- [S-116] NEWSPAPER TROVE Border Watch Mt Gambier 1861-1954, Page 5 Wedding, 28 Nov 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
WEDDING Milstead--Ashby The KongorongChurch was the
scene of a very pretty wedding on the evening of April 23, when Mary, younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Ashby, of Kongorong, was married to Rudolph Stephen, second son of Mrs, and the late Mr. E. Milstead of Port MacDonnell. The Ceremony was performed by Archdeacon Clarke, of the Mount Gambier Church of England. The bride entered the church on the arm of her father to the strains of the Wedding March
played by Mrs. H. A. Wright. She looked becoming in her frock of white figured Swiss organdi, the neckline of which was V-shaped, the front being shirred. The sleeves were effectively trimmed with Valenciennes lace and the skirt was very full, merging into a train. Her veil, which was worn halo fashion, was held in position by a spray of lily of the valley, and was lent by a friend of the bride, Mrs.N
Lewis, of Mount Gambier. She carried a magnificent water lily and fern, and wore a necklet of aquamarine the gift of the bridegroom. She was attended by Misses Melba Blackmore,
Claire Dixon, and Lorna and Joy Milstead. They all wore frocks of georgette over taffeta, the first two in a pale shade and the latters' in a deeper tint. The bodices were
draped, while, the back and sleeves were tucked, and the skirts were very full. They wore tulle halos fastened at the back with velvet bows on their hair, and carried floral muffs. All wore the gift of the bridegroom, a gold cross and chain, around their necks. Mr. Hugh Milstead, brother of the bridegroom, was best man, and Mr. Ken Ashby, brother
of the bride, was groomsman. During the signing of the register, Mr. G Lightbody sang "Because." As the bride left the church little Margaret Praetz hung a lucky horseshoe on her arm. Afterwards about 200 relatives and guests were entertained at the local hall at a reception. During the evening Mr. Dayman, an old friend of the bride's family, asked the best man to read the numerous congratulatory telegrams. The bride then cut the cake, which was three-tiered and in horseshoe shape. The bride's mother wore a plum shade ensemble with black accessories and carried a floral trimmed handbag. The bridegroom's mother was gowned
in black, with a silver fox fur and matching accessories. She also carried a floral trimmed handbag. All the floral decorations were ably carried out by Mrs. W. G. Morrison, Kongorong. The bride travelled in a slate grey worsted costume with black and white accessories. The honeymoon
was spent in Adelaide and Dowlingville. Mr. and Mrs. Milstead's future home will be at Port MacDonnell.