of the most charming weddings of the season was solemnized at the
Baptist Church in Delhi, by Rev. Dr. Spencer of Oshawa assisted by
Rev. P. K. Dayfoot of Toronto, on the afternoon of Thursday, 27 Sep
1917, when Miss Nelles Candace Duncombe was united in marriage to
Mr. Ernest Russell Read, barrister, of Brantford [sic].
The church was beautifully
decorated with palms, ferns and a profussion of while asters.
Miss Genevieve Freeman of
Hamilton, a cousin of the bride, played the wedding march.
The bride was given away by
her uncle, Dr. Charles Duncombe of St. Thomas, and looked most
winsome and charming in a gown of ivory duchesse satin, with court
train and trimmings of silver lace and orange blossoms, and carried
a shower bouquet of roses and lily of the valley, while her wedding
veil bore the monogram of the bride, and was artistically held in
place by a coronet of orange blossoms.
Miss Evelyn Whitside, a
cousin of the bride, was maid of honor, and was gowned in mauve
taffeta with hand embroidery of silver, and wore a Juliet cap of
silver lace with mauve streamers; her bouquet was sweetheart roses.
The little flower girls,
twin cousins of the bride, Minnie and Nellie Heath of Delhi,
daintily attired in white organdie over pink and blue taffeta,
strewed rose petals in the path of the bride, while wee Jackie
Hodgson of Lethbridge, Alberta, died the honors as page, dressed in
a court suit or white satin and lace.
The best man was Mr. Ward
Simpson of Brantford, while Mr. Rose of Brantford and Mr. Bruce
Whitside of Simcoe acted as ushers.
After the ceremony a
reception was held at "The Cedars," the beautiful old home
of the bride's grandparents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Whitside,
the Spacious rooms of which never looked more beautiful than they
did with their profusion of floral decorations, roses, smilax, sweet
peas and ferns. The breide's mother and her sister were all married
there, and Mr. Eugene Heath, and Mrs. Heath, aunt of the bride, now
reside in the old home.
Mrs. Duncombe, the bride's
mother, wearing black ninon over white duchesse satin, hand
embroidered, and carrying pink rose, and Mrs. Heath, in a mulberry
gown, received with the bride.
The bridegroom's gift to the
bride was a platinum necklace and pendant set with diamonds, to the
maid of honor, flower girls and pianist, gold pendants, to the best
man and ushers scarf pins, and ring to the little page.
The bride's going away gown
was a grey French broadcloth with seal trimmings, and grey hat to
The happy couple left amind
showers of confetti on an extended motor trip to the Berkshire
Hills, New York, Washington and other points.
Guests were present from
Lethbridge, Detroit, Hamilton, Toronto, St. THomas, Brantford and
Upon their return, Mr. and
Mrs. Read will reside in Brantford.