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Williams, Erl Temple

Erl Temple Williams
b: 1885
Birth Details
1885/2080, Erl Temple Williams (is a male), Mother: Anne Palmer, Father: Thomas Coldham

Marriage Details
1910/2426, Bride: Eila Mary Vallence (sic), Groom: Evl (sic) Temple Williams - Date of Marriage 30/3/1910 from Marriage Registration

Dominion 31 March 1910
Williams — Vallance.
A wedding of considerable interest to residents in many parts of Wellington district took place yesterday, at the home of the bride''s parents, "Kahurangi," Wairarapa, when Miss Eila Mary Vallance, eldest daughter of Mr. C. F. Vallance, of Kahumingi, Taueru, was married to Mr. Erl Temple Williams, of Te Parae, youngest son of Mr. T. C. Williams, of Wellington. It was to have been an outdoor wedding, but on account Of the stormy weather it took place in the house, the weather clearing for a time just as the ceremony was concluded. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore an exquisite princess robe of Irish crochet lace, opening over a skirt of white duchess satin, with a yoke of finely tucked net, finished with pipings of satin, while a great bow of soft satin caught the lace of the overdress in front.
Instead of the usual orange-blossoms, the bride wore a Juliet cap and a wreath of tiny roses in her hair, and a veil most beautifully embroidered in a design of New Zealand ferns. She carried a bouquet of white hothouse roses and asparagus and maidenhair ferns. The bride was attended by eight bridesmaids - Miss Zona Williams (sic) (sister, and chief bridesmaid), Misses Nora Bennet, Alice Hutcheson, and Muriel Hayward (cousins), and Misses Weva Beetham, Edith Baird, Elsie Simpson, and Vida Kennedy. They wore frocks of white muslin trimmed with embroidery or lace, and each made in some way differently from the others. Miss Zona Vallance''s pretty hat was of blue, trimmed with pale blue and pink hydrangea, and the other bridesmaids wore black hats trimmed with blue and pink hydrangea. They all carried prayer books instead of bouquets. Mr. Rupert Morrison, of "Blairlogie," was best man, and Mr. Frank Newman, of Wellington, groomsman. The Rev. J. Paterson, of St. John''s, Wellington, officiated at the reception, which was subsequently held, a large number of guests from all parts of the district, were present, and the Besses o''th'' Barn Band, which was stationed on the lawn, rendered a delightful musical programme. Mrs. Vallance wore a beautiful gown of black Spanish lace, with cut jet sequins, over white silk, and a hat to match. Mrs. T. C. Williams, black velvet gown, and black bonnet, with boa and muff of white ostrich feathers; Mrs. Hayward, electric blue robe, with embroidery, and a hat to match; Mrs. West, black lace dress, and violet hat, with violet feathers; Miss Hilda Williams, cream cloth costume and black velvet tricorne hat; the Misses Russell (Palmerston North), frocks of pale pink crepe de chine, and black hats; Miss West, purple coat and skirt, and hat with silver and purple trimming; Miss Elaine West, saxe blue costume, and black hat with gold roses; Mrs. Newman, black silk costume; Miss Simpson, heliotrope costume, with hat to match; Miss R. Simpson, grey costume. The floral decorations were very beautiful. The large hall and dining-room were thrown into one, and decorated with flowers, foliage, and berries, in autumn tints to match the crimson burlap with which the walls are panelled, and the rich glowing colours of the stained-glass window. The ceremony took place in the hall, the bride and bridegroom standing beneath the richly-coloured leaded windows. Tea was served in a large marquee under the oaks on the lawn, and the table decoctions were carried out in pale pink, that being the bride''s favourite colour; shell pink bouvardias were used with maidenhair fern. The cake, made by Mr. J. Godber, was a very fine one, and it was decorated with figures of horses and pug dogs in white sugar, while a silver epergne in the shape of a tree fern surmounted it. The bride and bridegroom left in the afternoon for a motor trip, and in the evening Mrs. Vallance gave a dance, at which there were many guests.
  • 1885 - Birth -
Thomas Coldham Williams
1825 - 19 MAY 1912
William Beetham
1809 - 3 AUG 1888
Annie Palmer Beetham
1838 - 19 MAR 1916
Mary Unknown
1813 - 11 MAY 1899
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Thomas Coldham Williams
Death19 MAY 1912
MarriageOCT 1858to Annie Palmer Beetham at St James Anglican Church, Lower Hutt
FatherHenry Archdeacon Williams
MotherMarianne Coldham
PARENT (F) Annie Palmer Beetham
Death19 MAR 1916
MarriageOCT 1858to Thomas Coldham Williams at St James Anglican Church, Lower Hutt
FatherWilliam Beetham
MotherMary Unknown
MHugh George Williams
FEthel Alice Williams
FMaud Mary Annie Williams
FHilda Temple Williams
Birth3 APR 1867Taita
MGuy Coldham Williams
MWyvern Henry Williams
Birth15 MAY 1870Taita
MThomas Gwynne Horsley Williams
FEila Mabel Williams
MAlgar Temple Williams
FUna Mildred Williams
NR Williams
MErl Temple Williams
Marriage30 MAR 1910to Eila Mary Vallance at At The Home Of The Bride''s Parents, "Kahurangi, " Wairarapa
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Erl Temple Williams
Marriage30 MAR 1910to Eila Mary Vallance at At The Home Of The Bride''s Parents, "Kahurangi, " Wairarapa
FatherThomas Coldham Williams
MotherAnnie Palmer Beetham
PARENT (F) Eila Mary Vallance
Marriage30 MAR 1910to Erl Temple Williams at At The Home Of The Bride''s Parents, "Kahurangi, " Wairarapa
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