[Editor: This article, about a wedding, was published in The Morwell and Yinnar Gazette (Morwell, Vic.), 23 February 1916.]
The Methodist Church was the Mecca of Morwell feminity on Thursday afternoon, and shortly after two o’clock the sacred edifice was filled, a long queue extending from the door to the sidewalk.
The occasion was the marriage of Miss Eilsie Hinson, daughter of Mr and Mrs John Hinson, and one of Morwell’s most popular singers, to Mr George Cassinello, formerly of Rosedale, but now of Seymour.
The ceremony was performed by the Rev. William Richards, an old friend of the bride’s family, who came specially from Warragul for the event.
The bride, who was given away by her father, was costumed in white silk and an overdress of lace and ninon, with the usual bridal veil and long court train, and carried a handsome bouquet of roses and sweet peas. The bridesmaid, Miss Stella Bayfield, a cousin of the bride, was garbed in white silk and carried a pink bouquet, whilst the trainbearer, Miss Myrtle Bayfield, wore pink silk with white ribbons. Mr Clive Rowe acted as best man. After the ceremony the bridal party was photographed under the spreading pine tree outside the church.
The presents, the list of which is too lengthy for publication, were both numerous and costly, and furnished an eloquent testimony to the popularity of the bride.
The wedding tea was served in the mechanics’ institute where the toasts usual to the occasion were honored.
Amidst a rain of confetti and good wishes for the future the happy couple left in the evening for Melbourne where a brief honeymoon was spent.
Mr and Mrs Casinello’s residence for the present will be at Seymour.
The Morwell and Yinnar Gazette (Morwell, Vic.), 23 February 1916, p. 3
Mecca = a place which is regarded as a centre or focal point for a group of people with a shared common interest (e.g. “Hollywood is a mecca for actors”) (can be spelt “Mecca” or “mecca”); derived from Mecca, a city in Saudi Arabia, which, as the birthplace of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, is regarded by Muslims as a holy city, and is visited annually by millions of Muslims, especially during the Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah (by tradition, Muslims pray in the direction of Mecca)
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