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Wednesday's Wedding: Herbert Sheather and Hannah Grace Jones

Today's wedding involves my great great Aunt Hannah Grace Jones and Herbert Joseph Sheather.

Source: SHEATHER-JONES. (1914, August 28). Adelong and Tumut Express and Tumbarumba Post (NSW : 1900 - 1925), p. 2. Retrieved August 20, 2014, from



A pretty wedding was celebrated at the Wesleyan Church on Wednesday last, the participating parties being Mr. Herbert Joseph, second son of Mr. and Mrs. Sheather, of Sydney, the Miss Hannah Grace, third daughter of Mr and Mrs Joseph Jones, of Adjungbilly, Rev H Skuse being the celebrant.  The bride (who was given away by her father) was dressed in white voile with hand-embroidered net overdress, hat en suite.  She wore a gold brooch with a neck chain and cross and carried a boquet of orange blossoms (the gifts of the bridegroom).  Miss Lily Jones (sister of the bride) and Miss Emily Marsh ( cousin of the bride) were the bridesmaids, both gowned in white muslin trimmed with embroidery, with white silk hats en suite, and both wore gold brooches (gifts of the bridegroom).  Mr. Albert Woods capably filled the role of best man.  The ceremony over, the company adjourned to the Oddfellows' Hall where a sumptuous wedding breakfast was provided.  Rev. H. Skuse occupied the chair, and after justice had been done to the good things provided, proposed the toast of the 'Bride and Bridegroom' in a happy speech.  The bridegroom suitably responded and proposed the toast of the 'Bridesmaids', Mr. A. Woods responding.  Rev. H. Skuse then proposed the health of the 'Parents of the Bride and Bridegroom' Mr. J. Jones responding.  The bride's travelling dress was of blue navy serge with Oriental trimmings, hat to match.  She wore a sealskin muff and fur (the gift of the bridegroom).  Numerous and costly were the presents they received.  The happy fair left, amid showers of rice and confeti, by the train en route for Albury, where the honeymoon is to be spent.  We wish our young friends health, wealth and prosperity in the future.  Their home will be Cootamundra.

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