BioM: Frye, Mary
Surnames: OWEN FRYE RUST SABINE SARGENT WALES
----Sources: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 03/17/1932
Frye, Mary B. (2 APR 1932)
Milwaukee society folk Monday receive their invitations to the second of the important early spring weddings, that of Miss Mary Bell Frye, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Clinton Frye, N. Lake Drive, and John Sabine Owen II, son of Mr. and Mrs. Aloney Rust Owen of Owen, Clark Co., Wis. The ceremony is to take place in the afternoon of Saturday, April 2, in St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, with the Rev. E. Reginald Williams reading the service.
Mrs. Thomas Sargent of Hartford, Conn., a sister of Mr. Owen, will accompany Miss Frye to the alter as matron of honor.
A former classmate of the brides at Miss Risser’s School in Rome, Miss Ruth Wales of Charleston, S.C., will be maid of honor. Misses Thekla Brumder, Eugenea Bournique, June Ellen Johnston, Mary Elizabeth Edmonds and Betty Wynn Rugge, are to be the bridesmaids. Little Betsy Norris, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Norris, E. Kenilworth Place, will act as flower girl.
H. Templeton Brown of St. Joseph, Mo., will be Mr. Owen’s best man. The ushers will include William G. Brumder, William H.L. Smythe, Clement Hackney, Edward S. Tallmadge, Robert L. Pierce of Menomonie, Wis., and Edward Theodore Hetzler of New York City.
Following the ceremony, there will be a wedding reception at the Town Club.
Mr. Owen and his bride will be at home after April 16 at 2009 N. Prospect Av.
Miss Frye attended Miss Walker’s School in Simsbury, Conn., and Miss Risser’s School in Rome. She made her debut in 1928, the year after she returned from Europe and since then has been active in the Junior League and Service Club.
Mr. Owen is a graduate of Yale University, class of 1923.
(Follow on in 4/7/1932 Owen Enterprise)
In the fairest tradition of spring weddings was the color scheme carried out in church decorations and bridal party gowns for the marriage of Miss Mary Belle Frye and John Sabine Owen II, which took place at 4 o’clock Saturday afternoon in St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, with the Rev. E. Reginald Williams reading the service.
The pale cream of calla lilies in tall standards had as its background in the sanctuary wide massings of Australian ferns. Sheaves of calla lilies marked the pews of the center aisle, which was lined with three branched candelabra, which provided the only illumination for the service.
The gowns worn by the bride’s attendants, of creamy tea rose and darker peach, and their bouquets of spring flowers in pastel shades, carried out the spring note.
The bride, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Clinton Frye, N. Lake Drive, attended Miss Walker’s School in Simsbury Conn., and Miss Risser’s School in Rome, and is a Junior League and Service Club member.
Mr. Owen, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Aloney Rust Owen of Owen, Wis., is a graduate of Yale University, class of 1930.
The bride was gowned in old ivory satin, simply made on princes lines, with long tight sleeves and most becoming to her stately beauty. Her long tulle veil, gathered into a beret embroidered in seed pearls, fell the length of her long court train. She carried s sheaf of call lilies.
Mrs. Thomas Sargent of Hartford, Conn., a sister of Mrs. Owen, was matron of honor, and a former classmate of the bride’s at Miss Risser’s School in Rome, Miss Ruth Wales of Charleston, S.C., was the maid of honor. Their gowns of pale tea rose chiffon were fashionable with smart square necklines, short equalet shoulder ruffles, hip peplums, and graceful trains. The crushed belts of chiffon which marked the normal waistlines were fastened at the back with three flat chiffon roses.
Slightly darker peach chiffon was worn by the bridesmaids, the Misses Thekla Brumder, Eugenie Bornique, June Ellen Johnston, Mary Elizabeth Edmonds and Betty Wynn Rugee. All the attendants wore similar large brimmed hats of brown lace, banded with peach velvet ribbon, and carried spring flowers.
H. Templeton Brown of St. Joseph, Mo., was Mr. Owen’s best man. The ushers were William G. Brumder, William H.L. Smythe, Clement Hackney, Edward S. Tallmadge, Robert L. Pierce of Menomonie, Wis., and Edward Theodore Hetzler of New York City.
Following the ceremony, there was a reception at the Town Club, where the Owens and the Fryes received with the young couple. Mrs. Frye was attractively gowned in beige, with a turban of beige straw. Her flowers were yellow roses. Mrs. Owen, the bridegroom’s mother, wore turquoise blue lace, with a brown straw hat and brown accessories. Her flowers were pink roses and orchid sweet peas.
The ballroom, where dancing took place later in the evening, was masked with hanging sheets of smilax, and a high green hedge concealed the orchestra.
White sweet peas and poeticus made the centerpiece for the bridal table. The smaller guest tables ahd centerpieces of spring flowers.
Following the reception, Mr. Owen and his bride left on a fortnight’s wedding trip. They will be at home after April 16 at 2009 N. Prospect Av.
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