Taunton Courier 17 Jun 1931 Interesting Wedding Arthur Robert COPE to Miss Margaret Lily HAYES at Taunton

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Taunton Courier. Bristol and Exeter Journal, and Western Advertiser Wednesday 17 Jun 1931
Page 6 Column 5 & 6

INTERESTING WEDDING. - Police-Constable Arthur Robert COPE, of Marlborough, now stationed at Taunton, was married to Miss Margaret Lily HAYES, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. HAYES, of 11, Greenbrook-terrace, Taunton, at St. Mary's Church, on Monday. The Vicar (the Rev. J. E. G. SWEETNAM) officiated, and the bride was given away by her father. Mrs. R. G. BETTY was matron of honour, and the other bridesmaids, the bride's cousins, were the Misses Vera ALLEN, Sylvia BOWERMAN, and Muriel HOLLOWAY. The bride wore a charming dress of white silk, with net bodice embroidered with transparent pearls, and overskirt of silk net frills. The dress was a gift from her grandmother. She also wore a veil and wreath of orange blossom, and carried a shower bouquet of white roses and carnations. The younger bridesmaids wore dresses of green satin, with crinoline hats to match, and carried Victorian posies. Miss ALLEN's dress was of green taffeta, with overskirt of green net frills, while Mrs. BETTY wore pink taffeta, with gold lace. They carried bouquets of pink carnations. Mr. Arthur HAYES, the bride's brother, acted as “best man.” Mr. Herbert KNOTT, F.R.C.O., presided at the organ, the music including the “Bridal March” from “Lohongrin??” and Mendelssohn's “Wedding March.” After the ceremony a reception was held at the Gas Company's rooms, Bridge-street. The couple who were the recipients of many beautiful presents, afterwards left for Torquay, where the honeymoon is being spent.

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