Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal - 8 September 1905 (Document)
MARRIAGE AT SHIRLEYOn Monday, the parish church was the scene of a very pretty wedding, the contracting parties being Mr. John Comley of Hatton, and Miss Mary Ethel Bainbrigge, only daughter of Mr. E. Bainbrigge, of Shirley. The ceremony was performed by the vicar (the Rev. W. R. Linton), and the church was crowded with spectators. The bridegroom was accompanied by Mr. A. Bainbrigge as best man. The bride, who was given away by her father, was tastefully attired in a lovely dress of cream voile, trimmed with lace and ruchings of silk, her hat being of white drawn chiffon, trimmed with a large ostrich feather, and chiffon strings, fastened on the shoulder with a spray of orange blossom, and she carried a bouquet of white roses and jasmine. The bridesmaids, Miss E. Gilman and Miss D. Comely (niece of the bridegroom), wore pretty dresses of pale blue nun's veiling, trimmed with cream lace, and black picture hats. They carried bouquets of pink carnations, which, together with the bride's bouquet, were the gifts of the bridegroom, as were also the gold broaches worn by the bridesmaids. The bridal party left the church amid showers of rice and confetti. A garland had been erected across the village street, and the bells rang out merry peals. After the ceremony, a number of relatives and friends were entertained at the home of he bride's parents, the wedding breakfast being laid in a tent erected in the garden. In the evening the bride and bridegroom drove to Derby station, en route for Birmingham, subsequently travelling to Bournemouth where the honeymoon will be spent. The bride's travelling dress was of blue cloth, with white trimmings, and hat to match. The following is a list of the presents:—
Bride to bridegroom, gold scarf-pin.
Bridegroom to bride, gold chain.
Bridegroom to bridesmaids, gold broaches set with rubies.
Father and mother of the bride, piano, bedroom suite, household linen.
Messrs. A. and J. Bainbrigge, sewing machine.
Master Hugh Bainbrigge, silver cruet.
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Comely, tea and breakfast set.
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Comely, toilet set.
Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Comely, plaques.
Miss D. Comely, trinket set.
Mr. and Mrs. T. Meiklejohn, china tea set and sundry ware.
Mrs. Archer, silver salts.
Mr. and Mrs. Atkin, pickle fork.
Miss E. Beeley, pair of pictures.
Miss F. Blake, silver salts.
Mr. and Mrs. Coxon, lamp.
Miss A. Darbyshire, cake stand.
Mr. and Mrs. T. Gilman, pair vases and tablecloth.
Miss E. Gilman, china tea service.
Miss E. Goodall, toast rack.
Mrs. Gossard, eiderdown quilt.
Mr. P. and Miss A. Hall, silver cruet.
Miss C. Hall, d'oyley.
Misses N. and S. Hammersley, silver butter dish.
Mr. Hawkesworth, wine glasses.
Mr. S. Hewitt, copper kettle.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Lees, pair pictures.
Rev. and Mrs. W. R. Linton, prayer book.
Mrs. Mansfield, firescreen.
Mr. and Mrs. T. Mellor, coal scuttle.
Miss A. Millward, silver salts.
Miss J. Milton, china trinket set.
Mr. and Mrs. E. Moore, copper kettle.
Miss Muir, silver preserve dish.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Normanshaw, set of jugs.
Mrs Pearson, silver sugar sifter.
Mr. Potter, duchess cloth.
Mr. and Mrs. Rushton, cheese dish.
Mrs. Spencer, table centre.
Miss Sutton, bread dish.
Miss D. Sutton, butter dish.
Mr. P. Storer, decanter.
Mr. and Mrs. Swinscoe, tumblers.
Mr. and Mrs. S. Taylor, wine glasses, tumblers, and water jug.
Mrs. Walters, cushion.
Miss H. Walters, honey jar.
Miss Ward, toast rack.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Wheeldon, cake dish and water bottle.
Mr. W. Wheeldon, jun., set of carvers.
Misses A. N. and A. Wheeldon, silver cruet.
Miss A. Wheeldon, butter dish.
Miss L. Wheeldon, duchess cloth.
Mrs. F. Wyatt, pair of vases.