Iona Alexandrina SALTON
- Born: 1902
- Marriage: John Alexander REID in 1923
Otautau Standard and Wallace County Chronicle, Volume XXIV, Issue 950, 9 October 1923, Page 1
REID-SALTON. A pretty wedding was celebrated in First Church, lnvercargill, on Wednesday, 3rd inst., when John Alexander Reid, eldest son of Mr, John Reid, Point View," Mossburn, was married to lona Alexandra, youngest daughter of Mrs Salton (and the late Andrew Salton), of Clyde, Central Otago, and formerly of Otautau. Rev. H. G. Gilbert performed the marriage ceremony. The bride, who, was given away by her uncle (Mr James McLauchlan, Wyndham), looked charming m a frock of white satin morocain, with silver lace panels, the low-waisted effect being accentuated by a spray of silver leaves.' Her shoes were silver brocade, and she wove the usual veil and orange, blossoms, and carried a beautiful bouquet of narcissi and maidenhair fern. The bridesmaid, Miss Peggy Henderson, a cousin of the bride, wore a beautifully embroidered blue and white jersey silk frock, and a champagne satia hat with a wreath of blue flowers to match and silver brocade shoes. She also carried a bouquet of. narcissi and maidenhair fern. The flower girl, little Flora Wilson, a niece of the bride wore a sweet little white silk frock, and white net cap with forget-me-nots and carried a basket of narcissi and maidenhair fern. Mr Thomas Reid, brother of the bridegroom, acted as best man. After the ceremony, the .guests adjourned to the Floral Tea Rooms, where the wedding breakfast was partaken of. The usual toast list was honoured, Rev. Mr Gilbert being in the chair. The happy couple left by the 1.3-8 p.m. express for the North, where the honey-moon is to be spent. For travelling, the bride wore a navy velour cloth costume and a navy morocain hat with orange and lemou spray, and' tulle/ wing. On their return, they will reside at Mossburn, where the bridegroom has oversight of his father's estate. The bride, who has many friends m this district, was the recipient of numerous wedding gifts. Prior to her departure from Mossburn (where she acted as assistant teacher) the bride was entertained at a farewell social, and presented with a serviceable travelling rug, the chairman of the School Committee, Mr Turner, making eulogistic reference to her ability as a teacher, and also to her willingness to assist in social functions. She also received a silver cake dish, suitably inscribed, from the scholars.
Iona married John Alexander REID, son of John REID and Unknown, in 1923. (John Alexander REID was born in Mossburn, Southland, New Zealand.)