royal blue bridesmaid
Marcella Coady becomes wife of CR MacDonald
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church was the scene of a pretty autumn wedding on Saturday October 19 at 4pm when Rev. James S. Roe united in matrimony Marcella Ann Coady and Pte. Clifford Reid MacDonald.
The Bride is the daughter of Mr&Mrs. John Coady of Priestville and the groom is the son of Mr&Mrs Clifford MacDonald MacLellans Brook.
Baskets of mixed fall flowers graced the sanctuary and the guest pews were noted with pink roses and white satin ribbons
Miss vesta Mosher was organist and played nuptial music during the ceremony
The bride given in marriage by her father, wore a Aline floor length gown of white satin featuring a stand up collar and long sleeves that came to lilly points at the wrist. A full length train of lace attached to 2tiny bows fell from the shoulders her bouffant veil of nylon tulle illusion was held in place by a tiera of rhinestones and satin pearls. She wore white satin slippers and carried a cascade of red roses . royal blue bridesmaid
Miss Norma Jean MacDonald sister of the groom was maid of honor, she wore a street length gown of pink chiffon fashioned with a heart shaped neck line, short sleeves, empire waitline and full skirt, Her head piece was a crown of pink tulle. She wore wrist length white gloves, pink satin slippers and carried a nosegay of white carnations tinted with pink.
Miss Mary Ellen MacDonald sister of the groom as bridesmaid, wore a floor length gown of blue satin with overlay of blue lace designed on empire lines with fitted bodice, enhanced by a jeweled neckline short sleeves and sheath skirt her head piece was a crown of blue tulle she wore white gloves and slippers and carried a nosegay of white carnations tinted with blue.
Miss Cathy Jamieson, flower girl, wore a turquoise floor length gown of silk featuring a rounded neckline and puff sleeves she wore a matching bow of dress material in her hair, wrist length white gloves and shoes and carried a basket of yellow and white mums?
The groom was attended by Pte Stewart MacLeod of Springhill, both the groom and best man were attired in there Highlander uniforms Andrew MacDonald brother of the groom and Donald Coady brother of the bride were ushers.
Following the ceremony the bridal party proceeded on to the Aberdeen Hospital to visit the grooms father who is a patient there.
A Reception for guests followed at the I00F Hall in Stellarton which was decorated with pink and white streamers and wedding bells for the occasion
Receiving with the bridal party were the bride’s parents and the grooms mother.
Mrs Coady received in a 2 piece royal blue double knit suit white hat and accessories and a corsage of white carnations Mrs. MacDonald was attired in a 2 piece beige double knit suit with beige hat white gloves and beige shoes and a corsage of yellow roses.
The bridal table centered with a 3 tiered wedding cake, swathed at the base with tulle in which nestled pink rose buds flanked with white candles with silver holders Bouquets of mixed fall flowers graced the tables.
The tea table was laid with a linen cloth and centered with a bouquet of yellow mums.
Mrs Edith MacDonald and Mrs Ann Gailan aunts of the bride and groom presided at the silver services.
Miss Debby MacDonald, Mrs Doreen Coady and Mrs Margaret Michaud served the wedding party while the guests were served by Mrs. John MacDonald and Mrs. Elsie Jamieson.
Mr.Roe asked the blessing and proposed the toast to the bride.
Special guest at the head table was the grooms grandmother Mrs. Angus MacDonald of MacLellans Brook who is 89 years of age. Congratulatory telegrams were received from Mr&Mrs. James K. Davidson of Georgetown Ontario Aunt of the groom.
For a wedding trip in the province the bride changed into a navy blue and white 3 pc double knit suit with white hat and accessories and a corsage of pink roses. The groom is a member of the Canadian Armed Forces Stationed in Gagetown NB.
On the evening previous to the wedding a rehearsal party was held at the home of the grooms parents at which time the couple exchanged gifts and presented gifts to their attendants.