submitted by Peter Makarthis on 23.02.2015
Trefilly- Baveas Wedding 1929.
TREFILLY – BAVEAS
The marriage took place on Thursday of last week (14 March), at the residence of Mr. Kerry Baveas, Tingha of Miss Metaxia Baveas, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Baveas of Potamos, Cerigo, Greece, to Mr. John Trefilly, of Yeoval, N. S. W.
The ceremony was perforced according to the rites of the Greek Orthodox Church by Archimandrites Theofilactos Papathanasopoulos, of Sydney.
The bride was charmingly gowned in ivory Mariette and pleated radium lace, and wore a beautifully embroidered veil and coronet, of orange blossom also silver brocade shoes. . Her charming pale pink train covered with ivory Mariette and trimmed with orange blossoms was loaned by Mrs Beatty Psaros of Inverell. She also wore a diamond cluster brooch the present of the bridegroom and carried a pretty bouquet of cream and white roses and maiden hair fern.
The Misses Angela Psarou and Stella Gavrily attended as bridesmaids , the former wearing pale pink beaded crepe de chene, with a tulle fold caught on the shoulder with a spray of orange blossoms. Her bouquet was of pink roses and her present from the bridegroom a diamond brooch. Miss Gavrily wore a dress of mauve beaded crepe de chene, with white tulle fold caught on the shoulder with a spray of orange blossoms and carried a bouquet of pink roses. Her gift from the bridegroom was a valuable gold armlet.
Little Minnie and Olga Baveas (nieces of the bride) acted as train bearers, wearing crepe de chene dresses and head-dressers of pink tulle trimmed with white sequins and forget-me-nots. They each wore a gold brooch the gifts of the groom.
Mr. John Cordatos, of Sydney, officiated as best man
Immediately after the impressive ceremony the happy pair, with best man and maids left for the photographers in Inverell, returning under an hour to the residence of Mr Kerry Baveas (uncle of the bride) where the breakfast, which was a most sumptuous one, was held.
Among the many guests were the following; Mr. John Baveas, of Lismore (brother of the bride), with Mrs Baveas, Minnie, Olga, and Nicholas Baveas; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Gengos, of Moree and four children; Mr. John Gavrily (Narrabri); Mr. and Mrs. Theo Psaros and Peter Psaros (Inverell); Mr. and Mrs Jim Aroney and daughter (Bundarra) ; Mr. and Mrs Sourry (Armidale); Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Zantis (Delungra); Mr. Con Baveas (Glen Innes); Mr. Theo Crithary (Sydney); Mr. Harry Fardouly (Inverell); Mr. Roy Danalis (Texas); Mr. C. Marcellos (Inglewood); Archimandrites Theofilactos (Sydney); Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Calokerinos and children (Glen Innes); Mr. and Mrs Comino (Guyra); Rev. Battersby and Mrs. Battersby (Bundarra); Sergeant and Mrs Waters, Mr. and Mrs. Paterson and daughters, Mr. W. Lockrey and daughter (Tingha) and Mrs Nesbitt (Inverell).
After the toast of “The King” and “The Bride and Groom” had been honoured festivities continued until a late hour, after which Mr. and Mrs. Trefilly left by car for Katoomba, where the honeymoon is being spent. The bride travelled in a dress of jade crepe de chene with hat to tone, and a navy Mariette coat.
The future home of the happy couple will be at Yeoval.
Many congratulatory telegrams were received by Mr. and Mrs. Trefilly from distant parts of Australia and then a large number of appropriate wedding presents made a truly handsome and valuable collection.
Inverell Times, February, Friday 22 March 1929
John Trefilly – John Paul Trefilly: Inverell & Tingha 1916, Bundarra1920-22, Yeoval Cafe from1926.
Traded as ‘John Trefle’ at Bundarra and Yeoval; aka ‘Jack Trefle’ at Yeoval
Metaxia Baveas – Arrived Sydney on ‘Palermo’ November 1924
Stella (Stamatina) Gavrily married Panayiotis Calopedis (Mendooran) at Narrabri 1932.
Angela Psarou married Nicholas Leontsini ( Queanbeyan)at Inverell 18 July 1929
Rev. Battersby – Vicar of Bundarra /Tingha Parish, later Vicar at St Augustine’s Inverell.
Researched and written by Peter McCarthy aka Peter Makarthis
©S. Peter & Co Feb 2015
Teacher, journalist, poet and author, Sydney NSW Australia
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