Dublin recently played host to a charming wedding that united two families from different corners of the British Isles. Miss Kiggell, the daughter of Major Kiggell from Glin, County Limerick, exchanged vows with Captain Harkness, the son of Rev. H. Ness from Winscombe, Somerset, in a captivating ceremony held at St. Anne’s.
The nuptials were officiated by Rev. Canon Kennedy and Rev. A. Wynne, creating a sacred and joyous atmosphere for the occasion.
The bride, Miss Kiggell, was a vision of elegance and grace as she walked down the aisle, accompanied by her proud father. She was resplendent in a beautiful cream duchesse satin dress adorned with old Limerick lace and transparent chiffon. Her attire was further enhanced by a delightful tiara, necklace, and bracelets made of pearls. To complete her radiant ensemble, she held a breathtaking bouquet composed of orchids, lilacs, and lilies, exuding an aura of timeless sophistication.
The bridal party added to the overall charm of the day, with bridesmaids who included Miss Harkness, Miss F. Harkness, Miss Grubb, Miss Studdert, Miss D, and Miss Muriel Kyan. Each bridesmaid graced the occasion in stylish Eton coats and skirts crafted from fine Irish frieze, paired with tucked lace chiffon vests accentuated with silver braid. Their attire not only highlighted their individual grace but also complemented the overall aesthetic of the wedding.
The union of Miss Kiggell and Captain Harkness brought together not just two individuals but also two families from distinct regions of the United Kingdom. Their marriage ceremony at St. Anne’s in Dublin served as a symbol of love transcending geographical boundaries, uniting hearts from Limerick to Somerset.
As the newlyweds embark on this journey together, they carry with them the blessings and best wishes of their families, friends, and all who had the privilege of witnessing their charming wedding in Dublin. It is a reminder that love knows no borders and has the power to bring together people and cultures from far and wide.
Gentlewoman – Saturday 16 March 1901