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Rushden Echo, 24th August 1917
Davies – Owen
the couple
The Argus Newspaper, 27th July 1917

Doctor’s Wedding at Rushden
A Charming Ceremony

Considerable interest was centred in the marriage, which took place at St. Mary’s Church, Rushden, on Tuesday last, of Miss Winifred Owen, only daughter of Dr. and Mrs. C. R. Owen, of Highfield, Rushden, and Dr. Reginald Wynard Davies, Lieutenant in the R.A.M.C., fifth son of the late Rev. J. B. Davies and Mrs. Davies, of the White House, Waters Upton, Shropshire.

The altar and chancel were effectively decorated with lilium harissi, ferns, and palms. The embellishment of the former was effectively carried out by Miss Mason, Messrs. Seckington & Son having been responsible for the chancel.

The Rector (Rev. P. E. Robson) officiated at the ceremony, which was fully choral, the hymns comprising “The voice that breathed o’er Eden” and “May the grace of Christ our Saviour.” The 128th Psalm was chanted to Monk’s setting in A flat, and the responses were monotone.

The bride, who was given away by her father, was fashionably gowned in Georgette and charmense with pearl trimmings. She wore also a bridal veil and wreath of orange blossom, and carried a charming bouquet of white roses and heather, the gift of the bridegroom.

One bridesmaid was in attendance, viz., Miss Louie Lilley, of Clacton (cousin of the bride), whose dress was an effective creation of pale pink Georgette. She carried a bouquet of pink roses, the gift of the bridegroom, and her jewellery consisted of a pearl brooch, also the bridegroom’s gift.

Mr. E. Lilley (Irthlingborough), cousin of the bride, discharged the duties of best man.

Mr. J. E. Smith presided at the organ, and as the guests were assembling played “In the spring of life” (Jugend Zeit) and a Movement by Pattison. As the bride and bridegroom left the sacred fane the organist rendered Mendelsshohn’s Wedding March.

A reception was held at Highfield [Park Road], the bride’s home, subsequent to the ceremony, and later in the day Dr. and Mrs. Davies left for the honeymoon. The bride’s travelling attire consisted of a grey coat and skirt and black hat. [a guests list follows]

Dr. Davies, who for the past six years has rendered valued services in Rushden in partnership with the bride’s father, is held in high esteem throughout the district. He has been honorary lecturer to the Rushden Corps of the St. John Ambulance Association. Both bride and bridegroom have rendered service to their country since the outbreak of war, the former having served three months nursing at Northampton Hospital and twelve months at the 1st Base Hospital at Cambridge. Dr. Davies first proceeded to France for six months, and yesterday week returned from twelve months’ service in Mesotpotamia.

Dr. and Mrs. Davies were the recipients of numerous expressions of felicitations in the shape of handsome and costly wedding gifts.

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