BioM: Kinas, Patricia P. (1953)

Contact: Duane Horn

Surnames: Braun, Kinas, Kaczmarek, Pabich, Young Kraus

----Source: Greenwood Gleaner - November 19, 1953

Bouquets of white chrysanthemums and orchid mums decorated the altar of St. Hedwig's Catholic Church, Thorp for the 10:30 a.m. wedding ceremony when Patricia P. Kinas,daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kinas, Thorp, became the bride of Allan D. Braun, son of Mr. and Mrs.Theo. Braun, Greenwood, on Wednesday, October 28, 1953.

The Rev. Father Francis Piekarski read the double ring marriage service.

Given in marriage by her father the bride was attired in a floor length gown fashioned with a chatilly lace halter formal basque bodice and a bouffant shirt of nylon tulle. Her matching long-sleeved chantilly lace jacket with a Queen Anne's collar was adorned with baby seed pearls. The chantilly lace Juliet cap had matching seed pearls as on the jacket. Tiny buds of bridal illusion with seed pearl centers bordered the bride's finger tip veil. Her wedding bouquet was of gold talisman roses.

During the ceremony vocal solos were sung by Mrs. Leon Kaczmarek and Joseph Pabich.

Marci Kinas was her sister's first bridesmaid, other bridal attendants being Virginia Kinas, the brides sister, June Braun, Eau Claire; Iris Young, Marshfield and Betty Kraus, Madison.

The bridesmaid's gowns were fashioned of emerald green nylon net with velveteen strapless bodices which were topped with velveteen shrug shoulder jackets. The skirts were given a hoop effect with five bias-cut pannier tiers. Their headdresses were comprised of three slim bands with rose-tip veiling. Each of the bridesmaids carried a large bouquet of rust colored baby chrysanthemums.

Everett Metcalf, Madison was best man. Groomsmen were Eddie Neuman and Marion Teclaw of Thorp; Gerald and Glenn Horn, Greenwood.

For the occasion the bride's mother was attired in a black velvet gown with pearl and rhinestone trim and the bridegroom's mother wore a lilac dress. Mrs. Kinas' corsage was of red roses and Mrs. Braun's of pink roses.

Dinner was served to 200 relatives at the St. Hedwig Parish Hall and wedding supper was served to 1500 guests. During the evening music was furnished by Marion-Sciezor's Orchestra.

The bride is a graduate of the Thorp High School and St. Joseph's School of Nursing Marshfield. The groom is a graduate of Greenwood High School.

The couple spent their honeymoon in the western states. For her trip the bride wore a navy blue knit suit with white and blue accessories.



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