Saturday, May 7, 2011

What A Day It Was

John and Kay's Wedding Announcement – July 1, 1950

"A garden reception at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Connolly, 36 Jason Street, Arlington, followed the marriage of their daughter, Miss Catherine A. Connolly, to John Halliwell 2d, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eric T. Halliwell of 26 George Street. Salmon-colored gladioli decorated the altar of St. Agnes Church, Arlington and white gladioli marked the pews for the single ring service.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a gown of white–figured organdy, styled with scalloped off-shoulder neckline and tiered skirt. her tulle fingertip veil was held with an orange blossom crown of seed pearls and she carried white peonies. Her attendants wore aqua waffle pique gowns, fashioned with irish lace trimmed off-shoulder necklines and matching open-crown hats. The maid of honor, Miss Alice Halliwell, sister of the bridegroom, carried yellow gladioli and the bridesmaids, Mrs. Dorothy Healy and Mrs. Mary Edmonds, sisters of the bride, carried American Beauty roses. Peter J. Connolly Jr, brother of the bride, was best man and ushers were Perry Nadig of Philadelphia and Richard Warburton of New Bedford, cousin of the bridegroom.

With her lace-trimmed crepe dress, the bride's mother wore a navy-blue picture hat. The bridegroom's mother wore a pink crepe dress with black lace picture hat. Their corsages were a white orchid.

Mr. and Mrs. Halliwell will reside in Arlington following a trip to Nantucket. For traveling the bride wore a pink linen suit, white linen hat, appliqued with white daises and white orchids. She was graduated from Arlington High School and Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School. The bride-groom was graduated from New Bedford High School and Tufts College."

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