BioM: Berg, Betty (1953)

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Surnames: Berg, Miller, Wood, Dahlke

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 06/18/1953

Berg, Betty (Marriage - 17 June 1953)

Miss Betty Berg, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Berg of Colby, Wis., and Edward W. Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Miller of Dorchester, were united in marriage in St. Mary’s Catholic church in Colby Wednesday, June 17, at 9:30 A.M., Rev. Donald M. Berg of Holy Name Parish of Wausau, cousin of the bride, officiating. Ruth Miller, sister of the groom, was maid of honor and Jean Berg, sister of the bride, and Barbara Miller and Ethel Miller, sisters of the groom, the latter of Casper, Wyoming, were bridesmaids. The groom was attended by his brother, Warren, of Colby as best man and George Wood of Wausau, Raymond Dahlke and Jack Miller, Jr., of Dorchester, Wis. The bride was given in marriage by her father.

The bride was attired in a satin gown with three layers of net trimmed with wide chantilly lace on skirt leading out on train, lace bodice and lace sleeves, finger-tip veil on Juliet cap, half effect, trimmed with pearls and rhinestones, also edged with lace. For jewelry she wore a pearl necklace, a gift of the groom. Her bouquet consisted of lilies of the valley centered with a white orchid with purple center. The maid of honor wore a powder blue taffeta gown with layer of neton, a large apron effect on skirt and a thorough bodice, lace mitts and a band of forget-me-nots with small veil for headdress. She carried a small muff-effect of printed daisies to match her dress. The bridesmaids wore dresses similar to that of the maid of honor’s, in rose, green and yellow, respectively, with similar bouquets matching in color with their gowns. All the bride’s attendants wore pearl dropped earrings and pearl chokers, gifts of the bride. The bride’s mother wore a navy dress with white accessories with a corsage of pink and white carnations and the groom’s mother wore a grey dress with white accessories with a corsage of pink and white carnations.

A wedding breakfast was given at St. Mary’s hall and a reception, attended by 300 people, was held at the home of the bride’s parents, the dining room being decorated with colored streamers to match the attendant’s gowns, centered with a white wedding bell.

The bride is a graduate of Colby High School and Milwaukee School of Beauty Culture and had been employed by the DeLuxe Beauty Shop the past three years. The groom is a graduate of Medford High School, served with the armed forces four years, and is manager of the Model Bakery in Menasha.

After a wedding trip to undisclosed destination the couple will be at home after June 29 at 326 Brood St., Menasha. For her traveling attire, the bride wore a linen suit with white accessories.

Guests for the wedding were here from Wausau, Edgar, Hilder, Dorchester, Abbotsford, Curtiss, Pence, Appleton, Ladysmith, Chippewa Falls, Milwaukee, Loyal, Worthington, Minn., Chicago, Ill., Casper, Wyoming, and Forest City, Iowa.



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