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I BODFARY. THE MARRIAGE OF MISS ADELAIDE PENNANT AND THE REV. E. J. SATTERTHWAITE. PRESENTATIONS AT NANTLLYS. On Monday afternoon, the tenants of the Nantllys estate at Bodfary and Tremeirchion, together with several other friends, assembled at Nantllys, the seat of Mr. P. P. Pennant, for the purpose of presenting wedding gifts to Miss Adelaide Pennant, the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pennant, as well as to view the large and costly collections of other gifts which Miss Pennant has received from her numerous friends and admirers. The invited guests were received by Mr., Mrs., and Misses Pennant, and conducted to the room in which the gifts had been tastefully laid out. As we have al- ready mentioned, these were very numerous and costly, and were greatly admired by those who had the privilege of inspecting them. All the guests were supplied with light refresh- ments, and a huge wedding cake was also dis- tributed. In view of the auspicious event, the tenants of the estate at Bodfary, Tremeirchion, and Holywell, had decided to present Miss Pennant with a handsome wedding present. A strong committee was formed at Bodfary and Tre- meirchion. At the former place, the Rector (the Rev. S. T. Phillips) acted as Chairman o the Committee, Mr. John Roberts, Geinas, as Treasurer, and Mr. E. W. R. Roberts, School House, as Hon. Secretary. At Tremeirchion, the officials of the Committee were the follow- ing :—Chairman, the Rev. E. R. Edwards, rector; Treasurer, Mr. Edwin Morgan, Cae Gwyn, Hon. Sec., Mr. England. A substantial amount was contributed at both places, with which very handsome and valuable gifts were purchased for presentation to the bride. A magnificent silver salver decorated with Chip- pendale border, which will ultimately bear a suitable inscription, was the gift from the Bod- fary friends, whilst an equally handsome silver coffee pot was handed to Miss Pennant on be- half of the subscribers at Tremeirchion. These gifts were presented to Miss Pennant by the Rectors of Bodfary and Tremeirchion repec- tively, who also, in very felicitous terms, wished the prospective bride a long life of happiness and usefulness. The happy idea of presenting Miss Pennant with a wedding gift had also been carried into effect by the child- ren attending the schools at Bodfary, and the presentation on their behalf was made by Mr. Roberts, Schoolmaster, who delivered a very amusing speech. The Rector of Bodfary, in making the pre- sentation of a silver salver, said :—A very pleasing duty devolves upon me. I am asked to present to you in the name of the chief ten- ants of the Nantllys estate, parishioners of Bodfary, and a few others, this handsome silver salver. The present speaks for itself. It is a sign,token,and expression of the regard, esteem, and affection, in which the house of Nantllys is held by all of us. But more especially this is presented to you as a sign of goodwill, joy, and gladness, at the event now so near at hand. We regret the crests and inscription have not been completed,butanarrangement has been madefor that after Wednesday next. The presentation of this piece of plate means grief and joy-grief because we shall not have the pleasure of seeing you amongst us so much as heretofore. Joy, because of your forthcoming marriage. We all wish you and your intended husband a long life and every happiness (hear, hear). Mr. Roberts, schoolmaster, at Bodfary, in making the presentaticn on behalf of his own family and school children, said that some of those present, no doubt, were not aware of the fact that whenever a preaching meeting was held amongst the Nonconformists, they always choose the best preacher to be second (laughter). He was very glad to be in that enviable posi- tion on that occasion (renewed laughter). He was there to hand over to Miss Adelaide Pen- nant a present from the schoolhouse family, and another from a much larger family who attended school (laughter). Though the pre- sent his worthy rector had presented to Miss Pennant was worth more money, yet he claimed One redeeming quality with regard to his own presents, viz., that he had a great deal more subscribers to them. He had been look. ing over the beautiful presents which Miss Pennant had received, and he had not found one case of fish-carvers amongst them. He had, therefore, come to the rescue with a present of that kind (laughter), anl begged of her to accept the same with best wishes for her future happiness. They would be very sorry to lose Miss Pennant and her pleasant face; but there was another one that claimed her, and they had, therefore, to be contended to let her go. Miss Pennant, in replying, skicl she must try to thank all her friends at Bodfary. Although words and the power of eloquence might fail her, yet she wished to -say Ihow thankful she was for the beautiful presents she had re- ceived, not only for what they were worth in themselves, but because they would, when -she would befar;from there, and amongst strang- ers. remind her of the dear friends which -she had left behind her. She hoped they would take these words of hers to express the feeling which she really had in her heart. Mr. P. P. Pennant, who next addressed the company, said he really could not let go this opportunity, without expressing the very deep feeling and thankfulness of the whole family to those who had exerted themselves on the pre- sent occasion, to show their appreciation of their neighbour who was about to leave, and their assurance that their good wishes might follow her to her new home. On these occa- sions, pleasure and the opposite feeling were, to a certain extent, mixed. Of course, all the family in that house would miss Miss Adelaide, or Addie, as they used to call her, extremely, and he felt sure that there were many persons in that parish who would also miss her very much, but they had this satisfaction, they knew they were handing her over to a husband they had known for many years, and whom they had every reason to believe would make her a happy home, and one they gladly welcomed as a new member of their family. They believed he was worthy of her in every respect, and hoped thin the event which was to come off on Wednesday would be a happy one in every respect for all concerned. Mr. Pennant then referred to the handsome border of the salver, and said that he considered this pattern to be the most beautiful which could be designed for such articles. There was a titne when Chip- pendale borders, and, indeed, Chippendale furniture were greatly in vogue, and he was also glad that their day had not passed even yet. The Rector of Tremeirchion (Rev. E. J. Edwards), who had been chosen to hand over the present subscribed for by the inhabitants of that parish, said :—Miss Adelaide Pennant, I am asked by your Tremeirchion friends and your wellwishers, to present you with this use- ful article as a token of the high esteem in which we all have ever held you. I am also asked to wish you every happiness in your new home. We only regret one thing in con- nection with your departure from amongst us, viz., that the gentleman to whose blandish- ments you fell a victim lives so far away. However, as travelling now is so easy, we hope to see you often in your old home. Tell Mr. Satterthwaite that the oftener he brings you over, the sooner we will forgive him for taking you away (laughter). Miss Pennant, in replying, said that she valued the present which she had just received very much. It was, indeed, most handsome, and was the only coffee pot which she had re- ceived as a wedding gift. She would value it, not only for its intrinsic worth, but because it was a gift from so many of her friends at Tre- meirchion. THE WEDDING. The marriage took place on Wednesday after- noon, at St. Michael's Church, Bodfary, of Miss Adelaide Wynne Pennant, third and youngest daughter of Mr. P. P. Pennant, J.P., D.L., and Mrs. Pennant, of Nantllys, to the Rev. Edmund Satterthwaite, eldest son of the Rev. Charles Satterthwaite, rector of Disley. The auspicious event had been looked forward to with the great- est possible interest by the residents of Bodfary and Tremeirchion, in which parishes the Nant- llys estate is situated. Influential committees had been formed in both parishes, and arrange- ments made to decorate the villages for the eventful day. The Nantllys family are very popular, and most highly respected, and Miss Pennants' wedding day was observed as a general holiday in the neighbourhood. The weather was brilliantly fine throughout the day, and there was a large assembly of tenants, and others, in the village of Bodfary, to witness the interesting event, which natur- ally caused-much rejoicings. The village, and the interior of the Church, had been profusely decorated. Close to the station, a triumphal arch had been erected, with the following mottoes: God Bless the Wedded Pair," Long Life and Happiness,' Health, Wealth, and Prosperity.' The school and school-house had also been tastefully decorated with flags, &c., and in the centre of the village, and especially at the entrance to the church, the decorations had been carried out on a lavish scale. Long before the time fixed for the ceremony (2.15 p.m.), the sacred edifice had been filled with an expectant congregation, amongst which were tiie elite of the neighbourhood. The bride, leaning on the arm of her father, who also gave her away, arrived at the Church punctually; but previous to her coming, Mr. W. S. Roberts, Schoolhouse, played a selection of marches, and The Bells,' with grand effect on the organ-the service all through being fully choral. When the bridal party entered "ie Church, the hymn 4 The voice that breathed oe'r Eden,' was sung by the choir. The ceremony was performed by the Lord Bishop of St. Asaph, assisted by Canon Pearson (uncle of the bride), the Rector of Bodfary (the Rev. T. S. Phillips), and the Rector of Tremeirchion (the Rev. E. J. Edwards, B.A.). The bride's dress was of white satin duchesse, embroidered with silver sequins, and trimmed with old Limerick lace, veil to match, over a coronet of orange blossoms. The bridesmaids were Miss Georgina Pennant (sister of the bride), Miss Skene, Miss Hilda Curtis, Miss Marion Clarke (cousins of the bride), and Miss Penrhyn (cousin of the bridegroom). The bridesmaids' dresses were pink satin, trimmed with black velvet ribbon, white muslin and lace fichus. Large black velvet hats with feathers. Mr. Richard Hughes acted as the bridegroom's best man. The nuptial knot having been tied, the procession moved to the chancel, the Psalm God be merciful unto us, and bless us,' being chanted at the same time. This was followed by the singing of the hymn O! perfect love, all human thoughts tran- scending,' and then Canon Pearson delivered the address on Love and the sanctity of mar- riage vows.' The newly married couple then adjourned to to the vestry, where the register was signed, the Bishop of St. Asaph attesting as one of the witnesses. During the signing of the register, Mr. W. S. Roberts played Lohengrin's Briial March, and as the bride and bridegroom left the Church, smiling and bowing to their many friends, the 'Wedding march' was given on the organ with grand effect. The choir sang excellently, and took their part in the service with taste and ability throughout. On emerging from the Church, the happy couple were de- luged with a shower of confetti; and immed- iately afterwards, were driven to Nantllys, their departure being signalised by the pealing of bells, and the cheers of their admirers and wellwishers. Subsequently a reception was held at Nant- llys, where about 150 guests were present, including the Rev. Charles and Mrs. Satters- waithe, the Bishop of St. Asaph, the Bishop elect of Bangor (Rev. W.H. Williams), Colonel Pearson (uncle of the bride), Mr. C. Pearson (uncle), Mr. George Pearson (cousin), Mr. D. Pennant (brother), Colonel Mesham (Pont- ruffydd), Mr. M. A. Ralli (High Sheriff of Flintshire), Captain Cole, Mrs. and Miss Violet Cole, Colonel Lloyd Williams and Misses Lloyd Williams, the Mayoress of Denbigh (Miss Tumour), Mrs. W. C. Jones and Miss Jones (Llanerch Hall), Major Webb (the chief con- stable of Flintshire), Miss Griffith (Plas Pigott), &c., &c. The Rev. and Mrs. Satterswaithe left by th c, five o'clock train for the South of Engls where the honeymoon will be spent. f" In the afternoon, tea to about 200 c' was given at the schools. Mr. David itooorts' Forge, catered to the great satiefftf ',Ion Ðf the- committee. Tea being over, Mr.W "r Robert* schoolmaster, alluded to the oeer J. Roberts, the treat was given, and in r words re. ferred to the Nantllys fair^ d d hearty cheers for the Rev. £ j Satterthwaite and Mrs. Satterthwaite, and Mrg pennantj Mr. D. Pennant, ana t £ jggeg pennant. At 8 o'clock a large bon lim was lit on a neighbour- ing hill, where a 18 ,tge number of people assem- bled-the Hon. Secretary (Mr. E. W. R I' Roberts) and Messrs. Enos Jones and Walter Roberts superintending the affair. Mr. E. W. R. Roerts led the singing of some English and Welsh Airs. Messrs. Tom and Trevor Roberts, Hendre, also rendered valuable assis- tance.

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