Josephine M. (1947)
Surnames: Pajak, Jucha, Mendalski, Decker, Mazur, Harsha, Schultze, Ellison, Kukla, Nardi, Jankowski
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 09/11/1947
Pajak, Josephine M. (30 AUG 1947)
A very beautiful wedding took place at 9:00 o’clock on Saturday morning, Aug. 30th, 1947 at St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church at Thorp, Wis., when Miss Josephine Margaret Pajak, daughter of John Pajak of Greenwood (Clark Co., Wis.), became the bride of Mr. Aloysius Jucha, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Jucha (deceased) of Chicago.
The altars were beautifully decorated with gladioli and candlelight and palms. The double ring ceremony was performed by Rev. Francis Piekarski.
At offertory the "Ave Maria" was sung beautifully by Conrad Mendalski.
The bride entered the church on the arm of her father on a white rug to the strains of a wedding march played on the organ by the Sisters of St. Hedwig’s Church.
The bride’s gown was of white satin, the neckline and waist had wide lace set in with rhinestones, full length sleeves pointed at the wrist. The full gathered skirt extended into a long train. Her fingertip veil was held in place by a beaded crown. Her only jewelry was imported rhinestone choker from Czechoslovakia, a gift of the groom.
After the ceremony the bride dedicated a bouquet of white gladioli at the altar of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the groom prayed at the Sacred Heart, while Miss Lillian Teclaw beautifully sang "Oh Beautiful Mother."
The bride’s bouquet was a white orchid corsage surrounded by light pink roses and white gladfloracs and white tufts of netting tied with wide satin ribbon. The orchids she wore during the evening.
Miss Anne Pajak, sister of the bride, acted as maid of honor, attired in a lavender dotted Swiss gown with narrow peplum at the waist.
Mrs. Vernon Decker, also sister of the bride, was first bridesmaid, attired in pink marquisette gown trimmed with a peplum and matching appliqués.
Miss Helen Harsha, third bridesmaid, was dressed in a chartreuse gown with peplum and appliqués.
All the bridesmaids and the maid of honor carried gladfloracs and carnation bouquets with weide satin ribbons and large picture hats to match their gowns. They also carried sequin evening bags, gifts of the bride..
Edward Schultze acted as best man and the groom’s other attendants were Walter Kukla, Johnny Nardi, Leonard Jankowski, all of Chicago. They wore tuxedos and white carnation boutonnieres.
Little Judy Pajak, niece of the bride, was little flower girl dressed in white and carried a basket bouquet of gladfloracs and carnations with rainbow ribbons. She wore a rhinestone necklace, gift of the bride.
Ring bearers was Wally Ellison, nephew of the groom he also wore a tuxedo and carried a beautiful satin pillow edged with lace and streamers to which were attached the bride and groom’s twin wedding rings.
After leaving the alta to the strains of the wedding march, the bride and groom were met by Justine Pajak, niece and God child of the bride, as surprise flower girl. She wore her mother’s christening dress and slip and a small bouquet of gladioli.
Immediately after the ceremony a reception was held at the P.N.A. Hall for the relatives and immediate friends, and supper was served to about 300 guests.
The newlyweds will take a trip to Yellowstone Nation Park. After the honeymoon they will be at home to their friends at 1848 N. Hoyne Ave., Chicago, Ill.
Out of town guests were the groom’s brothers, Albert and Joseph Jucha and sister, Mrs. Douglas Ellison and children, Wally, Danny and Andrews, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Schultz, Mrs. Barnak and daughter Florence, Henry Pawalacki, Walter Kukla, Leonard Jankowski, John Nardi, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Harsha, Mrs. Vernon Decker, Miss Mary Ustosiewski, all of Chicago; Miss Josephine Mazur and girlfriends, Judy and Edwina, of Cicero, Ill.; Eugene Stalnact and boyfriends, of Berwyn, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hogan of Fish Creek, Wis.
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