BioM: Brill, Betty Jane (1954)
Surnames: Brill, Hassel, Rush, Williams, Groth, Kieffer, Tesch
----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 06/24/1954
Brill, Betty Jane (Marriage - 12 June 1954)
Miss Betty Jane Brill, daughter of Mrs. Rose Brill of Wausau, former Colby residents, and Whyman Hassel, son of Mrs. Elsie Hassel of Milwaukee, were united in marriage Saturday morning, June 12, in St. Francis Catholic church in Merrill, Wisconsin, Rev. Vincent Rush officiating at the services.
Mrs. Raymond Kieffer of Abbotsford was matron of honor and the bridesmaids were Mrs. Hilbert Tesch of Wausau, sister of the groom, Mrs. Rolland Williams of Milwaukee, another sister of the groom, and Mrs. John Brill of Colby, Wis. John Brill of Colby, brother of the bride, was best man. Groomsmen were Raymond Kieffer of Abbotsford and Rolland Williams and Peter Hassel of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Little Linda Groth of Milwaukee, niece of the groom, was flower girl and Ronald Kieffer of Abbotsford, nephew of the bride, was ring bearer.
The bridal gown of Chantilly-type lace was designed with a sheer yoke, joined to the lace in scallops. It featured a high neckline set off in choker-effect with a wide band of pearls and iridescent sequins. The full skirt was fashioned of nylon tulle and shimmering satin. Her finger-tip veil cascaded from a crown studded with rhinestones. She held a bouquet of red roses, white Shasta daisies and carnation, the streamers being caught with clusters of fern and bridal wreath.
The matron of honor was in aqua, Mrs. Tesch in pink, Mrs. Williams in light green and Mrs. Brill in yellow. Their gowns were of net over taffeta, topped with lace jackets designed with Peter Pan collars and three-quarter length sleeves. The bouffant skirts were floor-length. Their bouquets were composed of carnations tinted to match their gowns and of white Shasta daisies and fern.
The wedding dinner and reception for about 250 guests were held in the Youth Dining Hall at Marathon Park. The hall was decorated in streamers carrying out the bridal color theme. At night the couple were honored at a dance in Schmidt’s Ballroom.
Upon their return from a honeymoon in Florida the newlyweds will reside at 307 W. Scott St., Milwaukee, where they are both employed.
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