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Fashionable Marriages

The marriage of the Duke of Westminster, K.G., with the Hon. Katharine Caroline Cavendish, youngest daughter of the late Lord Chesham, took place in the private chapel of Holkham, last Saturday morning. Lord Chesham gave his sister away. The other relatives present were the Earl and Countess of Leicester, Dowager Lady Chesham, Lady Lyttelton, the Hon. William and the Hon. Edwin Cavendish, Lady Dacre, and Mr. John Wheatley. There was one bridesmaid, Lady Mabel Coke, niece of the bride. The bride wore a short costume of white foulard, trimmed with antique Mechlin lace, and a lace veil, her ornaments being a pearl necklace and diamond brooches. Lady Mabel Coke wore a white muslin dress trimmed with lace and a small lace hat. She also wore a pearl and diamond brooch, the gift of the Duke of Westminster. Soon after the marriage ceremony the Duke and Duchess left Holkham by special carriage for London; and, after taking tea at Grosvenor House, left for Fonthill Abbey, the Marchioness of Westminster's place in Wilts. The bride wore the dress she was married in, with a white lace bonnet.

The marriage of Mr. Edward Ridley, second and youngest son of the late Sir Matthew White Ridley, Bart., with Miss Alice Bromley Davenport, second daughter of Mr. W. Bromley Davenport, M.P., was solemnised by special license at St. Peter's Church, Eaton-square, last Saturday afternoon. There were five bridesmaids—Miss Elinor Bromley Davenport, sister of the bride; Miss Lowther, cousin of the bridegroom; Lady Victoria Leveson-Gower, cousin of the bride; Miss Kathleen Douglas Pennant; and Miss Mabel Leigh. Mr. Adolphus Liddell was best man.

Mr. John Bickersteth, son of the Bishop of Ripon, and Lady Margaret Ashburnham, second daughter of the Countess of Ashburnham, were married on Thursday afternoon at St. George's Church, Hanover-square.

Marriages are arranged between Mr. George Rashleigh and Lady Edith Bligh, eldest daughter of the Earl and Countess of Darnley; between Lord de Freyne, of French Park, in the county of Roscommon, and Marie Georgiana, only daughter of Richard Westbrook Lamb, of West Denton, Northumberland; between Mr. Ralph Creyke, of Rawcliffe and Marton, M.P. for York, and Miss Frances Bacon, daughter of the late Sir Henry Hickman Bacon, Bart., of Thonock; and between the Dean of Lichfield and Miss Mary Wylde-Browne, youngest daughter of the late Mr. Thomas Whitmore Wylde-Browne, of The Woodlands, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire.

Source: The Illustrated London News, No.2257—Vol. LXXXI, Saturday, August 5, 1882, p.138