Dear Emmeline, A very pretty wedding took place at Rock and Pillar, at the residence of the bride's parents on October 30, the contracting parties being Mr Charles J. Meade, of Dunedin, and Miss O'Connell, daughter of Mr Edward O'Connell, of this district. The bride, who was given away by her father, looked charming in a lovely dress of cream-figured silk trimmed with white satin and chiffon, the usual wreath and veil completing the costume. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Father Lynch, of Palmerston, in the presence of a large number of relatives and friends. The bridesmaids who were dressed in cream nun's veiling with cream Leghorn hats, were Miss Dow, Miss Theresa Meade (sister of the bridegroom), and Miss Mary O'Connell (sister of the bride). The bridegroom's gifts to the bridesmaids were handsome gold brooches. Mr J. O'Connell acted as best man. After the ceremony the guests sat down to a sumptuous wedding breakfast, after which the usual toasts were proposed and duly responded to. The happy couple left by the afternoon train for the south amid showers of rice and good wishes. The bride's travelling dress was a stylish tailor-made costume of dove grey cloth with white satin vest and revers and Jiat to match of grey chifs, trimmed with white tips and chiffon. The wedding presents were both handsome and useful. In the evening Mr and Mrs O'Connell entertained a number of friends, when a most enjoyable evening was spent.— SHAMROCK.

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