BioM: Stelzel, Marian (1947)
Surnames: Stelzel, Nikolay, Archambo, Gritzmacher, Dolan, Brockman, Rowe
----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 12 Jun 1947
Stelzel, Marian (Marriage - 11 June 1947)
To the music of Lohengrin’s Bridal Chorus, Miss Marian Stelzel, on the arm of her father, Louis Stelzel, preceded by her sister, Mrs. Norman Gritzmacher, of Wausau, as matron of honor, and Mrs. Royal Archambo, of Sheboygan, sister of the groom, marched down the aisle of St. Bernard’s church and at the altar rail met her bridegroom, Melvin Nikolay, son of Mrs. Jake Nikolay, Wednesday afternoon, June 11.
Attending him as best man was Mr. Gritzmacher and his brother, Frank Nikolay, of Madison.
Preceding the ceremony, Mrs. C. T. Dolan, who was organist, sang Gounod’s "Ave Maria."
After the double ring service, read at 2:00 o’clock, by the Rev. Francis Brockman, in the presence of a large number of relatives and friends, Mrs. Dolan sang "On This Day, O' Beautiful Mother." Mendelssohn’s march was played as recessional.
The bride wore a gown of white satin with a long train. The fitted bodice was designed with a net yoke and round neckline, over which she wore a gold cross and chain, a gift of the groom. Orange blossoms held her lace edged finger tip veil and blusher. She carried an all white bouquet of roses and lilies of the valley tied with a large satin bow.
The attendants wore identical gowns of pink ninon made with a fitted bodice, sweetheart neckline, short sleeves and very full skirt. The gold cross and chain which each wore were gifts from the bride. In their hair they wore sprays of pink carnations and carried bouquets of pink carnations and snapdragons.
The bride’s mother wore a black printed dress and a corsage of red and white carnations. The groom’s mother wore an aqua dress and a corsage of pink and white carnations.
Jim and George Nikolay acted as ushers.
For the occasion the church was decorated with lilacs, tulips and narcissi.
After the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents where about 150 relatives and friends were assembled. A large cake topped by a miniature bride and groom and candles were the centerpiece on the bridal table and flowers, streamers and bows in yellow, white and pink were used in the home.
After the wedding dance, held at the Trianon ball room, Mr. and Mrs. Nikolay left on a week’s wedding trip after which they will return to their respective work. The bride is employed at Wing’s Drug Store and the groom at the Foodland-Clover Farm market.
They will make their home for the summer in the Byrl Rowe home.
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