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Rushden Echo, 28th May 1915, transcribed by Gill Hollis
Mayes - Farey

MOTOR WEDDING – A very pretty motor wedding took place at St. Mary’s Parish Church, Rushden, on Whit-Monday. The Rev. W. Pelham, Curate, conducted the service, and Mr. J. Enos Smith presided at the organ. The contracting parties were Miss Pauline Farey, only daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Farey, of Rushden, and Mr. Hubert Stanley Mayes, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Abbot Mayes, residing at 24, Wellington-road, Raunds. The bridegroom has for many years been organist of St. Laurence Church, Stanwick; he also secured first prize for playing in the North Northants Musical Competition. The bride, who was given away by her uncle, Mr. W. J. Tassell, looked charming in a dress of satin mousseline with tunic of lace, and the bodice was trimmed with ninon and silk. She also wore a veil kindly lent by Mrs. Phillips, cousin of the bridegroom. Her bouquet, the gift of the bridegroom, consisted of lilies of the valley, and arum lilies. The bridesmaids were the Misses Winnie Tassell (counsin of the bride), Lottie Mayes (cousin of the bridegroom), Phyllis Mayes (sister of the bridegroom), and Winnie Collins (friend of the bride). Miss W. Tassell and Miss L. Mayes wore pale blue dresses of fancy silk taffeta, and Tuscan hats trimmed with black velvet with pink rose buds and forget-me-nots. They each carried bouquets and wore gold brooches, the gifts of the bridegroom. The two younger bridesmaids looked very sweet in white silk frocks, with caps of white net, trimmed with lace and pale pink ribbon. They also carried baskets of pink and white sweet peas and lilies of the valley, and wore silver pendants and chains, both bouquets and pendants being the gifts of the bridegroom. Mr. Irving Mayes, brother of the bridegroom ably discharged the duties of best man. Following the ceremony a reception was held in the Park-road Baptist Choir vestry, the guests numbering about 60. Subsequently the happy couple left by the 2.49 train en route for Bournemouth, where the honeymoon is being spent. The bride’s travelling attire was a grey costume, and a white hat. Mr. and Mrs. Mayes were the recipients of many numerous and handsome presents.

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