BioM: Miller, Vivian (1956)


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Surnames: Miller, Sowieja, Steffens, Orth


----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 07/12/1956


Miller, Vivian (30 JUN 1956)


The Catholic Parsonage at Greenwood was the scene of the ten o’clock ceremony Saturday, June 30, 1956, when Miss Vivian Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Miller, Curtiss (Clark Co., Wis.), became the bride of James Sowieja, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vince Sowieja, Owen (Clark Co.).  The Rev. Hartung performed the ceremony.


The bride chose a gown of white lace over satin, a fitted bodice with long tapered sleeves.  Her fingertip veil of imported illusion fell from a crown adorned in rhinestones and seed pearls.  She carried a heart shaped bouquet of white carnations and red gladiolas with white satin ribbon streamers with flowers attached.


The maid of honor, Josie Sowieja, sister-in-law of the groom, wore a gown in shrimp color with net over taffeta.  The fitted bodice was topped with a lace jacket.  The full skirt had lace inserts at the sides.  The headpiece was designed in net and flowers to match the gown.  A heart shaped bouquet of white carnations outlining the shrimp carnations in the center were carried by Mrs. Sowieja.


Miss Evelyn Miller, sister of the bride, was the bridal attendant.  Her gown, headgear and flowers were identical to that of the maid of honor’s except for the color, which was aqua.  Both girls wore rhinestone bracelets, gifts of the bride.


The groom chose Robert Steffens, a close friend, as best man, and Gerald Orth, friend of the bride, as groomsman.  The men were attired in white dinner jackets and dark trousers.


For her daughter’s wedding Mrs. Miller wore a dress of light blue silk crystalette over taffeta with pink accessories.  Pink and white carnations were worn on her shoulder.  The mother of the groom wore a navy blue figured taffeta dress with navy blue accessories.  She wore a shoulder corsage of red and white carnations.


A reception for 200 guests was held at the home of the bride’s parents.  Dinner was served at the Woodland Hotel for 40 guests.


The young couple left on a trip to southern Wisconsin and Minnesota.


Guests attending the wedding came from Beloit, Racine, Milwaukee, butler, Marshfield and Owen.



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