BioM: Hemp, Vivian (1951)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Hemp, Bohnsack, Kroll, Beilke, Durst, Mitte, Hopka, Poppe, Jacob, Schultz, Schumann

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) October 11, 1951

Hemp, Vivian (Marriage - 6 October 1951)

In a setting of autumn leaves and flowers, Vivian Hemp, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Hemp, exchanged marriage vows with Lawrence Bohnsack, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Bohnsack, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church at Globe. The double ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Adolph Schumann at two o’clock on Saturday, October 6.

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, chose as her gown the traditional bridal satin. It was fashioned with a fitted bodice fastened to the waist with self covered buttons. The key-hole neckline was inset with sheer marquisette bordered with rose point lace. Her long sleeves were pointed at the wrist. A wide lace peplum tapered into a long circular train. She wore a pearl necklace and earrings, a gift from the groom. Her fingertip veil of sheer illusion net, bordered with rose point lace fell from a head dress of white satin set with seed pearls and rhinestones. She carried a wedding ring bouquet with an orchid surrounded by stephanotis.

Mrs. Wilmer Kroll served as matron of honor and Mrs. Harold Beilke and Annette Durst acted as bridesmaids. They were identically gowned in gold, green and coral satin respectively, styled with net yokes, little pointed satin collars and puff sleeves. A lace ruffle trimmed the yoke and skirt. Crescent bouquets of pompoms and roses with floral crowns to match their bouquets completed their ensembles.

Wilmer Kroll acted as best man while Harold Beilke and Franklin Mitte were groomsmen.

Marcella Hopka, a niece of the groom, acted as junior bridesmaid. Her dress was of white satin featuring ruffled sleeves, a double ruffle at the yoke and skirt in which were caught little blue roses. She also carried a crescent bouquet of pompoms and roses.

Norman Poppe and Robert Jacob ushered. Mrs. Donald Schultz, the soloist, was accompanied by Natalia Schumann at the organ.

Following the ceremony a wedding reception was held at the bride’s parent’s home, which was decorated with baskets of leaves, flowers, and streamers of white, gold, green and pink, with white wedding bells. The wedding dinner was served to 95 guests at the Legion Memorial Hall. The hall was artfully decorated in the same color scheme as the home. The bridal table was centered with a hug white wedding cake on which was placed a colonial shower bouquet.

The bride was graduated from the Neillsville High School with the class of ’48 and was employed at the First National Bank for two and one-half years. The groom graduated from the local high school in 1944 and has since been employed on his father’s farm, where the young couple ill make their home when they return from their honeymoon in northern Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Guests were present for the wedding from Chicago, Ill., Rochester, Minn., Columbus, Watertown, M. Horeb and La Crosse.



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