The marriage of Miss Mary Estelle Hawkins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Hawkins, to Dr. Collister Martin Wheeler of Portland, Ore., son of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Wheeler of that city, took place on Saturday evening, August 30, in Christ Church.
The chapel was beautifully decorated with white standards of gladioluses and roses and banked with autumn leaves and palms. The Very Rev. Sidney T. James, dean of St. Luke's Procathedral, Tacoma, read the double ring service.
Preceding the service, Miss Gene Craver sang "I know a Lovely Garden" and Miss Geraldine Roessel of Ketchikan, Alaska, "At Dawning." The Ushers, Dr. Fred Shandley, Dr. John Lurie, Mr. John Markey and Mr. Arthur MacWhinnie, led the processional and were followed by the maids, Mrs. John Cecil Lowe of Vancouver, B. C., and the Misses Lucile Colman, Gene Craver and Marion Colman. The maids wore frocks in pastel shades, two in rose and two in blue, similarly fashioned, and carried arm bouquets of Ophelia roses and wore silver bandeaus of silver gauze with side showers of silver flowers and crystal beads.
Mrs. Raymond Elwell, the matron of honor, wore a green and silver gown and silver headdress, and carried Claudius Pernet roses. Donald Greggs, a small cousin of the bride, carried the rings on a cushion of silver cloth.
The bride, entering on the arm of her father, was lovely in a gown of imported satin brocaded in silver, with a tunic of plaited ivory chiffon and a narrow girdle of pearls and silver crystal. Her veil was attached to a bandeau of silver lace with the design embroidered in pearls. From each side of the bandeau fell a rope of silver crystal beads and pearls almost to the waist. She carried a shower bouquet of Ophelia roses, orchids and cream sweet peas. Mr. Joseph J. Baillargeon was best man.
Following the ceremony there was a reception at the home of the bride's parents, where Mrs. John Greggs, Miss Helen McCormick and the maids of the bridal party assisted.