Family / New South Wales

ANZAC Day Wedding

Nana and Popo’s Wedding. A special article for celebrating Dad’s 83rd Birthday.
Also a reason I proposed to my now wife on ANZAC day.

From the: Albury Banner and Wodonga Express  Fri 29 May 1931 Page 46 WEDDINGS

At St. Peter’s Church of England, Watson’s Bay, on Saturday, April 25, the wedding was celebrated of Dorothea, third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Wyatt, “Halstead,” Vaucluse, and late of Culcairn, and Adolph, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. F. Hoffmann, of “Wattle Vale,” Walla Walla.

The bride was given away by her father, and wore an ankle-length frock of white georgette, embossed in white and silver, with the customary wreath and veil. Miss Daisy Wyatt, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid and wore an ankle-length frock of pink georgette, with picture hat and shoes to tone. The bridegroom was attended by Mr. Russell Wyatt as best man. Rev. J. F. Cherry officiated. The reception was held at “Halstead,” the residence of the bride’s parents, and the honeymoon was spent at Port Macquarie.

Culcairn correspondent.

I knew Uncle Russell Wyatt quite well as he was a regular visitor up to Newcastle.

I did note the lack Hoffmann brothers at the wedding. Talking to Dad he indicated it was not unusual that they would not have travelled to Sydney. After the honeymoon there would have been big celebrations at Walla Walla when the newly-weds came back home.

The featured image is from a postcard held in the collection of the National Museum of Australia

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