This is the wedding dress wore by Miss Anne Holms on June 13th, 1893 when she wed Alfred perfect from Orangville Ontario. The story I was told by Mrs Sykes of Thornbury ontario who gave me this garment since she was downsizing and wanted it to go to a good home. Alfred Perfect was a mining engineer and a Medical Doctor. The two met in Quatemala Mexico where Alfred was working for a mining company. Their marriage took place in Laredo texas.
After some time in Mexico the couple had a son and shortly thereafter returned to Toronto where Alfred opened his medical Practice in Parkdale area near High park which at that time was a very affluent area of Toronto on the shores of Lake ontario.
When I took the box which contained this dress at the bottom was their marriage license and stuck on top to the box was a page from Dr. Perfects prescription book.
Note the marriage license which gives the instructions for the duties of the husband and wife.