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Molong Express and Western District Advertiser (NSW : 1912 – 1922), Saturday 26 June 1915



The marriage of Mr. Joseph Patrick Fitzgerald, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Fitzgerald, of “Kunderang,” Armidale, with Miss Kathleen Bridget Cahill, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Cahill, of Lavender Bay, took place on Tuesday, June 15th, being quietly solemnised at St. Francis Xavier’s Church, Lavender Bay. The bride, who was led to the altar by her father, wore accordean pleated ninon over flech satin and draped with white satin charmeuse and richly trimmed with silver lace and caught with true lovers knots of silver ribbon and finished with square train and tuelle veil, with wreath of orange blossoms; and carried a shower bouquet of white asters, tuber roses, carnations and maidenhair fern, a gift of the bridegroom. Miss Florence Cahill (sister of the bride) and Miss Aileen Fitzgerald (sister of bride groom) who acted as bridesmaids, wore ivory white ninon over shell pink satin and accordean pleated frill of pink ninon, finished with black velvet girdle and silver trimmings; black velvet hats underlined with pink, trimmed with upstanding tulle and scroll mount; and carried shower bouquets of pink roses, carnations, sweet pea and asparagus fern, together with coral and diamond necklets, gifts of the bridegroom. Mr. Des. Fitzgerald (brother) acted as best man and Dr. Fitzgerald as groomsman. Paston Cooper’s ” Ave Maria” was sung by Miss Madolene Cahill to the accompaniment of Miss Tracey (organ) and Miss Nonie Donohoe (violin), who afterwards played the Wedding and Bridal Marches.

A reception was held at Baumann’s, Pitt-street, by the mother of the bride, where the usual toasts were honored. Mr. and Mrs. Fitzgerald left later for Medlow and Jenolan Caves, where the honeymoon is being spent, prior to their departure for “Krui,” Moree. The bride travelled in a smart navy-tailored cloth coat and skirt, black velvet hat with fruit and berries, and a set of handsome white Arctic fox furs, which, together with a diamond cluster ring, were gifts of the bridegroom. The bride’s present to the bridegroom was a gold sovereign case. The couple were the recipients of many valuable presents, including several cheques.

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