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Halifax and Its People / 1749-1999

Wedding of Miss Mary Borden and Mr. Richard Tynes, Dartmouth, 1898

The Atlantic Weekly for 18 June 1898 aptly described the wedding:

Promptly at 7.30 the party arrived in four carriages, each drawn by a pair of grays. Some five or six other carriages conveyed friends and relatives of the happy couple. Before entering the [Lake Baptist] church the participants and guests had a group photo taken. The bride looked charming attired in blue silk, with chiffron [sic] trimming, veil of orange blossoms, and hat to match. She was given away by her father, and as the couple entered the church the choir, under the leadership of James Tynes (of E.M. Walker's staff), rendered appropriate music. The Misses Hannah and Lena Lee were bridesmaids dressed in white muslin and pink silk respectively, each carrying a bouquet, and presented a most becoming appearance. Willie Saunders and Charles Bowden assisted the groom. After the ceremony the happy couple, with about 100 guests, partook of a sumptuous, enjoyable supper at the residence of the bride's perents [sic], and an enjoyable evening [was] spent."

Photographer: O. Bertram Stubbs

Date: 1898

Reference: Joan Payzant Nova Scotia Archives 1983-396   / negative: N-9286

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