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Greytown wedding: Evans/Dunn

Evening Post, 9 September 1910
Our Greytown correspondent reports that a wedding took place in the Greytown Anglican Church on Wednesday, when Miss Isabel Flora Dunn, fourth daughter of Mr. Edward Dunn, of that town, was married to Mr. Harold Arthur Evans, a well-known and respected resident of Martinborough.

The church was crowded with well-wishers and the ceremony was conducted by the Rev. Mr. Page. The service was fully choral.

Miss Winifred Dunn (sister of the bride) and Miss Dorothy Varnham (niece) were the bridesmaids, and Mr. Clarence Evans (brother) was best man.

The bride was dressed in a handsome gown of cream silk, with veil, and she carried a very pretty bouquet. The bridesmaids were dressed in pale blue silk muslin.

After the wedding breakfast which was held at the residence of the bride's parents, the happy couple left per motor-car for Masterton, from whence they go by rail on their honeymoon. Mr. and Mrs. Evans will reside at Martinborough.


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