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Wedding of Jock Waugh and Winifred Russell, June 29, 1938
Wedding of Jock Waugh and Winifred Russell, June 29, 1938
Left to right: Ted Bertram, Ron Russell, Mary Cairns, Jock Waugh, Winifred Russell,
Joy Russell, Roy Drury, Christina Waugh and Ed Thompson

The Powell River News, Westview, Powell River, B.C., July 6th, 1938 (pdf)

Wedding of Much Interest Held on Friday Evening, Miss Winnie Russell Becomes Bride of Mr. John Waugh

St. John's Union Church was the scene of a very pretty wedding on Wednesday evening, June 29th when Rev. R. Moses united in marriage Winifred Joyce, eldest daughter of Captain and Mrs. R. Russell, Powell River, and Mr. John Waugh, of Nanaimo. The ceremony was largely attended and the church was beautifully decorated with a profuse array of flowers.

The bride entered the church on the arm of her father and looked very charming in a gown of Chantilly lace en train, fashioned in the Elizabethan style. Her bridal veil was embroidered with tiny horseshoes in the corner and was caught with a halo of small waxed orange blossoms at the top of her head, hanging full from the back and covering the train of her dress. She carried a full shower boquet of sweetheart roses and lily of the valley.

Miss Joy Russell, sister of the bride and Miss Christine Waugh, sister of the groom, were bridesmaids. The former wore a smart empire frock of point d'esprit in heavenly blue, featuring a tight fitting bodice with full skirt and completed with tiny bands of ruche. Miss Waugh chose a full-skirted dress of the same material in rose, topped with a jacket of rose colored lace., buttoned in front and gathered at the back, and finished with a smartly tailored bow of point d'esprit. To complete their dresses the bridesmaids wore veils of silk net fastened at the top of the coiffure by a wreath of dainty flowers. Their boquets were composed of laddie carnations and sweetheart roses.

Miss Mary Cairns, daintily dressed in a yellow Kate Greenaway frock, acted as flower girl, scattering small pink rose petals from a hand-crocheted yellow basket as the bride and her attendants walked up the aisle.

The groom was supported by Mr. Ronald Russell, brother of the bride. Ushers were Mr. Ted Bertram, Mr. Roy Drury, and Mr. Ed Thompson. Mr. Stuart Blondin was organist and played the wedding march and other appropriate music. During the service the hymn "O Perfect Love" was sung by the congregation. Mrs. A.C. Sutton gave a beautiful rendition of "At Dawning" during the signing of the register.

Following the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride's parents, who received the guests, assisted by the bride's aunt, Mrs. J. Drury, and the groom's sisters, Mrs. Cassidy and Miss Alexis Waugh.

Mrs. Russell wore a smart creation of sky-blue flowered chiffon and a white picture hat trimmed with ribbon and flowers of the same shade of her dress. Mrs. Waugh, mother of the groom, was charming in a black figured dress, which was complemented by a black picture hat trimmed with white gardenias.

The three-tiered wedding cake centred the effectively appointed tea table, which was outstanding with its pair of bronze sconces holding gold candles. Over the lovely lace cloth which covered the table were strewn pink and white rosebuds resting in drifts of gold and pink tulle. Serving were Misses Mae Gold, Mae Semple, Lorna MacDonald, Millicent Peebles, Blanche Fiddler, Mrs. Lorne Thompson and Mrs. Ed Thompson. They were assisted by the ushers.

Following the reception the newly married couple left on the "Princess Mary" for a honeymoon which will be spent in Puget Sound cities before traveling to Victoria, where they will spend a month. A motor trip to Southern California will complete their honeymoon.

The bride's going away costume was a smartly tailored suit of grey tweed with royal blue accessories. She wore an exquisite corsage of white carnations.

On their return Mr. and Mrs. Waugh will take up residence at 941 Ocean View.

Among the visiting guests were Mr. and Mrs. J. Waugh and Miss Christine Waugh, of Nanaimo; Miss Alexis Waugh, of Ladysmith; Mrs. Frisk and Mrs. Miller McGill, of Vancouver and Mrs. Cassidy of Nanaimo.

The "News" joins with a host of their friends in wishing the newly married couple every happiness.

Princess Mary
Princess Mary

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