Glass Remembered … A Church Wedding



From the Huntly Express of 3 October 1919

An exceedingly interesting and pretty wedding took place in the Parish Church this day week, the contracting parties being the Rev. D. N. Masson, B.D. Minister of Slains and Miss Margaret Isobel (Mabel) Guthrie, daughter of Rev W.G. Guthrie and Mrs Guthrie, The Manse.

For the occasion the church was tastefully decorated with foliage and flowering plants, kindly  sent from Blairmore.  There was a large attendance who evinced much interest in the proceedings.   The officiating clergymen were the bride’s father and the Rev W.P. Wishart, B.D. East Parish, Peterhead.

The bride was given away by her uncle, Mr Thomas Guthrie, Peterhead.   Miss Guthrie was attended by Miss Elizabeth Guthrie and Miss M.A. Masson as bridesmaids.   The bridal gown was of  ivory white crepe de chene, with tuile veil surrounded by wreath of orange blossom.   The bride carried a handsome bouquet  of white chrysanthemums  and carnations with asparagus and other sprays.   The bridesmaids wore gowns of pink crepe de chene, with black velvet hats and they carried shower bouquets of sweet peas.

The bridegroom had for groomsman, Lieut.  Harold Thomson, R.F.A. Aberdeen.   The musical service was excellently sustained.  It included the hymns “The Voice that breathed o’er Eden “, O Perfect Love” and “O God of Bethel”.   Sir Frederick Bridge, C.V.G. kindly presided at the organ and also played the wedding march at the close.

A reception was afterwards held at the Manse, where the newly married couple were offered the hearty congratulations and good wishes of many friends.  In course of the proceedings the health of Mr and Mrs Masson was happily proposed by Sir Frederick Bridge.   The wedding presents were beautiful and were on view during the afternoon.

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