Etc. -- Charles Ponting wed Ada May Saunders
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A lightly edited transcription of a page 4 article from the Thu 9 Jan 1919 Simcoe Reformer.


A very pleasing event took place at high noon on the 26th of December at the home of Mr. J. W. and Mrs. Saunders, Port Rowan, when their daughter, Ada May, was united in marriage to Mr. Charles Ponting of St. Williams.

The ceremony was performed by Rev. P. Thornton Meek, pastor of the Methodist church, Lynedoch.

The bridal party entered the parlor to the strains of the wedding march rendered by Mr. Walter White of Delhi. Mr. White also sang in a very pleasing manner while the register was being signed.

The bride was beautifully attired in a gown of embroidered voile. She wore the conventional veil, caught in front, with orange blossoms and carried a boquet [sic] of cream bridal roses.

Miss E. Hurley of Port Rowan was bridesmaid, and was dressed in white voile with trimmings of lace.

Little Beatrice White of Dehi was very sweet in pink silk. She preceded the bride, carrying the ring in a pink trimmed basket, half hidden in pink and white carnations.

Mr. John Hurley acted as groomsman.

The bridal party stood under a white arch which was decorated with white wedding bells.

After the ceremony, a wedding dinner was served in the dining room, which was beautifully decorated for the occasion in pink and white.

The groom's gift to the bride was a dainty pin, to the bridesmaid, also a pin, and to the little flower girl a ring. The best man received a pair of gold cuff links, and to the pianist was given a pearl tie pin.

Many beautiful presents were received, among them being an oak chest of Community silver.

Mr. and Mrs. Ponting left on the afternoon train for Ottawa and other Ontario cities, the bride's travelling costume being of burgundy cloth with hat to match.

The following is a partial list of the guests:
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Ponting of Brantford,
Mr. Henry Ponting of Guelph,
Mr. and Mrs. McKoy of Courtland,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wilson of Tillsonburg,
Mrs. George Ponting of Port Rowan,
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wilson of Tillsonburg,
Mr. and Mrs. [.] J. White of Delhi,
Misses Moulton of St. Williams,
Mr. and Mrs. Walter White of Delhi,
Miss Bernice White of Delhi,
Rev. and Mrs. P. Thornton Meek of Lynedoch,
Mr. and Mrs. Russel Hunter of Wyecombe,
Misses Ina, [.la] and Elizabeth Ponting and Mrs. Larry Hunter of Wyecombe.


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