Thursday, 20 January 2022

Wedding notice of Mary Margaret "Molly" MUSSON and Arthur William "Jock" FORD 1935


FORD—MUSSON The wedding was celebrated recently at St. John's Anglican Church, Rangiora, of Mary Margaret, daughter of Mr J. C. Musson and the late Mrs Musson, to Arthur William, son of Mr and Mrs W. J. Ford. The Ven. Archdeacon A. C. Purchas officiated, and Miss N. Bailey was organist. During the signing of the register. Miss E. Mayfield sang a solo. The bride, who was escorted by her father, wore a gown of angelskin lace, mounted on satin, cut on light fitting lines to the knees, and then flaring fully to form a train. The cowl neck was caught with a diamente clasp and the long fitting sleeves cut in points over the hands, were finished with rows of pearls to match, a row of pearls at the back of the bodice. Her embroidered tulle veil was caught with clusters of orange blossom, and she carried an armlet of lilies, chrysanthemums, and red roses. When leaving the church she was presented with a horseshoe by Allison Roberts, niece of the bridegroom. Miss Anice Musson, Springston, cousin of the bride, and Miss Nola Forward, Rangiora, acted as bridesmaids. They wore slightly trained frocks of Marina blue silk vlvet fitting to the knees, and fully flared to' the hem. The slashed puffed sleeves were lined with silver lame, the necklines were outlined with twists of lame and velvet, and the wide sashes were lined with lame. Twists of sil- | ver lame and velvet were worn in \ their hair, and they carried bouquets of lemon abutilons and chrysanthemums and maidenhair fern with silver streamers: The two flower girls, Lynley Barker, niece of the bride, and Audrey Loffhagen, wore princess frocks of Marina blue silk velvet, and wreaths of real flowers, and carried posies of primroses and rose buds. Mr E. Musson, brother of the bride, was best man, and Mr F. Smith was groomsman. After the ceremony a reception was held in the parish hall. Mrs G. Barker, sister of the bride, received the guests wearing a blue marocain dress and blue hat and coat to match. Her shoulder spray was of abutilons and roses. Mrs Ford, mother of the bridegroom, wore a black chiffon velvet frock and coat and a black felt hat relieved with white. She carried a bouquet of chrystanthemums, abutilons, and red roses. For travelling the bride wore an ensemble of prune basket-weave tweed and a prune-coloured velour hat. She carried a black face coat with a musquash collar.

Photo from family collection.

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