Would this have a connection with the Richards family at Wernadinga?
First Double Wedding in Normanton.
North Queensland Register…23rd November 1903
Normanton was favored on Wednesday last with a social event which has never been witnessed before in our midst, viz a double wedding. The precincts of the Methodist Church wore a very animated appearance, the building being crowded, and a goodly number gathered outside. The happy couples were Mr Robert Dicker and Miss Maud Richards, and Mr. Richards and Miss Gertie Jones. The church was nicely decorated and the choir assembled in force to assist in the ceremony. The wedding-Service was conducted by the Rev. Mr Baker who tied the knots in an artistic manner, and sent the couples away, rejoicing. The young brides looked charming in most exquisite toilettes, and the bridegrooms were quite as nervous as the. ordinary man on his wedding day. Mr W.Christensen acted acted as "best man” to Mr. Richards, and Miss Dora Jones accompanied her sister as bridesmaid, while Mr Geo. Tyrrlell gave the bride away. orange bridesmaid dresses
Mr Henry Dicker supported his brother as "best man," and Miss Beatrice Richards was a charming bridesmaid.
Mr A. Richards gave the bride away
As the wedding pairs marched down the aisle of the church towards waiting cabs they were greeted with showers of rice amidst much merriment.
The bridal party afterwards dove off with the congratulations and best wishes of a host of friends, to the residence of Mrs Richards snr. where the wedding feast was held.
About .50 guests were present and a very happy time was spent until after midnight. Mr Tyrrell proposed the health of *' The Brides and Bridegrooms, which was happily
responded to. Mr W. Christensen proposed the *' Bridesmaids,' and the toast was responded to by Mr A. Richards.
The costume worn by Miss Jones was of .white shower of hail muslin trimmed with, Valencienne insertions and collar.and waist band of white satin and rosettes of white satin on bodice.
The dress was the work of Miss Gough.
Miss Richards wore a dress of grass lawn . trimmed with torchon lace and insertion, bertha of white finished with white satin rosettes over pretty silk Brussels net veil
adorned with orange blossom.
The dress was the work of Miss Len You of Antonio’s establishment.
The bridal bouquet was furnished by Mrs. Sherrin and was the gift of a friend.