BioM: Blanchard, Jean Marie (1950)


Surnames: Blanchard, Beschta, Packard, Meyer, Stabnow, Van Sleet

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 10/05/1950

Blanchard, Jean Marie (Marriage - 30 Sept. 1950)

Miss Jean Marie Blanchard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Blanchard of Colby, and Nile H. Packard, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Packard of Birnamwood, were united in marriage in a double ring ceremony performed in St. Mary’s Catholic church Saturday morning at 9:00 o’clock, Rev. N. B. Beschta officiating.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride was attired in a gown of white lace and net. The all-over lace formed the fitted bodice with long fitted sleeves and high neck with mandarin collar. Three layers of net trimmed with white sequins formed the full hooped skirt, which was bordered with a wide net ruffle. Her blusher veil was edged with lace and caught to a beaded tiara, and she carried a colonial bouquet of red roses and white plastic lace.

Mrs. Russell Meyer, as matron of honor for her niece, and Miss Ruth Blanchard and Patricia Blanchard, as bridesmaids for their sister, wore identically styled gowns fashioned with fitted bodice in apple green. American Beauty taffeta, and chartreuse taffeta, respectively, Queen Anne collars, short sleeves and hooped skirts. Long taffeta mitts and open-crowned picture hats of matching taffeta completed their ensembles. They carried matching gladioli fastened to fans of plastic lace.

Attending the groom were Russell Meyer, and James Blanchard, the bride’s brother.

Dinner and supper and a reception in the afternoon were held for the immediate families and friends in St. Mary’s gymnasium.

The bride is a graduate of the Colby High School and the groom of the Birnamwood High School. He is employed by the Commonwealth Telephone Co. After a short wedding trip they will reside in Colby, Wis.

Among those attending the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Walter Stabnow, St. Paul, Minn., and Mr. and Mrs. Elmo Van Sleet and family, Wausau, and others from Spencer and Marshfield.



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