Weddings are always a wonderful occasion for family and friends.
Readers have been treated with a selection of wedding announcements from years gone by thanks to Marie Nielson from the Dungog Historical Society.
Dungog Chronicle - Friday, November 29, 1912
A quiet wedding was celebrated on Wednesday last by the Rev WT Stuart-Wright, when Mr Joseph E Redman, son of Mr and Mrs George Redman, of this town was united to Miss Letha Leayr, daughter of Mr P Leayr, also of Dungog. Congratulations.
Dungog Chronicle - October 1, 1912
A quiet wedding was celebrated at Christ Church, Dungog on Wednesday last when Eva, daughter of Mr & Mrs RA Oakley, of this town, was united to Mr Norman Towns, of Newcastle, and a brother of the ex-champion sculler of that name. The Ven. Archdeacon Luscombe tied the nuptial knot; the bride was given away by her father, and attended by her sister, Miss Nellie, as bridesmaid. Mr Theo Towns was best man. After the ceremony a sumptuous wedding breakfast was partaken of at Mr Oakley's, and the customary felicitations were offered the happy couple. They left by afternoon train for Quirindi, where their honeymoon will be spent. We offer them heartiest congratulations.
Eastern Telegraph - Friday, October 4, 1912
At the Church of England on Wednesday morning the bonds of holy matrimony were declared between Norman Towns and Eva Oakley, by the Ven. Archdeacon Luscombe. The bride entered the church in company with her father, who gave her away. Mr Theo Towns acted as best man, and the bridesmaid was Miss Nellie Oakley. The wedding breakfast was held in the Centennial Hall at which 50 persons sat down. The usual toasts for such occasions were honored.
The bride and bridesmaid received a gold bangle each as gifts from the bridegroom (theformer a basket cable, the latter a "Nellie Stewart", and he was the recipient of a pair of gold sleeve links from the bride. The bouquets, which were carried, were made by Miss Bingle, and presented by her. The presents and telegrams, and a beautiful two-tier cake were displayed in the dining hall. The bridegroom, with his bride and bridesmaid, journeyed by motor, kindly lent by Mr JM Hooke, to Wirra Gulla, where they boarded the three o'clock train for Quirindi, where the honeymoon is to be spent, after which their home will be made at Maitland. The bride's dress was cream ninon aeoline trimmed with silk overall, satin ribbon and Tosca net. The traveling dress was blue crystalline trimmed with silk, and tinselled insertion. The traveling hat was grey, trimmed with pale pink roses. The bridesmaid's dress was oyster ninon aeoline, trimmed with silk and tinselled overall and ruchings, and hat of burnt straw with crown of pale silk roses.
Eastern Telegraph - Friday, October 25, 1912
On Wednesday morning a very pretty wedding was celebrated in the Church of England when Miss Minnie Jane Newton was married to Mr Thomas Hicks, of Dingadee, by the Ven. Archdeacon Luscombe.
There was a goodly number of friends to witness the ceremony. The bridesmaids were Miss Hicks (sister of the bridegroom) and Miss A Redman. The bride's dress was white crystalline trimmed with silk appliqué and finished off with orange blossoms.
The bridesmaids dresses were: Miss Hicks blue silk and Miss Redman white muslin. The bridesmaids carried bouquets of pink sweet peas, together with gold brooches, being gifts of the bridegroom. After the ceremony the party drove to "Dingadee" to partake of a sumptuous wedding breakfast.
Dungog Chronicle - Friday, November 29, 1912
The marriage was celebrated on Wednesday morning last at the Church of England, Dungog, by the Ven. Archdeacon Luscombe, of Miss Rose Ada Rowney, daughter of Mr and Mrs Joseph Rowney, and Mr Stephen Walter Harman, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Walter Harman, also of Dungog.
The bride was given away by her father and was attended by her sister, Miss Amy Rowney as bridesmaid. Mr F Isaacs acted as best man. After the ceremony a wedding breakfast was partaken of at the residence of the bride's parents, and the happy couple left by the afternoon train for Sydney on their honeymoon. Congratulations.
Eastern Telegraph - Tuesday, September 3, 1912
Approaching Wedding - This week a wedding is to take place in the Methodist Church when Mr Thomas George Burrows and Miss Minnie Mabel Yates are to be joined together in holy wedlock. Both are well known and highly respected and the event is creating some interest.
Dungog Chronicle - September 13, 1912
The marriage was celebrated in the Methodist Church on Wednesday morning last by the Rev Stuart-Wright of Miss Minnie Mabel Yates, daughter of Mr & Mrs Albert Yates, of Thalaba and Mr Thomas George Burrows, of Dungog.
Dungog Chronicle - August 28, 1912
A very pretty wedding was celebrated at Clarence Town on Wednesday morning last by the Rev JC Meagher, at St Patrick's Church, when Miss Pearl Thelma Robards was united in the holy bonds to Mr Cecil Leo Burgess, after the celebration of Nuptial Mass. The bride was attended by Miss Kathleen Logue, as bridesmaid, while Mr A Burgess acted in the capacity of bestman.
After the ceremony a sumptuous wedding breakfast was partaken of at the residence of Mr James Pearson, and the usual toasts were honoured. We extend our heartiest congratulations to the young couple.
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