Gabrielle Ray

'Gabrielle Ray said, 'I am always dancing; I love it! When I don't dance, I sing. What else is there to do?'

The Sketch – 6th March 1912 (Marriage)

The Sketch - 6th March 1912 (Marriage)

Married to Miss Gabrielle Ray on Friday last: Mr. Eric Loder.

Miss Gabrielle Ray and Mr. Eric Loder were to have been married on Thursday last, but at the eleventh hour the wedding was postponed, owing to the indisposition of the bride. It took place next day, at Windsor.

The Sketch – 6th March 1912

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Dundee Evening Telegraph – Friday 1st March 1912 (Marriage)

Dundee Evening Telegraph - Friday 01 March 1912 (Marriage)

Miss Gabrielle Ray Weds today

The marriage of Miss Gabrielle Ray, the musical comedy actress, to Mr Eric Loder, which was to have taken place at Windsor Roman Catholic Church yesterday, was solemnised there this morning. The bride motored from London with a lady friend, only a few people being present at the ceremony.

The parties reached the church by the vestry door through the rectory grounds, and so escaped public gaze. When the couple returned to the Rectory, Mr Loder shielded his bride with an umbrella from the photographers, though two snapshots were taken. Mr Astley was best man.

Miss Ray wore a cream costume with mauve hat.

The service was choral, and the register was signed Eric Raymond Loder (23), independent means, and Gabrielle Elizabeth Clifford Cooke (28), spinster.

After luncheon at the Rectory the bride and bridegroom left by motor car.

Dundee Evening Telegraph – Friday 1st March 1912

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The Globe – Friday 1st March 1912

Globe - Friday 01 March 1912

Miss Gabrielle Ray.

Marriage takes place at Windsor.

Today the wedding of Miss Gabrielle Ray and Mr. Eric Loder, postponed from yesterday afternoon, took place at St. Edward’s Roman Catholic Church, Windsor, shortly after eleven o’clock.

There were few people about when the bridegroom, accompanied by his best man, Mr. Astley, and Canon Longinotto, the officiating priest, entered the church. They were followed shortly afterwards by Miss Gabrielle ray, who drove up to the church in a motor car, accompanied by her friend, Mrs. Nye

The bride, who was attired in a cream serge costume and a mauve hat, carried a bouquet of violets. There were not more than a dozen people in the church, including choir boys and some children, when the ceremony was solemnised.

Before the ceremony the bride and bridegroom sat in chairs in front of the alter, and when the ceremony was commenced they advanced to the alter rails. The organist played wedding marches at the commencement and close of the service. After the service the bride and bridegroom drove away in a motor car.

The Globe – Friday 1st March 1912

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The Sketch – 6th March 1912 (Wedding)

The Ray hidden by a “sunshade”: A wedding “portrait.”

The Sketch - 6th March 1912 (Wedding)

Though lost to sight – : Miss Gabrielle Ray entering St. Edward’s Roman Catholic Church,

Windsor, for her marriage to Mr. Eric Loder.

Miss Gabrielle Ray, the very popular musical-comedy actress and the best known of postcard beauties, was to have been married to Mr. Eric Loder at St. Edward’s Roman Catholic Church, Windsor, on Thursday of last week, but was indisposed. The wedding took place on the following day, very quietly. The bride, determined to escape notice, entered the church by way of Canon Longinotto’s kitchen garden and the back door, and was hidden behind an umbrella. The return to the Canon’s residence after the ceremony was made in the same way. The Register was signed as follows: “Eric Raymond Loder, 23, bachelor, of independent means, 44, Alma Road, Windsor; Gabrielle Elizabeth Clifford Cook, 28, spinster, of independent means, 48, Coleherne Court, Kensington, London, W.; father’s name, William Austin Cook, of independent means.”

The Sketch – 6th March 1912

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Gabrielle Ray – Good Housekeeping Magazine – 1912

Good Housekeeping Magazine - July 1912

Hathi Trust

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Gabrielle Ray – Wedding

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