BioM: Schmelzer, Shirley (1957)
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Surnames: Schmelzer, Wussow, Christian, Priem, Nienow, Newman, Viegut, Mandel, Schmidt, Leichtnam

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 19 Sep 1957

Schmelzer, Shirley (Marriage - 14 Sept. 1957)

Miss Shirley Schmelzer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schmelzer of Colby, Wis. and Morris Wussow, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Wussow of Edgar, Route 4, exchanged marriage vows in Zion Lutheran church in Colby Saturday afternoon, Sept. 14, Rev. William R. Christian officiating at the nuptial services.

Mrs. Larence Priem provided appropriate music at the organ while Miss Kay Nienow, Edgar, sang, "The Lord’s Prayer," and "O Promise Me."

As the bride walked down the aisle, she was seen in a gown of Chantilly-type lace over satin. The fitted bodice had a Sabrina neckline dotted with sequins and long sleeves tapered to the wrists. The full skirt of tulle fell to a scalloped edge at the floor.

Her illusion veil cascaded to her finger-tips from a tiara trimmed with pearls and rhinestones. She carried a heart-shaped bouquet of red roses and white carnations surrounding a white orchid.

In the bride’s retinue of attendants as matron of honor was Mrs. Donald Newman of Unity, and bridesmaids were Mrs. Arden Viegut, of Edgar, Miss Nienow and Miss Marlys Mandel of Colby, Wis. Escorting them were Bruce Wussow, Frederick and Roger Schmelzer and Neal Schmidt. Arden Viegut and Wilmer Schmelzer ushered.

The four attendants wore floor-length chiffon frocks in powder blue shades. The gathered bodices were sleeveless with streamers at the back of the full skirts. They wore horsehair braid tiaras trimmed with seed pearls and carried heart-shaped bouquets of roses and carnations.

Betty Jean Schmelzer, cousin of the bride, was the tiny flower girl in a floor-length frock of pink chiffon styled similarly to the bridal aides. She carried a similar bouquet and wore white carnations in her hair. Donald Leichtnam of Stratford, cousin of the bride, was ringbearer.

Wedding festivities honoring the couple included a reception at Cherokee Park and a supper in the church hall. Dancing was enjoyed in Riverview Ballroom at Stratford in the evening.

Mrs. Schmelzer attended the wedding in a black frock with pink accessories and an orchid corsage, while the mother of the groom wore a turquoise blue dress with beige accessories and a similar corsage.

The young couple will make their home in Cleveland, Ohio, where the groom is stationed in the U.S. Navy.



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