Surnames: Burke, Sawczuk, Benzschawel, Giese
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 11/16/1950
Sawczuk, Frances (4 NOV 1950)
Miss Frances Sawczuk, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sawczuk of Greenwood (Clark Co., Wis.), became the bride of John J. Burke, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Burke of Boyd on Saturday morning, Nov. 4th, 1950.
Father Francis Piekarski officiated at the nuptial rites at St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church, Thorp. The double ring ceremony was read at 10:00 a.m. in the presence of relatives and friends.
The bride was given in marriage by her father.
White satin formed the wedding gown which was styled with a fitted bodice, trimmed with seed pearls, long sleeves coming to a point at the wrist, and a full skirt ending in a train.
A crown of seed pearls held the veil in place. The bride carried a bouquet of white roses centered with an orchid. She wore a gold cross and chain, a gift of the groom.
The maid of honor was Miss Lucille Benzschawel, a friend of the bride. She wore a green taffeta dress, styled with a fitted bodice. Her bouquet was composed of tea roses and chrysanthemums, which harmonized with her gown.
The bride’s attendants were Mrs. Gerald Giese, sister of the groom, and Miss Nancy Ann Burke, nice of the groom. They wore coral gowns styled identical to that worn by the maid of honor, and carried bouquets of tea roses and chrysanthemums. They all wore necklaces, gifts of the bride.
The groom and his attendants wore tuxedos with carnation boutonnieres.
The bride’s mother wore a wine colored dress and the groom’s mother wore a grey suit. Each wore a corsage of baby mums.
A wedding dinner served at the Legion Hall for about forty relatives, preceded by a reception also held at the Legion Hall in the afternoon which was attended by 120 guests.
A wedding dance honoring the young couple was held at the Legion Hall in the evening with music by the Rhythm Airs.
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