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Published:Monday | April 9, 2012 | 12:00 AM
DR VITTORIO AMMANNATO, son of the late Signor and Signora Ubaldo Ammanato of Palermo, Sicily, was married in September 1962 in a double-ring ceremony to Ms Mary Watson, elder daughter of Mr and Mrs Harold Watson at the Church of Sts Peter and Paul, which was beautifully decorated in white and gold.
Mr and Mrs Hugh Everard Anton Ryman - see full caption at the end of story.
Mr and Mrs Astley Boland
Mr and Mrs Roger Cuthbert Bailey - see full caption at the end of story.
Mr and Mrs John A. J. Kettle - see full caption at the end of story.
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As we celebrate Jamaica's 50th year of Independence, the Flair team went searching The Gleaner's archives to walk down the aisle with couples who tied the knot 50 years ago.

If you are still together and are celebrating that significant milestone this year, let us know. If you have gone your separate ways through divorce or death, email us and share those stories with us too. You will have the final say in whether we publish follow-up stories.

As you enjoy the pictures, take a look at the fashion of the day: the more things change, the more they remain the same.

Email: Lifestyle@gleanerjm.com

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1. DR VITTORIO AMMANNATO, son of the late Signor and Signora Ubaldo Ammanato of Palermo, Sicily, was married in September 1962 in a double-ring ceremony to Ms Mary Watson, elder daughter of Mr and Mrs Harold Watson at the Church of Sts Peter and Paul, which was beautifully decorated in white and gold.

Mr and Mrs Roger Cuthbert Bailey exchanged wedding vows at St Michael's Church in September 1962. The bride wore a full length gown of peau de soie with bodice appliqued in lace. The gown was cut on the princess line with wrist-length sleeves. Her headdress was a Juliet cap from which fell a fingertip veil of illusion tulle. She carried a bouquet of asters and roses and was given away by her father. Maid of honour was Ms Lorna Reynolds and bridesmaids were Ms Elaine Blair, Ms S. Thwaites and Ms Y. Collins. Best man was Mr L. Stines.

Mr and Mrs Astley Boland, after their marriage in September 1962, at Holy Trinity Church in Montego Bay. The bride is the former Cynthia Elizabeth Scott and is the daughter of Mr and Mrs O.W. Scott of Montego Bay. The groom is the son of Mr and Mrs Edward Boland of Highgate. The nupital communion was offered by the Reverend W.S. O'Meally assisted by the bride's brother, the Reverend V.W. Scott. The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a gown of lace and accordian pleated tulle over satin. A coronet of pearls held her shoulder length veil of white gladiolae and spring lilies. Maid of honour was the bride's sister, Yvonne Scott, and the groom was attended by his brother, Frederick Boland. At the reception which followed at 11A, Kerr Crescent, the Reverend O'Meally was master of ceremonies.


Mr and Mrs Hugh Everard Anton Ryman who were wed on Saturday morning at the Church of Sts Peter and Paul, Hope Road. The bride is the former Margaret Elaine Brown, daughter of Mr and Mrs E.E. Brown of Montego Bay, and the groom is the son of Mr and Mrs Noel S. Ryman of 12 East Oak Ridge, Armour Heights, Kingston.

Mr and Mrs John A. J. Kettle are showered with confetti as they leave the church of Sts Peter and Paul after their wedding there in June 1962. The bride is the former Mary Ann Hart, daughter of Mr and Mrs U. Hart of 112 Vineyard Road. She wore a Flossie Thomas creation of lace and silk organza over tafetta. Her headdress was a crystal coronet from which fell a shoulder length veil of illusion tulle. She carried a bouquet of white orchids. The groom is the son of Mrs Una Kettle of Exmouth, Devon, England. The Reverend Fr Thomas Glavin S. J. officiated.