622. May Bellamy
A NORMANHURST BRIDE. Of widespread interest in the district was tile pretty wedding solemised at St. Stephen's Church, Normanhurst, on Saturday, July 24th, by R.M. S. Taylor, B.A., rector, when Miss May Bellamy, third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Belamy, Dartford Park, Thornleigh, was married to Corporal William Charles Brown, MSLM., late 53rd Battalion, A.I.F. (Anzac, with nearly five years active service to his credit), son of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Crown, of Balasham, Cambridgeshire, England. Mr. Silas Bellamy, cousin of the bride, was best man, and gave the bride away. Mr. Cyril Bellamy attending as groomsman. The church was beautifully decorated with pink stocks and white ribbbons, a special feature being a large floral wedding bell hung in the church porch and in charge of two small sisters of the bride attired as flower girls, whose duty it was to release a shower of confetti from the bell upon the happy couple as they left the church. The bride's dress was a chaste and artistic creation of white silk net made robe fashion and trimmed with elegant white filet lace and narrow white satin ribbon: The handsome bridal veil, kindly lent by Mrs. J. CIeetham,was surmounted by a coronet of orange blossoms. A beautiful shower bouquet of white sweet peas tied with black and green ribbons, tihe bridegroom's military colors, completed a very charming ensemble. Accompanying her as bridesmaids were two of her sisters, the Misses Amy (chief bridesmaid) and Edith Bellamy, who were charmingly gowned, the former in cream silk net with touches of blue, and carrying a shower bouquet of pale pink stocks; the latter in white silk net with touches of pink, her shower bouquet being of red carnations. Each bridesinaid wore a chic mob cap en suite with her costume. The bridegroonm's gifts were to the bride a gold cable bracelet, to the chief bridesmaid a diamond ring, and to her sister bridesmaid,a ring set with, rubies and pearls. At the conclusion of the ceremony a reception was held at the residence of the bride's parents, where Mrs. J. J. Bellamy received over 90 guests. She was effectively gowned in black crepe de chine, Mrs. Silas Bellamy, sen., wea ing dark blue georgette-with white bead trimming and a black sequin hat. Amongst the guests were Mrs. S. Bellamy, jun., Mr. and Mrs. F. Hanson, Mrs. A. Bellamy, -Mrs. .J. Bellamy, jun., Mr. and Mrs J. Cheetham, Segt. H. Walker, Privates Briggs, W. Yardrope, Priestley, Farrier Muir, and others. "The usual toasts were duly honored. Conspicuous upon the table was the novel and handsome three-deck. square wedding cake with, its artistic decorations and military emblems, designed by the bride's mother. The display of wedding presents was comprehensive and costly, and included a substantial cheque. Greatly appreciated was a congratulatory cable from a friend in New Zealand, Mr. C. H. Bemer, who was unable to be present. At the conclusion of the festivities the newly married couple went direct to their new residence, Stewart-Avenue, Normanhurst.
Source: The Cumberland and Argus Fruitrgrowers Advocate 7 Aug 1920
150. Edward George Bellamy