BioM: Peterson, Barbara (1957)

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Surnames: Peterson, Sweet, Sheeley, Moe, Mitchell, Brown, Bell 

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 09/05/1957 

Peterson, Barbara (Marriage - 31 Aug. 1957) 

Miss Barbara Peterson was escorted up the white carpeted aisle of the First Methodist church, Minneapolis, by her father, Roy Peterson, who gave her in marriage to George Peterson Saturday morning, Aug. 31. Vows were repeated at half past ten with the Rev. Charles Sweet officiating. 

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Peterson, Abbotsford, and the groom’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Carl Peterson of Akely, Minn. 

The bride’s gown was designed with a long sleeved bodice of lace extending in points below the hipline into the hooped skirt of net over satin. Iridescent sequins and pearl trimmed the mandarin collar on the bridal gown and the petal pointed head piece which held her finger tip veil. She carried a white prayer book, topped with a lavender orchid. 

Miss Marlene Sheeley, Minneapolis, friend of the bride, was matron of honor, and Miss Carla Peterson, Abbotsford, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid. A princess style frock of pink lace over taffeta was chosen for the maid of honor, while the bridesmaid wore aqua nylon. They were detailed with a collar extending in streamers to the hem line in the back. Pink roses and white carnations were arranged in a cascade bouquet for the maid of honor and in a colonial bouquet for the bridesmaid. 

Attending the groom as best man was a friend, Arnie Moe, Minneapolis. Ushers were James Mitchell, Minneapolis, friend of the groom, and Harley Peterson, Stewartsville, Minn., cousin of the bride. 

The bride’s mother chose an ensemble of navy linen with white embroidered matching jacket and white accessories. The groom’s mother wore a grey suit with white accessories. Both had corsages of pink roses and white mums. 

During the ceremony, the Rev. Bernard Brown sang "O Promise Me" and "The Lord’s Prayer." Monroe Bell, Minneapolis, was organist. 

About 65 guests attended the reception and luncheon, which was held in the Fellowship Hall. Pink and white flowers and white tapers were used in the table decorations. Mrs. Arthur Peterson, Rockford, Minn., sister-in-law of the bride, served the punch. Mrs. Jerome Rankl, Abbotsford, friend of the bride, cut the three-tiered, bell topped, pink and white cake. 

When the newlyweds left on a honeymoon trip, Mrs. Peterson wore a two-piece charcoal dress with white accessories. After Sept. 3, they will be at home at 806 W. Lake st., Apt. 19, Minneapolis. 

The bride, a 1952 graduate of the Abbotsford high school, is employed by the First National Bank as a cashier. The groom served two years in the armed forces after graduation from the Akely high school in 1951. He is employed by Pioneer Engineering in Minneapolis. 

Guests from away were from Abbotsford, Boulder, Colo., Chicago, Owen, Dorchester, and Madison, Long Prairie, Minn., Wahkon, Minn., Akely, Minn., Minneapolis, Viking, Minn., Stewartsville, Minn., and Rockford, Minn. 




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