And the Bride Wore…

…a charming gown of cream satin charmeuse, with paniers arranged with beautiful old lace and pearl embroidery, and real orange blossom. She also wore a soft tulle veil over a wreath of heather and orange blossoms, and carried a bouquet of white heather, lilies of the valley, and white carnations. Her only ornament was a rope of pearls. The bridesmaids were attired in gowns of saxe-blue crepe-de-chine, with bodice and paniers in chiffon to match. The bodices were prettily trimmed with pointed cream lace and bows of black tulle. Their hats were of black velvet with blue Lancer plumes, and they carried bouquets of blue love-in-the-mist, and wore brooches of peridots and pearls, the gifts of the bridegroom.

Yorkshire Post and Itelligencer, 11 September 1912

It is a long time since I read a “County Magazine” but I’d be surprised if this sort of reporting is no longer offered to a certain class of readership.

During the afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Rowe left in a motor car for York en route for Devonshire, where the honeymoon is to be spent. They were the recipients of numerous and valuable presents.

Almost three years after this happy day, Claude the bridegroom had become Captain Rowe, serving with 14 and 17 RFC squadrons in Abbassia, Egypt. He survived the First World War and died about six months before the Second began.

He is now hitched to Marjorie on FST. She outlived her husband by almost 40 years.

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