BioM: Haas, Mildred (1948)
Surnames: Haas, Smith, Navarre, Shuk
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 10/21/1948
Haas, Mildred (16 OCT 1948)
Cheerful yellow and pink chrysanthemums enchanted the altar of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Thorp, Saturday morning at a nine o’clock Nuptial Mass as Rev. A.M. Muckerheide performed the double ring ceremony that united in marriage Miss Mildred Haas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Casper Haas of Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.), and Edward Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Smith of Stanley.
The bride walked down the white carpeted aisle with her father who gave her in marriage. Her gown was of white slipper satin featuring a marquisette yoke edged with pearl heads. The fitted bodice closed in the back with tiny buttons and the full skirt swept into a long train. Her fingertip veil was trimmed with lace and caught to a crown of pearlized orange blossoms. She carried a bouquet of white chrysanthemums and pompons. Her rhinestone necklace was a gift from the groom. At the close of the Mass the choir sang "On This Day Oh Beautiful Mother: as the bride carried a bouquet of white chrysanthemums and mums to the Blessed Virgin’s Altar.
She chose as her bridesmaids, Miss Ruth Anne Smith, sister of the groom, Kathryn Navarre, classmate of the bride, and Mrs. Andrew Shuk, sister of the groom. They wore identical gowns of white frosted taffeta with a round bustle and hoop skirts and carried red roses made up in heart shaped bouquets. In their hair they wore white rose buds.
The groom wore a tuxedo with a carnation boutonniere attended by the bride’s brother Casper Jr. as best man. The other attendants were LaVerne Haas, brother of the bride and Andrew Shuk, brother-in-law of the groom. They all wore tuxedos with carnation boutonnieres. Caroline smith, sister of the groom, and Dennis Haas, brother of the bride, flower girl and ring bearers, preceded the bride down the aisle. They were dressed similar to the bridal party.
The mothers of the bride and groom wore corsages of red roses and mums.
Following the ceremony a dinner was served to 60 guests and a dance held in the evening for relatives and friends at the American Legion Hall in Thorp.
After a honeymoon the happy couple will make their home in Thorp.
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