Harrogate Herald - 8th January 1915
On Wednesday, the marriage of Miss Mignonne Grace
Peregrine, of Litchdon, [East Parade] Harrogate, to Second
Lieutenant Leonard C Vernon, of the Yorkshire Dragoons, was
celebrated at St Peter's Church, Harrogate. There was a large
congregation in the church, including a number of soldiers. The
officiating clergy were the Rev J C Vernon (vicar of Maltby),
the Rev Canon Travis (rector of Ripley) - father and uncle
respectively of the bridegroom - and the Rev L E W Foote (vicar of
the parish). In the unavoidable absence of her step-father,
Lieutenant Colonel W E G Lillingston, the bride was given away by
her uncle, Mr C Ernest Pronger.
The bride was charmingly attired in a simple but
effective gown of ivory white satin charmeuse, the bodice being old
lace embroidered in silver, with draped swathe of charmeuse. The
skirt was on full lines, having a point to the centre and carried
out to a scheme, which fell on to a most exquisite underskirt of old
lace as used on bodice. The bridal veil was lent by her aunt, Mrs
Pronger, and she carried a bouquet of lilies of the valley. The
bridesmaids were Miss Marjorie Peregrine (cousin of the bride), and Miss
Nora Vernon and Miss Dorothy Vernon (sisters of the
bridegroom). They wore dainty gowns of perveuche crepe ninon mounted
on satin, mousseline trimmed with glace ribbon and Parma violets.
The bodices, which were worked to a colour scheme of shell pink and
peereuche, produced a lovely effect. The bridesmaids, who departed
from the usual form of millinery, wore shell pink veils, surmounted
with a wreath of Para violets, and carried bouquets of Parma violets
and shell pink carnations.
The groomsmen were Second Lieutenant D Mackay,
Second Lieutenant J P Peregrine, and Second Lieutenant W C Berryman.
As the bride and bridegroom left the church, troopers of the
Yorkshire Dragoons at Harrogate formed a guard of honour and an arch
of swords. Regimental Sergeant Major Choules was in command of the
squad, which included Lance Corporal Hodgson and Troopers Boyd,
Welks, Herbert, Perks, Symonds, Jowett, and Hartley. Mr J Pullein,
organist, played the wedding music.
No reception was held, and only near relatives were
invited to the wedding. The bride and bridegroom, who were the
recipients of very many and handsome presents, left later in the
afternoon by motor car en route for London.
The gowns were designed and executed by Messrs G S
Davies, Ltd, of James Street, Harrogate.
Messrs Charles Walker and Sons fixed the awning and carpet at the
church and the house.