BioM: Weddig, Lea Mae #2 (1955)


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Surnames: Weddig, Blanchard, Packard, Kaiser, Allman


----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 06/30/1955


Weddig, Lea Mae #2 (25 JUN 1955)


A Nuptial High Mass was celebrated on Saturday morning at 9 o’clock for Mr. and Mrs. James Dale Blanchard who were married in a double ring ceremony.  The bride, the former Lea Mae Weddig, formerly of Owen (Clark Co., Wis.), and now of Colby, was given in marriage by her father, Henry Weddig, to the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Blanchard, Colby.  The Rev. Vincent Schwartz was the celebrant of the Nuptial Mass which was sung by the Young Ladies Choir, accompanied by Mrs. A. M. Gabriel at the organ.  Mrs. Gabirel sang the offertory hymn, "Ave Maria" by Bach-Gounod.  At the end of the Mass, the choir sang, "On This Day, O Beautiful Mother."


The bride wore a princess style ballerina length gown of Chantilly lace over satin.  The fitted bodice had cap sleeves and a scalloped neckline with gauntlets of matching lace tapering to points at the wrists.  A fingertip length veil of illusion net was held by a little white hat.  She carried a bouquet of red and white carnations with white ribbons interspersed in the colonial bouquet.


Miss Ruth Blanchard, a sister of the groom, Colby, wore a white net over taffeta, in her role as maid of honor.  She carried a bouquet of white and yellow mums on a bow shaped frame.  Another sister of the groom, Miss Patricia Blanchard, served as bridesmaid.


Groom attendants were LaNile Packard, Colby, a brother-in-law of the groom, as best man, and Donald Kaiser, Colby, was the groomsman.  Lawrence Allman Jr. and Edward Allman, an uncle of the groom, both from Colby, were the ushers.


The bride’s mother wore a navy blue lace dress with navy and white carnations pinned at her shoulder.


Following the ceremony the young couple were feted at a reception at St. Mary’s Gymnasium.


The groom is a graduate of Colby High School and is now employed in Colby.  His bride is a graduate of Owen High School and is employed at the Colby Drug Store.


The Blanchards will make their home in Colby following a northern Wisconsin honeymoon.


Guests for the wedding came from Milwaukee, Eau Claire, Spencer, Wausau, Appleton, California, Cedarburg, Plymouth, Topeka, Kansas, Wisconsin Rapids, Owen, Withee and Colby.



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