Etc. -- Nellie Darling weds E. D. Manning
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A lightly edited transcription of a page 1 article in the 14 Aug 1919 issue of the Simcoe Reformer.  


Colonial 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 predominated.

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.

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