BioM: Meacham, Joan M. #2 (1958)
Surnames: Meacham, Schweke, Holmes, Cook, Loughead, Rosenow, Taylor, Blair, Matter
----Source: Marathon County Register (Unity, Clark County, Wis.) 05/23/1958
Meacham, Joan (Marriage - 10 May 1958)
Now honeymooning in the west, are the new Mr. and Mrs. Erland Schweke. Parents of the young couple are Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Schweke and Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Meacham, all of Spencer, Wisconsin.
Marriage vows were exchanged before the Rev. L. H. Holmes of LaCrosse, Saturday evening, May 10, in a 7:30 o’clock ceremony. Scene of the wedding was the Methodist Church at Unity.
Douglas Cook, soloist, accompanied at the organ by Mrs. Gladys Loughead, sang the "Wedding Prayer" and sang "The Lord’s Prayer," during the candlelight service. Candlelabra were placed on the altar.
Miss Meacham was given in marriage by her father and as she approached the altar she was wearing a white Chantilly lace dress. Fitted bodice, scalloped neckline with a scroll of sequins and pearls, and long tapered sleeves topped a full-length lace skirt in a redingote effect over nylon ruffled tulle. A crown-shaped headpiece held a finger-tip length veil. She carried a white Bible centered in pink roses.
Mrs. Clifford Rosenow, Wittenberg, was matron of honor, and Miss Marlene Taylor, Dorchester, was bridesmaid. They wore pink net dresses with fitted bodices, full length bouffant skirts accented with diamond-shaped lace surrounded by a ruffle. Pink lace jackets and bouquets of a calla lily centered in pink and white carnations complemented the dresses.
Carol and Randy Blair, Abbotsford, were flower girl and ring bearer.
Jerrald Meacham and DuWayne Matter, both of Spencer, were best man and groomsman. Ushers were Duane Meacham, Unity, and Lyle Blair, Abbotsford, Wis.
A reception was held in the church basement following the ceremony.
The bride and groom are both graduates of Spencer High School. She was employed at Malsin’s Style Shop, Marshfield, and her husband is engaged in farming.
Following their wedding trip, they will reside on a farm near Unity.
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