Ellen Shiels Houliston1837 - 1919 (81 years)
Article describing the wedding of George Moffat and Ann Susan Fahey
Article probably transcribed by Peter Moffat, but it doesn't contain a reference for where it came from. A newspaper most likely, but it's not known for sure.
Wedding at Four Mile Creek
On Wednesday, August 19th 1891, a pleasant gathering took place to celebrate the marriage of Miss Fahey to Mr George Moffat at the residence of the bride's parents. The ceremony was performed by the Rev Currie. The breakfast was laid in the barn, which was beautifully decorated, and everything was in first-class style. The guests must have numbered fully a hundred.
The bride looked nice in blue cashmere trimmed with velvet and a lovely wreath and veil completed a neat costume. She was attended by her niece, Miss Smith, as bridesmaid, who looked very nice in a white embroidered dress and pink sash. Mr Moffat was attended by Mr A Moffat as groomsman.
Mrs Fahey (mother of the bride) black cashmere dress and black cap.
Mrs Moffat (bridegroom's mother) black cashmere dress and white lace cap.
Mrs C McKay, black dress and white lace cap.
Mrs Houliston Snr. black silk.
Mrs A Houliston, black Italian cloth, velvet trimmings.
Mrs R Houliston, black cashmere with velvet trimmings.
At the dance in the evening:-
Miss E Moffat, brown dress, braided.
Misses Houliston (3), (Kakapuaka), grey dresses trimmed with black velvet.
Misses Houliston (2), (Hillend), light dresses with pale blue ribbons.
Miss Maggie McKay, black with pale blue ribbons.
The music was supplied by Mr A King in his usual manner. During the evening several songs were sung and Mr C McKay danced a step-dance and so the evening wore away 'til the "wee sma' hours ayont the twal."
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