One of the prettiest weddings of the season was celebrated yesterday afternoon at Emmanuel Church, Weston-super-Mare, the bride and bridegroom being Mr John Gerhard Tiarks, son of the Rev J. G, Tiarks, M.A., of Loxton Rectory, Weston-super-Mare, and Miss Ada Constance Helen Harington, only child of the late Rev Edward Templer Harington, M.A, vicar of Exmoutb, Devon, and Mrs Harington, of Kelston, Weston-super-Mare, and granddaughter of the late Capt. E. Musgrave Harington, R.N., of Kelston House, Ryde, Isle of Wight.
The Rev J. G, Tiarks, M.A., father of the bridegroom and rector of Loxton, officiated, asisted by the Rev J. Harrington Cottle (uncle of the bride), the Rev Prebendary W. W. Aldridge (vicar of Emmanuel), and the Rev Prebendary James Coleman, M,A. (Rural Dean and vicar of Cheddar, Somerset).
There were six bridesmaids in attendance on the bride, these young ladies being the Misses Muriel and Mary Alexander (cousins of the bride), the Misses Gertrude and Emily Tiarks (sisters of the bridegroom), Miss Nora Pickin and Miss Kitty Harris. The Rev Lewis H. Tiarks (brother of the bridegroom) was best man, and Mr Frank C. Tiarks, Mr Hermann A. Tiarks, and Mr Canning Turner acted as groomsmen.
The bride who arrived in good time, was accompanied by her mother, who during the singing of a nuptial hymn and preceded by the full choir and clergy led her up the centre aisle, and in due course gave her away, She selected a wedding dress of white satin brocade, with a long Court train, The bodice was trimmed with embroldered chiffon and tiny sprays of orange blossoms; Her tulle veil surmounted a small wreath of the same blossom in her hair, and she carried a large bouquet of Lily of the valley (the gift of the bridegroom).
At the conclusion of the ceremony, the bride’s mother held a large reception at West Bay House, Later in the afternoon Mr and Mrs John G. Tiarks left for Devonshire, where the honeymoon is due to be spent, the bride’s going away dress being rifle green cloth, trimmed with old rose silk and black silk braid; black velvet hat, trimmed with black feathers; and short cloak of violet velvet, trimmed with smoke fox fur.
source: Bristol Mercury 7th Feb 1895