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,
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
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.
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
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
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
Guests were present from
Toronto, Brantford and Simcoe.