PRETTY BADSEY WEDDING – Miss Mustoe and Mr E Johns
An interesting wedding took place at St James’ Church, Badsey, at two o’clock on Wednesday afternoon. The bride was Miss Alice Lucy Mustoe, second daughter of Mr William Mustoe of the Royal Oak Inn, Badsey, and the bridegroom was Mr Edward Johns, third and youngest son of the late Mr Samuel Johns of Harrington House, Badsey. Both families are greatly respected in the parish. The bride has been a teacher in the Sunday School for several years past. A great deal of interest was taken in the wedding and the church was full. The ceremony was conducted by the Rev C O Bartlett, rector of Willersey. The bride, who was given away by her father, looked charming in a dress of white crepe de chine trimmed with accordion and pleated chiffon and orange blossoms. She wore a veil of Brussels net and carried a lovely shower bouquet, the gift of the bridegroom. She also wore a valuable diamond ring, the gift of the bridegroom. There were four bridesmaids, Misses Kathleen and Nellie Mustoe (sisters of the bride) and Misses Clementine and Kathie Johns (nieces of the bride and bridegroom). They were charmingly attired in white Swiss muslin, and wore white lace hats. They carried lovely shower bouquets of crimson and white carnations and sweet peas, the gift of the bridegroom. They also wore gold bangles and brooches, the gift of the bridegroom. Mr Joseph Johns, the bridegroom’s eldest brother, was best man. The service was fully choral. The hymn “The voice that breathed o’er Eden” was sung, and at the conclusion of the ceremony the organist, Mr Joseph Agg, played Mendelssohn’s wedding march. As the happy couple left the church they had to face showers of confetti and rice. A reception was afterwards held at the Royal Oak, over 50 being present. The newly-married couple left amid the best wishes of all by the 5.59 train for London and the South Coast for the honeymoon. The bride’s travelling dress was of green pastel cloth with hat to match. The presents were very numerous and costly.