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Fashionable Jewish Wedding.

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Fashionable Jewish Wedding. COHEN—SHANE. A very interesting and fashionable wedding took place at Brynmawr on Wednesday week, when Miss Betty Shane, the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. Shane, drapers, of Bailey-street, Brynmawr, was united in matrimony to Mr. Henry Cohen, jeweller, of Lewis- street, Aberaman. The bridegroom is a very popular figure at Aberaman, and has held a prominent position in connec- tion with the Aberdare Jewish Literary Society. The ceremony was performed at the Brynmawr Synagogue, which was most tastefully decorated with festoons. evergreens, etc. The nuptial knot was tied by Rev. I. Aarons, of Merthyr, who was also assisted by Rev. G. Bloch, of Brynmawr. The whole of the ceremony was performed according to the Jewish rites under a beautiful canopy of blue and white silk, which was tastefully trimmed with flowers and leaves. The ceremony was witnessed by a number of Christian Clergy. The bride, who was given away by her father, was tastefully attired in a, dress of pure white silk, which was heavily embroidered with Brussels Lace. She v-ore a veil with a wreath of change blossoms in her hair, her train being of broche silk trimmed with Brussels lace and orange blossoms. She also carried a bouquet of white carnations with maiden-hair ferns and a trailer. The bride's mother was attired in a dress of black and white silk with picture hat to match, whilst Mrs. Goldstone, of Aberaman, wore a dress of silver grey with hat to, match. Both ladies carried a bouquet of pink and white carnations. Mr. Adolphus Shane, brother to the bride, acted as best man. The brides- maids were Miss Sarah Goldstone, Aber- aman, the Misses R. and J. Goldfoct, and the Misses Sallie and Becky Jackson* Brynmawr, and they all looked charm- ing in Empire Gowns of White Oriental Satin, whilst three of their number car- ried crooks trimmed with pink and white carnations and blue and white streamers. After the' ceremony, the guests ad- journed to the Drill Hall, where Mr. J. Noble played Mendelssohn's "Wedding March" and other selections. After' wards over a hundred sat down to a recherche dinner at which Mr. A. D. Itoskin, of Beaufort, occupied the chair, being supported by the Rev. 1. Aarons, Merthyr. The gathering included sever' al distinguished ladies and gentlemen from Brynmawr and Aberaman. After the loyal toasts had been honoured, the chairman proposed the toast of the happy couple, to which the bridegroom responded on behalf of himself and his wife to the accompaniment of musical honours. After the toasts to the brides- maids, etc., were given, felicitous ad dresses were made by several gentlemen present. The tables had been most taste- fully arranged. In the evening a ball was held, the room having been beautifully decorated with banners, bunting, and mirrors, and Mr. Extence discoursed .selections of sweet music, to the strains of which a large number danced up until the early hours of the morning'. The happy couple left for their honeymoon to the accom- paniment of a cannonade of fog signals. Mr. and Mrs. Cohen were the recipients of a large number of useful and costly pj esents, and a bcore of telegrams ex- pressing sincere congratulations from their friends.

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