The Bucks Standard July 17th 1922

A PRETTY WEDDING. Much interest was taken on Saturday, June 10, in the wedding at Castlethorpe Parish Church of Miss Olive M. Middleton, daughter of Mr. H. H. Middleton, Headmaster of the Council School, Castlethorpe, and Mrs. Middleton. The bridegroom was Mr. Kenneth A. Blair, of London. The sun shed his benediction upon the happy ceremony, which was attended by a large number of friends from far and near. The church had been beautifully decorated with flowers kindly given by Mrs. Borrett, of Haddon Hall, West Haddon, and late of Hatton Court, Hanslope. The flowers provided as artistic setting for the charming scene. The service was conducted by the Rev. W. J. Harkness (vicar), and Miss Gregory was the organist. The hymns were “Lead us Heavenly Father, lead us,” and “O perfect love.” The bride who was given away by her father wore a charming dress of ivory crepe de chine with bodice and panel of brocade and a girdle of pearls. Her veil was of tulle trimmed with Honiton point lace with coronet of pearls and lace. She carried a beautiful bouquet of pink and white carnations and roses, the gift of Mrs. Borrett. The two elder bridesmaids were Miss Hilda Pheasant and Miss Dorothy Clarke, cousins of the bride, who wore dresses of pink crepe de chine with veils, and carried sprays of carnations. The bridegroom presented them with two beautiful handbags. The two younger bridesmaids were Miss Marjorie and Miss Phyllis Hewitt (nieces of the bridegroom), who wore dress of white crepe de chine trimmed with pink. Their gold and enamel bangles were gifts of the bridegroom. The bride’s mother wore a pretty dress of grey crepe de chine trimmed with oriental embroidery, and a hat to match. The bridegroom’s mother was tastefully attired in mole crepe de chine, with hat to match. Mr. Harry Jones, of London, a friend of the bridegroom, very able carried out the duties of best man. The bridegroom’s present to the bride was a diamond ring. After the reception at the Council School, attended by about 60 guests, the happy couple left for Oxford en route for Torquay, where the honeymoon is being spent. The bride travelled in a navy blue gabardine costume and hat to match. Many very valuable and handsome presents were received.