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A FASHIONABLE MARRIAGE.
A marriage, in which more than ordinary interest has ^ been ; , manifested, took place on February 9, at Rupertswdpd, Suhbury, the residence of Sir William J. Clarke. ;:^T.he^happy_pau:_^^rether_'. Hon. Ivo Francis Walter Bligh, second' sqn'bt'Edrrdf'DarnI?y7ofrj Cobhamhall, Gravesend,' Kent, England} and the popular cap tain of the last team of English cricketers which visited Aus tralia, and Miss Florence Rose Morphy, youngest daughter of the , lute John Stephen Morphy, poilce magistrate, formerly of -BeeelK-;;
,/;\vorth/,..,..Xhe...cer.e^^^^ : Sunbury, by the Rev; AY1.' C: 'ForcV- thie iricumlfient :o£rtV-^fiurch^|, assisted by the Rev. H. N. Wollaston, of /Trinity Church, East Melbourne. The church was tastefully festooned with flowers, and heart-shaped, wreaths intertwined. The choir was; led by Mrs. Ryan, and Lady Clarke, an intimate friend of the bride, was among the choristers. A 'special -traih arrived from Melbourne, conveying about 200 'guests, who, oh behalf of Mrs. Morphy, had received invitations to be present^ At, half- past 1 the bridal party, entered , ,the -churcliV Misa Mbrpliy leaning on the nrm of Sir' William .Gliirkej .who gtvye her a way; C (She was attired in a Prinr cess brbca4ed*white silk dress, trimmed with Honiton lace. The veil, of plain tulle, was fastened with a diamond arrow, the gift of the- bridegroom. -The bridesmaids,, who wore Cambridge blue, were Miss Lily Snodgrass,: Miss Lily:Fisken, Miss blanche Ciarke, Miss Marion Jell'ry, Miss Mary; Clarke, Miss Baby Parkyns, Miss Jessie Osborne, and Miss Amy Purkyns. Their baskets of ilowers were of cerise and yellow,' in compliment to the colours of the . Bligh;:7crjcketmg team. The groomsmen were Lord William Neville',! Mr. G. F. Veinon, Mr. E. De Verdon, Mr. A. F. Robinson, Mr. Walter. Clarke Warrin^tpn (private secretary to Sir William DeseVteux; Governor of! -Fiji),1 and Masters Clyde Clarke and Russell Clarke..1 Tlie- wedding, breakfast took place in the new ballrodtn; at^'Ruperts wood', which was prettily decorated and inscribed';' the- dyeilncr was rendered more enjoyable by the . music of Plock's band. The bridegroom, in responding to the toast of the day,, alluded in happy terms to the fact that he had, while captaining his team of cricketers, always found it easy to reply.on their behalf after they had played a winning match, which lie might be said to have done that morning. The toast list included the healths of Mrs. Mornhy. the parents of the
bridegroom, Sir William and Lady Clarke, the clergy, and the ? Hun. Ivo Bllgh'silatecomrades in the cricketing field, on whose ''behalf Mr.yVernon responded. The newly-wedded pair left early 'in the afterhOoh for the residence of Sir George Verdon, Macedon. Many of \the guests, remained to dance till 10 o'clock in the evening.Y The special train left Sir William Clarke's private plattbrm.at half-past 10 p.m., and reached Melbourne three quarters of an hour later. ? ' ' '' .'.*-'-* - ? ? ? ; ? ? ? . - ^