Grandparents wedding at the church nearby Nathan Road, 1937

Thu, 11/28/2019 - 10:43
Date picture taken


Please could you let us have the names of the couple, and the date of the wedding if known? We may be able to find the wedding reported in the local newspapers.

Here's the text of the newspaper clipping from Amy:


Mr William Chan and Miss Marr Suet-ching


A wedding of interest to the Chinese community was solemnised at the Kowloon Union Church yesterday at 1 p.m. when Mr. William Chan married Miss Marr Suet-ching. The Rev. Frank Short officiated at the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. Marr Koon-how, and Mrs. Marr Ng-song. Her father, who is in the restaurant business in New York, is the son of the former Magistrate of Tai Leung District, Toishan, Kwangtung.

She wore a lovely wedding gown in white satin, featuring a high collar and puff sleeves. The train was three and a half feet long. The gown was created by Messrs. W. L. Hanson & Co. She was attended by only one bridesmaid, Miss Marr May-kum. The bride carried a bouquet of white lilies, tulips and roses.

The bride’s mother wore a gorgeous Chinese ceremonial gown.

The bridegroom is the son of Mr. Chan Yee-chung of Boston, Mass., U.S.A., who is also in the restaurant business there, and Mrs. Chan Chung-tai.

The bride was given away by her uncle, Mr. Marr Fook-on, and Mr. Chan Yue-tak undertook the duties of best man. Mrs. Frank Short was at the organ.

After the ceremony a reception was held at the Tai Koon Restaurant, after which the happy couple left for the honeymoon, which is being spent in Canton. Mrs. William Chan wore a Chinese gown of plaid material for her going-away dress.