BioM: Hautamaki, Alma (1957)


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Surnames: Hautamaki, Dearth, Jensen, Melin, Haselow, LaNou, Himes, Stark


----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 09/12/1957


Hautamaki, Alma (31 AUG 1957)


The First Congregational Church, Owen, was the setting of the 2 p.m. wedding, Saturday, Aug. 31, 1957, of Miss Alma Mae Hautamaki and Norman R. Dearth.  Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hautamaki and Mr. and Mrs. Ray dearth, all of Owen (Clark Co., Wis.).


Rev. Ralph Claybaugh, Owen, performed the double ring ceremony in front of an altar decorated with baskets of tinted gladioli and lighted tapers.  Miss Jane Grimes, Owen, played the traditional wedding march and accompanied Mr. Arlyn Mills as he sang "The Lord’s Prayer" and "I Love You Truly."


The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a floor length gown featuring a skirt of imported French Rosepoint lace and sheer tulle over slipper satin, an apron of lace dipping to a point in front and back which fell over cascading sheer tulle ruffles to the floor.


A scoop neckline edged in hand clipped scallops and tiny sequins detailed the bodice.  Sheer pleated tulle, lace, sequins and pearls embellished the bow bonnet from which flowed the pure silk fingertip illusion veil.  She carried a bouquet of red roses and blue stephanotis.


Miss Jean Jensen, friend of the bride, was the maid of honor.  She wore a violin rose floor length gown of lace and net over taffeta.  Tiny net ruffles separated the bands of lace ending in gathered net over net and taffeta which added bouffance to the skirts.  She carried a basket of white and rose tinted gladiolas.  The bodice was fitted with a short sleeved bolero of lace.


Helen Dearth and Alice Dearth, sisters of the groom, served as bridesmaids.  Their gowns were styled identically to the maid of honor.  Helen’s gown was cotillion blue and Alice’s was new mint green.  Each girl carried a basket of tinted glads to match her gown.


Ken Melin, friend of the groom, served as best man.  Douglas Haselow, friend of the groom, and Gary LaNou, cousin of the bride, served as groomsmen.


Robert Stark, cousin of the groom, and George Himes, friend of the groom, ushered.


Mrs. Hautamaki was attired in a blue print crepe dress with white accessories.  She wore a corsage of red roses and white carnations.  Mrs. Dearth wore a navy blue dress with red and white accessories and also a corsage of red roses and white carnations.


A reception for 250 guests was held following the ceremony.  Out of town guests included friends and relatives from Jim Falls, Waupaca, Unity, Withee, Milwaukee, Eau Claire, Dorchester, Chippewa Falls, Loyal, Westboro, and Prentice, Wis.; Chicago and Waukegan, Illinois, and Minneapolis, Minn.



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