BioM: Kondraszuk, Genevieve (1937)

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----Sources: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 06/24/1937

Kondraszuk, Genevieve (19 JUN 1937)

The Kondraszuk household in Aurora Township (Taylor Co., Wis.) is settling down into restful quiet after a week of bustle - thrice that which preceded most weddings.

Genevieve, the youngest daughter of Mrs. Mary Kondraszuk, was married Saturday, June 19th, 1937, to Walter Guinn, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. William Guinn of Hannibal, at St. Peter’s and Paul’s Church in Gilman, the Reverend Father W.K. Kolman officiating.

At nine a.m. the maid of honor started down the aisle to the strains of the wedding march played by Mrs. H. Smith of Gilman. Following her were the bridesmaids, then the groom. Walking on each side of the groom were the bride’s brothers. Then came the bride and the mothers of the groom, and the bride and the relatives.

The bride, who is tall, blonde and slender, carried a shower bouquet of white gardenias, orchids, baby breath and sweet peas. She also carried a pearl covered prayer book. Her white Chantilly lace gown with a Queen Ann collar, princes in line, over white satin, was made with a circular train which started at the side gores and grew longer toward the back, the long, pointed sleeves being puffed above the elbow. She wore a tier lace cape and a shoulder veil caught to the main veil, made of embroidered net and lace. Her sandals were of white satin and silver.

The maid of honor, Miss Marion Budzinski of St. Paul, wore a floor length pink net redingote over pink satin made princess with a pleated flounce headed with a band of blue velvet, a braid of satin made a coronet around her head. To this was caught a silk net shoulder veil. She carried pink roses, ferns and larkspur and wore white sandals. Miss Frances Hacewicz, as first bridesmaid, was dressed exactly as the maid of honor except color, her gown being aqua blue with pink velvet band at the flounce. Her bouquet was light tea roses, ferns and blue forget-me-nots. She also wore white sandals. Miss Lucille Wetzel was gowned as the maid of honor and first bridesmaid only as to color. Her gown was peach color with green velvet at the flounce. She carried dark tea roses, ferns and larkspur and wore white sandals.

The groom was dressed in the conventional navy blue. Frank Kondraszuk, brother of the bride, was first best man, and John Kondraszuk, another brother, was second best man. They too, wore navy blue.

Mrs. Mary Kondraszuk, mother of the bride, wore a burgundy lace over satin. Mrs. Wm. Guinn, mother of the groom, wore burgundy silk crepe embroidered in orchid. Mrs. John Kolak of Chicago, eldest sister of the bride, was gowned in an ankle length Nile green organdy with green sandals and a large picture lace straw hat. Mrs. Julius Kondraszuk of Racine, wore a flowered chiffon dress and a large white hat. Mrs. Felix Kondraszuk of Gilman, chose as her gown, a fawn tan silk crepe. She wore a small turban and white sandals. Each relative wore a corsage.

After the ceremony, led by the cars which carried the bridal party to the Kondraszuk home, followed the four hundred guests. Bountiful one o’clock and seven o’clock dinners were served, Mrs. Czech of Thorp, being head cook. A wedding cake brought by the bride’s brother from Milwaukee, was gorgeous and weighed between 35 and 40 pounds. It was decorated with cream roses with silver leaves and steps running to the top where a miniature bride and groom stood under wedding bells.

The color scheme for the home was white and blue. Large and small white wedding bells predominated. After the one o’clock dinner the bridal party drove to Medford to have their picture taken. On their return the packages containing the wedding presents was opened. The groom untied the knots and the bride read the giver’s name. The gifts included cut glass, silver, China, bedding, curtains, money, clocks, lamps, linens, furniture - everything to start a long and happy journey with.

The bride is a graduate of the Gilman High School and River Falls State Teacher’s College.

The couple left Sunday for a two weeks trip to Iowa, Southern Wisconsin and Illinois. On their return they will reside at Hannibal where the groom is employed by the Standard Oil Co.

The very best wishes are extended to "Oscar" and "Jenny" from the community for miles around as they have been raised in this community where they are highly honored.

Roman Czech of Thorp furnished the music in the afternoon and the Wetzel orchestra played for the dance in the evening at the Gilman pavilion.

Out of town guests were: Mr. and Mrs. E.G. Rasche and son Robert from Fredricksburg, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. B.M. Kulpe and family, Colesburg, Iowa; Miss Hansel, Colesburg, Iowa; Mrs. McCormick, Tomahawk (Nee Hazel Bingham), of Hannibal.

Among the Hannibal guest were: the Dewels, Browns, Lunds, Forehands, Saylors, Groehlingers, Whites, Zastrows, Thomasen, the L.V. and E. Keefers and Mrs. Bingham.

Thorp guests were: the Czechs, Dubickis, Prices, Laniewskis, Piwontis, Josephine Zakus of Chicago and Mrs. Pearl Soderberg.

Standard Oil guests were: Dan Farley’s Chippewa Falls; Sylvester Babbits, Cornell; A. Larsons, Cadott; J.P. Matsens, Owen; R. Vangorders, Stanley; Mr. and Mrs. L.H. Curtiss, Jump River; Mr. and Mrs. John Kolak, and Mrs. Frank Kolak, Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Julius Kondraszuk, Racine.



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