The home of Mrs. John Erwin,
Villa Nova, was the scene of a very pleasant event last Wednesday
afternoon, when her only daughter, Leona E., was united in marriage
to Wm. J. Hocken of the same place, the officiating clergyman being
Rev. Charles Deacon of Waterford.
At 2.30 o'clock the bridal
party entered the parlor to the strains of Mendelssohn's beautiful
wedding march, played by Mrs. H. Allen of Villa Nova.
The bride looked charming in
a gown of white cashmere with trimmings of white satin with the
orthodox veil and orange blossoms, and carried a bouquet of orange
blossoms. The bridesmaid, Miss Nora Erwin of Hamilton, cousin of the
bride, was becomingly attired in cream cashmere trimmed with silk
and lace, and carried pink carnations. The groom was ably assisted
by Mr. John Moore of Villa Nova.
After the ceremony the
company to the number of 60 repaired to the dining room, where a
sumptuous repast was prepared by the bride's mother, where all did
ample justice to the good things provided.
The bride was the recipient
of a number of beautiful presents, showing the high esteem in which
she is held by her many friends, among them being a handsome tea
The groom's gift to the
bride was a handsome broach and to the bridesmaid, a sterling silver
Amid a shower of rice and
old shoes, the happy couple left on the evening train for Toronto
and other points east, accompanied by the best wishes of their many