A quiet home wedding was
solemnized Wednesday morning, 18 May 1921, at 11 o'clock, when Miss
Florence Swinton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Swinton, became the
bride of F. William Dry of Drillfield, East Yorkshire, England.
Rev. Nelson S. Bradley read
the service in the presence of a small assemblage of relatives and
Baskets of spires, purple
and white iris, tulips, asparagus fern, honeysuckle, purple and
white lilacs were used throughout the house, making an attractive
setting for the bridal party.
As the strains of
Lohengrin's wedding march, played by Miss Beatrice Horton of Flint,
were heard, the bride entered the living room on the arm of her
father, who gave her in marriage.
Her gown was a model of
white georgette crepe and satin. She wore a veil of tulle arranged
in Normandy cap style. Her bouquet was of yellow roses, showered
with silverine ribbon.
The matron of honor, Mrs.
William Henry Smythe of Chicago, sister of the bride, was charming
in a gown of yellow georgette crepe and carried an arm bouquet of
Ward roses and lavender sweet peas.
Marjorie and William Smythe
scattered roses in the pathway of the bride. They were followed by
Helen Dorothy Smythe, who carried the ring in a basket of daisies.
The frocks of the little girls were of ruffled organdie in yellow
and the other in white.
After the ceremony a wedding
luncheon was served, following which Mr. and Mrs. Dry left for New
York, from where they will sail Saturday for their home, Riverhead
House, Drillfield, England.
The marriage was a
culmination of a romance that began six yours ago, when both were
travelling in the west.
The bridegroom is a graduate
of Oxford University, and is in the employ of the British Government
as an entomologist. For the past two years, he has been in East
Africa, doing scientific research work for his government.
The bride is a graduate of
Saginaw High School and the University of Michigan. For the past two
years she has been a member of the faculty of the West Bay City high
The father of the bride, Mr.
David Swinton, will be remembered by older citizens as a native of
the town, who graduated from the Simcoe high school into the
bookstore of the late Mr. A. J. Donly, with whom he was associated
for several years.