Genealogy of My Acadian Family / Généalogie de ma famille acadienne - Document

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The Moncton Daily Times Moncton, NB
Frodau. May 2nd, 1947 pg 10

Leger - Richards
A pretty wedding was solemnized recently in St. Mary's Cathedral. Halifax, when Evelyn Mary, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Richards, 3 Branton street, Halifax was unnited in marriage to Francis Theodore, only son of Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Leger of Lewisville, with Rev. Joseph Mills officiating. Given in marriage by her cousin Constable Andrew Haley of the Halifax Detachment. R.C.M.P. the bride wore a floor length gown of white satin and brocaded lace styled on princess lines with sleeves coming to points over the hands and a sweetheart neckline. Her long veil was held in place by a wreath of orange blooms and she carried a shower bouquet of American Beauty roses. Her only ornament was a single strand of pearls. Miss Victorine Leger, sister of the groom, was bridesmaid and wore a floor length gown of blue net over taffeta with shoulder length veil. Her bouquet was of pink carnations. Gordon Richards, brother of the bride was best man. Miss Marion Larson, who was maid of honor, wore a gown of pink taffeta and net with shoulder length veil. She also carried a bouquet of pink carnations. George MacLean ushered. Carol Ann O'Donell was flower girl and wore yellow taffeta and net with a mauve flower hat. She carried a nosegay of mixed flowers. The bride's mother wore a black suit with white accessories and a corsage of pink carnations while the groom's mother was attired in navy blue with lighter blue accessories and a corsage of pink carnations. The mass was sung by St. Mary's boys' choir with Joseph MacDonald at the organ. During the signing of the register, "Ave Maria" was sung by Kenneth Robinson. Immediately after the ceremony, breakfast was served for relatives and friends at 3 Brenton street. Capt. Nelson Cormier proposed a toast to the bride. The bride's table was centered with a three-tier wedding cake topped with a miniature bride and groom. After breakfast, the bridal party motored to Windsor, N.S. On their return, a reception was held at the home of the bride where one hundred and fifty guest were present. Later, Mr. and Mrs. Leger left on a motor trip through Nova Scotia and New Brunswick and on their return, will reside in Halifax where the groom is employed with the Civil Service Commission. For travelling, the bride wore a light blue wool suit with black accessories. The bride was employed as cashier at Kay's Limited and prior to her marriage, was tendered a linen shower at her home by Miss Marion Larson and many lovely gifts were received.