Apr 15th 1914
My dear Mrs Sladden
By this time I expect our telegram has arrived. I hope you recognised me under my new title! I don’t know myself yet but that doesn’t matter.
Arthur and I have just had dinner and feel all the better for it. As you will see from the paper we are at the Royal Hotel, it looks out on College Green, a place I know well.
The journey was very comfortable, we had heaps of time in Merthyr and had a splendid send-off from our bridesmaids, best man and groomsmen; I think Jack comes in under the last named.
It has been a glorious day for me, the happiest I have ever had yet. I don’t think I quite believe my wedding is over, everything went by so quickly. I hope you and Mother are not very tired with it all; if you are I hope you will take a good rest tomorrow.
Everything went off so well and everyone was so nice. My bridesmaids are beyond all description, they surpassed all I had hoped for. And it was so nice to have you all and my people all together, I had often longed for you to meet.
Tomorrow we leave for St Ives and as soon as we get settled down there I shall write to you again. If we have the glorious weather that we had today we shall do well.
Arthur is writing to Mother, we are dividing the honours.
With much love to all.
Your affectionate daughter