BioM: Allen, Joan Lou (1950)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Allen, Larsen, Schaefer, Rosekrans, Hauge, Kintzele, Patey, Lang, Terhune, Trewartha, Larsen, Undem, Koehler, Klug, Frankos, Aasen, Thompson, Hemp, Syth, Caliebe, Schultz, Kromquist
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) September 7, 1950
Allen, Joan Lou (Marriage - 2 September 1950)
Miss Joan Lou Allen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Allen of 244 South Clay Street, Neillsville, became the bride of Bradley D. Larsen, son of Mrs. Gerelda Larsen, at a ceremony performed in the Evangelical and Reformed Church on Saturday, September 2, at two o’clock. Vows were exchanged before an altar banked with large baskets of white gladioli. Large fern arrangements and candelabras filled with lighted tapers formed the background. Rev. William Koehler performed the double ring ceremony.
The white embroidered organdy dress of the bride was worn over white taffeta. It was fashioned with a high neck line, appropriate for a string of pearls. The fitted bodice was closed in the back with tiny covered buttons. A medium long train accented the completely full skirt. Her finger tip veil fell from a small fitted cap, which contained blossoms of stephanotis, entwined with veiling. She carried a white prayer book on which was placed a white orchid with ribbon streamers and stephanotis blossoms suspending. She approached the altar on the arm of her father, W. H. Allen, with her short veil over her face, to organ music played by Miss Verna Schaefer.
Miss Laura Lee Rosekrans sang "O Perfect Love" as the bride reached the altar. While that couple knelt Miss Rosekrans sang "The Lord’s Prayer."
For her role as maid of honor Phyllis Hauge wore a gown patterned after the bride’s. Her white embroidered organdy was worn over pastel yellow taffeta. She wore a white organdy hat outlined with yellow and finger tip mitts. She carried a fan-shaped bouquet of yellow pompons centered with Camellias. Miss Mary Ann Kintzele and Mrs. Daniel Patey acted as bridesmaids. They were dressed in white embroidered organdy over pastel green and orchid, respectively, and carried bouquets like that of the maid of honor with the flowers matching their gowns.
Mr. Vernon Lang of Minneapolis served as best man. Arthur Terhune, Jr. of Waupaca and Daniel Patey acted as groomsmen. Ushers were Donald Trewartha and Forest Larsen, of Neillsville and Andy Undem of Minneapolis.
Immediately following the ceremony an informal reception was held on the lawn of the bride’s parents for 150 guests. The yard was tastefully decorated with baskets of flowers and tables trimmed with colorful streamers.
The young couple left Saturday evening on a honeymoon trip to Milwaukee and Chicago. After October 1 they will make their home in Marshfield.
The bride and groom were both graduated from the Neillsville High School with the class of ’49. The groom has been employed for the past year in First Produce State Bank of Minneapolis.
Out of town guests attending the wedding included Mrs. Walter Klug, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. D. Frankos, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Rueben Aasen and daughter, Juneau; Mrs. Ray Thompson and daughters, Abbotsford; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hemp and children of Rochester, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Arleigh Syth and family, Mrs. Earl Caliebe, and Mr. and Mrs. Don Schultz, all of Greenwood; Wayne Kromquist, Vernon Lang and Andy Undem, Minneapolis; and Art Terhune, Jr. Waupaca.
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