New Zealand Tablet, 23 December 1909

A quiet but, pretty wedding took place at the Sacred Heart Church, Hyde, on October 27, when Miss Ellen Kinney, eldest daughter of Mr. John Kinney, Hyde, was united in the bonds of Matrimony to Mr. Richard O’Connell, third son of Mr. Edward O'Connell, Middlemarch. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Father Lynch, who celebrated a Nuptial Mass. The bride was given away by her father, and looked very pretty in a rich white lace princess robe over ivory satin, handsomely trimmed with silk medallions, lace, and braiding, and wore the usual wreath and veil. Miss M. Kinney (sister of the bride) was bridesmaid, and Miss Letty O’Connell (niece of the bridegroom) acted as train-hearer. The bridegroom was attended by his brother (Mr. Michael O’Connell) as best man. The bride’s present to the bridegroom, was a set of gold sleeve-links, whilst the bridegroom’s present to the bride was a handsome gold bangle, and to the bridesmaid a gold cross and chain. After the ceremony the guests repaired to the residence of the bride’s parents, where the wedding breakfast was held. Rev. Father Lynch presided, and proposed the toast of the ‘Bride and bridegroom’. Other customary toasts were also duly honored. The happy couple left by the afternoon train for Napier, where the honeymoon was spent.

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