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Rushden Echo, 7th June 1918
Stormer – Darnell

Much interest was centred in the marriage, which took place at the Parish Church, Rushden, yesterday, of Miss Jessie May Darnell, younger daughter of Mr. William Henry Darnell, of Lynton House, Church-street, Rushden, to First A.M. Charles Howe Stormer, R.A.F., third son of Mr. and the late Mrs. John Stormer, of Luton.  The bride, who was given away by her father, was fashionably gowned in cream Gaberdine embroidered silver.  She also wore a bridal veil with wreath of orange blossom, and carried a posy of white roses, the gift of the bridegroom.  The bridesmaid was Miss Elizabeth Panter (friend of the bride), who was tastefully attired in lavender Gaberdine Georgette and Tricote, with hat to match.  She carried a posy of pink roses, and wore a gold amethyst ring (the gifts of the bridegroom).  The duties of best man were ably carried out by Mr. George O. Toon (friend of the bridegroom), and the ceremony was conducted by the Rector (Rev. P. E. Robson).

As the guests assembled in the sacred edifice, Mr. J. E. Smith (organist) contributed appropriate music, including the “Bridal March” and “Procession to the Minster” from “Lohengrin” (Wagner), “Arietta” (Coleridge-Taylor), and “Allegretto” (Dicks).  As the bride and bridegroom left the church Mr. Smith played Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March.”  Subsequent to the ceremony a reception was held at Lynton House, Rushden (the bride’s home), and later in the day First A.M. and Mrs. Stormer left for the south of England for the honeymoon, the bride’s travelling attire consisting of a neat costume of lime green covert coating, with cream velour hat.  The bridegroom, up to the time of joining His Majesty’s forces, was manager of the Rushden branch of Messrs. Webb Brothers, clothiers, etc.  First A.M. and Mrs. Stormer were the recipients of many expressions of felicitation in the shape of numerous and costly wedding gifts.

Kettering Leader, 14th June 1918, transcribed by Kay Collins

Stormer - Darnell
Wedding Bells – Popular Rushden Couple at the Altar

Jessie & CharlesA wedding of considerable local interest took place at Rushden on Thursday at the Parish Church of St. Mary. The contracting parties were Miss Jessie May Darnell, daughter of Mr. W. H. Darnell, of "Lynton House," Church-street, Rushden, a prominent tradesman and townsman, and Charles Howe Stormer, R.A.F., eldest son of Mr. John Stormer, of Luton. The bridegroom was formerly manager of Messrs. Webb Bros., Rushden. The ceremony was attended by a large number of friends of the happy and popular couple. It was conducted by the Rector, the Rev. Percy Robson. The bride, who was given away by her father, looked very charming in an extremely pretty dress of cream gabardine, embroidered with silver. She wore a veil lent by Mrs Moore, of Stenbury, Isle of Wight, and carried a posy of white roses, the gift of the bridegroom. She was attended by Miss Elizabeth Panter, her friend, of Little Houghton. The maid was effectively gowned in lavender gabardine georgette and Tricote, with a hat to match, and wore an amethyst ring, the gift of the bridegroom. She also carried a posy of pink roses. The best man was Mr. George O. Toon, of Kettering. Mr. Enos Smith, the organist, played the wedding music from "Lohengrin."

After the ceremony a reception was held at "Lynton House." The bride's travelling dress was a smartly tailored costume of green covert coating, and a cream velour hat. The happy couple are spending their honeymoon in the South of England.

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