Cottage, Victoria Street, the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Forsythe
and family, and of J. A. Darling and family, was at high noon
Tuesday, 12 Aug 1919, the scene of a pretty wedding when Nellie
Madeline, second daughter of J. A. Darling, was united in marriage
to E. A. Manning, mathematical master of the Simcoe High School,
elder son of Sidney Manning of Forest, Ontario.
Ordinarily a most
attractive residence, under the artistic genius of Hilton
Forsythe, it was converted into a bewildering succession of
borders of ferns and gladioli.
The bride entered the
drawing room to the strains of Lohengrin's wedding march, played
by her cousin, J. Hilton Forsyth.
She was indeed charming in
her gown of white charmeuse with ninon drapes adorned with pearl
clusters. She wore the customary veil caught with orange blossoms,
and carried an ivory bound Bible.
Miss Helen Forsyth was
bridesmaid, and wore a gown of pale blue satin with sunburst,
georgette overdress. She carried a bouquet of sunburst roses. The
groom was attended by William Manning of Forest.
The bridal party stood
under an arch of ferns, evergreen, white asters and gladioli. Rev,
Duncan E. Foster, pastor of St. Paul's Presbyterian Church,
conducted the ceremony. Only immediate relatives were present.
The groom's gift to the
bride was a pendant of white gold and diamonds; to the bridesmaid
a bar pin of platinum with diamond setting; to the groomsman a set
of gold cuff links; to the pianist, a stick pin in the shape of a
maple leaf set with pearls.
Buffet luncheon was served
in a spacious room, in the decoration of which white gladioli
The young couple left on
the 4.30 train for Toronto, thence for a trip down the St.
Lawrence. On their return they will reside at 85 Orchard Avenue.
The bride received many
beautiful gifts from far and near in testimony of general esteem.