These are photographs taken of the newspaper clippings found in Laurena Alice Kent nee Prest’s scrapbooks. There are many wedding, births, deaths, obits, obituaries, engagement announcements as well as articles of interest ( girls choir, little league baseball, World War 2 etc) involving families of Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore and more. Localities include Halifax, Jeddore, Mooseland, Musquodoboit, Tatamagouche, Stewiacke, Beaver Bay, Tangier etc. Other places mentioned include Oak Bay, Manitoba, Boston, Massachusetts, Hollywood, California and more.
If you are planning a vintage wedding you will find that the marriage descriptions detailed here are invaluable resources of inspiration for your retro wedding decor, wedding dress and honeymoon outfit.
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Saturday November 7 1936
Kent – Kent
A very pretty wedding took place in the Pleasant Point United Church on Saturday, Nov. 7, at 3.30 p.m., when Greta Rowena, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Horace A. Kent, was united in marriage to Borden Prowse, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel D. Kent, by Rev. C. Corkum beneath a beautiful arch of evergreen trimmed with pink and white carnations, white bells and streamers. The bride entered the church on the arm of her father, by whom she was given in marriage to the strains of the Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin, played by Miss L. B. McKinnon. She looked very lovely, dressed in a beautiful gown of white satin and lace worn with veil and orange blossoms, and white shoes and gloves, and carried a bouquet of yellow and white chrysanthemums. She was attended by Miss Winnie Kent, sister of the groom and Sedley Kent, brother of the bride, was best man. The ushers were Messrs. Harold and Norman Kent.
Immediately following the ceremony a dainty supper was served at the home of the bride’s parents to about sixty relatives and friends. Those serving were Mrs. R. A. Williams, Misses Ivy and Aggie Bowser, Pearl Kent, L. B. McKinnon and M. B. Tully, Mrs. W. Johns and Mrs. J. Hawkins poured. Later a dance was held at the home of the groom’s sister, Mrs. J. Bowser, groom’s parents, where refreshments were served to over one hundred guests. The happy couple, who were the recipients of many beautiful and useful gifts, will reside in Halifax.
Kent – Hubley
Rev. Dr. Savary, rector of St. Paul’s, officiated at the marriage in that church at eight o’clock last evening of two estimable young folk – Carmen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey S. Hubley, Seabright, and William Gerald Kent, now in the service of the Imperial Oil Company’s boats, and a son of Mr. and Mrs. Horace kent, of Pleasant Point. The wedding was a very quiet one, bride and groom being unattended, the organist, however being in attendance and rendering beautifully the usual marches.
The bride looked most charming in a costume of brown – brown Canton crepe gown, and smart brown hat, with stone Marten neckpiece, carrying instead of the conventional bouquet, a white Prayer Book.
Immediately after the ceremony and followed by the best wishes of all who know them, Mr. and Mrs. Kent left for a short wedding trip and at its conclusion will take up their residence at Imperoyal.
A large collection of wedding gifts gave tangible proof of regard and good wishes.
Kent – MacFarlane
A pretty wedding was solemnized by Rev. Dr. L. J. Donaldson at his Cogswell Street residence Saturday evening when Miss Mary Joan MacFarlane, daughter of Mrs. Martha MacFarlane and the late Mr. James MacFarlane of Halifax, became the bride of William Trueman Kent of Pleasant Point, Halifax County.
The bride was dressed in cerise velvet with corresponding accessories and carried a flower bouquet of yellow roses. She was given in marriage by her brother, James, and was attended by her sister, who was dressed in blue satin with accessories to match. The bridesmaid carried a bouquet of pink carnations. The bride’s mother wore blue crepe.
The groom was attended by his brother, Vernon, and a large number of friends and relatives of the couple were present including the Trinity Rangers group of which the bride was a member.
Following the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride’s mother, 921 Barrington Street. The couple received many gifts including a silver casserole from the Trinity rangers and a dinner set from Schwartz No. 2 factory where the bride had been employed.
The couple will reside at Pleasant Point.
Kent – Wilson
The marriage of Miss Kathleen Bell Wilson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wilson, Wilson’s Cove, Guysboro County, and Vernon Amos Kent, of Halifax, took place Saturday night at the residence of Rev. Dr. L. J. Donaldson. The bride was dressed in mauve crepe with accessories to match and she wore a corsage of roses. She was given in marriage by her brother, Ralph Wilson, of Halifax, and was attended by her sister Miss Ida Wilson, who wore a gown of yellow net, with accessories to match and a corsage of gladiolas.
The groomsman was Earl Johnson.
Also present at he ceremony were Mr. and Mrs. J. Kent, of Crescent Point, Halifax County, the latter wearing a black chiffon and velvet dress; Mrs. Victor Garrison, and Mrs. Fred Clarke and Mrs. William Kent.
Mr. and Mrs. Kent left on a motor trip to Guysboro County and on their return will reside at 146 1/2 Barrington Street.
MacNearney – Vaughan
A quiet wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Vaughan, Windsor Junction at 7 o’clock on the evening of Saturday, May 18, when their eldest daughter, Kathleen Sylvia Leslie was united in marriage to Robert Edwin MacNearney, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. MacNearney, also of Windsor Junction, in the presence of a number of relatives and friends.
The bride wore a floor-length dress of white embroidered net, and a shoulder length veil of Brussels net, and carried a bouquet of pink roses, sweet peas and carnations. She entered the room on the arm of her father to the strains of Lohengrin’s ” Bridal Chorus” played by Miss Daisy Croucher of Bedford. The couple stood under a canopy of white streamers and wedding bells and were unattended. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Edward Morris of St. Matthias Church, Halifax. During the signing of the register Miss Croucher played.
After the ceremony a reception was held. Mrs. R. E. MacPhee of Windsor Junction poured coffee, the table being centered with a three-tier wedding cake, and arranged with yellow and white streamers, daffodils and yellow tapers.
Mrs. Vaughan wore a navy and white sheer ensemble and navy hat trimmed with white and a corsage of pink carnations. Mrs. MacNearney wore a gown of dusty rose crepe with navy hat trimmed with dusty rose and a corsage of pink carnations.
Several showers were held for the bride in recent weeks, and many lovely wedding gifts were received.
Mr. and Mrs. MacNearney left on a motor trip through New Brunswick and Maine. They will reside in Halifax, where the groom is employed with the National Cash Register Company. Mr. MacNearney has recently returned from Dayton, Ohio, where he has been for the past year and a half with that company.
Fisher – Maskell
Fisher-Maskell Wedding — Shown above following their marriage are Mr. and Mrs. Richard Morris Fisher. The bride is the former Ramona Valla Maskell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John P. Maskell of West Jeddore and Halifax. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil E. Fisher, Moncton, New Brunswick. ( Photo by Wright).
Maskell – Schonamon
Word has been received in this city of the marriage in Boston, Mass., of Mary E., daughter of Joseph Schonamon, and Lindsay J., son of Mr. and Mrs. Wellington Maskell, of this city. They will have the best wishes of many friends, especially in Charles Street United Church, this city, where both were very popular. Much to the regret of their many Halifax friends, Mr. and Mrs. Maskell will reside in Boston, Mass.
July 14 1945
McGregor – Bowser
A pretty naval wedding took place at St. George’s Church, Ostrea Lake, July 14th, when Rev. J. E. DeWolfe united in marriage, Iva May, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Bowser, Pleasant Point and PO. George Frederick McGregor, R. C. N., son of Mr. and Mrs. Symore McGregor, Ostrea Lake.
The bride entered the church on the arm of her father, who gave her away. Her floor-length gown was of white chiffon over satin; the yoke was trapunto embroidery in silver; her finger-tip veil fell from a Queen of Scot halo and her only ornament was a single strand of pearls, worn by her mother on her wedding day. Her bouquet was a shower of American Beauty roses and fern.
Miss Freda Gates, of Seaforth, was bride’s maid and the groom was supported by Leading Seaman Cameron Leslie Kent, R.C.N.V.R., cousin of the bride. Both the groom and groomsman are home on leave prior to going to the Pacific theatre of war. The Bridal Chorus was played by Miss Norman Kent. The ushers were Miss Marion McGregor, sister of the groom and Miss Rhona Bowser, sister of the bride.
After the ceremony a reception was held in the Union Jack hall. Lunch was served by the bride’s mother to a large number of friends and relatives. Many beautiful gifts were received.
Prior to their wedding a shower was held for the bride at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Kent, 45 Old Ferry Road, Dartmouth. The bride is a valued member of the staff of Edwards Furriers, Halifax.
Wednesday September 12 1928
Methven – White
A wedding of particular interest took place at ten o’clock Wednesday, September 12th, in Holy Trinity Church, Tangier, N. S. when Ella Annie May, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert White of Mooseland, N. S. was united to Joseph Elsworth Methven, son of Mrs. Harry Elms Kline St., Halifax, N. S. by the Reverend E. A. Nelson, Rector of the parish.
Miss White in her dress of beige flat crepe with hat to match carrying a shower bouquet of carnations, sweet peas, and tea roses with maiden hair fern, entered the church on the arm of her father, by whom she was given in marriage.
Mrs. Hattie Sanford, presiding at the organ, played the wedding march, while the choir at the beginning of the ceremony sang a very sweetly ” The Voice that Breathed o’er Eden.”
The church was prettily decorated by the friends of the bride.
After the ceremony the bridal party motored to the home of the bride’s parents, Mooseland, where the bride and groom were the recipients of many felicitations of their friends, after which luncheon was served.
After a few hours the bride and groom left on a motor trip thru the Annapolis Valley. On their return Mr. and Mrs. Methven will reside in Halifax.
The collection of wedding gifts was a large and valuable one affording substantial proof of regard.
Nieforth – Kent
St. George’s Church, Ostrea Lake, was the scene of a very pretty wedding on Monday evening, July 22nd, when Miss Clara G. Kent, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel D. Kent, of Pleasant Point, was united in marriage to Miles James Nieforth, of Seaforth, Rev. Mr. Bradshaw, rector of St. George’s performed the ceremony.
The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, entered the church to the strains of the wedding march, which was beautifully rendered by Miss Dorothy Bean, of Boston. She looked very winsome, wearing an ensemble suit of sandalwood novelty tweed and silk Canton crepe, with accessories to correspond and carried an arm bouquet of columbine and helitrope. Both bride and groom were unattended.
After the ceremony which was witnessed by a large number of friends and relatives, the bridal party motored to Pleasant Point, where a reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents. During the evening luncheon was served to about two hundred guests. The bride’s reception gown was of rosewood flat crepe.
The many beautiful gifts received testified to the esteem in which the bride and groom are held.
Among the guests present were the bride’s brother Sidney Kent, and his wife, her cousin, Fred Kent, his wife and family, Miss B. Dean, all of Boston, Mrs. Ayers, of Needham; Mrs. Albert Nieforth; Miss Verna Stewart of Upper Musquodoboit; Rev. Mr. Phillips of Alberton, P. E. I. ; Rev. Lakey of Seaforth, and the grooms father and brother Roy; also a number of the groom’s relatives and friends from Seaforth.
Saturday June 29 1940
O’Connell – White
Mooseland, July 4 — A wedding of much interest to a wide circle of friends was solemnized at St. Thomas church, Mooseland, N. S., Saturday, June 29, at three o’clock, when Marguerite Alice, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert White of this place, was united in marriage to James Lee O’Connell, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. O’Connell of Musquodoboit. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. A. Shephard, rector of the parish. The bride, who entered the church on the arm of her father to the strains of the wedding march, looked very charming in a street length dress of heaven blue sheer with chapel veil and white accessories, carrying an arm bouquet of pink roses, snapdragons and maiden hair fern. The couple were unattended.
Mrs. Sanford, organist of St. Thomas played the wedding marches. After the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents. The happy couple left for a motor trip to New Brunswick.
Guests at the wedding were from Halifax, Stewiacke, Mid. Musquodoboit, Elmsdale, Centre Musquodoboit, Pope’s Harbor and Tangier.
May 8 1918
Prest – Baker
Halifax, May 8. — At half past 12 o’clock this afternoon the West End Baptist church was the scene of a wedding which interested a very wide circle, the principals in the ceremony being Sarah Violet, daughter of Captain W. E. Baker, Marine superintendent, C. G. R. steamships, and Mrs. Baker, 54 Chebucto Road, and Glenn Leslie Prest, of the firm Prest and Bradley, contractors, two young people who belong to families long prominent and active in the West End church and personally great favorites in the congregation.
The church was thronged with friends, the organist and choir, under the competent direction of Mrs. S. Stead, being in attendance, and the hymn, “The Voice that Breathed O’er Eden” being one of the beautiful musical details of the service.
The pastor of the church, Rev. G. F. Bolster, performed the ceremony. The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, looking as fair as a flower in her bridal gown of cream serge, worn with white crepe de chine hat, her bouquet being of white roses.
She was attended by her sister, Miss Mildred Baker, as bridesmaid, the latter wearing a very smart suit of crepe faille, with hat to correspond, and carrying a bouquet of pink carnations.
George Bradley attended as best man, the ushers being Arthur Baker, brother of the bride, and Rudolph Kidston.
Immediately after the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. Prest left for a trip to Bridgewater. On their return they will be for the present at the home of the bride’s parents, Chebucto Road.
The collection of wedding gifts was a large, beautiful and valuable one, including a substantial cheque from the parents of the bride; a silver spoon tray from the members of her Sunday School class; and a “Miscellaneous” shower from her friends of the Philathea class of the West End Sunday school.
The gift of the groom to the bride was a cheque.
Many and cordial are the good wishes which follow the young couple.
Prest – Taylor
The marriage took place at First Presbyterian Church, Berkley street, Boston, on Monday, Sept. 17, by the Rev. Dr. Watson, of Catherine Irene, daughter of Daniel Taylor, Charlottetown, P. E. I, to Ernest Stanley Prest, N. S. The marriage was a quiet one, attended only by immediate relatives and friends.
The bride was attired in an imported gown of brown roumaine crepe and transparent velvet, with hat and shoes to match, and carried a bouquet of yellow roses.
Following the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Prest left on a motor trip to the Maritime Provinces.
The bride, who is a graduate nurse of a Charlottetown hospital, has been a valued member of the operating room staff of the Parkway Hospital, Brookline, Mass. The groom is employed by a well known contracting firm in Boston. On their return they will reside in Arlington, Mass. — ( Prince Edward Island papers please copy).
Pusatere – Talbot
Wed In Toronto — Mrs. Joseph Louis Pusatere, above, whose marriage took place recently in Toronto at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Mrs. Pusatere is the former Dorothy Rosalyn Talbot, daughter of Ernest Talbot and the late Mrs. Talbot of Halifax. She will make her new home in Toronto.
January 28 1941
Silver – Kent
A quiet wedding yesterday afternoon at 3.30 o’clock at the home of the officiating minister, Rev. M. O. Brinton, 548 1-2 Robie Street, was that of Miss Winnifred Kent, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kent, Pleasant Point, to Charles Jeffrey Silver, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Silver, 118 Windsor Street, Halifax.
The bride was becomingly attired in a street length dress of blue crepe with white hat and gloves, and she wore a corsage of roses. Her only attendant was the groom’s sister, Miss Dorothy Silver, who wore steel grey dress with black accessories. Leonard Barry was the groomsman.
An informal reception was held after the ceremony at the home of the groom’s parents, for a few relatives and friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Silver will take up residence in the city.
Smeltzer – Zinck
Rev. Dr. Hamilton Wigle officiated at the marriage, at half past seven o’clock, on Wednesday evening, at the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. Alma E. Zinck, 183 Windsor street, of Miss Sadie Zinck and Hubert R. Smeltzer, bride and groom being unattended. The bride, who was given in marriage by her brother, Charles Zinck, looked most charming in an ensemble suit of transparent velvet, hat and accessories harmonizing therewith, her bouquet being of roses and carnations.
Following the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. Smeltzer, who have the best wishes of a host of friends, left for a trip to Charlottetown, P. E. I., and Lunenburg, the latter town being the home of the parents of the groom.
A large and valuable collection of wedding gifts was received.