Etc. -- Wallace Smith wed Amelia Mason, Christmas Day 1917
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A lightly edited partial transcript of the Waterford column on page 8 of the 3 Jan 1918 issue of Simcoe Reformer.


An event of more than ordinary interest to the people of Waterford and the surrounding community took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace E. Mason, Tuesday, 
25 Dec 1917, when their second daughter, Amelia Ethel, and Wallace Wray Smith, B.A., eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace W. Smith of Villa Nova, were united in the holy bonds of matrimony by the Rev. E. R. Fitch, pastor of the bride.

Precisely at one o'clock p.m. the bride, escorted by her father and attended by her two little nieces, Doris and Phyllis Veale, bearing the ring basket, entered the drawing room to the strains of Mendelssohn's wedding march played by Miss Edith Smith, sister of the groom.

The large Drawing rooms were handsomely enriched with Christmas greens and holly, smilax and bridal roses. 
The ceremony was performed in front of a beautiful bank of pines, after which Miss Maron Somers sang "All Joy Be Thine."

The groom's gift to the bride was a wristlet watch, to the flower girls pearl rings, and to Miss Somers a sunburst of pearls.

After hearty congratulations, the guests, to the number of about 40, repaired to the dining room where a sumptuous repast was served by a number of the bride's young friends.

The responses to the numerous toasts proposed betoken the very high esteem in which both the bride and groom are held.

The gifts were many and beautiful. Among these were generous cheques from the bride's father and brother-in-law, Mr. L. W. Veale, cut glass, china and silverware.

The wedding gown was of shell pink charmeuse and georgette interwoven with seed pearls. The veil of silk tuile was draped into a Juliet cap with handkerchief corners. The bouquet, a bridal shower of lily of the valley, was handsome.

The travelling gown was of taupe, French Venice shade, separate coat of taupe velour trimmed with Hudson seal with purse, gloves and shoes to match.

The happy couple left amid showers of confetti and good wishes on the 4:30 M.C.R. train for Buffalo and points east.

On their return they will reside at Whitby, where the groom is commercial teacher in the high school.

Guests were present from Toronto, Brantford and Simcoe.

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