submitted by Peter Makarthis on 04.07.2011
Inverell Times, Friday, 3 June, 1932.
Samios – Psaros
A most attractive wedding, which created considerable interest locally, was celebrated in Greek at St. Augustine’s Church of England yesterday by the Greek priest, Archemanretty Theofilactos, who journeyed specially from Sydney for the occassion. The ceremony, according to the rights and ceremonials of the Greek Church, was most interesting and was witnessed by a large congregation.
The bride was Miss Annie Psaros, sister of Messrs. Theo and Peter Psaros, of Otho Street, and Mr. Nicholas Samios of Garah, was the bridegroom.
The bride looked charming in her white satin frock and beautiful hand worked veil, which was the handiwork of Mrs. Phacheas. She carried a bouquet of choice white roses, and her long train of pink crepe de chene and silver lace was held by the dainty little Poppy Psaros, who carried a basket of pink roses, and was prettily dressed in blue georgette.
The bride was attended by Mesdames Phacheas and Psaros as matrons-of-honour, and was given away by her brother, Mr. Theo Psaros. Mrs Phacheas’s gown was of dark-red chenille georgette, and Mrs. Psaros chose an attractive apricot georgette, with hat to match. Both carried bouquets of roses and fern.
The duties of the best men were carried out by Messrs. Con Baveas (Glen Innes), Mr N. Nicholas (Glen Innes), and Mr. J. Aroney (Elsmore).
The reception was held at night in the Phoenix chambers, where numerous guests were treated to a delicious assortment of Greek and English dishes. The catering was carried out by Mrs. Psaros, assisted by Mr. Aroney, on a lavish scale, and the function was most favourably commented upon by all present.
The Rev. E. H. Stammer presided, assisted by the Archimanretty, who proposed the health of the bride and bridegroom, after which Mr. Con Baveas toasted the parents, which in their absence in faraway Greece, was responded by Mr. Psaros. The handsome three-tier wedding cake, made by Mr. Kautz, and which held pride of place on the festive board, was greatly admired by the Greek guests who were pleased at this English touch to the ceremonials.
The happy couple left for Moree this morning on their honeymoon, the bride travelling in a neat light-green frock with hat to match.
Their future home will be at Garah where the groom is in business.
This report of the Samios- Psaros Wedding was researched from the Inverell Times, Friday 3 June 1932, recorded on micro-film at Inverell Shire Library.
Phoenix Chambers, the venue for the reception, is at 94 Otho Street Inverell and a photo can be found in ‘Life in Australia’ page 146, English translation 2009. Messrs. Theo and Peter Psaros were the proprietors and conducted the business as S. Peter & Co.
Researched by Peter McCarthy
4 July 2011
© S. Peter & Co 4 July 2011
Teacher, journalist, poet and author, Sydney NSW Australia
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