Carol Ann (1942)
Contact: Crystal Wendt
Surnames: Melius, Aspen, Vornholt, Roecker, Fisher, Warner
----Sources: The Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 12 Nov. 1942
Melius, Carol Ann (Marriage - 7 Nov. 1942)
The wedding of Carol Ann Melius, 314 N. 7th Ave., West Bend, Neillsville, took place at the Emanuel Evangelical and reformed church at West Bend on Saturday evening, Nov. 7th, at seven p.m. The Rev. E. R. Vornholt officiated at the candlelight ceremony.
The bride wore a dress of slipper satin with Chantilly lace trim and a five-yard train; a sweetheart neckline with rosette trimming down the front of the waist. The tulle finger-tip veil was surmounted by a satin crown with ostrich tip trim. She carried a white satin bible with an orchid and showers of sweet peas. Her head-dress and veil matched the dress.
The maid of honor was Mrs. Arthur Roecker, sister of the bride. She wore a rose colored velva taffeta, with large sleeves, fitted bodice and sweetheart neckline, trimmed with tiny maroon velvet bows. She carried an arm bouquet of pink roses, chrysanthemums and sweet peas.
The bridesmaid, Mrs. Bernard Fisher, West Bend, is a cousin of the bride. Her dress was identical with that of the maid of honor except the color, which was blue. Her head-dress, veil and flowers also were in harmonizing blue.
Miss Patricia Aspen, only sister of the groom, acted as junior bridesmaid. She wore gold moiré taffeta with matching head-dress and veil. She carried a Colonial bouquet of tiny roses and mums.
Robert Vornholt of West Bend was best man and Frederick Vornholt of Neillsville acted as groomsman. Bernard Fisher, cousin of the bride, and Arthur Roecker, her brother-in-law, were the ushers.
The bride was given in marriage by her uncle, Mr. Levi Melius of Adell. Decorations for the occasion were autumn leaves and chrysanthemums. Mrs. E. R. Vornholt sang "Because," and "Oh, Perfect Love."
A reception, at which 150 guests were served in the church parlors, followed the ceremony.
The bride and groom left immediately after the reception for a short wedding trip to northern Wisconsin and Minnesota. They will reside at 4829 Elston Avenue, Chicago, Ill.
The bride has been employed as an inspector at the Aluminum plant at West Bend. Herbert was born and was reared in Neillsville, making his home here until he was graduated from the local high school and for a short time after. He is an apprentice tool and die-maker for Stewart Warner of Chicago.
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