BioM: Smith, Carole #2 (1953)

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Surnames: Smith, Wilde, Brickl 

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 01/08/1953 

Smith, Carole (Marriage - 7 Jan. 1953)  

Miss Carole Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Smith, Abbotsford, became the bride of Gene Wilde, son of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Wilde, of Colby, on Wednesday morning. Given in marriage by her father, the double ring ceremony was read by the Rev. Frank Brickl, in St. Mary’s Catholic church, followed by a nuptial high mass at 9:00 o’clock.  

The bride wore a ballerina length gown of white satin designed with a strapless bodice and jacket with long sleeves. The finger tip veil fell from a bonnet style head dress of lace covered satin with seed pearl trim. She carried a sheaf bouquet of calla lilies.  

Mrs. Robert Wilde, Milwaukee, sister-in-law of the groom, was matron of honor and Mr. Wilde was his brother’s best man.  

Mrs. James Wilde, another sister-in-law, of Colby, and Jack Smith, brother of the bride, of Abbotsford, were the other attendants.  

Miss Christine Wilde, three-year-old daughter of the Robert Wildes, was flower girl.  

The frocks of the attendants were made alike and were ballerina length. Teal blue with white lace trim was chosen for the matron of honor, fuchsia, for the bridesmaid, and yellow for the flower girl. Their identically styled hats, matching their frocks, were trimmed with rhinestones and a veil. Cascade bouquets of white carnations tied with a bow to match their frocks were carried by the attendants, and a basket of flowers was carried by the flower girl. The bride and her attendants wore white satin opera pumps.


The men wore powder blue jackets and black trousers. 

A gray tailored suit was chosen by the bride’s mother, while a dress of black and white was the choice of the groom’s mother. Both wore black accessories and had pink garnette corsages.  

About 86 guests attended the dinner and reception at St. Mary’s gymnasium from 12:00 to 2:00 o’clock. An afternoon reception and 5:30 supper followed at the home of the bride’s parents in Abbotsford, Wis. In the evening, the young couple greeted more friends at a wedding dance at Dorchester Memorial hall.  

Guests at the wedding were from Milwaukee, Rudolph, Stevens Point, Wisconsin Rapids, Bloomer, Medford, Eau Claire, Wausau, Colby, and Abbotsford, Wis.  

Mr. and Mrs. Wilde are making their home in Milwaukee where the groom is employed at the Colby-Abbott building. 



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