Sunday, 7 August 2016

Archie and Daisy FLEMING - Love & Marriage Sepia Saturday 342: August 2016

My maternal grandparents, Archibald William Finlay FLEMING and Daisy Marion nee MORGAN were married on the 8th of October 1932 at Daisy's parents home at Willow Bank near Moyhu in North East Victoria.
Archie was aged 23 Daisy was 24.


Article from the Wangaratta Chronicle
A quiet but pretty wedding was celebrated at the home of the bride's parents "Willow Bank" Moyhu, on Saturday, October 8th, when Daisy Marion, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Morgan, became the wife of Mr. Archie W. F. (third son of Mrs. D. Fleming "Valley View", King Valley, and the late Mr. D. Fleming).
The Rev M.C. Day of Wangaratta officiated.  The charming bride, who was given away by her father, was tastefully gowned in ankle length white satin with a yoke of silk lace.  A fitting bodice and slender skirt with fullness given by inlet pleated flares.  Her beautiful veil of embroidered tulle (lent by her sister Mrs. D. Jones) was worn cap fashion, and held by a wreath of orange blossom.  She also wore a necklace of crystal beads, and carried a bouquet of semi-sheaf arum lilies, intermingled with maiden hair fern and white satin streamers.  The bride was attended by her sister Miss Mavis Morgan, whose pretty ankle-length frock of powder blue  satin, with puff sleeves, looked very attractive with her head band of satin and flowers.  Her pretty posy was of arum lilies, maiden hair fern and pink satin streamers.  Mr. H Fleming was best man.  Immediately after the ceremony satin horse shoes were placed on the arm of the bride by her little brother Bert, and little Graeme McLaren (nephew of the bridegroom) and Caroline Jones (neice of the bride).  After the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride's parents.  The tables looked charming, the central decoration being a tiered wedding cake.  The bride's travelling frock was of maroon crepe-de-chene with hat to tone.  The bride's gift to the bridegroom was a travelling rug and that of the bridegroom to the bride a xylonite toilet set and to the bridesmaid a xylonite clock.  Many beautiful presents were received, including many cheques.  The future home of Mr. and Mrs. Fleming will be at "Greenfields" King Valley.



Harold FLEMING, the groom's brother was best man and Mavis MORGAN the bride's sister was bridesmaid.
about 1969 at Shepparton, Victoria with dogs Suzie and Goldie.

about 1974 at Edi Upper, North East Victoria.

Till death do us part, 
Archie died aged 68 on the 9th of November 1977.
Daisy died on the 2nd of December 1998 aged 90.


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25 comments:

  1. I love the bridegroom's present to the bride, whatever xylonite was! These photos could be colourized according to the detailed description but they are lovely as they are. The lucky horseshoes from the children were a sweet touch.

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    1. I'd never thought of colourizing the photos. A good idea thanks Jo.

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    2. I still have the xylonite items Jo. Just google xylonite there are plenty of images. I admit I never knew what it was either. :)

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  2. What lovely wedding photos. Don't you just love gossipy newspapers...the Toowoomba Chronicle was like that too.

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    1. So much detail we wouldn't get today.

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  3. Lovely photos and a very fascinating description of the wedding. Times change. A wedding wouldn't be reported like that any more - such a pity.

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  4. Beautiful descriptions. I thought the same as Jo, I would like to have a copy of the photos coloured ..seems a pity not to, as the descriptions are wonderful. Punch and Figaro gave great detail also, as did many of the papers of the times. Looking at the photo in 1969, they seemed to have changed very little over 37 years. Lovely post, Kerryn.

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    1. thanks Chris, I hadn't thought of having a copy coloured. No, they didn't change much.

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  5. A nice follow-through of your grandparents' wedding & their subsequent years together.

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  6. It is good to read that they were and stayed together for some 45 years!

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    1. They were very seldom ever apart Peter.

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  7. Willing to bet you connect somewhere with my family tree - Flemings and Finlays way over!

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    2. Kerryn, you should not display your email address the way you do. There are spammers with machines that collect these addresses and subsequently use it for spam or sell it to others. Better is name at gmail dot com.

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    3. Sarah I would love to compare notes. Could you please email me at geekaytay at gmail dot com

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  8. This is a beautiful photo Kerryn. Wedding description is really lovely to read. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comment Jennifer.

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  9. There was such a distinctive style to wedding dresses of that period. I too have press cuttings of family weddings 1928-29 and the detailed descriptions of the dresses make for fascinating reading. We don't get that nowadays!

    Family History Fun

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  10. The details in the descriptions are really fun to read. Is a travel rug what we would call a blanket to wear in a carriage or a car? I guess xylonite was the hot new thing or it wouldn't have been reported. Your grandmother must have been lonely for her final twenty two years. That's a long time as a widow.

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  11. I have to wonder about the person who wrote the article. Were they sitting their with binoculars? Did they follow the bride around up close trying to get details? Or did the bride supply some of the information? I imagine a nosey person who obsessed about details having the job.

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  12. That’s a very detailed description! Isn’t it sad that she lived so many years without him, after such a happy start?

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  13. I like the colors in their sepia! A lovely detailed description and nice photos. I wondered what the horseshoes were for but see they were a good luck gift from the little boys, or via the little boys anyway.

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