BioM: Nielsen, Ruth Ann (1957)


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Surnames: Nielsen, Wilson, Fennel, Schonberg, McKellar, Pappas, Hoag


----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 11/28/1957


Nielsen, Ruth Ann (2 NOV 1957)


Standards of bronze and gold chrysanthemums and yellow Fungi mums with candelabra formed the setting for the 8:30 p.m. nuptials of Miss Ruth Ann Nielsen and Roy Archie Wilson Saturday, Nov. 2, 1957, in Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Stanwood, Wash.  Performing the ceremony was the Rev. Carl E. L. Lucky.  Mr. and Mrs. Hans B. Nielsen, formerly of this vicinity (Clark Co., Wis.), are parents of the bride, and the groom’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Archie E. Wilson of Mt Vernon, Wash.


Miss Donna Fennell of Seattle, accompanied by Mrs. Roy Schonberg, sang "Oh Perfect Love: and "Crown With Thy Benediction."


Given in marriage by her father, Ruth Ann chose a floor length gown of white Irish silk brocade with a high V-neckline and V-waistline edged with matching piping.  Long sleeves with lily points over the hands enhanced the bodice.  Her fingertip triple-tiered veil of silk illusion was caught to a crown of seed pearls, and she carried a bouquet of white orchids and stephanotis streamers on a white wedding Bible.  Her only jewelry was a double strand of pearls.


Attending the bride was her sister, Miss Marian Nielsen.  She was dressed in a ballerina length gown of bronze-gold iridescent taffeta and net.  She wore a matching bronze-gold fluted headband and carried a crescent shaped arm bouquet of bronze and gold Fugi Chrysanthemums.


Kenneth G. McKellar was best man for the new benedict and the ushers were Mike Pappas and Neil V. Hoag, who also lit the tapers.


The bride’s tables at the reception in the church parlors for about 130 guests, were arranged in the shape of a cross and covered with a lace cloth.  The centerpiece was of gold Fugi mums.


For her daughter’s wedding, Mrs. Nielsen…(missed some here)


…at the gift table were Mrs. William Wyckoff and Mrs. Melford Naas.  Also assisting was Miss Betty Lee Lundberg.


For her honeymoon tour of the Pacific Northwest the new Mrs. Wilson chose a coffee colored knit suit with brown and beige accessories.  She wore a white orchid from her bridal bouquet.


The couple are now at home at 2552 14th Ave. West, Seattle.  The bride is a 1957 graduate of Twin City High School and the groom was graduated from Mount Vernon High in 1955.



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