John and Ursula Valentine wedding



John and Ursula Valentine wedding


Newspaper announcement giving details of family and wedding.

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Also at the Parish Church on Saturday the marriage took place of Miss Ursula Mary Griffin, of “Lido,” Tenterden-grove, Hendon, and Mr. John Ross Mackenzie Valentine, of Barnet.
The bride’s father is superintending engineer of Health Services, Delhi, India, and her mother, who has been residing at “Lido,” will shortly leave by air for India. So the newly-married couple will take up their residence at the “Lido,” Tenterden-grove, after the honeymoon. The bridegroom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. A.S. Valentine, of “Pitairlie,” 16, Queen’s-road, Barnet.
The bride was given away by her uncle, Mr. A.R. Cliff, of Ringwood, Hants. She wore a white lace dress with train, and a plain net veil with a pearl head-dress, her bouquet consisting of pinky mauve orchids.
Miss Ann Valentine, sister of the bridegroom, was bridesmaid, and wore a picture dress of net, with a Juliet cap of pink and blue rose buds, and she carried a posy of the same flowers.
Mr. Leslie Valentine, brother of the bridegroom, was best men.
Dr. Herrick Bunney, at the organ, accompanied the hymns, and also played Wagner’s Bridal March from Lohengrin and Mendelssohn’s Wedding March, whilst during the signing of the register Miss Ruth Allenby sang the solo, “My heart ever faithful” (Bach).
The reception was held at Hendon Hall Hotel and was attended by many relatives and friends of the bride and bridegroom. Later the newly-wed couple left for a honeymoon in Scotland, the bride wearing a dress of duck-egg blue, with a brown hat and veil and a fur coat.



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