BioM: Smrecek, Theresa Katherine (1955)

Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Smrecek, Fries, Plautz, Ruzic, Fraeger, Mac Lennan, Svete 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) May 26, 1955 

Smrecek, Theresa Katherine (Marriage - 21 May 1955) 

Before an altar adorned with white bridal wreath, Theresa Katherine Smrecek, daughter of Mrs. Eva Smrecek of Willard and of John Smrecek of Fontana, California, became the bride of Howard Vincent Fries, son of Mrs. Francis MacLennan, Minneapolis, in a double ring ceremony performed May 21, in the Holy Family Catholic Church at Willard. The couple repeated their vows before the Rev. Fr. Augustine Svete O. F. M.   A nuptial low mass with Micheal Plautz and Gary Ruzic serving followed the 10 o’clock marriage rites. 

The bride, who was escorted to the altar by her brother John Smrecek, Jr., wore a floor length gown of white, which featured net over white satin, the net over skirt ending in a long train with a lace panel down the front.  The satin bodice waws fitted and styled with a Peter Pan collar dotted with seed beads.  The long sleeves terminate in points at the wrists. The bride’s three quarter length veil of sheer illusion was attached to a tiara crown of orange blossoms. 

The floral arrangement she carried accented her entire ensemble.  Yellow roses and white carnations on a back ground of net and shaped in the form of a crescent with yellow and white satin streamers composed her bouquet, added a note of contrast.  Her only jewelry was a pair of pearl earrings a gift from the groom. 

Mrs. Dorothy Fraeger of Minneapolis was maid of honor and Miss Donna Ruzic of Greenwood bridesmaid. 

Art Fraeger of Minneapolis, a friend of the groom, was best man and Gary MacLennan, brother of the groom, served as groomsman. 

Dinner was served to about 200 at the home of the bride’s mother.  The house was decorated with yellow and white streamers and white wedding bells.  The tables were decorated with yellow and white candles and carnations. 

On the bride’s table was placed a beautiful wedding cake shaped like a church with a miniature bride and groom in the doorway.  They were dressed exactly like the bride and groom. 

The festivities were climaxed with a dance in the evening at the West Side Hall in Willard. 

The bride is a graduate of Greenwood High School, class of 1953, and is now employed in Minneapolis.  The groom a veteran of the U. S. Navy is also employed in Minneapolis.   

After a honeymoon in Northern Minnesota the young couple will make their home in Minneapolis. 



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