BioM: Friedrich, Arlene #2 (1955)  

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Surnames: Fredrich, Lieders, Leschensky, Ross, Borchard, Reiche, Cendt, Rajek, Kage, Fahrenbach 

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 10/06/1955 

Friedrich, Arlene (Marriage - 24 Sept. 1955)  

Mr. and Mrs. Orville Lieders, Jr., are now at home to friends in St. Paul, following a short honeymoon trip. Their marriage took place at Edgar in St. Stephen’s Lutheran church on Sept. 24. The double ring ceremony was performed at 1:00 o’clock with the Rev. H. F. Leschensky officiating. 

The bride, the former Arlene Friedrich, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Friedrich, of Edgar, and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Lieders, of Abbotsford.  

Escorted down the white-carpeted aisle by her father, the bride wore a gown of imported, hand clipped rose point lace and nylon tulle over slipper satin. The molded bodice of fine lace and a deep v at the front, with a scalloped outline of lace inserted with a surplice fold of tulle pleats. The entire bodice was encrusted with iridescent sequins and pearls. Lace-covered buttons closed the back and the sleeves. 

The bouffant skirt had a deep lace apron appliquéd to the tulle and trimmed with sequins and pearls. Several dust ruffles of tulle extended to the floor at the front, and in the back was a cascade of tulle ruffles extending into the circular sweep train that was lined with satin. 

Her veil of French silk illusion came to her finger tips from a princess crown of shirred tulle inserted with medallions of Irish lace, also studded with the jewels. She held a cascade bouquet of stephanotis and ivy surrounding a large, white, purple-throated orchid. 

Mrs. Herbert Friedrich, Wausau, was the matron of honor and the bridesmaids were Misses Delores Lieders, St. Paul, sister of the groom, and Arvilla Ross and Jean Borchard, Edgar. The groom was attended by Mr. Friedrich as best man, Ronald Reiche, Edgar, Malcolm Cendt, Colby and Arnold Friedrich, brother of the bride.  

Guests were seated in pews marked off by white satin bows and bouquets of yellow flowers by two ushers, Robert Rajek, Marathon, cousin of the bride, and Martin Kage, Edgar. 

Fall colors were chosen for the gowns and flowers of the bridal attendants. Bronze, hunter green, raspberry and gold crystallette and tulle over satin were fashioned in strapless bodices, accented with pleated cuffs and surplice folds of crystallette. The bouffant skirts were divided with unpressed pleats extending from double joints at the waist line. 

They wore wire shoulder cap stoles and open crown halo hats of velvet in the colors of their gowns. Stiff maline veiling covered the crowns. Their pearl chokers and earrings were gifts of the bride. 

They carried cascade bouquets of yellow pompons centered with large mums that matched their gowns and tied with matching ribbons. 

The bride’s mother was present in a gray faille dress with pink accessories and a corsage of pink roses and white carnations, while the groom’s mother wore a brown deacon dress with black accessories and a corsage of yellow roses and white carnations. 

Mr. and Mrs. William Fahrenbach, Curtiss, grand parents of the groom, were also honored. A corsage of pink roses and white carnations adorned the grand mother’s ensemble. 

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents. The 4:30 supper was served to 200 guests in the church dining hall where tables were decorated with white candles, wooden carts and a cornucopia of fruit. In the evening, a wedding dance was held at the Poplar Tree Ballroom. 

Guests at the wedding came from Milwaukee, Marathon, Wausau, Athens, Oshkosh, Abbotsford, Curtiss, Stetsonville, Medford, Dorchester, Mishicott, St. Paul and Mound, Minn. 

The bride is a graduate of the Edgar high school. The groom, since graduating from the Abbotsford high school, has been working with his father in the sand and gravel business. At present, he is employed at the American Can Company, at St. Paul.  



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