Victoria Daily Times, 11 Sep 1890
A Social Event
Marriage of Mr CF Gardiner and Miss Amy Pauline last evening.
Christ Church Cathedral was filled last evening at 8 o’clock by an expectant throng which had gathered to witness the marriage ceremony between Mr Charles F Gardiner and Miss Amy Pauline. The bride and groom have hosts of friends, as both are well known and considerable interest was taken in the event. The Rev Henry Kingham performed the ceremony, the bride being given away by her father Mr Fred Pauline, sr. She looked beautiful dressed in a tasteful cream satin, with tulle veiling orange blossoms, and diamond ornaments. Her bridesmaids no less lovely, who were dressed in blue nun’s veiling, with forget-me-nots and pearls, were the Misses AF Gardiner, Florence, Violet, Sarah, Marion, and Nelly Pauline, the first named being a sister of the groom, and the latter five sisters of the bride. Little Harold Pauline acted as page, and bore his part nobly. The groom was supported by Mr CP Lowe.
After the ceremony was over the bridal party were conveyed to the residence of the bride’s father, on View Street, and were there most elegantly entertained, a supper having been provided for over thirty guests. The health of the bride and groom being drank and supper over, the presents were duly inspected. These were many and costly. A partial list is appended: Diamond bracelets and brooch, to bride from groom; Japanese screen and banner, Miss AF Gardiner; cruet, Mr Jas Mitchell; bronze picture fram, Mr and Mrs Thompson; card receiver, Mr and Mrs Lange; pair of pictures, Mr Chas Braund; Japanese boxes, the bride’s brothers and sisters; cake basket, Mr A Weir; tea set, Moorish design, Mr CP Lowe; set silver spoons and forks and soup ladle, Mr and Mrs King; set silver pie forks, Mr and Mrs Lindley; tilting kettle, Miss AD Camerin; marble clock, Mr F Pauline jr; biscuit basket, Mr ED Atkinson; gold brooch, a friend; tea service, Misses Florence, Violet and Sarah Pauline; pair of vases, Mr and Mrs WG Sparrow; silk handpainted dressing case, Mr Geo A Gardiner; Japanese wall bracket, Mr and Mrs Earsman; set of carvers, Mr and Mrs Eastman; oil paintings by the artist, Mr F Pauline sr; hand painted screens, Mr TB Norgate; silver cake basket, Mr and Mrs Goodwin.
At an early hour the guests departed to their several homes, the newly-made happy pair going abour the Sound steamer, leaving this morning for a honeymoon trip to extend over a period of six weeks in California. Their start in life has been a happy one and many friends extend to them best wishes that it may long continue bright.