Daily Colonist, 21 August 1919, page 8
Popular Couple had Charming Wedding
St John’s Church filled yesterday for marriage of Capt AC Futcher and Miss Winnifred E Goodwin.
A romance dating from the childhood days of the happy young couple, culminated yesterday in the marriage of Winnifred Emilie Goodwin, youngest daughter of Mrs Goodwin, of Rochester NY (formerly of Victoria) and of the late Mr WF Goodwin, to Capt Arthur Charles Futcher, youngest son of Mr and Mrs TS Futcher, Foul Bay Road. Both bride and groom are well known here, and St John’s Church was filled with interested friends, assembled to witness the ceremony which took place at 3 o’clock, the rector, Rev FAP Chadwick, officiating.
The church was beautifully decorated with marguerites, gypsophilia and ivy, the chancel being effectively draped with flags. The service was fully choral and while the bridal party was signing the register in the vestry, Mrs Winifred Lugrin Fahey sang, with much charm and sweetness, “Beloved it is Morn.”
The bride entered the church on the arm of her uncle, Mr Charles F Gardiner, who gave her in marriage. She was radiantly lovely in her beautiful gown of ivory Duchesse satin, fashioned in draped overskirt effect with the bodice cut with rounded neck and sleeveless. She wore a square court train, over which fell the filmy folds of her veil, which was caught in a coronet effect with orange blossoms, and her bouquet was composed of pink and white roses.
There were four attendants, Miss Dorothy Gardiner, a cousin of the bride, as maid of honour, Miss Iris Lapraik, Miss Victoria Gardiner, another cousin, as bridesmaids and little Miss Denise Thompson, who made a winsome little flower girl. The maid of honour and bridesmaids wore pretty frocks of pink taffeta and georgette with large black picture hats and carried arm bouquets of pink sweet peas and gypsophelia, while the little flower girl wore a dainty white lingerie frock and carried a bouquet of pink sweet peas and roses. Capt Marshall Beck, of Vancouver supported the groom.
Following the ceremony a reception and dejeuner was held in the home of Mr and Mrs Charles F Gardiner, 1013 Fairfield Road, which was attended by about 150 friends of the bride and groom. The young couple received the felicitations of their friends in the drawing room, which in common with the other reception rooms, was bright with lovely marguerites, sweet peas and gypsophelia. Later, after the bridal party and guests had enjoyed a dainty collation served informally in buffet fashion, the bride cut the huge wedding cake with her husband’s sword. The many handsome presents received by the young couple were greatly admired by the guests.
Mrs Gardiner, who wore a becoming gown of oyster-grey satin combined with georgette, and hat to match, was assisted in receiving the guests by the groom’s mother, Mrs TS Futcher, wearing a smart gown of mauve satin with hat to match and by Mrs Goodwin, mother of the bride, who wore a charming dress of navy blue satin and georgette with hat ensuite. Mrs C Williams, sister of the bride, wore a smart tailleur costume of cream serge with white georgette picture hat draped with an ostrich plume.
Early in the evening Capt and Mrs Futcher left by motor on the first stage of their honeymoon trip to Cameron Lake. They will return in about ten days to take up their residence at the Alandale Apartments. The bride’s going away suit was of tete de negre velour with small chic hat in contrasting shade combined with salmon pink velvet.
The groom’s gift to his bride was a gold wrist watch, while to the maid of honour and bridesmaids he gave pretty pearl brooches, and to the best man, a silver cigarette case, as souvenirs of the occasion.
Both bride and groom are extremely popular here. The bride, who was born in Victoria, lived here until just a few years ago. She is a granddaughter of the late Mr F Pauline of Oak Bay. The groom is also a well-known Victorian. He has only recently returned from overseas where he saw four years’ active service. He left here early in 1915 with the 30th Battalion, transferring in England to the 7th Battalion, and later was given command of the 48th Battalion. He has the unique distinction of having arisen from the ranks to the position of camp commandant.