The Presbyterian Church was the scene of a very pretty wedding on Tuesday, 25th April, when holy bonds of matrimony were solemnised between ACW Betty Joyce Gransden second daughter of Corporal Robert S. and Mrs. Gransden, of Prince St. and Sapper Robert Richard Burt, on leave from New Guinea, only son of Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Burt, of Sampson St. The bride made a charming picture as she entered the church on the arm of her father. The bridal frock was of white lace over satin, and featured a long train falling gracefully from the waistline. The hand-embroidered net veil was held in place by a halo of orange blossoms. A beautiful shower bouquet of pink and white gardenias and gladioli with fern completed the picture. The bride was attended by the bridegroom’s only sister, Miss Sue Burt, who was gowned in deep pink romaine, trimmed with silver bugle beads. The duties of groomsman were capably carried out by Mr. Keith Baker. During the signing of the register, Miss Sylvia Tindall sweetly rendered “Because.” The party then adjourned to the home of the bride’s parents where the bride’s mother, wearing a smart black frock and hat, with shoulder spray of deep red roses, assisted by the bridegroom’s mother, who chose a becoming blue wool suit with matching hat, received the fifty guests. Mr. Roberts was chairman. Pride of place on the table was given to the two-tier wedding cake made by the bridegroom’s mother and artistically decorated by Mr. Roberts. Deep regret was expressed by all present at the absence of the bridegroom’s father, who has been seriously ill in the Base Hospital for the past 12 weeks. All wished him a speedy recovery.
Later the happy young couple, who were the recipients of many useful gifts, cheques and congratulatory telegrams, left by train for Sydney where he honeymoon is being spent. The bride travelled in her WAAF uniform.
1944 ‘WEDDINGS.’, Leader (Orange, NSW : 1899 – 1945), 1 May, p. 1. , viewed 05 Jul 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article255246106