At high noon, Wednesday, 5
Sep 1917, there was solemnized at Riverdale Farm near Delhi, the
home of Mr. and Mrs. George Gehring, the marriage of their only
daughter, Leita Elma, and Mr. J. Kenneth Wardell, only son of Mr.
and Mrs. C. Wardell of Windham.
The ceremony was performed
by Rev. N. Argyle Hurlbut of Delhi.
The bride daintily gowned in
cream duchess satin with seed pearl trimmings and wearing the red
and orange blossoms worn by her aunt, Mrs. John Burtch, and carrying
a sheaf of flesh tinted roses, took her place in the drawing room
before a bank of ferns and flowers.
Mrs. George Carrow of
Atherton, aunt of the bride, played the wedding march, and Master
Stanley Gehring, nephew of the bride, was ring bearer. During the
signing of the register, Miss Minnie Kent sang "Because."
After the ceremony luncheon
was served by Mr. J. Wilson of Delhi, to 100 guests in a marquee
beautifully decorated with evergreens and flags of the Allied
The bridal couple left on
the afternoon train for points east, the bride travelling in a
handsome tailored suit of blue velour and black velvet hat. Upon
Mr. and Mrs. Wardell will be at home to their friends
on their farm in Windham.
The bride was the recipient
of many handsome gifts showing the high esteem in which she is held
Guests were present from
Aylmer, Tillsonburg, Norwich, Teeterville, Simcoe, Jarvis, Kohler,
Hamilton, Lynedoch and Delhi.