BioM: Graves, Janet Lynn (1956)
Surnames: Graves, Loughead, Vander Stoep, Jost, Wiedenhoeft
----Source: Marathon County Register (Unity, Clark County, Wis.) 14 Sep 1956
Graves, Janet Lynn (Marriage - 1 Sept. 1956)
At 12 noon Saturday, September 1, Miss Janet Lynn Graves of Marshfield, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth D. Graves, Spencer, and Tom E. Loughead of Minneapolis, Minnesota, were married by the Rev. Claude Vander Stoep at Trinity Lutheran Church, Unity. The bridegroom’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Loughead, Unity.
A reception at 3 p.m. and a buffet supper at 5 p.m. were held at the home of the bride’s parents before the couple left on their wedding trip to northern Wisconsin and their new home in Minneapolis. One hundred twenty-five guests were greeted at the reception.
To attend her as maid of honor, the bride chose her sister, Miss Suzanne Graves of Marshfield. Her bridesmaids were Mrs. Leon Jost of Unity, and another sister, Miss Patricia Graves, Spencer, and two young cousins, Bonnie and Laurie Graves were the flower girls.
Mr. Loughead’s choice of best man was Leon Jost, and Frederic Graves of Spencer, the bride’s brother, and Gilbert Wiedenhoeft of Unity were asked to serve as his groomsmen.
Ushering at the wedding was Spencer D. Graves, of Spencer, brother of the bride.
Appearing in a gown of embroidered tulle over satin, the bride carried a white orchid fastened to a white Bible, and tied with lily of the valley streamers. A bodice inset of tulle outlined the re-embroidered Alencon lace extended around the shoulders and short sleeves in the back. The fully hooped skirt fell into a sweep train. Fluted tulle edged the scallops of the brimmed pillbox which held her French illusion veil.
Identical colors and style were seen in the attendants’ frocks - Nile green crystallette forming princess style redingotes over chiffon, which was draped to form the bodices and billow out in their skirts. Matching circle caps set with pearls held the pearl trimmed circular face veils. Their bouquets contained bronze and yellow mums.
The bride’s mother wore a yellow and white sheath dress with black redingote, and a corsage of yellow roses, for the day’s schedule. Mrs. Loughead was dressed in gray, with peach-colored roses.
To begin the wedding trip the bride changed to a white wool suit with brown accessories, complimented by a purple orchid at the shoulder.
The new Mrs. Loughead has been employed in Marshfield by Thomsen-Abbott Construction Co. as secretary. She is a graduate of Spencer High School and Spencerian College in Milwaukee, while her husband, who is a graduate of Unity High School, is attending the American Institute of the Air in Minneapolis while working with Remington-Rand in that city.
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