BioM: Kniess, Yvonne (1959)

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Surnames: Kniess, Hofen, Lamping, Deters, Lewallen, Holland, Peters

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark Co., Wis.) 02/26/1959

Kniess, Yvonne (Marriage - 7 Jan. 1959)

The St. Clement’s Catholic church was the setting for a beautiful ceremony performed Saturday morning, January 7th, at 11:30, when Miss Yvonne Kniess, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Myron Kniess of Cyrene, formerly of Colby, was united in marriage to A. Kouwe Hofen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hofen of Louisiana. Rev. Sererin Lamping, pastor, officiated at the double ring ceremony. The vows were exchanged at the communion railing, which was beautifully decorated with baskets of white gladioli.

Mrs. Louis Deters, at the organ, played the processional and recessional and accompanied Mrs. Betty Lewallen, who sang "Mother at Thy Feet We’re Kneeling," while the bride presented a bouquet of white carnations to the Blessed Mother.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a ballerina length gown of white lace over satin, featuring a square scalloped neck line, a fitted long line bodice, and long sleeves ending in a point over the hands. Her shoulder length veil fell from a crown of pastel colored sequins and pearls. Her bouquet was of white carnations.

Miss Marie Kniess, oldest sister of the bride, served as maid of honor. Marie wore a blue velvet dress and carried a bouquet of pink carnations. Miss Susan Kniess, youngest sister of the bride, served as flower girl. Susan wore a pale blue velvet dress, sewn for her sister by the bride, and carried a white lace basket filled with blue tinted flowers.

Glen H. Hofen, of Columbia, Mo., brother of the groom, served as best man, Jack Holland of Louisiana and Frank Peters of Bowling Green served as ushers. The men in the wedding party wore dark blue business suits.

The mother of the bride wore a turquoise knit suit with black accessories and the mother of the groom wore a navy two-piece dress. Both mothers wore corsages of white carnations.

Immediately following the ceremony, a buffet luncheon, given by the bride’s parents, was held at the K. of ? and served to approximately 75 guests. The bride’s table was set with a four tiered wedding cake topped with a miniature bride and groom and lighted candles on either side serving as a center piece. The hall and bride’s table were decorated with the wedding colors of blue and white streamers.



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