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FASHIONABLE MARRIAGE IN CHESHIRE On Tuesday afternoon, at the Old Church» Woodchurcb, with full choral service, the musical portion being rendered by the choir of St. Stephen's the Martyr, Liverpool, by the kind permission of the vicar, the Rev. R. Cuffe, and in the presence of a large assembly, the church being tastefully decorated with choice white flowers, foliaged plants, and palms, the marriage took place of Mr. Chas. R. Crompton, second son of Mr. George Crompton, of Stanton Hall, Nottingham, and Miss Helena Dennis, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Dennis, of Arrowe Hall, Wood- church. The ceremony was celebrated by the Rev. T. Martyn, M.A. (uncle of the bride), rector of St. Buryan, Cornwall, assisted by the Rev. C. Southey Nickoll, M.A. (brother-in-law of the bride), vicar of Christ Church, Streatham Hill, London, and the Rev. R. Cuffe, M.A., vicar of St. Stephen's the Martyr, Liverpool. The bride was acoompanied by her father, Mr. James H. Dennis, who gave her away. The bridegroom was accompanied by his brother, Mr. William Crompton, as best man. Miss Helena Dennis selected a wedding gown of ivory duchesse satin, with a full court train, falling from the left shoulder, the bodice being trimmed with exquisite old Brussels lace, the gift of the bride's mother. Her fine lace veil covered a tiara of orange blossom, and was fastened with a diamond crescent, which, along with choice bridal bouquet of rare orchids in foliage, was the gift of the bridegroom. There were five bridesmaids Miss Ainie Dennis (sister of the bride), Miss Dorothy Crompton (sister of the bridegroom). Miss Eva Withers, Miss May Withers, and Miss Margery Wigg- who wore (the elder bridesmaids) cream glace silk dresses embroidered with silver passe- menterie, with yokes of mauve, and sleeves and sashes of cream chiffon, and Parisian hats of white felt, with white ostrich feathers and mauve and yellow chrysanthemums. The bride- groom's presents to them were gold curb bracelets set with rubies and pearls, and nose- gays of yellow chrysanthemums in white foliage and white roses. The three children bridesmaids wore dresses of embroidered lisse over white silk, and mauve and yellow sashes, with large white felt hats, with white feathers and lilies of the valley, and carried one lily bloom, and wore diamond swallow brooches, the gifts of the bridegroom. There were three pages—Masters Charles Lees, Charles Wigg, and Reginald Withers, attired in white satin breeches, tied with yel!ow and mauve ribbons at the knee; white satin coats, and capes lined with mauve and yellow, with white satin Charles L hats, with ostrich feathers, white silk stockings, and buckled shoes, the gift of the bridegroom being an emerald frog' pin. The ceremony over, and the register signed, the bridal party drove to Arrowe Hall, where the bride's parents held a reception, the musical programme being carried out by the Liverpool Constabulary Band, under the able conductorship of Mr. A. P. Crawley, among those present being Mr. and Mrs. George Crompton (parents of the bridegroom), Miss Crompton, Mr. Francis Crompton, Mr. A. Crompton, of Stanton Hall, Nottingham Mr. and Mrs. Crompton, Miss Crompton, Mr. Gilbert Crcmpton, Flower Lillies, Derby; Mr. and Mrs. Evelyn Arkwright, Beaufort Gardens, London, S.W.; Mr. and Mrs. Wright, Brattleby Hall, Lincoln; the Rev. C. Southey and Mrs. Nicholls (brother-in-law and sister-in-law of the bride), the Rev. R. J. Martyn, Mr. and Mrs. Steele, Dr. and Mrs. Lees, Mr. and Mrs. H. Lees, Miss Wigg, Mr. and Mrs. Wigg, Mr. and Mrs. J. RandleS-Withers, Mr. and Mrs. J. R..Jackson, Mr. Emund D. Speeder, Mr. H. Clarkson, the Rev. R. Cuff, &c., and in the afternoon, amid the hearty congratulations of their assembled friends, Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Crompton left for the south of England, where they will spend the early days of their honeymoon, the going- away dress being a tailor-made green coat, and skirt with blue silk front, and a blue straw hat with black plumes and Victorian feathers. The presents, over 300, were handsome and costly, and included articles from a large circle of Cheshire, Liverpool, and Midland friends of the contracting parties.

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