submitted by Peter Makarthis on 23.04.2008
Thursday 18 July 1929
Inverell NSW Australia
‘A very pretty wedding was celebrated yesterday by the Very Rev. Theofylactos ( head of the Greek Church in Australia, who made the journey from Sydney to celebrate the ceremony), when Miss Angela Psaros, sister of Messrs. P. and T. Psaros of Inverell, was joined in holy bonds to Mr Nicholas Leontsinis, of Queanbeyan.
The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr. Theo Psaros, made a charming picture in a beautiful gown of white satin trimmed with pearls. Her lovely tulle veil was held in place by a circlet of orange blossoms and her long white georgette train was prettily lined with pale pink georgette. A lovely shower bouquet of pink carnations and sweet peas completed the very pretty effect. Miss Annie Psaros, sister of the bride, attended as bridesmaid and wore a dainty frock of pink crepe de chene with tulle bandeaux to match, and carried a shower bouquet of pink and white carnations and sweet peas. The Misses Guffie and Evie Gavrilly were train bearers and both wore dainty frocks of blue crepe de chene with bandeaux of tulle. Master E. Zantis, of Taree, was cushion bearer.
Mr. K. Baveas, of Tingha, attended as best man.
After the ceremony a reception was held at the Otho Street shop of Psaros Bros. (Messrs. S. Peter and Co), where the decorations were carried out lavishly in pink and white and made a very pretty picture. A large pink wedding cake held pride of place and was the artistic work of Messrs. W. Kautz Ltd. Mrs. T. Psaros, who was very handsomely gowned in apricot crepe de chene and carrying a posy of mauve sweet peas, received the guests. She was assisted by her mother, Mrs Fatseas, who chose a lovely frock of red chiffon velvet. Her posy consisted of red sweet peas.
The happy couple later left on their honeymoon, which is to be spent in Queensland. The bride travelled in a lovely frock of black velvet trimmed with apricot and hat and shoes to tone. Numerous gifts and many cheques were received by the happy couple whose future home will be at Tallwood, Queensland.
Included among the guests were, the Consul General for Greece in Australia, who is visiting Inverell and the North-west, Mr. T. Crithary, hon. sec. of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Sydney; Mr. and Mrs. B. Gengos, of Moree; Mr and Mrs. J. Zaunders, of Taree; Mr. and Mrs James Sourry, of Uralla; Mr. and Mrs. Sam Sourry, Armidale; Mr. and Miss J. Andronicos, of East Moree; Mr. and Mrs. S. Zantis of Delungra; Messrs K. and J. Baveas, Tingha; Mr Theo Marshall*, Inverell; Mr S. Mitchell, Ashford; Mr. James Masselos, of Taree; Mr and Mrs A. Gavrilly, Gravesend; Mrs. A. Courry** of Armidale; Mr. and Mrs. H. Fardouly, Inverell and all other Greeks of Inverell.
Mr. T. Crithary, who was chairman, first proposed the toast to the King and President of the Greek Republic. The toast of the bride and bridegroom was then proposed by the Rev. Theofylactos and supported by the Consul-General. The chairman then proposed the toast of the bridesmaid and best man, and the toast to the parents was proposed by Mr. Nicholas Stratigos, brother-in-law of Messrs. Psaros Bros. A special toast was later given by Mr. Bill Gengos of Moree, for the Consul-General, who responded at length and congratulated the Greeks of Inverell for reports he had received from local people to the effect that they are good citizens. He advised them to continue as such and do all they could for “their adopted country, Australia,” as we enjoy the freedom of the British flag and are duty bound to all we can for it. As you are good Australians you must be good Greeks,” concluded the speaker. The breakfast was later ended with the singing of Greek and British National Anthem. Dancing then continued until midnight.’
From Inverell Times 19 July 1929
** perhaps Sourry
Peter Makarthis Inverell
23 April 2008
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