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Second Lieutenant C Vernon


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.

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