BioM: Bushnell, Mavis (1956)
Surnames: Bushnell, Du Brava, Gross, Phelps, Dunn
----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 07/12/1956
Bushnell, Mavis (30 JUN 1956)
The First Congregational Church at Owen was the setting for the wedding ceremony on Saturday, June 30, 1956, for Miss Mavis Bushnell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Merle E. Bushnell, and Larry A. Du Brava, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Du Brava of Loyal (Clark Co., Wis.). The Rev. Ralph Claybaugh was the officiating clergyman.
Escorted to the altar by her father, the bride was attired in a gown of white net over satin designed with a Peter Pan collar with a lace bodice. The sleeves were long and tapering at the wrists. Her fingertip veil was held in place by a crown of pearls and rhinestones. She carried a colonial bouquet of red roses and white stephanotis.
Preceding the bride down the aisle was her maid of honor, Miss Danielle Dunn, Eau Claire. She wore a strapless pink waltz length frock with lace insets.
The bridesmaid, sister of the bride, Miss Priscilla Bushnell, Owen was attired in a blue net waltz length frock with lace insets. They had matching headpieces and carried colonial bouquets tinted to match.
Attending the groom were his brother, Jack Du Brava, as best man, and brother of the bride, Brian Bushnell. In charge of the ushering were the brides’ cousins, Mr. Darcy Gross, Milwaukee, and Mr. Harry Phelps, Lisbon, Ia.
During the ceremony, Joan Zalabasky, Owen, played the organ and Miss Corrine Simmons, Milwaukee, sang "Because" and "Oh Promise Me."
For her daughter’s wedding, Mrs. Bushnell wore a navy blue nylon dress with white accessories and wore pink carnations and baby roses corsage. Mrs. Du Brava chose a light blue dress with navy accessories and a similar corsage.
A reception was held immediately following in the church parlors for 100 relatives and friends. In the evening, a wedding dance was held at Kolby Park, Colby, Wis.
Guests from away were from Eau Claire, Milwaukee, Monroe, Loyal, Greenwood, Neillsville, Unity, Marshfield, Spencer, Janesville and Lisbon, Ia.
The bride is a graduate of Owen High School and has been employed at the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co., Milwaukee, while her husband is a graduate of Loyal High School and is in the armed forces at Fort Lewis, Wash.
The couple left Friday for Tacoma, Wash., where they will make their home for the next ten months while he completes his term in the service.
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