George Arthur RICHARDSON

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  • Name George Arthur RICHARDSON 
    Gender Male 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I8505  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2017 

    Family Annie Selina KNUDSON,   b. 25 Jan 1912, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 5 Sep 1934  Milla Milla, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • A very pretty wedding was celebrated by the Rev. W. T. Hancock, Church of England, on Wednesday, September 5, 1934, when Annie Selina, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Knudson, Millaa Millaa, North Queensland, was married to George Arthur, fourth son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Richardson, of Boolarra, Gippsland, Victoria, and late of Oakleigh, Melbourne. The bride, who entered the church on the arm of her father, looked charming in a graceful frock of bridal satin and angel skin lace, with hand stitched panel effect, fitted sleeve with elbow puff, and diamente belt fastenings. The silk tulle veil was heavily embroidered with train effect, and was worn with orange blossoms and crystal drop necklet. She carried a bouquet of stock, watsonias, sweet peas and gerberas, made shower effect, with white satin streamers and tulle, maiden hair and asparagus fern - the work of Mrs. I. S. Whereat, a very old friend of the family. Misses Thora and Phyllis, sisters of the bride, at- tended as bridesmaids, and were very prettily frocked in ankle-length pale blue organdi, with fully frilled godets, and frilled puffed sleeves. Very large picture hats to match were worn. They carried showed bouquets of pink sweet peas and pink stock, with streamers and tulle to tone, blue velvet shoes, with crystal necklet, orange blossom posy, held in place with diamond brooch completed their ensemble. Little Marie and Joan Daley, the charming daughters of very old friends of the bride and bridegroom, were flower girls, wearing ankle-length frocks of canary yellow organdi, made in the Early Victorian style, frilled from high waist line, with rosebud and rosette trimmings. Their bonnets were of blue and lemon tulle, and were worn with crystal necklets and blue satin shoes. Blue baskets, artistically arranged with golden gleam nasturtiums, maiden hair fern and lemon tulle were carried by them. Mr. J. D. Hennessy, late of Mount Mee, acted as best man, and Mr. Colin Walker was groomsman. The church was very prettily decorated by Mrs. Russell, who played at the organ Lohengrin's "Bridal March" as the bride entered the church. Whilst the register was being signed Mrs. Griffiths sang: "Oh Promise Me," and the ceremony concluded with Mendelssohn's "Wedding March." Mrs. A. Knudson, mother of the bride, wearing a frock of navy crepe marocain with pin-tuck trimmings, relieved with white, hat to tone, received the guests at the Royal Palace Picture Theatre, where a dejeneur was held. The following toasts were musically honored: "The King," Rev. Mr. Hancock; "Bride and Bridegroom," Rev. Mr. Hancock, responded to by the bridegroom; "Bridesmaids," bridegroom, responded to by the best man and groomsman; "Parents of Bride and Bridegroom," Mr. J. C. Daley, supported by Messrs. Griffiths, Whereat and Mears, and was responded to by Mr. A. Knudson, father of the bride, and Mr. W. Richardson, brother of the bridegroom, in the absence of his parents; "The Grandparents," Mr. E. S. Woods, responded to by Mr. Walker; "Ladies," Mr. C. Wakely, supported by Mr. C. Wilson, and responded to by Mr. Dave Sneddon: "Bachelors," Mr. Tom Hanley, responded to by Mr. Edwards (Mr. Hanley was supported by Mr. Robertson); "Absent Friends," Mr. A. R. Loveridge, who told the happy couple of the welcome they would get in Melbourne upon their arrival, from the bridegroom's parents, responded to by Major Ken Johnstone; "The Chair," by Mr. A. Knudson, father of the bride, responded to by the Rev. W. Hancock, the officiating clergyman. During the progress of the dejeneur, musical items were given. Miss V. Dargue and Mr. Owen rendering "When Song is Sweet," Mrs. Kelly accompanying at the piano; Mrs. R. Griffiths. "Love, you have made me a Garden," and the "Rosary" as an encore: Mr. Dave Sneddon, appropriate selections from "The Sentimental Bloke." A beautiful three-tiered cake graced the centre of the tastefully and  prettily prepared tables. The hall decorations were arranged by the bridegroom's bachelor friends, and the theatre was made available by Mr. and Mrs. Norris, old friends of the family. A considerable number of useful presents were received, including many cheques, amounting to a very large sum. Numerous telegrams were also received. The honeymoon will be spent at Melbourne, where the happy couple will wait until after the Melbourne centenary celebrations have concluded, returning to Millaa Millaa where they will reside. The bride's travelling dress was royal blue crepe marocain, with white reliefs, hat to match, and the happy couple was farewelled by the 250 guests who had been present at the dejeuner. [1]
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F5573  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    1. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1934 'MILLAA MILLAA WEDDING.', Cairns Post (Qld. : 1909 - 1954), 15 September, p. 4, viewed 5 October, 2011,