BioM: Stowe, Carol (1953)
Surnames: Stowe, Bitter, Mecklenburg, Wehrman, Van Gorder, Loucks, Laack, Vesseur, Lindberg, Smith, Bushman
----Source: Abbotsford Tribune
(Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 09/10/1953
Stowe, Carol (Marriage - 5 Sept.
Miss Carol Stowe, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. John Stowe, Unity, became the bride of Melvin Bitter,
Abbotsford, during a marriage ceremony Saturday, Sept. 5, at the
Loyal Methodist church. The Rev. Willard Mecklenburg
The bride’s costume was a floor
length gown, extending into a chapel train and was made of nylon
tulle over the satin skirt, and a fitted lace over satin bodice
designed with long sleeves coming to points over the
The coronation veil was finger-tip length
and the shower bridal bouquet consisted of red roses and white
carnations and mums. Red rosebuds were tied in the ribbon streamers
extending from the bouquet.
A blue, strapless taffeta gown with net
overskirt and lace jacket was worn by the maid of honor, Miss
Gloria Hebert, Eau Claire. Yellow carnations and white mums
fashioned her colonial bouquet.
Carrying identical bouquets were the two
bridesmaids, Miss Jeanette Wehrman, Loyal, and Miss Joyce Van
Gorder, Eau Claire, who donned light blue frocks made like the maid
of honor’s gown.
John Loucks, Abbotsford, was his
friend’s best man, and Harlen Laack, Abbotsford, and John Lee
Vesseur, Eau Claire, were groomsmen. Performing the ushering duties
were David Lindberg and Jack Smith, both of Abbotsford.
Frocks of white taffeta with pale blue
net overskirts were worn by the two little flower girls, Patricia
and Theresa Bushman, Greenwood, nieces of the bride. They carried
bouquets of blue carnations and white mums.
The bride’s mother wore a blue
dress with matching accessories and the groom’s mother
appeared in a brown dress, also with matching accessories. Each had
a corsage of pink roses and white carnations.
The reception, held at the home of the
bride’s parents, was followed by a dinner.
Mrs. Bitter is a graduate of the Loyal
high school and her husband attended school in Abbotsford before
entering the service.
Guests came from Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Bloomer, Friendship, Owen, Greenwood, Loyal, and Abbotsford.
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