May 272018

These are photographs taken of the newspaper clippings found in Laurena Alice Kent nee Prest’s scrapbooks. There are many wedding, birth, 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.

I will be adding more entries when I can so please bookmark this page and check back weekly for updates. Thank you. 🙂


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August 14 1940

Dempsey – O’Brien

The marriage of Miss Mary Margaret O’Brien, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. O’Brien, 1 Moran Street, to James Vincent Dempsey, R.C.N., son of Mrs. Dorothy Dempsey and the late Pilot James Dempsey, took place this morning at 7 o’clock in St. Patrick’s Church, Rev. A. B. Leverman officiating.

The bride wore a gown of robin egg blue with white petal hat and white accessories. Her corsage was of red roses, and she carried a white prayer book. She was given in marriage by her brother-in-law, Harvey Holmes, R.C.N. The bridesmaid was Miss Brenda Dempsey, sister of the groom, who wore a dusty rose dress with navy blue accessories, and a corsage of sweetpeas. She too carried a white prayer book.

Robert Dempsey, brother of the groom, was the best man.

A wedding breakfast was held later at the home of the bride’s parents. Roses and sweetpeas decorated the rooms, and the table was trimmed with pink and white streamers and wedding bells.

After a short trip to Yarmouth, Mr. and Mrs. Dempsey will take up residence on Isleville Street.