BioM: Brill, Rita Lillian (1955)
Surnames: Brill, Sweet, Schwartz, Bergs, Schommer, Heun, Gabriel, Budzene
----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 06/23/1955
Brill, Rita Lillian (Marriage - 18 June 1955)
Miss Rita Lillian Brill, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theo Brill of Colby, Route 1, became the bride of Allyn Jerome Sweet of Milwaukee, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Sweet, Saturday, June 18, at a nuptial high mass in St. Mary’s Catholic church in Colby, Wis., Rev. Vincent Schwartz officiating. Mrs. Robert Bergs of Milwaukee, sister of the bride, was matron of honor and Miss Marilyn Sweet of Milwaukee, sister of the groom, and Miss Lorene Schommer, of Marshfield, cousin of the bride, were bridesmaids. The groom was attended by his brother, Gordon Sweet of Milwaukee, Joseph Brill of Colby, brother of the bride, and Robert Heun of Milwaukee, cousin of the groom. Ushers were Edward Brill of Colby, brother of the bride, and John Brill of Colby, cousin of the bride.
The bride and groom presented an orchid corsage to the Blessed Virgin while Mrs. Gabriel sang "On This Day O Beautiful Mother." At the offeratory, she sang the solo, "Ave Maria" by Goundo.
The bride wore the wedding gown of her sister, Mrs. Robert Bergs, which was made of mousseline d’soie over satin, fitted bodice with long sleeves and nylon yoke outlined with chantilly lace, tiers of the same lace down the front of the skirt. The skirt flowed into a long train, also trimmed with lace. The finger tip veil was fastened to a crown of white beads. She carried an orchid on a heart shaped frame outlined with green ivy leaves and white stephanotis. She wore her mother’s jewels.
The bride’s attendants wore identical strapless formals with handkerchief layers of net over taffeta, skirt and taffeta lined lace cape. Headpieces of matron of honor and bridesmaids matched the bride’s, each in the color of their formals which were of lime green, shrimp and yellow, respectively. The matron of honor carried a bouquet of white and yellow carnations and the bouquets of the bridesmaids consisted of pink and yellow carnations, tied with white ribbons.
The flower bearer, Jacqueline Budzene of Milwaukee, cousin of the groom, wore a dress of net over taffeta with net puff sleeves and set-in yoke outlined by a ruffle of net. This dress was made by the bride. She carried a miniature bouquet similar to that of the bride.
The bride’s mother wore a dusty rose dress with black and white accessories and the groom’s mother wore an ivory dress with pink accessories. Both wore orchid corsages.
A reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents. Dinner and supper were served in St. Mary’s gymnasium. The home was decorated with pink, yellow and green streamers, centered around white wedding bells.
The couple left on a trip to Northern Wisconsin and plan on moving to Texas in the near future. The bride and groom are employed at the Nun-Bush Shoe Co. office, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Relatives from out of town were present from Colma, Calif., Ackley, Iowa, Wausau, Unity, Edgar, Marathon, Gad, Medford, Abbotsford, Marshfield, Menomonee Falls and Auburndale.
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