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Contributed by John Johnston

A wedding which created a deal of interest locally, by reason of the fact that the families concerned are well-known in the district, was celebrated in the Methodist Church last Thursday night. The contracting parties were Arthur Lewis, second son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Hotchkiss, 138 Pound Street, and Florence (Florrie), fifth daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard, 65 Fry Street. The church was decorated by the girl friends of the bride. The ?Wedding Bell? was the gift of Mrs. Andrew Englert. The seating capacity of the church was fully taxed, and a large number of people stood in the ad?jacent porches. The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr. H. P. Leonard, wore a gown of soft ivory ninon mounted on net bodice relieved with satin, the train of same falling from the waist and finished with a large tulle bow, caught with tucks of orange blossom. The usual wreath and veil were worn. As she entered the church on her brother?s arm the choir sang ?The Voice that Breathed o?er Eden.? The wedding ceremony was performed by Rev. R. J. Murray. Men?delssohn?s Wedding March was played by Mrs. R. J. Murray and Mr. Lewis Emerton as the happy couple marched down the aisle, after signing the regis?ter. The bride was attended by her niece Miss Doris Leonard, as bridesmaid. The latter wore frock of soft white silk trimmed with satin bands, the waist finished with a large pink aeroplane butterfly bow, and a dainty hat of pink aeroplane, trimmed with rosebuds to match. Both the bride and the brides?maid wore gold bangles, gifts of the bridegroom, and carried shower bouquets, gifts of Mrs. J. C. McDonald of Vil?lier Street, cousin of the bride. Mr. C. G. Hotchkiss, Newcastle, brother of the bridegroom, acted as groomsman. The reception was afterwards held at the residence of the bride?s parents, the Rev. R. J. Murray presiding at the table, which was beautifully set out by Mrs. H. Jordan. The usual toasts were honored. The handsome three-tier cake was made and decorated by Mr. Chas. Paine, of Fry Street. The bride?s going-away frock was of cream mohair, trimmed with buttons, with a smart toilet toque.

Reprinted from The Daily Examiner, Grafton, issue dated Tuesday April 3, 1917. Ref. C028

Linked toArthur Lewis HOTCHKISS; Ettie Florence LEONARD

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