BioM: Morrel, Betty Jane (1948)
Surnames: Morrel, Butler, Kutchera, Gost, Korntved, Jeffrey, Gorst, Grost, Lawson
----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 02/04/1948
Morrel, Betty Jane (Marriage - 29 Jan. 1948)
Spring blossoms filled the baskets which decorated the altar of St. Paul’s chapel, Madison, Saturday, for the 11 a.m. candlelight nuptial service in which Miss Betty Jane Morrel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel R. Morrel of Lake Waubesa, formerly of Madison, became the bride of Joseph V. Butler of Madison, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl V. Butler of Colby, Wisconsin. Fr. Alvin Kutchera officiated.
A seed pearl flower design accented the the decallite neckline of the bride’s ivory slipper gown. Net formed the yoke, and the dress was fashioned with a bustle back, pointed sleeves and a court train. Over it fell a long veil of French tulle and chantilly lace which was caught to a seed pearl tiara. In her cascade bouquet were red and white roses. Her father presented her.
Draped crepe gowns were worn by the three aids, Mrs. Jerome V. Gorst of Madison, matron of honor, Mrs. Glenn Korntved, sister of the groom, of Milwaukee and Miss Beverly Jeffrey of Madison, bridesmaids, who were attired in tones of dusty rose, aqua and gray, respectively. The spring flowers in their coiffures were repeated in their cascade bouquets. Miss Patty Gorst preceded the bride down the white carpeted aisle, strewing rose petals in her path. As a flower girl, she was attired in a pink satin miniature of the bridal gown. Richard Gorst, wearing a miniature tuxedo, carried the rings down the aisle. In the bridegroom’s contingent were Glenn Korntved of Milwaukee, brother in law of the bridegroom, best man; Jerome V. Grost of Madison and Edmund Lawson of Oregon, ring bearer.
As Mrs. Morrel was seated by an usher in the front pew, she was seen to be modeling a gray crepe afternoon frock and aqua feather hat. Mrs. Butler attended attired in a dress of black crepe with pink marquisette trim, and a black hat trimmed with pink flowers. Each wore a corsage of pink camellias on her shoulder.
A wedding breakfast was served at Kennedy Manor to 15, followed by a reception during the afternoon for 150. The couple received in a spring flower setting.
For a short trip to Milwaukee the bride donned a gray and red checked wool suit and matching accessories. Mr. Butler is a student at the University of Wisconsin. Mr. and Mrs. Butler will reside at 2124 Rusk St., Madison, Wis.
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