DISTRICT NEWS – BADSEY ORGANIST’S WEDDING, Mr L Sharp and Miss Q Sheppard
The wedding took place at Badsey Parish Church on Thursday afternoon of Miss Queenie Sheppard, the only daughter of the late Mr W T Sheppard and of Mrs Sheppard of Brighton (formerly of Evesham and Mr Leslie P Sharp, the only son of Mr & Mrs Charles Sharp of Kenrick, Cheltenham Road, Evesham.
The Vicar (Canon W Allsebrook) officiated. The bride, who was given away by her mother, looked delightful in a gown of oyster Milannie with a white veil and wreath of orange blossom. Her bouquet was of white chrysanthemums and pink carnations and she wore a gold and crystal necklace, the gift of the bridegroom.
The Misses Betty Sharp (sister of the bridegroom) and Evelyn Jaynes (friend of the bride) were the attendants. They wore charming frocks of blue and pink crackled crepe and tulle caps decorated with silver leaves, their bouquets being of bronze chrysanthemums.
The duties of best man were performed by Mr Bernard Sheppard, brother of the bride.
The service was fully choral, Mr D E Pethard being at the organ. Suitable hymns were sung and Mendelssohn’s Wedding March was played as the bridal party left the church.
After the ceremony, a reception, attended by about 50 guests, was held at the De Montfort Café. The toast of the bride and bridegroom was proposed by Canon Allsebrook and several congratulatory telegrams were read, including message from Brighton friends. Numerous presents were received by Mr & Mrs Sharp, whose new home is at 17 Northwick Road. Both are well known in the district. The bridegroom has been organist at Badsey Church for ten years past, and is local sales representative for Messrs Allen & Norton, horticultural manufacturers, of Reading. The bride has been a member of Walker’s Stores staffs at Evesham and Brighton for the last eight years, and among the wedding gifts was a present from the Brighton staff.