She was not in black this morning, for her Aunt Poyser would by no means allow such a risk of incurring bad luck, and had herself made a present of the wedding
dress, made all of grey, though in the usual Quaker form, for on this point Dinah could not give way.
He was in a high state of delight with the post of honour assigned to him at the wedding
A stormy discussion as to whether the wedding
presents should be "shown" had darkened the last hours before the wedding
; and it seemed inconceivable to Archer that grown-up people should work themselves into a state of agitation over such trifles, and that the matter should have been decided
Nancy came out now to welcome her father and sister; and the wedding
group had passed on beyond the Red House to the humbler part of the village.
"She ought not to have worn a chignon," answered Madame Nikolaeva, who had long ago made up her mind that if the elderly widower she was angling for married her, the wedding
should be of the simplest.
"Where is this wedding
to take place, and when?" asked Robin.
A brief space elapsed, during which the silence was broken only by whispers, and a few suppressed titterings, among the wedding
party and the spectators, who, after the first shock, were disposed to draw an ill-natured merriment from the affair.
Many young couples of my acquaintance, who have had no other reason for concealing the fact beyond their own whim, have thus slipped off without saying a word to anybody, and returned full-blown housekeepers, with "at home" days of their own, and everything else like real married people,--for, as said an old lady to me, "one can never be sure of married people nowadays unless you have been at the wedding
By-and-by Celia would come in her quality of bridesmaid as well as sister, and through the next weeks there would be wedding
visits received and given; all in continuance of that transitional life understood to correspond with the excitement of bridal felicity, and keeping up the sense of busy ineffectiveness, as of a dream which the dreamer begins to suspect.
"There'll be a lot of cooking to do for the wedding
," reflected Felicity in a tone of satisfaction.
"Have you made up your mind who you're going to have to the wedding
, Anne?" asked Mrs.
"I don't want a fashionable wedding
, but only those about me whom I love, and to them I wish to look and be my familiar self."