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Saturday 15 June 1946 – Wedding of Leslie James Reeves at Campden

Category Hatches, Matches and Despatches » Marriages
Evesham Standard & West Midland Observer
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The wedding was solemnised at St James' Church, Badsey*, on Whit Monday, between Mr Leslie James Reeves, eldest son of Mr & Mrs S F Reeves of Benlea, Bretforton Road, Badsey, and Miss Violet Jessie Bunker, eldest daughter of Mr & Mrs W Bunker. of Braithwaite House, High Street, Campden. The service was conducted by the Vicar, the Rev O Loughlin, and was fully choral, the hymns being "O Perfect Love" and "Love Divine".  The 67th Psalm and Mendelssohn's “Wedding March" were played by the organist, Mrs J Horne, of Campden.  
Given away by her father, the bride was charmingly attired in heavy cream satin, with a rucked bodice, and full-length embroidered veil, with orange blossom wreath. She carried a bouquet of red roses with sprigs of white heather and hanging fern. Her attendants were Miss Monica Bunker (sister), Miss Marjorie Hayden, Miss Eileen Singleton (friends of the bride) and Miss Prudence Staysley (friend of the bridegroom) who all wore classical powder-blue dresses, with headdresses to match in feathered flowers. They carried bouquets of pink carnations and roses. The best man was PO/MM R H Reeves (brother of the bridegroom). 

The reception was held at the Church Rooms, about 100 guests being entertained. The bridegroom's present to the bride was a gold wristlet watch, and to the bridesmaids bluebird silver-backed brooches (to Miss Bunker and Miss Hayden) and gilt bracelets (to Miss Singleton and Miss Staysley). The bride's present to the bridegroom was a gold signet ring.  

The couple were the recipients of many any useful presents. They later left to spend their honeymoon in South Devon, the bride travelling in an oatmeal coat with navy blue accessories. Their future address is Sands Farm Lane, Bretforton. Both the bride and groom were members of HM Forces, the bride serving for four years in the ATS and the bridegroom for six years in the RA. He was a prisoner of war for three years in Italy, and later in Germany.


* Error in the newspaper report - they married at St James' Church, Campden, and not at St James' Church, Badsey.