BioM: Dehn, Joan Alice #2 (1956)
Surnames: Dehn, Frost, Erickson, Armstrong, Juneau, Vander Stoep, Frome, Behus, Newman, Bungaard, Neimi, Messer, Giese, Rex
----Source: Abbotsford Tribune
(Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 08/30/1956
Dehn, Joan Alice (Marriage - 18 Aug.
Mr. and Mrs. Thorvald H. Frost are making
their home on the groom’s farm north of Withee. Mrs. Frost, a
graduate of Stout State college, Menomonie, is teaching home
economics in the Abbotsford high school. The groom is employed at
the E. M. Erickson feed mill in Withee.
Before a candlelight altar in Trinity
Lutheran Church, Unity, at 2:30 o’clock Saturday afternoon,
Aug. 18, Miss Joan Alice Dehn, Unity, pledged nuptial vows with
Thorvald H. Frost, son of Mr. and Mrs. Christian Frost, of Withee.
She is the youngest daughter of Mrs. William J. Dehn, Unity, and
the late Mr. Dehn, who were married on the same date 41 years ago.
White tapers in tall candelabra and
arrangements of white gladioli provided the background for the
double-ring ceremony at which the Rev. Claude Vander Stoep
officiated. Herbert Juneau, Abbotsford, played nuptial music before
the ceremony and accompanied Jack Armstrong, Abbotsford, while he
sang "Because," "Walk Hand in Hand" and "The Lord’s Prayer."
Escorted down the white carpeted aisle
and given in marriage by her uncle, Henry Dehn, Green Bay, the
bride wore a gown of imported hand clipped Chantilly lace and tulle
over taffeta. The fitted lace bodice was styled with a deep
V-neckline trimmed with iridescent sequins and seed pearls, and
long sleeves coming to points over the wrists. Tiny lace buttons
closed the bodice back and the sleeves. The bouffant skirt was
designed with alternating cascades of ruffles of lace and tulle the
entire length of the skirt and extending into a sweep train. A
crown of seed pearls secured her finger-tip veil of imported
illusion which had a hand rolled edge. She carried a
crescent-shaped bouquet of American beauty roses and stephanotis,
centered with a white orchid. Streamers of white satin ribbons
interspersed the bouquet.
Mrs. Glen Frome, Unity, served as matron
of honor for her sister. Mrs. Earl Behus, Minneapolis, sister of
the groom, and Miss Marjorie Newman, Kenosha, college roommate of
the bride, were bridesmaids. All three wore identically styled
gowns of blue lace and taffeta. Tiny lace ruffles formed the
floor-length skirts and were also repeated around the tops of the
strapless bodices. Lace jackets were worn with the gowns. Headbands
of ruffled blue net with accents of feathered pink carnations were
worn in their hair. They carried identical bouquets of pink
carnations arranged amid ruffles of white tulle.
Miss Cindy Lou Frome, Unity, niece of the
bride, was flower girl. She wore a gown similar to that of the
adult attendants with blue lace ruffles over taffeta forming the
skirt. The lace ruffle was repeated around the scooped neckline
bodice. A tiny tulle bonnet with flower trim was worn in her hair.
She carried a white satin and lace basket filled with pink
carnations. Peter Frost, St. Louis Park, Minn., a nephew of the
groom, carried the rings on a satin pillow trimmed with lace and
Kristian Frost, St. Louis Park, Minn.,
was best man for his brother. William J. Dehn, Marshfield, brother
of the bride, and Arne Bungaard, Ladysmith, friend of the groom,
completed the bridal party. Glenn Frome, Unity, brother-in-law of
the bride, and Allen Neimi, Withee, were in charge of
Friends and relatives were greeted at the
bride’s home for a reception in the afternoon and returned to
church for dinner where the places were laid for 150 guests.
Wedding bells and blue and white streamers trimmed the dining area,
and a four-tiered wedding cake centered the bridal table. Mrs.
Ansel Messer, first grade teacher of the bride, was in charge of
cutting and serving the wedding cake. Miss Lorinda Giese, Edgar and
Miss Betty Rex, Unity, were in charge of the guest book and gifts,
In the evening a dance was held at Kolby
When the young couple left on their
honeymoon to northern Wisconsin and Michigan, the bride wore a pink
linen dress with a fitted jacket which she designed and made. A
white orchid and white accessories completed her ensemble.
Friends and relatives attending the wedding came from Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, New York and various cities and villages in Wisconsin.
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