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MARRIAGE OF MR. T. W. BARKER…

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MARRIAGE OF MR. T. W. BARKER AND MISS ELEANOR LATIMER JONES. Last Wednesday, the town of Carmarthen pre- sented a gay and festive appearance on the occasion of the marriage of the above esteemed parties. Triumphal arches were erected in several conspicuous places along the routes to the Church, amongst which we noticed one at Myrtle Hill, by Mr John Francis, and one accross the Towy Bridge, erected by Mr George Rogers, Chapel- street, with the mottoes Health and Prosperity," and Long life, happiness and Prosperity." In Lammas-st., those of Mr D. Rogers, plumber, and Mrs Powell, of the Plough Inn, were artistically constructed and bore the following inscriptions :â God bless the Bridal Pair and "Lon life, happiness and prosperity." In Nott Square, Jones' to Mr Lewis Evans' house with suitable mottoes in English and Welsh. Flags and banners waved in all directions, there being hardly a house that did not join in the decorations. St Peter's Church was neatly decorated for the occasion, and waved its flag from the tower, and sent forth merry peals in honour of the event, while cannon boomed at regular intervals during the day. The ceremony was performed by the Lord Bishop of St. David's, assisted by the Rev. T. R. Walters, vicar of St. David's, and Christ Church, in the unavoidable absence of the Rev. John Lloyd, vicar of St. Peter's. The service was fully choral, Mr C. Videon Hardiiicr presiding at the organ. Long before the arrival of the contracting parties, the Church and its approaches were thronged with people. Punctually at two o'clock the bride attended by her cousin, Mr Reginald Mortimer, arrived at the Church, and was met by her four bridemaids, the Misses Mary, Laura, and Annie Latimer Jones (her sisters) and Miss E. A. Barker (cousin of the bridegroom). Preceded by the choir singing most effectively, "The voice that breathed o'er Eden," they reached the Chancel where they met by the bridegroom and his cousin, Mr George Sevier Davies, of Oriel College, Oxford, who acted as "best" man. Having been led to the altar by her cousin (Mr Mortimer) the bride was given away by her mother. Owing to the recent death of the bride's uncle, the wedding party was limited, and included only the immediate relatives of the bride and bride- groom and the officiating clertry, whom Mrs Latimer Jones received after the ceremony at Pibwrwen. The bride was attired in an elegant dress of rich ivory corded silk, with Medici collar and Court train. She also wore a Brussels net veil, sprays of real orange blossom, a very costly gold bangle set with numerous diamonds (the gift of the bridegroom) and a very pretty gold brooch, from the centre of which glistened a brilliant diamond and zephyr, the gift of Miss Barker and the bride carried a bouquet of lovely exotics, including gardenias, stephanotis, and lilies. The bridemaids were dressed alike in grenadine over white silk, with large white hats relieved with sprays of pink roses. They carried posies of pink and white rosies with ivory ribbon streamers. These and the bride's bouquet had been procured from Covent Garden by the bridegroom, who also presented each of the bridemaids with a gold bangle engraved with initials and date of the event. During the signing of the register the organist played Mendelssohn's Wedding March," after which, amidst great rejoicing on the part of the inhabitants, who thronged about the precincts of the church, the wedding party adjourned to the residence of tne bride's mother for breakfast. At the conclusion of the repast the happy couple departed by the 4 20 train for the South of England and the Continent. Focr signals were fired along the line as the train steamed out. The bride's costumes came from Madame Morley's, South Molton-street, and the monster wedding cake from Buzzards, Oxford-street, London. The dresses of the bridesmaids wepe made by Miss Lynch, Carmarthen. The presents num- bered upwards of 250, and were as costly as they were numerous.

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