Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Wedding Wednesday

Jinnie Bunston to David Wilkie

A transcript of the wedding article I found on Trove.  This was published in the Ballarat Star on 24 March 1906.

A wedding was solemnised at the residence of Mr Geo Bunston "Mayfield", Skipton, on 7th March when Jane Louisa, third daughter of Mr and Mrs Bunston was married to David John, third son of Mr and Mrs David Wilkie.  Rev F McQueen performed the ceremony, in the presence of a number of relatives and friends of the bride and bridegroom.  The bride, who was given away by her father, ware a pretty dress of white chine silk, made over cream, and trimmed with Paris lace and ribbon.  She wore the usual wreath and veil, and carried a handsome bouquet of flowers.  The bridesmaids were the Misses Mary and Gean Bunston (sisters of the bride) and Miss Janet Wilkie (sister of the bridegroom).  Their dresses were of white china silk made over cream and trimmed with Paris lace and ribbons.  They wore gold brooches , gifts of the bridegroom, and carried shower bouquets of white flowers and asparagus fern.  Messrs W. Wilkie and Philip Bunston (brothers of the bridegroom and bride respectively) acted as groomsmen.  After the wedding breakfast was partaken of, the and Mrs Wilkie drove to Linton en route to Mansfield.  The bride's travelling dress was of brown cloth, with satin front and trimmings, and hat to match.  Numerous handsome and useful presents were received by the bride and bridegroom.

Jane (Jinnie) Bunston was the sister of my great grandmother, Gean - the bridesmaid mentioned above.  Two brothers, James and George, and a sister, Fannie, had all relocated to the Mansfield area which will be why Jinnie and David went there after the wedding.

Jinnie and David were both born in 1878.  They had three children together before Jinnie's death in 1919.  Their youngest child was just three years old.  Her sister, Mary - the other bridesmaid - help David with his children.  He remarried in 1926, to Mary Victoria (Sis) Cairns.  David passed away in 1948.  He is buried with Jinnie in the Skipton Cemetery.

More about David and Jinnie can be found here.

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