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from The Aberdare Leader, 6 September 1902

Fashionable Wedding at


The marriage was solemnized on Wednesday, at Carmel English Baptist Chapel, Aberdare, of Miss May Daniel, only daughter of Mr. David Daniel, Llwydcoed House, Aberdare, and Mr. Walter Charlton Cox, County School, Aberdare, son of Mr. Josiah Cox, Birkenhead. The bridesmaids were Miss Price, Ivy Cottage, Trecynon, and Miss Maud Price (cousins) and Miss Rake. The bride was given away by her father, Mr. J. Wallis Dodgson. B.Sc., County School, acted as best man. The marriage ceremony was performed by the Rev. T. Jones, Carmel. Mr. Archie Jones presided at the organ, and played some appropriate wedding selections.

The bride was very gaily attired in a dress of white silk trimmed with lace and orange blossoms, and a beautifully embroidered tulle veil, and carried a pretty bouquet. After the nuptial ceremony was performed, a reception was given at Llwydcoed House, the beautiful residence of the bride’s parents. The following guests were entertained:—

Mr. and Mrs. Cox, father and mother of bridegroom, Mr. and Mrs. D.W. Price, the Rev. Thos. Jones, Mr. and Mrs. D. P. Davies, Ynyslwyd; Mr. Griffith Davies, Miss Nettie Davies, the Rev. W. and Mrs. Morgan, Pontardulais; Mrs. David, The Grange, Miss David and Mr. W. David; Mr. M.J. Harries, Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Daniel, Mr. Goronwy Jones and Mrs. Jones, Broniestyn; Miss Beatrice Guy, Miss Allen, Bridgend; Miss Williams, Windsor villas; Masters Henry Roderick, Stuart Cameron, and Archie Jones.

The quiet hamlet of Llwydcoed was en fete. Festoons were suspended across the road in several places and suitable mottoes loomed conspicuously in many spots on the road. Near Llwydcoed House there was one very prominent festoon with the words “Long life and happiness to the happy pair.”  The road from Aberdare to Llwydcoed House, bore unmistakable signs of a very liberal showering of rice. To enhance the charm and picturesqueness of the ceremony, the day was a gloriously fine one, the sun lavishly bestowing its rays on the golden symbol.

After the reception the happy pair left for Llandudno, where the honeymoon will be spent, carrying with them the heartiest well-wishes and warmest congratulations of a host of friends.

A vast number of costly wedding presents were received. Owing to pressure of space we are obliged to hold over the list to our next issue.

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