- "MARRIAGE. CLARKE-CURRIE - At St. Andrew's Chapel, Grahamstown, by the Rev. P. W. H. Kettlewell, M. A., on the 26th inst., SYDNEY DENISON (sic), son of Mr. Denison Clarke, of Hatfield, Highlands, to HELEN LOUISE, daughter of Major and Mrs. Currie, of Fir Glen, Atherstone."
Grahamstown Journal 27.4.1916 p4 c3
At St. Andrew's Chapel on Wednesday the marriage was solemnised of Miss Helen Louise Currie, daughter of Major and Mrs. Currie of Fir Glen, Atherstone, to Mr. Sydney Denison Clarke, son of Mr. Denison Clarke, of Hatfield, Highlands. The ceremony which was conducted by the Rev. P. W. H. Kettlewell, was very picturesque and was attended by many friends of the bride and bridegroom. The service was choral, the music being led by a choir of lady friends, and the Chapel was adorned with beautiful floral decorations.
The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a lovely dress of ivory satin charmeuse trimmed with exquisite lace. The skirt of satin was box-pleated on to a deep yoke of lace and the bodice of lace had points of satin on it. Her court train was trimmed with sprays of roses and leaves in satin and ninon. The bridesmaids were Miss Nora Ford, Miss Olive Drake, and Miss Joan Currie; the first named, who was chief bridesmaid, had a beautiful dress of pale shell pink satin. The skirt had an under tunic of lae over which was a short tunic of scalloped satin; the hat of pink aerophane was lined with black velvet and trimmed with tiny posies. The two other bridesmaids wore very pretty dresses of embroidered voile, with belts of blue Chinese ribbon. Their pale blue aerophane hats were trimmed with clover.
The bride's mother wore a costume of grey Bedford cord touched with violet velvet, and her hat of grey aerophane was trimmed with the same shade.
Mr. Ernest Greathead fulfilled the duties of bestman.
At the close of the service Mendelsshon's Wedding March was played, Mr. Abbot ably presiding at the organ.
The reception was held at the residence of Mr. J. T. Drake where the bride and bridegroom received the congratulations of a wide circle of friends. They left town by the evening train en route for East London where the honeymoon is being spent, after which their home will be at Hatfield.
The bride's going away costume was of creme gaberdine. The coat had collar and cuffs of nattier blue velvet edged with fur; her hat of blue and pink shot aerophane was lined with black velvet and trimmed with lovely silk flowers in mauve, pink and blue.
The beautiful dresses were by Mssrs. Birch and Co. of Grahamstown.
Grahamstown Journal 27.4.1916 p5 c1