the waistline at the back and tied in a flat bow in front, and were edged by narrow net frilling. The long skirts were made with an unusual effect of deep flounces. Bandeaux of cherry satin, narrowed in the front, were covered with tiny velvet flowers of the same gay shade. Each maid carried sprays of red japonica. The best man was Mr. Basil Shaw, and Mr. J. Acland was groomsman, while the ushers' duties were carried out by Messrs. J. Hargreaves, C. Acland, R. Harper, and G. Hunter-Weston. After the ceremony a reception was held at "The Croft," where Mr. and Mrs. Orbell received their guests in the hall, which was artistically arranged with autumn tinted leaves, statice, and evergreens. Mrs. Orbell wore a becoming frock of burgundy crepe de chine patterned in a bright floral design. Her attractive hat was made of very fine brown straw, and she carried a bouquet of freesias. Later, when Mr. and Mrs. Tripp left for the north, the latter was wearing a smart frock of honey dew and blue patterned ring velvet, made with a flared skirt and finished by a soft collar and cuffs of honey coloured georgette. Over this she wore a cloth coat of the same shade made with a deep collar and cuffs of squirrel fur. Her honey-coloured hat of fine straw was very small and close-fitting.

Evening Post, 2 October 1931 Page 13
The wedding took place on Wednesday at St. Mary's Church, Timaru, of Marjorie, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G.R.M. Jones, Timaru, and David Abraham, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Solomon, Dunedin. The Rev. Lionel Richards, Dunedin, performed the ceremony. The church was decorated in a colour scheme of yellow and white. The bride, who was escorted by her father, wore a frock of ivory georgette with long bodice fitting to the knees and skirt billowing in filmy flares to the ground. She wore, a diamond and pearl pendant, and her tulle veil, which was arranged with a halo of white narcissi, fell in soft folds to form a train. She carried a bouquet of freesias, orchids, and sweet peas. Four bridesmaids, Misses Ethel Le Cren, Nancy Hall, Betty Beadel, and Molly Curtis, wore frocks of orange georgette with long bodices finishing in vandyke points at the knees and fully-flared skirts. They wore short Eton jackets of the same georgette, and carried gold sunray poppies. Yellow and orange jonquils formed their halo headdresses. The best man was Mr. E. S. Solomon (Dunedin), and the groomsmen Messrs. J. Solemon (Dunedin), B. Jones and F. Halstead (Dunedin). The duties of ushers were carried out by Messrs. W. Hislop (Dunedin) and T. Clarkson (Christchurch). When Mr. and Mrs. Solomon left later, Mrs Solomon wore a smart ensemble of chocolate-bwwn marocain with touches of yellow and a small brown felt hat with a canary coloured quill.

The Riverine Grazier (Hay, NSW) Friday 4 December 1931 p 2 Family Notices
MOORHEAD- MILLER.- On November 3rd, at St. Paul's Pro-Cathedral, Hay, Frederick Stuart, youngest son of the late Mr and Mrs Moorhead, of Timaru, N.Z, to Rose Isabel, elder daughter of Mr and Mrs H. F. Miller.

Evening Post, 30 April 1932, Page 1
SIMMERS—PENNEY.—On 2sth March, 1932, at Trinity Church, Timaru. by Rev. T. Stinson, B.A., Ritchie Gibson, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs G. A. Simmers, Timaru, to Anne Patricia, youngest daughter of Mrs. and the late Mr. A. Penney, Mitcham, Rakaia.

Evening Post, 10 June 1932, Page 13
The marriage was celebrated at noon on Wednesday, at St. Mary's Church, Timaru, of Greta, eldest daughter of Dr. and Mrs. C. A. Paterson, of Timaru, and Robert Dawson-Welsh, of Dunedin. The bride, who was escorted by her father, wore a wine-coloured silk jacket-suit under a smartly cut coat of black and wine-coloured tweed with an upstanding collar of dark fur. Her closely-fitting black velour hat was caught up on the left side with a bow of the same material. The bridegroom was attended by Mr. Grey Colbeck, Christchurch, as best man. After the ceremony there was a small reception at the home of the bride's parents, Sefton street. Later Mr. and Mrs. Dawson-Welsh left by car for the North.

Evening Post, 22 July 1932, Page 13
Many Wellington friends will be interested the wedding of Christopher Reader, second son of Lady Hosking, of Wellington, and the late Sir John Hosking, to Kathleen Mary Razell, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. Razell Wood, of Timaru. The ceremony took place at St. Mary's Church, Timaru, when the Ven. Archdeacon H. W. Monaghan officiated. The bride, who was escorted by her father wore a lovely gown of ivory ring velvet. The bodice was long and fitting to the hips, and then flared out in soft folds to the ground. The long close-fitting sleeves were finished with a row of tiny pearls to match the edging of the neckline. Her long veil was of ivory silk tulle, which was fitted to the head with orange blossom buds and fell in folds forming a train. She wore a string of pearls and carried a sheaf of arum lilies. Miss Joan Wood (sister of the bride) wore a becoming frock of powder blue charmeuse made with puff sleeves, and the bodice flaring out from the-hips to fall in graceful folds to the ankles. Her smart little felt hat was the same shade of blue, and she carried a bouquet of pink sweet peas, and carnations. Mr. J. Sutherland, Waiau, was best man. Mr. and Mrs. Hosking left later in the day, the latter wearing a tailored coat and skirt of brown English tweed flecked with red, and a smart brown felt hat.

Evening Post, 14 January 1933, Page 6
A quiet wedding was solemnised at St. Andrew's Church, The Terrace, by the Rev. E. J. Howie, B.A., when Marguerite May, younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Beagley, Hataitai, was married to John Marshall McKenzie, second son of Mr. and Mrs. J. McKenzie, Timaru (formerly of Nelson). Owing to the unavoidable absence of her father, the bride was escorted by Captain Chas. McArthur (an old friend of the bride's parents)...

Evening Post, 20 February 1935, Page 17
DODDS—CONNORS, A wedding was celebrated at the Church of the Sacred Heart, North-east Valley, Dunedin, the Rev. Father Buckley officiating, when Dr. W. L. Dodds, of Karamea, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marshal Dodds, of Paekakariki, Wellington, was married to Constance Frances, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Connors, of Timaru, late of Dunedin (states the "Evening Star"). The bride wore a model frock of ivory georgette and lace, the only ornament worn being a crimson crystal at the diagonal neckline. The veil worn over, the lace was held in place by a filmy lace cap. An unusual note was struck by her bouquet of crimson cactus dahlias, with copper beech and maidenhair, fern with crimson streamers, to tone. The bridesmaids, Miss Edna Davis (Wellington) and Miss Brenda Crawford (Dunedin) wore frocks alike of Marina green lace, flaring from the knees. Sashes of nut brown cire satin were tied in large bows and fell to the hemline. Their hats of nut-brown straw were trimmed with Marina green velvet bands. Bouquets of bronzed dahlias? and': copper beech with brown streamers completed their costumes. The best man was Mr. Mark Connors, the groomsman Mr. W. Brookes and the ushers Mr. Jack Beard and Mr. Fred Smith.

Evening Post, 29 April 1933, Page 1
DOSSETT—KANE.—On April 5, 1033, at St. Patrick's Church, Napier, by the Rev. Dean Hollup, Gertrude, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. Kane, 6 Memorial Avenue, Timaru, to Francis William, fifth son of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Dossett, Pleasant Point, South Canterbury.

Evening Post 17 January 1934 Page 13
Mrs. L. D. Cohen, Karori, will leave for the south tomorrow evening to stay with Mrs. H. B. S. Johnstone, Otaio, South Canterbury, for the marriage of her nephew, Mr. H. Johnstone.

Evening Post, 23 January 1934, Page 11
JOHNSTONE—CHAPMAN. A picturesque wedding, which aroused widespread interest, took place at St. Mary's Church, Otaio South Canterbury, on Saturday afternoon, when Helen Learmouth, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Chapman, of Wivenhoe, Essex, England, was married to Harry Bell Lewis, eldest son, of Mr. and Mrs. H. B.S. Johnstone "Springbank," Otaio (states the Christchurch "Press"). The Rev. E. F. Saunders officiated and Mr. A. W. Vine (Timaru) was at the organ. The church had been decorated with white lilies, pink Dorothy Perkins roses, and blue clematis. The bride, who was escorted by Mr. H. B. S. Johnstone wore a Victorian frock of silk net and Chantilly lace. The pointed bodice, which was moulded to the figure, had a low neckline; worn off the shoulders and the graceful folds of the skirt were caught at the knee line with rosettes of satin. Her embroidered veil of silk net, which fell from a circlet of orange blossom, formed a train and: she carried a bouquet of white carnations. The quartet of bridesmaids—Misses Catherine and Janetta Johnstone (sisters of the bridegroom), Mary Rolleston (Timaru) and Pamela Riddiford (Wellington)—wore Victorian frocks of white satin. The high-waisted bodices were ruched at the neckline to match the tiny puff sleeves of frilled silk net. Three deep flounces formed the bouffant skirts beneath which peeped pantalettes of frilled silk net. They wore white net mittens, and wreaths of pastel yellow, pink, and blue shaded, flowers on their heads. Their posies of the same tones were mounted on stiffened net and were tied with blue satin ribbons. The two page-boys -Masters Hector and Owen Johnstone (brothers of the bridegroom)—wore white satin suits, with jabots and frillings of the sleeves of Honiton lace. Mr. Edward Spearman Johnstone was best man, and Messrs. James Ritchie, Derek Orbell, and Bernard Thomas were ushers. More than 300 guests were entertained at a reception held at "Springbank," a big marquee being decorated with hydrangeas, delphiniums, larkspur, and roses. Mrs. Johnstone received the guests wearing a pale rust floral delustered crepe frock with toning of amber beige, and tomato. Her picture hat of beige straw was swathed with beige and brown ribbon and she carried a bouquet of tea roses. Mrs. L. D. Cohen: (Wellington) aunt of the bridegroom wore a navy blue ensemble, finely striped with white, and a blue and white straw hat.  Mrs. D. Murchison (Timaru), aunt of the bridegroom, wore a frock of deep blue French lace and a wide hat of blue pedaline straw. For travelling, the bride wore a straw coloured linen suit, the blouse being of a dark brown striped crepe de chine. Her natural coloured hat was banded with brown ribbon. In the evening a dance was held at "Springbank," at which a large number of guests were present.

Evening Post 5 February 1934 Page 11
JOHNSTONE—ROLLESTON. A wedding of widespread interest was celebrated at St. Mary's Church Timaru, when Mary Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Rolleston, Le Cren's Terrace, Timaru, was married to Edward Spearman, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. S. Johnstone, "Springbank," Otaio. Archdeacon Monaghan officiated and Mr. A. V. V. Vine was at the organ. The bride, who was escorted by her father, wore a beautiful . gown of white ninon, made with a cowl neckline, and finished with a sash tied in front. Her veil, which fell over her face, was held in place by  a. circle of orange blossom, and a short lace and net train fell from the waist of her dress. The four bridesmaids, Misses Rosamond, Margaret, and Rachel Rolleston (sisters of the bride) and Catherine Johnstone (sister of the bridegroom), were dressed alike in creme chiffon frocks made with little capelets finishing with a bow at the side. The skirts were very tight-fitting to the knees and then they became" very full and formed a slight train at the back. They wore mittens of the same material and small caps of blue satin, and carried sheaves of blue delphiniums. Mr. Charles Batchelor was best man, and Messrs. David Orbell, John Rolleston, and Bernard Thomas groomsmen. At the reception held at the-home of the bride's parents, Mrs. Rolleston received her guest; wearing a frock of beige patterned in red and green, with a short black coat and a hat of black straw. When Mr. and Mrs. Johnstone left later, Mrs. Johnstone was wearing a frock of cornflower blue georgette and a blue angora coat with a scarf collar, and a white straw hat.

Evening Post, 18 August 1934, Page 18 STEWART—SYMONS.
A wedding was recently celebrated quietly at St. Peter's Church, Timaru, when Thelma Sophia, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Symons, Timaru, was married to Kenneth Hector, son of Mr, and Mrs. A. Stewart, Waimate. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. J. Evans, and Miss Hall played the wedding music. The bride, who entered the church on the arm of her father, wore a graceful frock of white elephant crepe, made fitting to the knees and falling in soft flares to the ground. Her long tulle veil, which had been lent by a friend, was held in place by a circlet of orange blossom and she carried a bouquet of winter roses and freesias. The bride's cousin, Miss Frances Symons, attended as bridesmaid and wore a pretty frock of blue romaine, cut on straight lines and flaring to the ground. She wore a bandeau of blue flowers and carried a bouquet of lemon chrysanthemums. Mr. G. Williams was best man. As the bride was leaving the church she was presented with a satin horseshoe by her little niece, Barbara Caldwell. The reception was held at the Caroline Bay Tearooms. Mrs. Symons received her guests, wearing a smart frock of wine silk crepeline relieved with beige lace and a wine felt hat to tone. She carried a bouquet of chrysanthemums. The bridegroom's mother wore a wine satin frock with coat and hat to match. She also Carried a bouquet of chrysanthemums. When Mr, and Mrs. Stewart left for the north, the bride wore a frock of scarlet matelasse with hat and purse to match, and a smart brown coat.

Evening Post, 6 February 1935, Page 17
RUSSELL— ROLLESTON
Many friends in the Dominion will be much interested in the wedding of Rosamond, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Rolleston, Timaru, to John, second son of Major-General Sir" Andrew and Lady Russell, of "Tuna Nut," Hastings. The ceremony took place at St. Mary's Church, Timaru, yesterday, when the Rev. H. W. Monaghan officiated. The church was charmingly decorated with pink roses and delphiniums, which made an artistic setting for the bridal group. The bride was escorted by her father, and wore a classically-cut gown of off white satin, with bias, fitting to the ankles, and a long train from the waist, of Limerick lace. The bodice was made with a square neckline, with satin roses, at each point, and was finished at the waist with a bow and ends, the sleeves being close fitting. The veil, of old Brussels net, was worn with a halo of orange blossom, and a sheaf of, cream gladioli was carried. The bridesmaids were Misses K. Ormond (Hawke's Bay), Christine Williams' (cousin of the bridegroom), Margaret and Rachael Rolleston (sisters of the bride). A little train-bearer was Phillippa Barker. The bridesmaids' frocks were of delphinium blue, the necklines high in front, and V-shaped at the back, edged with narrow pleating, their small puffed, sleeves being trimmed to match. Picture hats were worn of white straw, with plain bands of blue, and the bouquets carried were of pink carnations. The little maid was in a Kate Greenaway frock of delphinium, blue, and she wore a wreath of small pink roses and carried a matching posy. The ushers were Messrs. John Rolleston, John Ormond (Hawke's Bay), and W. K. Hargreaves. Pink and blue flowers were used in the dainty decorations at the home of the bride, carrying out the wedding scheme of colour. Mrs. Rolleston received: the guests wearing a frock of navy marocain lightly patterned in beige, under a plain navy coat, and a matching wide-brimmed straw, hat, with navy and white band. The bride travelled in a frock of brown and cream spotted crepe de chine, the cowled neck being lined with plain brown, an overcoat of marocain to match and a brown straw hat with a white band.

Evening Post, 7 February 1935, Page 17
Two Pioneer Families. An added interest to the wedding (reported yesterday in "The Post"), which took place at Timaru, when Miss Rosamond Rolleston was married to Mr. J. T. Russell, was the fact that on both sides the families were of pioneer stock. The bride's father, Mr. F. J. Rolleston, was at one time in Parliament, reaching Cabinet rank, and her grandfather, Mr. William Rolleston was a former Superintendent of Canterbury Province, General Sir Andrew Russell, as well as belonging to a very well-known Hawke's Bay family, had a distinguished war service. Lady Russell was at the wedding, and wore a frock of brown floral georgette, and a balibuntal hat of brown with plain band. Her bouquet was of deep red carnations.

Hutt News, 6 February 1935, Page 3 MARRIAGE.
JARMAN — GLOVER — On January 23, 1035, at Timaru, Geoffrey Twyfford, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. G. W. Jarman of Lower Hutt, to Gwendoline Ina, second daughter of Mrs. J. Glover, Oamaru.  

New Zealand Herald, 6 May 1935, Page 3
MARTIN—JOHNSTONE Visitors from many parts of New Zealand were present in St. Mary's Church, Timaru, last Wednesday afternoon for the marriage of Catherine Mary, elder daughter of Mr. and Airs. H. B. S. Johnstone, "Springbank," Otaio, and Philip Michael Petherbridge, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Martin, Colleton Hall, Devonshire, England. The Rev. J. Hay, St. Andrews, performed the ceremony, assisted by the Rev. J. Evans, of St Mary's. The service was fully choral and Mr. A. W. Vine presided at the organ. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a gown of ivory satin, the high neckline being finished with gathered ruchings and silver cord ending in long silver tassels. The bridesmaids were Miss Jeanetta Johnstone and the Misses Diana Orbell, Margaret Rolleston, Sylvia Orbell and Anne Elworthy. They were dressed alike in distinctive frocks of flame coloured chiffon velvet cut on plain lines. Slit in front to show their flame coloured sandal shoes, the skirts graduated at the back into short trains. Instead of bouquets, the bridesmaids carried muffs of velvet to match their frocks. Mr. E. b. Johnstone brother of the bride, was best man, and Messrs. J. Ritchie, M. Sulcy (Dunedin), J. Hargraves (Kakahu) and Godby Christchurch were groomsmen. Messrs R. Murchison, J Studholme (Waimate) and R. Harper (Grassy Hills) acted as ushers.

Evening Post, 19 September 1935, Page 18 Married at Timaru
Mr. Earle Andrew, son of Mr. and Mrs: S. P. Andrew, of Wellington, was married last week to Miss Nancy Elmira Bridges, at St. Mary's Church, Timaru. The photograph was taken after the ceremony, before the bridal pair left for Queenstown. From left, Mr. Richard Andrew, the bride and bridegroom, and Miss Mary Bridges.

Evening Post, 18 January 1936, Page 1
MILLAR—PHILLIPS.—On December 19, 1935, at St. Mark's Church, Dufferin Street, Wellington, by the Rev. N. P. E. Robertshawe, Mary Aroha (Molly), only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter H. Phillips, Wellington, to James Murray Davidson, only son of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Millar, Timaru.

Evening Post, 23 May 1936, Page 18 photo
Havelock Williams Photo. The marriage of Miss Margaret Rolleston, third daughter of Mr and Mrs F.J. Rolleston, of Timaru and Mrs. E. J. Herrick, of Hawke's Bay took place at St Marys Church Timaru, last Wednesday, from left, Miss Heather Herrick, Miss Julia Herrick, Miss Janet Orbell, the bridegroom and bride, Lieut. T. Herrick, R.N., Miss Rachael Rolleston, and Miss Cara Pinckney.

Evening Post 23 may 1936 pg18

Evening Post, 19 June 1936, Page 15
St. Mary's Church, Merivale, was the scene of several notable weddings on Wednesday, states the Christchurch "Star-Sun." At noon, Alister Patrick, younger son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Boyle, of Christchurch, was married to Lois Morton, only daughter of Mrs. Ollivier, Fulton Avenue, and the late Mr. C. M., Ollivier. Both the bride and bridegroom come from well-known Canterbury families. Canon Staples Hamilton took the marriage ceremony. The bride, who was unattended, was given away by her brother, Mr. L M. Ollivier. Her beautifully tailored suit of beechnut brown lightweight tweed was worn with a parchment satin blouse gathered to the shoulders and trimmed in front with rouleaux of the satin. Her chona brown felt hat was a tiny brimless model, draped to the front. In her lapel was a spray of real orange blossom. Commander A. D. Boyle was best man for his brother. Mrs. Ollivier entertained at a buffet luncheon party at her home in Fulton Avenue following the ceremony. She wore a black moss crepe frock with wide revers of pearl-grey satin stitched in black. Her coat of the same material was three-quarter length, and her hat was a graceful brimmed model in black velvet. Miss Phyllis Boyle wore a Havana brown wool ensemble with a long coat, and a brown felt hat.

Another wedding of general interest was that of Robert Gould, elder son of Mrs. Hunter-Weston, Mount John, Lake Tekapo, and Marjorie Joan, eldest daughter of Mrs. V. Holm Turnbull, Fendalton, Christchurch. Visitors from many parts of New Zealand were present among the guests, including a large number from South Canterbury, where the bridegroom's family is particularly well known. Canon Staples Hamilton took the service, and Mr. A. Worsley was at the organ. The Misses Pauline and Theo Turnbull were their sister's only bridesmaids. Mr. Derrick Orbell (Mackenzie Country) was best man, and Mr. George Roberts (Wellington) was groomsman. The usher was Mr. Frank Biss; Mrs. Turnbull gave away her daughter, who wore a lovely gown of pearl tinted chiffon velvet. Attractively simple in cut, it had a slight train and was finished with plaits of gold lame. Her cut tulle veil was in the same off white shade as her gown, and was arranged to her head with a circlet of plaited gold lame. It fell full and soft about her face and shoulders and covered her gown and train. Her bouquet of Madonna lilies completed the lovely effect. Her sisters wore simple frocks in the. same velvet as her own, with square-cut bodices and flaring ground-length skirts, copper-rose velvet being used for cuffs and sashes. Simple twists of the velvet formed their headdresses, and they carried bouquets of cavalier chrysanthemums and bouvardias. The reception was held at 18 Holmwood Road, Mrs. Turnbull receiving her guests in a slightly-trained gown of beige lace, worn with a finger-tip length cape in raisin-brown velvet lined with beige. Her brown velvet hat had a graceful brim trimmed in front with two ostrich feather tips. She carried bronze and gold shaded chrysanthemums. Mrs. Hunter-Weston wore a mole fur cape with her long black lace gown and black velour hat. Her flowers were red roses. Among the guests were the bride's two grandmothers, Mrs. Holm Biss, who wore a black frock with a fur coat and a black hat trimmed with a grey wing, and Mrs. A. H. Turnbull, who wore a floral frock and black coat and hat. Both carried bouquets, Mrs. Biss's being of shaded cerise bouvardias, and Mrs. Turnbull's of Spanish irises. The bride's travelling ensemble was comprised of a tailored frock in doebeige angora, with a pussy-cat bow of stitched angora at the neck, worn under a brc.vn cloth coat with a big collar of silver fox. Her smart little brown velvet hat was finished with a stiffened veil giving a halo effect. Mr. and Mrs. Gould Hunter-Weston will live at Mount John, Lake Tekapo.

Evening Post 9 October 1936, Page 15 photo
Mr. and Mrs. James Ritchie leaving St. Mary's Church, Timaru, on Tuesday after their marriage. The bride was formerly Miss Nan Orbell, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Orbell, of Levels, South Canterbury, and the bridegroom is the eldest son of Dr. and Mrs. Russell Ritchie, of Dunedin.

Evening Post 9 October 1936, Page 15
A Timaru wedding which aroused interest throughout Canterbury and Otago was that of James, eldest son of Dr. and Mrs. Russell Ritchie, Dunedin, and Nan, second daughter of Mr. and. Mrs. W. H. Orbell, The Levels, Timaru, which took place on Tuesday afternoon. St. Mary's Church, Timaru, was crowded with guests for the ceremony, which was performed by Archdeacon H. W. Monaghan. The service was fully choral, the organist being Mr. A. Vine. A retinue of live bridesmaids followed the bride, who was escorted by her father, states the Christchurch "Star-Sun." They were her sister, Miss Annette Orbell, two cousins, the Misses Molly Orbell and Patsy Harper, the bridegroom's sister, Miss Mary Ritchie, and his cousin, Miss Elizabeth Ritchie. Dr. T. Maling, of Christchurch, was best man, and groomsmen were Messrs. Murray Sidey, Derrick Orbell, the bride's brother, and Tony Ritchie. The large number of guests were ushered to their seats by Messrs. Peter Gresson, John Pavey, Marcus Ritchett, and Robin Harper. The bride's lovely trained gown of magnolia-tinted duchesse satin was fitted sheath-like to the figure by means of heavy rucking up the centre front. The frock was extremely simple in cut with a heart-shaped neckline and long sleeves tapered to points over the hands. A long second train was cut separate from the gown, and was attached to it at the waist with a rucked heading. It was edged with a gathered flounce widening as the train flowed out, .and. mounted on a second, flounce of georgette. Her veil, a heirloom in her mother's family, was made of Honiton lace, arranged from a pleated halo of tulle banked at the back with orange blossom buds, which were clustered at the side. She carried an exquisite arm spray of cream Marechal Neil roses, freesias, and lily-of-the-valley. The maids wore fresco-blue crinkle ninon frocks, rucked like the bride's gown down the centre front, and with heart-shaped necklines. The bodices were softly gathered at the shoulders, and the long knife-pleated sleeves were drawn into narrow bands at the wrists. Sashes of the material swathed the waistline, and were looped over at the back. The trained' skirts were cut with five flared panels edged with knife-pleating to give a charming petal effect. On their heads they wore unusual wreaths of feathery crepe ninon entwined with silver lame, and they carried arm sprays of pale yellow freesias and abutilons. The reception, held at the Levels homestead, was followed in the evening by a large dance. Mrs. Orbell; received her guests, wearing a navy blue ensemble, a beige lace blouse, and a navy blue Baku straw hat trimmed with a French posy. Her bouquet of American perpetual carnations was shaded from delicate to deep pink. The bridegroom's mother wore a rose beige ensemble, with a brown hat and brown fox fur. Mrs. Ritchie's flowers were pink Belle Siebrecht roses. The bride's travelling ensemble was of navy blue wool georgette. The frock, with its vestee and wide collar of white, coarse macrame lace, was topped, by a short swing box jacket with semi-leg-o'-mutton sleeves. Her navy fabric hat to match her suit was trimmed with a white flower, and its saucer brim was swathed with a stiffened net veil.

Evening Post 6 Oct. 1936 page 15

Evening Post, 27 February 1936, Page 18
Tuesday was a day of festivity in Timaru when a fashionable afternoon i wedding, which friends from all parts of New Zealand attended, was followed by dinner parties and a large dance at night, states the "Press." The bride was Diana Frances, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Orbell, "The Levels," South Canterbury, and the bridegroom was Kenneth Hugh, second son of Dr. and Mrs. W H. Hargreaves, Kakahu, Geraldine. Both are members of old-established South Canterbury families, and both are well known in social circles and are familiar figures on the hunting field. The bride is a fine horsewoman, an inherited accomplishment, for her family has been closely connected with hunting in Canterbury for more than fifty years,- her grandfather, Mr. Arthur Lyon, having been master of the Christchurch Hutu as far back as 1887, and her uncle being the present master of the South Canterbury Hunt. The wedding was celebrated at Sr. Mary's Church, which was beautifully decorated by Mrs. A. S. Elworthy, Mrs. K. de Castro, and Mrs. Desmond Unwin with flowers and foliage in autumn tints. The Yen. Archdeacon H. W. Monaghan conducted the service, which was fully choral, and Mr. A. W. V. Vine was organist. The bride, who was escorted by her father, wore a lovely gown of ivory satin. ...The bridesmaids were Misses Nan Orbell, Annette Orbell (sisters of the bride), Sylvia Orbell ("Pentlow"), cousin of the bride, Molly Birch (Dunedin), Joan Hargreaves (Kakahu), sister of the bridegroom, and Katherine Westenra (Dunsandel). Judy Nichols (Maheno), a niece of the bridegroom, was the flower-girl. Mr J. Acland (Mount Peel) was best man, and Messrs. A. P. Boyle, John Edmond (Dunedin), J. H. Sinclair-Thomson, J. M. Ritchie, and Derrick Orbell (brother of the bride) were groomsmen. The ushers were Messrs. Michael Gresson. Robin Harper (Grassy Hills), and Gordon Harper (Four Peaks). The reception was held in Levels. Mr. and Mrs. K. H. Hargreaves will make their future home at Kakahu. In the evening the hospitable residents entertained many of their town and country friends at small dinner parties, after which the guests attended a very enjoyable dance given by Mr and Mrs. W H. Orbell at the Caroline Bay Hall.

Evening Post 24 April 1937 Page 1
BURRELL—HUGHES.—On April 19 1937 at Pleasant Point, Emmie G. Hughes, of Wellington, youngest daughter of Mrs. C. A. Hughes and the late Mr. F. J. Hughes, of Cambridge, England, to George G. Burrell, of Albury, eldest son of the late Dr. A. G. Burrell, of Glasgow and Mrs. W. J. McCullough, of Pleasant Point.  

The Sydney Morning Herald Saturday 17 July 1937 p 11 Article Illustrated
TO MARRY TO-DAY. MISS ETHEL LE CREN, only daughter of the late Mr. E. J. le Cren, of Timaru, New Zealand, and Mrs. M. M. Le Cren, of Auckland, New Zealand, whose marriage to Mr. R. M. Pattinson, son of Mr. and Mrs. F.H. Pattinson, Liverpool, England, will take place at St. John's Church, Darlinghurst, Sydney

Evening Post, 28 July 1937, Page 17
The marriage took place on June 24 at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, of Mr. Noel Grant Hay, a student of Christ Church, and eldest son of the late Mr. W. G. Hay, of York Place, Dunedin and of Mrs. Hay, and Miss Clare Olive Morton, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Morton, of Timaru. Mr. Hay has been Colonial Service student at Christ Church. He went up to Oxford a year ago, having obtained an appointment in the Colonial Service to take a course for probationers. ...

Evening Post, 21 January 1938, Page 14 TIMARU WEDDING WELL-KNOWN FAMILIES UNITED
About 200 guests were invited to a dance which Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Orbell gave at their home, Pentlow, South Canterbury, on the eve of their daughter Sylvia's wedding to Mr. Brian Savill, which took place on Wednesday in Timaru. Visitors from many parts of the Dominion attended the wedding, which took place at St. Mary's Church. The service, which was fully choral, was performed by the Rev. H. Norris, who was assisted by the Rev. C. C. Oldham. Mr. Philip Wright (Christchurch) was the organist. Eight bridesmaids, the Misses Janet and Molly Orbell (sisters of the bride), Patricia Harper (cousin). Cara Pinckney, (Southland), Molly Birch (Dunedin), Antoinette Wilder, (Hawke's Bay), Mary Reeves (Dunedin), and Patricia Powrie (Christchurch), attended the bride, who is a member of a family whose name stands high in the pioneering achievements of South Canterbury. She is well known in social circles and, like other representatives of the Orbell family, is an accomplished horsewoman, being a familiar figure in hunting events and at agricultural and pastoral shows. The bridegroom, who is a son of Mr. F. F. Savill of St. Helens, Hanmer, is a well-known and popular horseman, whose family has taken a prominent part in the farming life of North Canterbury. He had as his best man Mr. C. Bethell, of Waikari. The ushers at the church were Messrs. Bernard and Ronald Savill Michael Gresson and George Chapman. The bride, who was escorted by her father, wore a lovely gown of silver and white patterned brocade trimmed with silver lame, and her veil of Honiton lace was mounted on tulle and held to her head with a Tudor halo of orange blossom. She wore a pendant of pearls and aquamarines and carried a sheaf of Harrissi lilies. The bridesmaids' frocks were of gold lame, and attractive little caps at the same handsome material were worn well back on their heads, flowers off the lame across the front giving a halo effect. They wore diamond clips, the gifts of the bridegroom; and carried sheaves of deep red gladioli. The bride's home, with its lovely garden, made a charming setting for the reception. Blue, gold, and red was the colour scheme of the floral de carnations in a large marquee and the reception-rooms, while red carnations were used on the bridal table. Among relatives present were the bridegroom's step-mother, Mrs. F. J. Savill, Mrs. Howard Savill (England), Mrs. W. H. Orbell, and Mrs. M. C. Harper. For travelling, the bride wore a frock of navy georgette, scattered convolvulus flowers being French, embroidered in white-stitching. The collar was of white pique and two white pique convolvulus flowers finished the neckline in front. She also wore a navy georgette redingote, and her fine straw navy hat was finished with a stiffened eye veil, white across the front was arranged navy felt leaves edged with the straw and two navy flowers with white centres. Mr and Mrs. M. B. Savill will-live at Raincliff, South Canterbury.

Evening Post, 4 August 1938, Page 19 WEDDING IN ENGLAND
HERRICK—ORBELL. London, July 9. At St. Mary's Church, Speen, Berks, the choral wedding took place on July 2, of Lieutenant Terence Desmond Herrick, R.N., son of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Herrick, of Lindisfarne, Hastings, to Miss Janet Aylmer Orbell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Orbell, of Pentlow. Timaru. It was followed, by a garden party reception at Speen House, the country home of Mr. H. S. Savill, a few miles out of Newbury. Guests from London were met at Newbury station and driven to the old church which is set in park-like surroundings. The two bridesmaids, Miss Jacqueline Ormond (Hawke's Bay) and Miss Celia Reese (Christchurch). The bridegroom was in naval uniform, as also were several of his friends. Mr. Brian Herrick was best man. The ushers were Mr. Ian Ritchie and Mr. John Pavey. . Mr. W. T. Ritchie, of Timaru, was in happy reminiscent vein when he proposed the toast of the bride and bridegroom, and the latter made an equally happy response. When they left by car for a motor tour in England and Scotland the bride was wearing harebell blue with shady hat repeating the same becoming colour..

The Sydney Morning Herald Wednesday 28 September 1938 p 8 Article Illustrated
MISS CICELY ROOKE, younger daughter of the late Mr. T. W. Rooke, and of Mrs. Rooke, of Elizabeth Bay, whose marriage to Mr. Wallace Robertson, only son of the late Mr. P. G. Robertson, and of Mrs. Robertson, of Timaru, New Zealand, will take place on October 12, at St. Mary's Cathedral.

Hutt News, 15 February 1939, Page 4
WILCE—KURTH. A pretty wedding was solemnised at St. Margaret's Presbyterian Church, Silverstream, on December 23rd, when Eric Samuel, only son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Wilce, Waimate, was married to Olive Lilly, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Kurth, of Silverstream. The officiating clergyman was Rev. F. W. Hunt, of Miramar, and Miss O. Castle, Silverstream, was at the organ. The bride, who entered the church on the arm of her father, wore a slim-fitting gown of ivory satin, with a high neck-line, and long, close-fitting sleeves, which pointed over the wrists. The skirt ended in a long train. A coronet of orange blossoms held the beautifully embroidered veil in place and the bridal sheaf consisted of Christmas lilies. The bride was attended by her two sisters, Miss Flora Kurth, chief bridesmaid, and Yvonne Kurth, flower-girl. Miss Nola Thompson was also a bridesmaid. The two maids were dressed alike in frocks of blue net over taffeta, with full skirts, tight bodices and puff sleeves. The flower-girl was in a pink frock cut to the same pattern, and all three wore net mob caps, and carried -bouquets of sweet peas, and carnations. Attending the bridegroom, who is a gunner in the R.N.Z.A., were Gunners C. Doak (best man) and E. Hall (groomsman), both of whom were in uniform. Mrs. F. W. Kurth, the bride's mother, wore a brown ensemble and hat, with toning accessories, and she carried a bouquet of carnations. For travelling, Mrs. E. S. Wilce chose a black pin-striped costume, with black hat and accessories to tone. The honeymoon was spent at Waimate, South Island.

Evening Post, 15 April 1939, Page 1
HAMMOND — ARMSTRONG. At Wellington, on April 5, 1939, by the Rev. H. R. Fell, Mildred (Belle) Armstrong, of Timaru, to James Richard Hammond, of Wellington.

Evening Post, 20 January 1940, Page 1
GLIDDON — DRAKE. On December 14, 1939, at Timaru, Catherine (Kitty) Winifred, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Drake Brooklyn Terrace, Wellington, to Gordon third son of Mr. and Mrs. George Gliddon of Pleasant Point, South Canterbury.

Evening Post, 1 March 1940, Page 11 photo
The bridal party outside St. Barnabas' Church, Kensington, London, on February 1 after the marriage of Dr. Peter Unwin, of Timaru, and Miss Cara Pinckney, of Waikaia, Southland. Dr. Unwin is engaged at the Great Ormond Street Hospital, in London. The best man is Mr. Peter Maling and, the bridesmaid Miss Antoinette Wilder, of Hawke's Bay.

Auckland Star, 2 September 1940, Page 11 Timaru Wedding.
MILLS—TAIT. A quiet wedding took place at Trinity Church, Timaru, recently, when Marjorie Gordon, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Tait, North Street, Timaru, was married to Lieutenant George Mills, third son of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Mills, Mount Eden, Auckland. The Rev. F. W. Wilkinson performed the ceremony, and Miss White played the wedding music. The church had been artistically decorated with boughs of pink and white prunus and spring flowers. During the signing of the register a solo was sung by Mrs. W. L Tait. The bride, who was escorted by her father, wore an ensemble in a light petrel blue shade, the frock made with tucked bodice and short sleeves. The edge to edge coat was cut on tailored lines and her hat of the same material was finished at the back with a bandeau of multi-coloured flowers. She carried a bouquet of anemones and pink sweet peas. Miss Esme Ussher was bridesmaid and Lieutenant John Rolleston was best man. Miss Ussher's frock of teal blue was made with pleated skirt arid tucked bodice. Her Breton sailor hat of felt matched her frock and she carried a bouquet of anemones and sweet peas. At the reception at the bride's home, the guests were received by Mr. and Mrs. Tait, the latter wearing a tailored frock of navy blue relieved with a spray of red carnations and a small navy hat.

Auckland Star, 7 December 1940, Page 1
LANGE - REID On October 17. 1940 at Temuka Methodist Church, South Canterbury, by the Rev. Hubert Brown, Phoebe Fysh, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs S. B Reid, Temuka, to Erie Roy elder son of Mrs Lange and the J H Lange of Thames.

Evening Post, 4 January 1941, Page 1
ASHTON — FAIRWAY. On December 20, 1940, at St. John's Church, by the Rev. Gladstone Hughes, Miriam Isobel, eldest daughter of Mr. and the late Mrs. J. Fairway, Wellington, to Leslie Niven, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. D. Ashton, Timaru.

Bay of Plenty Beacon, 6 January 1941, Page 8
A wedding of local interest took place in the Knox Church on Saturday, December 21st, when Alison Emily, second daughter of Mr and Mrs H. O. Garaway, Whakatane, was married to John Reid Waddell, only son of Mrs H. M. Waddell, Timaru. Bowls of hydrangeas, dahlias, gladioli and gerberas in shades of pink and white were very attractively arranged in the Church. The service which was choral was conducted by the Rev. H. Hogg, and Mr R. C. Hill played the wedding music. Escorted by her father, the bride looked charming in a gown of figured ice white satin, with Sweetheart neckline and long sleeves falling in points over the wrists. The skirt was fully fashioned with a bustle effect which formed a train. Her veil was held in place with a coronet of orange blossom and she carried a sheaf of St, Joseph lilies and gladioli. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Norah Garaway as bridesmaid and Jennifer Corney as flower girl. They were similarly attired in frocks of rose crinkle georgette with top knots and matching bouquets of pink gladioli and rose buds respectively. The groom was attended by Mr Athol Garaway as best man and Messrs Jim Eraser and Carlton Kerr were ushers. The reception was held at the home of the bride's parents, King Street, where Mrs Garaway received her guests wearing a frock of wine crepe rommaine. She carried a posy of carnations in cyclamen tonings. The bride left wearing a marina blue ensemble with navy accessories.

Evening Post, 3 February 1941, Page 10
On December 18 the marriage took place at St. Joseph's Church, Havant, of Corporal Paul Vincent Campbell, N.Z.E.F., of Timaru, and Miss Nancy Helene Vick, third daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Vick, Forest View, Chingford, Essex. Corporal Campbell is a well-known Rugby player.

Auckland Star, 4 September 1941, Page 13
Gilmour — Timperley. The engagement is announced between Joseph Leo, elder son of Mrs. and the late Mr. P. Gilmour of Christchurch (formerly Temuka), and Joyce only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. E Timperley, of Albany Road, Herne Bay.

Evening Post, 18 April 1942, Page 1
AULD—THOMSON. On March 28, 1942, at St. Peter's Church, Wellington, by the Rev. Archdeacon Bullock, Gwendoline, Joyce, only daughter of Mrs. L. Thomson, Berhampore, to William Edward, only son of Mr. Auld and late Mrs. Auld, Timaru.

Evening Post 31 December 1942 Page 6
MACFERN—CANDY An Air Force wedding was solemnised at St. John's Presbyterian Church recently when Mary Ann Elizabeth, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. Candy, of Feilding, was married to L.A.C. Stanley MacFern, late of Timaru. The officiating minister was the Rev. Gladstone Hughes, and the organist, Mr. Lawrence Haggitt. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a gown of deep oyster bridal satin with a hand-embroidered train. Her veil of bridal tulle was held in place by a double wreath of orange blossom, and she carried a floral sheaf and prayer book. Her three attendants, Misses Audrey Candy (chief), Leonie Shanks, and Rona Hollyman, were dressed alike in full-skirted gowns of cream taffeta with scarlet trimming and Scarlett O'Hara hats and cream silk mittens. They carried sheaves of scarlet flowers. The best man was L.A.C. Ray Burn. The groomsmen were A.C. Jim Hollis and A.C. Maurice Baker, and the ushers were Messrs. V. Claridge and A. Hollyman. During the signing of the register Miss Phoebe Lawson sang "I'll Walk Beside You." The reception was held at the Oddfellows' Hall, Clyde Quay, the guests being received by the bride's mother, and Mrs. Claridge. Later, when they left for the south, the bride wore a black model frock with black and white accessories and a fur coat, a gift of the bridegroom.

Evening Post, 3 September 1943, Page 6
New Zealanders married in London. Pilot Officer Fyfe (Geraldine) and Miss B. Sounders (Auckland) outside St. John's Presbyterian Church, Earl's Court, after their recent wedding.

Evening Post 3 Sept. 1943 pg6

Evening Post, 27 December 1943, Page 6
NEW CALEDONIA, Dec. 21. The first New Zealand Waac to be married in New Caledonia was Private Gwendoline May Rolleston, of Timaru, who married Second Lieutenant Douglas Keeling, of Auckland, in the Chapel of St. George Church. The bride, in white uniform and wide brimmed hat, entered the church escorted by Brigadier W. W. Dove, of Auckland.' She carried a bouquet of exotic bell-shaped blossoms. The bridesmaids were Private Joan Landman (Tirau) and Private Phyllis Tuck (Gisborne). Captain R. P. Kennedy (Wellington) was best man and Second Lieutenant R. W. Lowry (Auckland) groomsman. A guard of honour was formed by Waacs of the bride's company, the Kiwi.

Evening Post, 17 June 1944, Page 1
SIEGERT—SINCLAIR.—On May. 17, 1944, at Island Bay, Wellington, Phyllis Bertha, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. Sinclair, of Island Bay, Wellington, to George Morley, eldest son of Mr. and the late Mrs. L. Siegert, of Fairlie, South Canterbury.

Evening Post, 17 June 1944, Page 1
ESSON—HUME On May 6, 1944, by the Rev. F. H. Wilkinson, in the Kingsdown Church, Timaru, Kathleen Mary, daughter of Mrs. and the, late B.J. Hume to L.A.C. John Charles Milne Esson, Blenheim.  

Evening Post, 6 October 1944, Page 1
McDERMOTT— DUNN.—On September 24 1919. at St. Mary's Church, Timaru, Agnes, fourth daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Dunn, to Joseph McDermott. Present address: Oxford. Terrace, Extension, Nae Nae, Lower Hutt.

Evening Post, 23 December 1944, Page 1
ROSS — EVANS-POTTS.— On September 30, 1944, at Roseneath Presbyterian, Church, Wellington by the Rev. Mr. Perkins, Constance Vera, only daughter of Mrs. and the late Clarence Evans-Potts (late of Timaru and Dunedin), to Leonard James, third son of the late Mr and Mrs. H. A. Ross, of Dunedin.

Evening Post 23 December 1944 Page 1
ROSS—EVANS-POTTS.—On September 30 1944at-Roseneath Presbyterian, Church, Wellington by the Rev. Mr. Perkins, Constance Vera, only daughter of Mrs. and the late Clarence Evans-Potts (late of Timaru and Dunedin), to Leonard James, third son of the late Mr and Mrs. H. A. Ross, of Dunedin.

Evening Post, 31 January 1945, Page 8
London, December 22. The marriage took place on December 9,. in London, of Peter Hennessy, elder son of Major G.T. Hennessy, of Waimate, and of Mrs. Elaine Hennessy, and Jean, only daughter of the late William Anderson and of Mrs. Anderson, of 133 Wellmeadow Road, S.E.6.

Evening Post, 11 August 1945, Page 1
TIZARD —STARK — On August 1, 1945, at St. Mary's Anglican Church, Timaru, Margery, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Stark, Wellington, to Captain William Robert Tizard, 2nd N.Z.E.F., eldest son of Mrs. J. F. Seidelin, Otekaike, and the late Dudley Tizard, Cromwell.

Evening Post, 8 November 1945, Page 10
Under an archway of swords held by fellow-naval officers pass Lieutenant J. F. McKenzie, of Timaru, and his bride, formerly Miss M. E. Elligott. The wedding was celebrated at St. James's Church, Spanish Place, London, on a recent date.

Evening Post 8 Nov. 1945, page 8

"The Weekly News" 5 Feb 1958 Marriages p12
 Elizabeth, d/o Dr & Mrs F F A ULRICH, Timaru to W L HITCH.

St. Mary's, Timaru, 1950

The Weekly News 14 Oct 1959 (p15)
Rachel, d/o Mr & Mrs H S BENTON of Featherstone to Gordon Campbell BORTHWICH, s/o Mr & Mrs J BORTHWICH of Waimate. Also in the wedding party were Judith BENTON, Iona LARSEN, Janet DUFFY, Chastie BENTON.

Weekly News 23 March 1970 Wedding
(p22) Helen Saward d/o Mr & Mrs L H GREENWOOD of Timaru to B.H. s/o Mrs E Land late Mr W McFARLANE of Timaru.

Weekly News 7 June 1971 Weddings
(p36) Lynn Dorothy d/o Mr & Mrs O E JOHNS of Timaru to Paul s/o Mrs P RITCHIE of Macandrew Bay.
(p36) Elizabeth d/o Mr & Mrs G J TUTTY of Timaru to Peter Edward s/o Mrs M and late Mr O'LOUGHLIN of Timaru. 

The New York Times Sunday, July 1 1990 page 46 Gillian Prisk Is Wed
Gillian Mary Catherine Prisk and Alastair John Mackenzie Walton were married yesterday at the Roman Catholic Church of San Giorgio in Portofino, Italy, by the Rev. John di Vito. The bride, an assistant buyer at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York, is a daughter of Mary Prisk of Timaru, New Zealand, and the late Dr. Howard D. Prisk. The bridegroom, an associate in the investment banking department at the First Boston Corporation in New York, is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Walton of Melbourne, Australia.

St. Augustine, Waimate, 1950. Lloyd's wedding.

Andreassend Wedding, Timaru 16 August 1952


ANNIVERSARIES

Timaru Herald 4 January 1890 Page 2
At the Waimatattai Nursery on New Year's Day a gathering of a very pleasant though rather unusual kind took place. A few of the friends, together with, a large gathering of the family, most of whom came from long distances, met to celebrate the golden wedding of Mr and Mrs K. Bowie, senr. The gathering was intended to take the form of a garden party, but unfortunately the weather was rather unfavourable to that kind of social gathering. Still the company were favoured with two hours pleasant sunshine, which enabled them to do full justice to the bountifully provided tables laid amongst the trees, after which those present offered their hearty congratulations. Letters of congratulation were also read from distant friends and members of the family. Among the many valuable gifts presented to the worthy couple on this occasion wore a well filled purse of sovereigns from members of the family and a valuable piece of plate from the grandchildren It was also announced that it was intended to present them with their portraits, painted by an artist in the North Island, the gift of a son-in-law there but by some unfortunate accident they did not arrive on time. Mr Bowie was born at Lasswade, near Edinburgh, on the 15th November, 1810 and Mrs Bowie at Airdie, Lanarkshire, about a year after and were married at Airdie on the 31st December, 1839. They have had a large family — 10 sons and 2 daughters. One son died in infancy and two others after reaching manhood's years. Of the others two are in Scotland, and the others in various parts of the colonies. There are 26 grandchildren living, 11 of whom were present on New Year's Day. The old couple are well and hearty, and likely to celebrate many more anniversaries of their marriage.

Timaru Herald, 31 December 1896, Page 4 SILVER WEDDING AT PLEASANT POINT.
The celebration of the silver wedding of Mr and Mrs Kennedy, of Pleasant Point, which took place on Tuesday, was the occasion of one of the largest and most successful social gatherings held in the schoolroom for some time. At 6 p.m. a number of the most intimate friends and shipmates of Mr and Mrs Kennedy sat down to tea in one of the rooms, which had been decorated and furnished as a dining room. Pictures adorned the walls and beautiful bunches and vases of flowers were tastefully arranged upon on the tables, which were loaded with choice edibles of all descriptions; while evergreens were to be seen filling up all the odd nooks and comers of the room. Congratulatory speeches were made by the Rev J. White and Dr Thomas, while many of the friends wished Mr and Mrs Kennedy long life and happiness in a most hearty manner. At 8 p.m. the young people, representing most of the families in the district and many friends from Timaru and elsewhere, assembled when parlour games; dancing, and vocal and instrumental music were indulged in until the "srna' 'oors" of yesterday. For these purposes two other rooms had been specially prepared and the schoolroom took on such an artistic appearance as it had never possessed before. Songs were contributed by Mesdames Norrie and Auld ; Misses Jones and McCullough; Dr Thomas and Messrs Norrie, Young, and Ross. Miss Lambert kindly acted as accompanist. The Misses Lyle, Greig, and Wiggs and Mr D. Elder supplied the music for the various dances. Many valuable and handsome presents were received by Mr and Mrs Kennedy, who have been in the district many years and have made a large circle of friends and acquaintances, as the splendid muster of young and old amply testified. Proceedings were brought to a close by the singing of "Auld Lang Syne" and wishes that silver weddings were of more frequent occurrence.

Timaru Herald 27 December 1898 Page 2
The notice of the golden wedding of Mr and Mrs P. Foster will be found in another column. It was celebrated yesterday with a large and happy family gathering. The happy couple are in the enjoyment of good health, and are well known and widely respected throughout Timaru. Mr Foster was a Channel pilot and landed at Lyttelton in December, 1859 with his wife and four children. In 1860 they all came to Timaru, and during their lengthy stay have witnessed and taken part in a great many incidents and experiences.

Otago Daily Times 13 June 1914, Page 10
An interesting golden wedding celebration of Mr and W. Mrs Hawke took place at Geraldine (South Canterbury) on Monday. The couple arrived in New Zealand 50 years ago in the ship William Miles. After spending a couple of years in Temuka, they took up their residence at Lingodells, Geraldine, where they have since and brought up a family of twelve children, most of whom are married and settled in different parts of New Zealand.  There are 31 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The eldest son, Mr W. F. Hawke, of Hurleyville, Taranaki, on behalf of the family, then presented the parents with a purse of sovereigns, in his remarks mentioning the esteem and love of their descendants, who were always rejoiced to come home. The grandparents were presented with a purse of sovereigns by their descendants, amongst whom there was present Mr R. J. Hawke (Morton Mains). Apologies being received from the Rev. and Mrs Wood (Auckland) and from Messrs F. and J. Hawke (Darce, Southland). A family photograph was taken. 

Evening Post, 10 January 1916, Page 1 (Silver wedding).
WHARTON — HARDY. On the 7th January, 1891, at the residence of the bride's sister (Mrs. James Burborough, Geraldine), by the Rev. George Clement, J. W. Wharton to A. J. Hardy; both of Timaru.

Press, 27 December 1918, Page 1 SILVER WEDDING.
HAMILTON — SLACK—On December 27th, 1893, at All Saints' Church, Palmerston North, by the Rev. John Harvey, Frederick James, third son of the late W.J. W. Hamilton, of Latimer square, Christchurch, to Ethel, second daughter of William Upton Slack, of Waitoi-toi, Palmerston and Woodside, Geraldine, South Canterbury.

Press, 30 December 1918, Page 2 GOLDEN WEDDING
At Temuka, on Thursday, Mr and Mrs Andrew Gibson celebrated their golden wedding. The function was very pleasant and successful, and the attendance was representative of the district. The Mayor (Mr A. Frew) occupied the chair. After justice had been done to the good things on the table, a short toast list was gone through. Mr John Fitzgerald, who was at the wedding fifty years ago, proposed the health of the bride and bridegroom, and in a reminiscent speech told several anecdotes of what took place on that occasion, and in conclusion expressed the hope that the happy couple would live to celebrate their diamond wedding! Mr Gibson, in replying to the toast, thanked Mr Fitzgerald for the kind things said, and remarked that when the time came to celebrate their diamond wedding they would not forget to have all their old friends present on that occasion. Several other toasts were proposed and responded to, a short musical programme was gone through, and the singing of ''Auld Lang Syne" brought the happy function to a close. The accumulated ages of nine of those present totalled 678 years, or an average of over 75 years, and three of them attended the wedding fifty years ago. Mr Gibson, who is 78 years of age, left Scotland in 1860 and went to Australia, and after working there for about two years came to New Zealand early in 1862, and tried his luck at the gold diggings in Otago. After a short stay there he went to the Temuka district and took up shearing at the Levels station. In 1864, when the gold rush to Picton took place, he and a few others determined to get there. They walked to Lyttelton, and then sailed to Picton in the schooner Wild Wave, which took fourteen days to do the trip. After a few months there he returned to Temuka, and has resided in the district ever since. Mrs Gibson (Jane Finlay), who is 76 years of age, came to New Zealand in 1867, and was married in December, 1868. There were eight children of the marriage five of whom still live, and ten grandchildren. Mr and Mrs Gibson are still hale and hearty, and their friends' dearest wish is to take part in the celebration of their diamond wedding.

Evening Post, 19 June 1920, Page 1 (Golden -wedding).
LEAMAN—DIXON.— On the 12th June, 1870, at the Parish Church, Gillingham, County of Kent, Mark Leaman, of Devonshire, England, to Frances Ellen Dixon, Chatham, Kent, England. Present address— King-street South, Timaru.

Evening Post, 23 July 1932, Page 1 GOLDEN WEDDING.
HENNEKER— KAY.— On the 22nd July, 1882, at Timaru, Elizabeth Kay to James Henneker. Now resident 70, Nairn street. Timaru papers please copy.

Hutt News, 31 October 1929, Page 8
The golden wedding of Mr. and Mrs. John Lusty, was recently celebrated at their residence in Ludlam Crescent. The six sons and three daughters and twenty one grandchildren and numerous personal friends were present. Mr. Lusty arrived in Timaru fifty three years ago, and later resided at Blenheim and Nelson. He was married in Blenheim. He came to the Lower Hutt about thirty years ago and has resided here ever since. "Jackie, as Mr Lusty is familiarly known is now leading a retired life.

Hutt News, 6 September 1939, Page 5 82nd BIRTHDAY PARTY CELEBRATION
The family of Mr. John Lusty, who attained his 82nd year on Saturday, entertained a large number of friends in Tua Rua Hall, in his honour on Saturday night. Mr. Lusty was born in Gloucestershire, England. He left England for New Zealand in 1874 by the sailing ship Merope, commanded by Captain Williams. After a trip of 90 days the ship arrived at Lyttelton. Mr Lusty went to Timaru, where after some years' work as a builder, he went to Nelson, then to Blenheim, and finally to Lower Hutt, where he has lived ever since. He was employed at the Woollen Mills as a carpenter. Mrs. Lusty died two years ago. Mr. Lusty is a very well known identity in the Hutt Valley. He bears his years remarkably well and delights in reminiscences of his past life. Mr. Lusty's children are Mesdames A. West, G. Diamond and A. Pocknall, and, Messrs. Foster Lusty, Fred Lusty, George Lusty, Gordon Lusty, A. J. Lusty and R. Lusty. Miss Ethel Lusty died many years ago. Mr. Lusty has 21 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The long supper tables at the gathering presented a spring like appearance, the floral decorations being of golden daffodils and rama-rama, the red and white birthday cake holding pride of place. Mr. Lusty received many congratulations from his friends. The evening was passed pleasantly, dancing being interspersed with gaifies.

Evening Post 25 September 1937 Page 1 SILVER WEDDING
KELLY—GEANEY—On September 20 1912 at Makikihi (South Canterbury), by the late Very Rev. Dean Regnault, Mary, only daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Humphrey Geaney, of Timaru, to Bert, eldest son of Mrs. and the late Mr. J. P. Kelly, of Wellington.

Timaru Herald 20 January 1893 Page 2
The golden wedding of Mr and Mrs Thomas Meikie, Netherton, Carmichael, was celebrated on Nov. 11th. There were present besides the family — one of whom, Mr John Meikie, the eldest, came all the way from Timaru, New Zealand, to celebrate the event — a large number of relatives from various parts, including, amongst others, Mr and Mrs Meikie, Leamahagow ; Mr and Mrs Meikie, Kype ; Mr and Mrs Meikie, Carmichael. The Rev. Mr McIntosh, Free Church Minister, Lanark, was also present, and presented the aged couple with a beautiful Bible. Mr John Meikle, in name of his brothers and sisters, presented his father and mother with a purse and sovereigns, besides a great many other presents too numerous to mention. It may be here stated that Mr and Mrs Meikie are both residents of Lesmahagow parish, and were m the farm of Birkenhead for two 19 years' leases, where most of the family were bred and born. Mr Meikie was an elder in the Free Church here until the time he removed to the farm he is at present tenant of, which is but a few years ago. Their son, Mr John Meikie, is again on his way back to New Zealand...

Timaru Herald 17 March 1885 Page 3
On Friday evening last the quiet little township of Pleasant Point was the scene of a very unusual event in South Canterbury. It witnessed the celebration of the silver wedding of an old and highly respected Colonist viz., Mr I. L. Morris, of Pleasant Point, who invited a large number of relatives and friends to commemorate the occasion. Between 70 and 80 guests sat down to a magnificent supper, which was held in the Point Assembly Rooms, appropriately decorated for the occasion. It being a private party, it would be out of place for us to describe the dresses worn by the ladies, but they were all in good taste and exceedingly pretty and becoming. Among those present we noticed were the Mayor and Mayoress of Ashburton, Mr Hugo Friedlander, ex-Mayor, Colonel and Mrs Eiehbaun, Mr and Mrs W. C. Fendall, the Rev. Jasper and Mrs Smyth. Mr Herman Morris, the second son of the host. Mr Herman Morris, the second son of the host.

Timaru Herald 5 October 1887 Page 2
That genial veteran, Mr John Ollivier, will celebrate his golden wedding at Christchurch on the 25th instant. The Press says : — He intends holding a sort of "At Home " the shape of a monster garden party to celebrate the event, to which all his friends are invited. There will be no formal invitation by cards, &c. but both Mrs Ollivier and himself will be glad to see and welcome all comers.

Timaru Herald 7 June 1882 Page 2
On Monday last Mr and Mrs John Priest, of Pareora, celebrated their golden wedding, and their friends and relations made it the occasion for social reunion, and for wishing them continued health and happiness. The aged couple are both enjoying good health.

Timaru Herald 8 June 1895 Page 2
Mr and Mrs Thomas Pringle, of Waimataitai, celebrated their silver wedding day, and the birthday of their eldest daughter, on Thursday. A goodly number of relations and personal friends were present, and a most homely evening was passed by all. Mr Emil Hall made a very happy speech in proposing the health of Mr and Mrs Pringle and family. 

Timaru Herald 26 September 1899 Page 2
On the invitation of Mr and Mrs D. Stowell, a very pleasant social gathering was held in the Library Hall, St. Andrews, on Friday evening, to celebrate their silver wedding. There were fully 150 guests, Timaru, Waimate, and m fact the whole district being represented, and everything passed off most en joy ably. The hall was tastefully decorated with evergreens, the words " Friendship " and "Unity" being conspicuously displayed at either end of the hall. The floor was in excellent order for dancing, and Mr Hayfield's lively music was much appreciated. Besides dancing, cards and other game were indulged in by the older people, and during the evening songs were contributed by some of the guests. At about 10 o'clock Mr George Lyall presented Mr and Mrs Stowell with three very handsome articles of plate, consisting of a combination tureen suitably engraved, and two entree dishes. The wording of the inscription was as follows :— " Presented to Mr and Mrs Stowell by their friends as a mark of esteem on the occasion of their silver wedding. St. Andrews, 22/9/99." In the course of a short speech Mr Lyall emphasized the many good qualities of Mr and Mrs Stowell, and concluded by calling for three cheers which were heartily given. Mr Stowell suitably responded, thanking his friends for their handsome and unexpected gifts. When this pleasant part of the proceedings was over the company adjourned to the school, close to the library, where a bountiful supper was served under the supervision of Mr Budd, of Timaru. Dancing was then resumed, and it was almost 5 o'clock before "Auld Lang Syne" brought to an end a most enjoyable gathering.

Timaru Herald 19 October 1889 Page 2
The many friends of Mr and Mrs Boyd Thomson will be pleased to hear that last Tuesday they celebrated their golden wedding. Mr Thomson has entered his 70th year but he still takes a keen interest in all outdoor sports, being an exceedingly good shot, and a most enthusiastic angler. This worthy couple are the parents of 13 children, only six of whom are living. They have 30 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.  

Feilding Star, 19 May 1911, Page 2 Silver wedding.
MILLS - HUGGINS — On May 19, 1886, at the residence of the bride's mother, Le Cren's Terrace, Timaru, by the Rev. John Foster, Thomas Lewis, son of Anthony Mills, to Elizabeth, younger daughter of the late Wm. Huggins, both of Timaru.

Otago Daily Times 13 June 1914, Page 10
An interesting golden wedding celebration of Mr and Mrs Hawke took place at Geraldine (South Canterbury) on Monday. The couple arrived in New Zealand 50 years ago in the ship William Miles. Their 12 children are scattered in various parts of the dominion. There are 31 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The grandparents were presented with a purse of sovereigns by their descendants, amongst whom there was present Mr R. J. Hawke (Morton Mains), Apologies being received from the Rev. and Mrs Wood (Auckland) and from Messrs F. and J. Hawke (Darce, Southland).

Auckland Star, 29 August 1914, Page 10 SILVER WEDDING.
HOOPER - TONKIN — On August 20, 1889, at Timaru, by the Rev. W. B. Martin. Wesleyan minister, Charles Horace Hooper to Jane Rube, older daughter of Mr. Tonkin, of Brown Street, Ponsonby.

Evening Post, 10 January 1916, Page 1 (Silver wedding).
WHARTON—HARDY. On the 7th January, IS9I, at the residence of the bride's sister (Mrs. James Burborough, Geraldine), the Rev. George Clement, J.,W.. Wharton to A. J. Hardy; both of Timaru.

Press, 30 December 1918, Page 2 GOLDEN WEDDING.
At Temuka, on Thursday, Mr and Mrs Andrew Gibson celebrated their golden wedding. The function was very pleasant and successful, and the attendance was representative of the district. The Mayor (Mr A. Frew) occupied the chair. After justice had been done to the good things on the table, a short toast list was gone through. Mr John Fitzgerald, who was at the wedding fifty years ago, proposed the health of the bride and bridegroom, and in a reminiscent speech told several anecdotes of what took place on that occasion, and in conclusion expressed the hope that the happy couple would live to celebrate their diamond wedding! Mr Gibson, in replying to the toast, thanked Mr Fitzgerald for the kind things said, and remarked that when the time came to celebrate their diamond wedding they would not forget to have all their old friends present on that occasion. Several other toasts were proposed and responded to, a short musical programme was gone through, and the singing of ''Auld Lang Syne" brought the happy function to a close. The accumulated ages of nine of those present totalled 678 years, or an average of over 75 years, and three of them attended the wedding fifty years ago. Mr Gibson, who is 78 years of age, left Scotland in 1860 and went to Australia, and after working there for about two years came to New Zealand early in 1862, and tried his luck at the gold diggings in Otago. After a short stay there he went to the Temuka district and took up shearing at the Levels station. In 1864, when the gold rush to Picton took place, he and a few others determined to get there. They walked to Lyttelton, and then sailed to Picton in the schooner Wild Wave, which took fourteen days to do the trip. After a few months there he returned to Temuka, and has resided in the district ever since. Mrs Gibson, who is 76 years of age, came to New Zealand in 1867, and. was married in December, 1868. There were eight children of the marriage five of whom still live, and ten grandchildren. Mr and Mrs Gibson are still hale and hearty, and their friends dearest wish is to take part in the celebration of their diamond wedding.

Evening Post, 28 June 1924, Page 1 (Silver wedding.)
LEGGOTT — NELSON — On the 28th June, 1899, at Wellington, by the Rev. G.H. Mann, Henry Leggott, second son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Leggott, of Timaru, to Edna Rose Nelson, eldest daughter of Sir. and Mrs. A F Nelson, of Wellington.

Evening Post 19 October 1926 Page 1 GOLDEN WEDDING.
SEWARD—DART.—On the 19th October, 1876 at Timaru, by the Rev. Wm. Gillies, William Henry Seward to Esther Elizabeth Dart; both of Exeter, England. 49 Hall street, Wellington.

Auckland Star, 29 May 1933, Page 1 Golden Wedding
OGILVIE —BRYAN-DAVIS. —On May 29, 1893 at Temuka, by the Rev. Wills, James, the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. James Ogilvie. Thames Street, Oamaru, to Margaret, eldest daughter of the late Henry Bryan, Esq., Hooton Hill, Gloucester England, and Mrs. James Davis, South Canterbury. Present address 37, Royal Terrace, Kingsland. Auckland.

Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate (Parramatta, NSW) Monday 4 September 1933 Page 4
GOLDEN WEDDING 46 Years in Auburn
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dawes, of 43 Macquarie-road, Auburn, were entertained by their family at a dinner party at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Dawes, of Gibbons street, Auburn, last Wednesday evening, to celebrate the anniversary of their golden wedding. The spacious dining-room was a picture, decorated with sweet peas and poppies. The evening was spent in games and musical items. Many congratulations were received by telegram, telephone, letters and wireless. The couple were married at Timaru, New Zealand, on August 23, 1883, and have been residents of Auburn for about 46 years. [Thomas Himsworth DAWES married Minnie Hemingway in 1883]

Evening Post, 25 September 1937, Page 1 SILVER WEDDING
KELLY— GEANEY — On September 20, 1912, at Makikihi (South Canterbury), by the late Very Rev. Dean Regnault, Mary, only daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Humphrey Geaney, of Timaru, to Bert, eldest son of Mrs. and the late Mr. J.P. Kelly, of Wellington.

Evening Post, 13 April 1940, Page 1 SILVER WEDDING.
FRYER—ATHERTON. At Timaru, on April 13, 1915, Rubina Elizabeth Atherton to William Jethra Fryer.

Auckland Star, 27 April 1940, Page 1 GOLDEN WEDDING.
MURGATROYD - BEZZANT. — On April 20 1890, at Timaru by the Rev. Brown. Ellen Bezzant, to Benjamin Murgatroyd. Address: Claude Road, Epson.

Evening Post 3 February 1941 Page 10
February 2 Mr. and Mrs. A. Vincent, Timaru, celebrated their sixty-fifth wedding anniversary today. The husband is 85 and the wife 89 years of age. Both are in good health and very active for their age. Congratulatory messages were received from the Prime Minister and the Hon. Mr. Parry. The Mayor and Mayoress, Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Tweedy. conveyed the congratulations of the citizens.  

Evening Post, 9 April 1943, Page 1 Silver Wedding
STICKINGS - BAYLY. At Timaru, April 9, 1918, Arthur Edwin Stickings, ex-R.N., Sheerness; to Agnes Louise Bayly, also of. Kent, England. Present address:. 10 Jessie St., Petone.

Auckland Star, 2 June 1943, Page 5
The diamond wedding of Mr. and Mrs. James Ogilvie, Massey Road, Mangere Central, was celebrated on Saturday. Mr. Ogilvie is the eldest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Ogilvie, and arrived in New Zealand in 1872. Mrs. Ogilvie, formerly Miss Margaret Bryan Davis, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Bryan Davis, was born in Gloucester and came to the Dominion in 1874. Their marriage took place at Temuka, the ceremony being performed by the Rev. Phillip Wills. A family gathering was held to celebrate the wedding and one of the guests of honour was Mrs. A. McAllum, who had been bridesmaid at the wedding 60 years ago.

Weekly News 22 May 1946 Photo
Golden Wedding of Mr & Mrs K KIPPENBERGER. Also in the photo are H K KIPPENBERGER, Mrs C ROLLINSON, Margaret KIPPENBERGER, Mrs J GEDDES and 9 grandchildren. 

Flower girl, June C. and page boy at St. Augustine, Waimate, 1950

McLaren's South Canterbury connection came about in 1958, when he was in Timaru to compete in a hill climb and met Patty Broad at a dance Caroline Bay Hall. Patricia Broad, from Timaru married Bruce McLaren on December 9th 1961. In 1959, in a T45 Cooper Climax, McLaren won the inaugural race, Waimate 50, then 50 laps around the streets of Waimate.


ENGAGEMENTS
Observer
, 24 May 1890 Page 7
The engagement is announced of Miss Lucy Gaunt, youngest daughter of His Honor Judge Gaunt, to Mr Oakley Archer, C.E., Victorian Railways, second son of Mr Fulbert Archer, of Timaru, N.Z.

Observer, 23 February 1895 Page 8
The engagement is announced of Mr Harvey, of Timaru, to Miss Jolly of Patea. The young couple are both well known in Wellington social circles.

Otago Witness
1 October 1896 Page 43
The engagement has been announced of Mr Ernest Cutten, formerly of Dunedin, but now solicitor at Naseby, to Miss Lena Mendelson, of Temuka.

Otago Witness 20 August 1902 Page 61
The engagement has been announced of Miss E. Orbell (Timaru) to Mr Harper (Christchurch).
 
Observer, 18 July 1903 Page 8
Other engagements lately announced are Dr Gabites, of the Timaru Hospital, to Miss M. McLaughlin

Observer, 30 January 1904 Page 8
The engagements are also announced of Dr R. S. Bernard England, formerly of H.M.S. Torch, to Miss Grace Reid, of Timaru ; and Mr G. Cousins, of Johannesburg, to Miss Ethel McLaren, Timaru.

Observer, 24 June 1905 Page 8
The engagement is announced; of Miss Evelyn Kerr, daughter of Mr E. G. Kerr, of "Harlau," Timaru, to Mr E. Malcolm Arthur, London

Observer, 26 October 1907 Page 8
The is announced in Timaru of Miss Cicely Bailey, daughter of Colonel Bailey, to Mr Raymond Appleby, son of Mr Arthur Appleby, of Christchurch.
Further engagements lately announced in the South are those of Miss Sheila Howley, daughter of Mr and Mrs Howley, Timaru, to Mr Val Hitchings, of Levin.

San Francisco Call, Volume 112, Number 174, 21 November 1912
Miss Dorothy Weiss and James Granger Jr., who are to be married next spring. [photo]
Miss Dorothy Weiss to Be Married to James Granger Jr. of New Zealand
Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Weiss announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Dorothy Weiss, to James Granger Jr. of Timaru, South Canterbury, N. Z. The betrothal, which will be received with surprise by a wide circle of friends in all of the bay cities, is the culmination of a romance begun in the Yosemite valley last summer. So far. there are no definite plans regarding the marriage beyond the fact that it will be an event of the early spring. The future home of the couple will be san Francisco. Granger is the son of Mr and Mrs James Granger.

Evening Post 19 August 1915 Page 9
The engagement is announced of Miss Freda M. Goodman, only daughter of the late Mr. Russell J. Goodman, of Wellington and Timaru, and Mrs. Geo. Bowker, of Timaru, to Sergt.-Major John G. Young, of the 6th Reinforcements.

Timaru Herald, 23 October 1915, Page 3
The engagement is announced of Miss Irene Wareing, fifth daughter of Mr P. Wareing, Temuka, and Trooper D Bain, of the 7th Reinforcements.

Timaru Herald, 23 October 1915, Page 3
The engagement is announced of Miss Daisy Schmidt, only daughter of Mr and Mrs C. A. Schmidt, Trafalgar Street, Timaru to Mr William. A Lee of Mithely, Leeds, England. Mr Lee leaves for the Front with the 8th Reinforcement.

Evening Post 25 April 1916 Page 9
An engagement lately announced is that of Miss Ruth Marchant, second daughter of Mr F W. Marchant, late of Timaru, to Mr. Charles Dunbar Thomas, Riwaka, Nelson

Press, 19 June 1920, Page 2
The engagement is announced of Miss E. McLean (Glencoe) to Mr H. Gascoyne (Maraokakaho, Hastings), eldest son of Mr and Mrs Gascoyne, Waimate, Canterbury.

Evening Post 27 September 1920 Page 9
The engagement is announced in a Southern exchange of Mr. John Studholme Barker, third son of. Mr. J. M. Barker, Waihi, Woodbury, to Miss Eleanore Teschemaker, eldest daughter of the late Mr. Thomas Teschemaker, Otaio.

Auckland Star, 1 December 1924, Page 13
The engagement is announced of Mr. B. W. Binion-Cooper, B.E., of Suva, Fiji, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. K. Binion-Cooper, Temuka, to Miss Mabel Raine, only daughter of the Rev. B. and Mrs. Raine, Dunedin.

Otautau Standard and Wallace County Chronicle  28 April 1925 Page 2
The engagement is announced of Miss Frances Macdonald, third daughter of Mr and Mrs Jno. Macdonald, North street, Timaru, to Mr Aubrey Herdman, of Timaru.

Auckland Star, 15 September 1925, Page 17
The engagement is announced in an exchange of Miss Constance Mary MacArthur, elder daughter of Captain and Mrs. Mac Arthur, Forest Road, Geraldine and formerly of England, to Mr. Michael Studholme Barker, eldest son Mr and Mrs J.M. Barker, Waihi Woodbury.

Evening Post
26 October 1926 Page 1
The engagement is announced of Miss Nellie Bolton, of Brooklyn, Wellington, to Mr. G. F. Whitlock, of Timaru

Evening Post 16 November 1925 Page 11
The engagement is announced of Audrey Beryl Irvine, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Irvine, of Wellington, to George James Burns, of the staff of the Bank of New Zealand, and elder son of Mr. and Mrs. G. P. Burns, of Wellington, and late of Timaru.

Evening Post July 1932 Page 16
The engagement is announced of Barbara, only daughter of Mrs. and the late Arthur Montagu Maurice, of Bath, England, and of Clyde; youngest son of Mrs. and the late James MacLaren, of Timaru.

Evening Post 8 June 1935 Page 18 E
LEE—ROOKE. The engagement is announced of Hazel May, youngest daughter of Mr. W. Rooke, Washdyke, to Mervyn Alexander, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Lee, of Adelaide Road, Wellington, formerly of Timaru.

Auckland Star, 18 December 1937, Page 14
Mrs. A. L. Lewis, Oaklands Road, Mount Eden, announces the engagement of her younger daughter, Dorothy, and Donald Stuart, fourth son of Colonel and Mrs. K. Mackenzie, Geraldine, South Canterbury.

Hutt News, 15 February 1939, Page 4
ANDERSON — LOGAN The engagement is announced of Nora, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Logan, Timaru, to Alfred, third son of Mr. and Mrs. Alec Anderson, of Rossiter Avenue.

Weekly Irish Times Saturday, November 30 1940
The engagement is announced between Flight-Lieutenant John H. Bray, R.N.Z.A.F., only son of Mr and Mrs G.E. Bray, of Waimate, South Canterbury, N.Z., and Cathleen Muriel Aston, W.A.A.F., elder-daughter of Mr and Mrs H.R. Aston, of the Dell, Foxrock, Co. Dublin, and 30 Mosely Wood Lane, Cookridge, Leeds.

Auckland Star, 9 August 1941, Page 12
King—Bowern. The engagement is announced between Gweneth Lois, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. Bowern, of Onehunga, and Owen James, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. King, of Temuka.

Evening Post 24 November 1942 Page 6
DE JOUX—McPHERSON
The engagement is announced of Eunice, third daughter of Mrs. and the late Mr A. C. McPherson, Lansdowne, Masterton, formerly of Tawaha, Martainborough, and-2nd Lieut. Edward Henry de Joux, third son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. de Joux, Highfleld, Timaru.
KERNICK- O'NEILL. Mr. and Mrs. H. T O'Neill, Roseneath, wish to announce the engagement of their, second twin daughter, Myria Louise, to George Hilton Kernick only son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Kernick, Miramar, late of Timaru.  

Hutt News, 10 February 1943, Page 6
BRIDGES - SHEARER Mr and Mrs. R. H. Shearer, Lower Hutt, wish to announce the engagement of their only daughter, Mollie Agnes, to Lieut. George Fraser Bridges, elder son of Mr and Mrs. G. A. Bridges, Timaru.

Press 2 Feb. 1944
The marriage of Major George Grantham Good (Temuka), 2nd NZEF, to Corporal Eileen Constance Kotze, No. 1 Unit. W.A.A.S.., took place recently at St. John's English Church, Maadi, Cairo. The bride is from Aliwal North, South Africa. The ceremony was attended by a large number of New Zealand officers and South African W.A.A.S.

Auckland Star, 15 April 1943, Page 3
McLeod—Rodgers. The engagement is announced between Stoker Neil McLeod, R.N.Z.N.. eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. N. McLeod, Temuka, South Canterbury, and Lillian, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Rodgers, Pokeno.

Evening Post, 5 June 1944, Page 6
The engagement is announced between Flight Lieutenant William Ian Anstey, D.F.C., R.A.F., younger son of Mr. and Mrs. H. N. Anstey of Timaru, and Phyllis Elizabeth Lewis P.M.R.A.F.N.S.R., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Lewis, of Pontardawe, Swansea.

Hutt News, 17 January 1945, Page 5
WILLIAMS — GEARING The engagement announced of Beryl Elizabeth, youngest daughter of Mr. and. Mrs. A. J. Gearing, Lower Hutt, to John Vernon, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Williams, Waimate.

Evening Post, 1 February 1945, Page 10
BOTT—THOM. The engagement 'is announced of Margaret Grace, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Thorn, of Wellington, to Howard Edwin (R.N.Z.N.), only son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Bott, of Timaru.

The Sydney Morning Herald Wednesday 16 November 1949 p 28 Family Notices
NICHOLAS-COX.-The Engagement is announced of Gwenyth Mary, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Cox, of Strathfield, to Dudley Arthur Nicholas, of Kirribilli, youngest son of the late Mr. and. Mrs. A. Nicholas, of Temuka.

"The Weekly News" Weddings May 1971
R H BRADLEY (Timaru) and Shirley Jean GIRVAN (Geraldine)
Allister FRANCE (Fairlie) and Lesley GILCHRIST (Fairlie)
P J MYERS (Timaru) and Megan PARRY (Timaru)
Graeme Edward RICHARDT (Kingsdown) and Elaine Fay IVEY (Kingsdown).
Kevin PETERSON (Leeston) and Lesley ABERNETHY) (Timaru).

McLaren's South Canterbury connection came about in 1958, when he was in Timaru to compete in a hill climb and met Patty Broad. Patricia Broad, from Timaru married Bruce McLaren on December 9th 1961. In 1959, in a T45 Cooper Climax, McLaren won the inaugural race, Waimate 50, then 50 laps around the streets of Waimate.

c. 1950

Evening Post 7 March 1931 Page 9
An interesting analysis of the marrying ages is given in the latest official "Year Book." Of the 21934 persons married in 1920 2434 or 11 per cent., were under twenty-one years of age; 7363 or 34 per cent, were returned as twenty-one and under twenty-five; 6562 or 30 per cent., as twenty-five and under thirty; 3669 or 16 per cent., as 30 and under 40; and. 1906 or 9 per cent., as forty years of age or over.
MARRIAGE OF MINORS. Of every 1000 men married in 1929 31 were under 21 years of age, while 191 in every 1000 brides were under 21. In 255 marriages in 1929 both parties were given as under 21 in 1847 marriages, the bride was returned as a minor and the bridegroom as an adult, and in 85 marriages the bridegroom was a minor and the bride an adult. There were 5 bridegrooms aged 17 42 aged 18 99 under 19 and 197 aged 20. Three brides married at 14 years, 11 at 15 85 at 16 243 at 17 411 at 18 579 at 19 and 570 at 20.

Evening Post 7 March 1931, pg 9
Evening Post 7 March 1931 pg 9

Evening Post 21 August 1906 Page 6 MARRIAGE IN NEW ZEALAND.
In the advance sheets of the Official Year Book just issued some interesting particulars are given in the pages dealing with marriages in the colony Of the marriages in the year 1905 24.24 per cent, were solemnised by ministers of the Church of England, 26.43 per cent, by ministers of the Presbyterian Churches, 16.76 per cent, by ministers of the Wesleyan and other Methodist Churches, 10.2 per cent, by ministers of the Roman Catholic Church, 6.75 per cent, by ministers of other denominations, and 15.60 per cent, by Registrars. Marriage by the Registrar is found to be less frequent than it was eight years ago, the percentage falling from 17.01 in 1898 to 15.60 in 1905. The statistics relating to illiteracy show in a marked manner the progress of education in the country. Of the men married in 1905 18 or 2.50 in every 1000 and of the women 28 or 3.88 per 1000 signed the register by marks. The illiteracy of the people, as measured by the proportion of married persons who affix marks instead of signatures to the marriage register, has greatly decreased of late, having fallen since 1881 from 32.04 per 1000 among men to 2.50 per 1000 and from 57.98 per 1000 to 3.88 per 1000 among women. The proportion of illiterates in 1901 and 1905 was greatest among those married before Registrars. Previously the proportion was largest among Roman Catholics but since 1881 it has most remarkably decreased. Continuing the comparison in regard to the ages of persons married, it is found that last year 133 bridegrooms and 1214 brides were, under 21 years of age, one of the bridegrooms was between 16 and 17 five between 17 and 18 and thirteen between 18 and 19. Of the brides, one was under 15 three were between 15 and l6 and twenty three between 16 and 17 years of age. The proportion of men married is greatest at the ages of 25 to 30 and of women at from 21 to 25 years. The average age of the men married in the colony in 1905 was 29.65 years, and of the women 25.75 years. Compared with the English statistics for 1903 the average age at marriage in New Zealand appears to be higher for men, but lower for women than in England. Summarised, it may be stated that the marriages for 1905 show an increase on the number for the previous year. 

Timaru Herald, 4 January 1886, Page 2
We recently endeavored to show that the volume of statistics annually issued by the Registrar-General, was not altogether the dry and prosy publication which many people imagined it to be. It has its hidden romances, its buried tragedies, and even its concealed sermons, which are all to be brought to light with the exercise of a little thought and trouble. It affords information of the most suggestive kind regarding defects in our social system, which perhaps need only to be known for a remedy to be provided.
    It is satisfactory to learn that there has been m the last ten years a decided improvement m the elementary education of the population, tested by the proportions who sign the marriage register by marks. The proportionate improvement, however, has not been so great among the males as among the females. The proportion per 100 marriages of those who signed by marks was, m 1875, males, 4.08 females, 9.19. In 1884 it had decreased to 2.82 among the males and 4.45 for the females. The proportion of such signatures was greatest among the Roman Catholics, the next largest being among those who were married before Registrars. The Church of England occupies the most favorable position on the list m this respect. Lastly, we may note the ages at which the people married. That early marriages are not unknown m the colony is evident from the fact that 71 of the males, and 1030 of the females married during the year, had not attained the age of 21. One female married was under the age of 15, and eight were between 15 and 16. On the other hand there were some marriages which certainly cannot be condemned on the ground of the parties being of immature age. In 0.48 per cent of the marriages the bridegroom was between 60 and 70 years of age, and in 0.05 per cent the ladies pleaded guilty to having seen a similar number of winters. In 0.08 per cent of the marriages the men were over 70 years of age, although none of the ladies would admit having passed the allotted span of three score years and ten. Still, it is significant to note that in 0.03 cases out of every hundred, the brides' age was not specified. There was no such bashfulness or uncertainty among the men. In every single instance the Registrar- General assures us, the bridegroom's age was boldly set down m black and white.

Te Aroha News, 24 November 1888, Page 5 THE MARRIAGE ACT. Timaru, Nov. 22.
Isaac Battison, a respectable settler at Fairlie Creek, was committed for trial yesterday on a charge of making a false declaration under the Marriage Act, to the effect that he had resided in Timaru three days preceding the date of the declaration, whereas, in fact he had not. The defence was that it was a bona fide mistake, arising out of the accused misunderstanding the Registrar as to counting a Sunday in three days, and he had gone home to Fairlie Creek from Saturday till Monday. The justices who heard the case could not consider the question whether "wilfully" in the Act must mean fraudulent intention, and the facts having been proved, they had no option but to commit. 

The right man in the right place is a husband at home in the evening.


No cards, no cake.
Traditionally after a wedding, a thank you note for gifts received or a piece of the wedding cake would be sent to people who were unable to attend the wedding. It appears they were notifying publicly that they would not be following this tradition! It may indicate that the couple were having a very quiet wedding for any number of reasons - e.g. age of the couple involved or a family tragedy.

Press, 17 April 1889, Page 3
Ramsay — Cairns— On April 12th, at Amberley, by the Registrar, Robert Ramsay, Manager Glasniven to Letitia Cairns, eldest daughter of W. Cairns, Esq., Timaru. No cake, no cards.

Star 5 March 1890, Page 2
Smalle - Schumacher - Feb. 20, at Gisborne, by the Rev Mr Ward, George, second son of Mr H. Smale, Timaru, to Louisa, only daughter of the late P.C. Schumacher, Papanui, Christchurch. No cards, no cake. 


Taranaki Herald 10 August 1892 Page 4
A DITTO POEM.
Taranaki Herald, 10 August 1892, Page 4

Grow old along with me,
The best is yet to be—
The last of life,
for which the first was made.  

D-d-ear M-iss M-ary— if you'll be my wife,
I'll t-t-t-ake good care of you all my life.

Aunt Hannah's Advice - 22 March 1873
And so you have quarrelled with David?
And, hide it as well as you can,
I know at this moment you're thinking
That he is a horrible man.
He has no regard for your feelings,
He loosens his hold on your heart,
And each has confessed to the other
That both were much better apart.

You think of the days of your courtship,
When David was thoughtful and kind,
In all your vexations so helpful,
To all of your follies so blind;
And now, o'er the gateway of Eden,
The sword of the angel is crossed,
And you miss all the sweetness and sunshine,
The joy of a Paradise lost.

You think you have done all your duty.
Have prayed and have laboured in vain.
And feel, as a husband, that David
Has really no right to complain
But let us sit down in the twilight,
And talk o'er the subject awhile;
Before you take leave of the meadow
'Tis well that you pause on the stile.

'Tis likely that David is fretful,
And careless at Times it is true;
His business absorbs him too closely,
But is he not working for you?
So when he comes home in the evening,
Quite silent, and thoughtful, and queer,
Just let your heart keep up its singing,
And pretend you don't notice, my dear.

For just as a scratch on the finger,
Will heal if you let it alone,
So many a trouble or grievance
That David or You may have known,
Would soon have been gone and forgotten
And left not a scar on the heart,
Had either been fond and forgiving
Had you never supposed you could part.

T's your duty to yield, and you know it;
You're will if you're true to your trust;

Your God and your honour demand it,
And David is gentle and just
Don't keep any bones of contention;
Don't hold to this terrible strife;
But make him a much better husband
By being a much better wife.
 

Timaru Herald, 21 June 1876, Page 3
One of the few remaining barbarous customs handed down to the present generation by its forefathers is that which bears the expressive title of "tin kettling." Though of late years it has rarely been resorted to, still we find it practised now and again with more or less effect. Why such an everyday and commonplace occurrence as the sacrificing of two fresh victims on the hymeneal altar should exercise the exciting effect which it does on numbers of quiet, jog-along folk, we have not the foggiest idea but the fact remains nevertheless. We have been led to these remarks from having been, together with a few hundred others, the unwilling listeners, on Monday evening last, to one of the most successful "tin kettlings" which has taken place in Timaru for many years. The whoops, roars, shrieks, howls, and caterwaulings, intermixed with the telling strains produced from kerosine tins, cracked kettles, and broken-winded concertinas, all combined to raise such a hullaballoo as we have never heard before, nor have the slightest ambition to ever hear again. And yet the instigators of these ear-splitting concerts persist m asserting that "They," meaning the newly-fixed-up pair with all their troubles before them, "like it." If such is the case, it is a matter for sincere congratulation that the taste is dying out and the sooner it becomes entirely defunct the better.

Timaru Herald, 16 September 1896, Page 3
Geraldine - Tuesday, Sept. 15th. (Before C. A. Wray, Esq., S.M., and Messrs W. M. Moore and H. W. Moore, J.Ps.) Informations, which had been laid against eighteen lads for disturbing James Williams and others, by beating tins on the 9th inst. at a "tin kettling " in Geraldine, were dismissed, as the informant did not wish to press the cases. 

NZ Marriage Witness xls

South Canterbury NZGenWeb Project 

 The material in marriage registers is official and a duplicate is sent from the marriage place to the Registrar-General. The minister/marriage celebrant not only conducts the service but acts as the Registrar-General’s agent. Marriages are the only part of the church register scheme where the official document is duplicated.

Matrimonial history begins where a romantic courtship ends.

Press, 29 June 1915, Page 6
I honour that man whose ambition it is, not to win laurels in the State or the Army, not to be a jurist or a naturalist, not to be a poet or a commander, but to be a master of living well, and to administer the offices of master and servant, of husband, father, and friend. — R. W. Emerson.

Sept. 1902
Those who judge the pulse of a district's prosperity often refer to the marriage barometer, and, if this is high, a favourable conclusion is drawn.

North Otago Times
, 21 September 1875, Page 2
Purely Accidental. The Oamaru correspondent of the Waitangi Tribune" says: —"An amusing incident occurred a short time ago in one of our churches. A worthy pair were about to enter into the holy bonds of wedlock; they were young and inexperienced, unused to the form of the marriage service. Whether owing to the shortness of sight of the clergyman, or the verdant freshness of the happy pair; but, true it is, the bride was married to the intended husband's best man. Of course, the affair had to be recommenced.

Oamaru Mail, 26 March 1904, Page 4
George: Don't you think a girl should marry an economic man? Dolly: I suppose so; but it's just awful being engaged to one.