BioM: Stayton, Marjorie  (1946)


Contact: Audrey Roedl



Surnames: Stayton, Pickett


----Source: The Loyal Tribune  (Loyal, Clark County, Wis. 05 Dec. 1946)


Stayton, Marjorie (16 NOV 1946)


The bells of the Trinity Lutheran church here rang out for the wedding of Miss Marjorie Stayton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Stayton, and Rev. L. Pickett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Pickett of Spencer, at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.


The bridal procession approached the altar while faint strains from the organ sounded out "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" wedding march. Miss Ellen Hensler was the organist.


First in the procession were two ushers, Robert Stayton, brother of the bride, and Rue Burnett, friend of the groom. Both men wore dark brown suits and boutonnieres of white carnations.


Next in the procession was Miss Mary Jean Fricke, bridesmaid, who was gowned in lovely white embroidered taffeta, fashioned with a low neck, three quarter length sleeves. A full flared skirt of white tulle was over the embroidered taffeta. A string of pearls offset the neckline; a pair of gold swirl earrings, with pearl and rhinestone setting completed her jewelry. She wore a shoulder length veil and carried a large bouquet of yellow mums and pompoms, held together with a large yellow bow.


Then came Miss Audrey Pickett, maid of honor, gowned in lovely white brocaded taffeta. The bodice of her gown was of brocaded taffeta, and shoulders, long sleeves and overskirt were of white tulle, fashioned with long sleeves, a ruffle of tulle around the drop shoulders and hip line. The neckline was offset by a string of pearls. To complete her jewe;ry, a pair of gold earrings, with pearl and rhinestone setting were worn. She wore a shoulder length veil and carried a large bouquet of yellow mums and pompoms, held together with a large yellow ribbon bow.


Barbara Voelker, , flower girl, was next, dressed in white taffeta, puffed sleeves, draw string neck, gathered skirt, and a wide ruffle around the bottom styled her dress. A white ribbon bow was worn in her hair, and a small gold cross was her only jewelry.


Just before the bride came little Miss Nancy Stayton, another flower girl, gowned in white taffeta, fashioned with a low draw string neck, little puffed sleeves, trimmed with pink ribbon draw strings. A full gathered skirt, to which a wide ruffle was attached around the bottom, was trimmed with small pink ribbon bows. In her hair she wore a white ribbon bow; her jewelry was a tiny gold cross. She carried a bouquet of pinkish white mums and white pompoms, with a large white ribbon bow. Thee flower girls’ flowers were miniatures of the bride.


The bride approached the altar on the arm of her father. She chose a gown of lovely white lace. The bodice of the gown was set together with a narrow satin covered roping, fastened down the back with satin covered buttons. The long puffed sleeves ended in a point on the back of her hand.. The gown was fashioned with a long flowing train. The bride chose to offset the neckline of her gown with a very beautiful old necklace which belonged to her Grandmother Stayton. The chain is made up of quarter inch gold squares linked together. A cameo is framed in gold, with two colored gold feathers, one on each side of the frame. A ruby is set in a forget-me-not, which hangs from the tip of the frame. Her finger tip veil was gathered to a crown of orange blossoms. It too has a historical sentiment. It was imported from England and was worn by her two other sisters. The bride carried a bouquet of pinkish white mums and white pompoms, which were held together with a large pink ribbon bow.


As the bride and her father neared the altar, the groom was escorted from the study of the church by his attendants, Jack Pickett, brother of the groom, as groomsman, wearing a dark brown suit, and Carl Stayton, brother of the bride, as best man, wearing a dark brown suit with white pin stripes. Both men wore boutonnieres of white carnations.


The groom, who is still in the United States navy, chose one of his naval dress uniforms for the occasion.


The mothers wore corsages of pink and white carnations, and the fathers wore boutonnieres of white carnations. Mrs. Pickett wore a black crepe dress with a Paisley jersey top and black accessories. Mrs. Stayton wore a dress of blue wool, trimmed in black velvet.


Before the procession, Mrs. Dorothy Olson sang "Because," and as the couple exchanged rings she sang "Take My Hand, Dear Father."


The altar was banked with bouquets of pink glads, white snapdragons, pink and yellow asters, pink and white carnations, pink, yellow and white mums, and yellow pompoms in which green fern, maiden hair and smillack were mixed.


A candlelight wedding supper was served in the church parlors. Covers were laid for about 50 guests. Pastel colored crepe paper and white bells were the decorations. The table centerpieces were formed from the bride’s and attendants bouquets. A two tiered wedding cake, with a small bride and groom and white doves, was served from the side by the table waitresses, Mrs. L. G. Anderson, Mrs. Anna Catlin, Mrs. Ed Voelker and Miss Joan Taylor.


Many friends and relatives gathered to witness the ceremony and bestow Hppiness and congratulations on the happy couple. Those from away were: Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Warner and Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Coon and children of Nekoosa; Carl Stayton, Miss Lorraine Lienwander, John Dyre and Raymond Smith of Milwaukee;  Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fink of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Roy S. Powers and family of Baraboo; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Seefeldt of Spencer, and Mrs. Clark Waterman, Miss Bessie Beeckler and Mrs. Orra Beeckler of Granton.


A wedding dance was held in the Spencer hall in the evening.


The couple left on a wedding trip to various parts of Wisconsin and to visit friends and relatives who were unable to attend the ceremony.


In January the couple will go to Philadelphia, Pa., where the groom expects to be stationed for the next two years.


Before the wedding many friends gathered together and honored the couple with miscellaneous showers. They received many lovely gifts.


The Loyal Tribune joins their many friends in wishing them a long and happy life.



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