The marriage of Miss Emily Cave, second daughter of Mr. John Cave, shoe manufacturer, the Cottage, Rushden, to Mr. John Sidney Sherwood, son of Mr. John Sherwood, Leckhampton, Upper Tulse Hill, London, was celebrated at the Wesleyan Chapel, on Wednesday morning last, the officiating minister being Rev W J Tompkins, pastor of the Old Baptist Chapel. A large concourse of spectators assembled outside the residence of the bride, which exactly faces the Wesleyan Chapel, to witness the procession of the bridal party. A pretty evergreen archway had been placed at the entrance to the Chapel precincts, and evergreen embellishments were freely used over the porch, while the interior of the Chapel had been magnificently adorned. The rostrum contained fine palm trees, india-rubber plants, tree ferns, and coleus, the panelling being relieved with puffed muslin, bedecked with bouquets of stephanotis, tuber roses and gladiolas, and ferns. Each window was suitably adorned with flowers and ferns, in fact, the whole of the decorations were creditably carried out by Mr J Seckington, florist, of Rushden. The bride, who was given away by her father, was attired in a dress of white corded silk, with pearl trimmings, together with a tulle veil and a wreath of orange blossoms. She carried a bouquet of choice flowers, and her wrist bore a gold bracelet, the gift of the bridegroom. Her maids were Miss Cave and Miss Florence D Cave, who were attired in crushed strawberry Mervieulle dresses in two shades, and wore gold bangles, the gift of the bridegroom, and each carried bouquets. Mr Charles Master Duplock officiated as best man, and Mr Frederick Cave was the groomsman. As the bride and bridegroom left the Chapel, they were stormed with rice and old shoes. A recherché breakfast was supplied upon the lawn at the rear of The Cottage. We noticed among the guests Mr and Mrs John Sherwood, Mr and Mrs Heald, Mr and Mrs Burrup, Mrs Taylor, Mr Charles M Duplock (London), Mr and Mrs John Cave, Mrs Paul Cave, Mr and Mrs Amos Cave, Miss Cave, Miss Florence Cave, Mr Fred Cave, Mr Arthur Cave (Rushden), Mrs and Miss Cave (Northampton), Miss Boothman, Miss Alice Boothman (Manchester), Miss Oliver, Mr Oliver Tyler, Mr E Tyler (Leicester), and Mrs and the Rev W J Tompkins. Many additional friends were invited to the afternoon and evening festivities, and a most enjoyable day was spent. The Rushden Temperance Band was present, and gave selections and played for dancing. The bride and bridegroom left Wellingborough by the 1.25 train for the Isle of Wight, to spend the honeymoon.
The following is a list of the presents:—Gold watch and chains Mr John Cave; wardrobe, Mrs John Cave; bedstead, bedding and suite, Mr Sherwood; piano, Mrs Sherwood; handsome lamp, Mr and Mrs Heald; dinner service, Mr and Mrs Burrup; tea service, Mr and Mrs Taylor; marble clock, Mr and Mrs Paul Cave; a handsome walnut dining-room table, Mr and Mrs Amos Cave; plush oak easy chair, Miss Cave; silver and cutlery complete for table, Mr Fred and Mr Arthur Cave; an oil painting, Miss Florence D Cave; silver lemon dish and knife, Mrs and Miss Cave (Northampton); breakfast cruet, Mr and Mrs Adams (Portsmouth); china fruit and flower stand, Mr E Heald (London); handsome dinner cruet, Mr Shaw (London); butter dish and knife, Mrs Duplock (London); a vase, Miss Maud Duplock; a vase, Miss Duplock (London); a set of dish covers, Mr Chas. M Duplock (London); silver knife rests, Mr Walter Duplock; a handsome pair of vases, Miss Boothman; a set of netted D'oyles, Miss Alice Boothman (Manchester); electro-plated glass butterdish, Mr W Smith (Rushden); case of fish and dessert knives and forks, Mr and Mrs Henry Tyler; pair of ornaments, Miss Tyler; silver teapot, Mr Oliver Tyler; silver mounted flower stand, Mr Edmund Tyler; silver preserve dish, Mr Frank Tyler; a pair of flower pots in brass stands, Mrs and Miss Maud Oliver (Leicester); fish carvers, Mr W A Manby (Kettering); white and gold china tea service, Mr and Mrs T Maddock (Wellingborough); silver sugar basin, Mr and Mrs G L Watkin (Wellingborough); silver preserve spoons in case, Miss Flintham, Mr C and F Watkin, and Mr W Starmer (Wellingborough); writing board, Miss Davis (Wellingborough); plush and china bracket, Mr Davis (Wellingborough); mirror bracket, Miss Spencer (Irthlingborough); butter dish and knife, Rev and Mrs Tomkins; mirror bracket, Mr and Mrs Nichols (Raunds); glass bracket and mirror, Miss K Bass (Leicester); china and electro biscuit jar, Mr Chas. Claridge; fireside companion, Mr and Mrs Checksfield; darned and netted antimacassar, Miss Inwards (Irthlingborough); silver marmalade dish and spoon. Mrs Joll; set of fruit dishes. Miss Sanders; salad servers (carved wood), Mr and Mrs Crick; pair of candle sticks, Misses Smith; silver crumb scoop, Mr W. Hirst Simpson; case of fruit spoons in silver and gold, Mr and Mrs Pettit (Harrold).