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The Wells Journal. Somerset & West of England Advertiser. Frome, Shepton Mallet, Glastonbury and Axbridge Gazette. Friday 31 Oct 1941
Page 3 Column 3
Miss D. PAYNE – Mr. D. R. GRANGER.
A very pretty wedding took place on Wednesday of last week at St. Cuthbert's Church, Wells, the contracting parties being Mr. Desmond Reginald GRANGER, the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert GRANGER, of Butts-road, Ilminster, and Miss Doris PAYNE, the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. PAYNE, of “Hurnlea,” Portway, Wells.
The bride, who was given away by her father, was attired in white satin, with headdress and veil to match, and she carried a bouquet of red carnations and trailing fern. The bride was attended by three bridesmaids, Miss Olive MILLINGTON, friend of the bride, Miss Sylvia CHOWN, cousin of the bridegroom, and little Mildred WATTS, cousin of the bride. The two elder bridesmaids wore mauve taffeta dresses and Juliet caps, and carried bouquets of pink carnations and dahlias, and the little bridesmaid was attired in white figured satin and carried a posy of mauve pompom dahlias.
The duties of best man were carried out by Leading A/C Kenneth GRANGER, brother of the bridegroom.
The bride's gift to the bridegroom was a green morracain writing set, and the bridegroom's gift to his bride a brush and comb set. The bridegroom's gifts to the bridesmaids were gold necklets to the elder two and a gold signet ring to the little bridesmaid. About fifty useful presents were received including a set of Pyrex dishes from the bride's former employers and staff of Messrs. F. W. Woolworths (Wells branch).
The bride was presented with a silver horseshoe as she left the church by little Brenda PARFITT and Ronald PAYNE niece and nephew of the bride.
After the reception Mr. and Mrs. GRANGER left for a honeymoon in Devon, Mrs. GRANGER travelling in a blue coat and accessories.
The bridegroom, who is very well known in Ilminster and district social circles, is now serving with the Royal Army Medical Corps.
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