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MARRIAGE OF MAJOR H. W. GRIFFITHS, OF CARDIGANSHIRE. Last Tuesday week, with full choral service, the marriage was duly solemnised of Mr H. W. Griffiths, of Cardiganshire, major in the 23rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers, and Miss Victoria Sayer, eldest daughter of Mrs Chaine, of Kensington Palace, and the late Captain Frederic Sayer, of the 23rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers. The officiating clergy were the Hon. and Rev. C. Canglyn, M.A., vicar of the parish, and son-in-law of the Duke of Argyll, assisted by the Rev. Mr Griffiths, brother of the bridegroom. Col. Chaine, 10th Hussars, stepfather of the bride, conducted her to the alter, and in due time gave her away, the gallant bridegroom being attended by a brother officer-Captain Firman, of the 23rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers. The charming bride was handsomely draped in rich cream satin, trimmed with front of gold and sequins of mother-of-pearl, and chatelaine of orange blossoms on one side of the skirt. The train was of the same satin, with ruche of tulle at bottom. Her tulle veil covered sprays of orange blossoms, and she wore as her sole ornament a magnificent diamond and sapphire crescentâa wedding present from the officers of the 23rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers which was much appreciated. The bridal banquet was quite a masterpiece of floral art, composed of white lilies, roses, and rare exotics. Four handsome bridemaids awaited the arrival of the bride at the entrance to the sacred edifice. They were Miss Ethel Sayer (cousin of the bride), Miss Lily Lombart, Miss Astley, and Miss Sands, who wore effective dresses of white embroidered cashmere, and pink watered-silk front and petticoat, most taste- fully ararnged with waistband of same material. Their fancy straw hats were orna- mented with pink ribbons and poppies to match. The bridegroom's gift to the brides- maids was a gold bangle each, with the initials V. H." in pearls, and they carried neat bouquets of pink carnations and white roses in foliage, bound with pink streamers. After the ceremony a dejeuner and reception were given at the residence of the bride's mother, Mrs Chaine, at Kengsington Palace, which was largely attended, amongst those present being the Duchess of Manchester, the Countess of Ellesmere, Lady Mabel Egerton, Baroness de Reuter, the Honourable Lady Robinson, Lady Seymour, Colonel and Mrs Manvers Moorsom, Lord Athlumney, Lady Fanny Fitzwygram, Major French, Canon Phipps, Colonel and Mrs Fitzgeorge, Professor and Mrs Marshall. The entrance to the church was lined with by sergeant-majors and sergeants of the 23rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers, who had come up to represent the detachment now stationed at Wrexham specially for the occasion. After the ceremony the newly.married couple left for the English lakes, where the honeymoon will be spent. The numerous and handsome presents included a gold bangle brooch, set in diamonds, from their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales diamond and moonstone brooch, the Duchess of Manchester; diamond and sapphire brooch, Mr and Mrs de Rothschild; cheque for L500, Mr Dunville; diamond and moonstone brooch, Lady Hesketh; diamond tiara, Colonel Chaine; silver candlesticks, the Marquess of Lome; diamond crescent, Mr and Mrs Barton; diamond brooch, Lord Athlumney large silver bowl, Miss Griffiths; and sapphire and ruby ring, Master Chaine,

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