BioM: Lukasiewicz, Elaine (1956)


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Surnames: Lukasiewicz, Pszeniczny, Jaskot, Stuermer, Wargolet, Grzegozewski, Wojtkiewicz, Harycki, Holzshuh


----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 11/22/1956


Lukasiewicz, Elaine (6 OCT 1956)


In a beautiful fall setting at St. Hedwig’s Catholic in Thorp, Miss Elaine Lukasiewicz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Lukasiewicz of Thorp, became the bride of Mr. Raymond Pszeniczny of Reseburg (Clark Co., Wis.), in a ceremony performed by Father Francis Piekarski at St. Hedwig’s Catholic here on Saturday, Oct. 6th, 1956 at 10 o’clock in the morning.  The church altars were beautifully decorated with pink, red, yellow and white gladiolas.


The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, carried a bouquet of white pompoms to the Blessed Virgin Mary.  The bride said a prayer at the Altar of the Virgin Mary and the groom at St. Joseph’s Altar.  Al Ciolkosz was the organist and beautiful hymns were sung by the church choir.  Mrs. Leon Kaczmarek sang "Ave Maria" and "On This Day Oh Beautiful Mother."


For the bride’s wedding she chose a dress attired in a lace and net over satin gown, the skirt of which had eight tiers of scalloped lace and net with sequins and rhinestones.  The beauty of the attire was enhanced by fitted bodice, with a Peter Pan collar, with sequins that trimmed the collar, the neckline of the net yoke in a sweetheart neckline, long sleeves of lace in a "V" shaped the trim.  Her six and one half yard trainw as made of Belgium lace with net over satin.  Her veil was of French illusion scalloped Chantilly lace edging and her crown headpiece was made of sequins and rhinestones, matching the dress.  She carried a heart shaped bouquet including lilies of the valley and sprays of stephanotis, centered with two white orchids with white satin ribbons.  Her jewelry was heart shaped rhinestone necklace and earrings was a gift of the groom.


The maid of honor was Rosemae Lukasiewicz, sister of the bride, who wore a blue strapless dress embroidered lace of fashioned net over taffeta with fitted bodice, five tiers of net in skirt and embroidered lace jacket with midriff collar.  She carried a colonial bouquet of pink and white carnations with taffeta ribbons.


The bridesmaids were Irene Jaskot, friend of the bride in yellow, Hildy Stuermer, friend of the bride in green, Shirley Lukasiewicz, sister of the bride, in pink, Mary Jane Wargolet, cousin of the bride, in orchid, Gloria Wargolet, cousin of the bride, in aqua, the dresses and bouquets were the same style as that of the maid of honor.  Their matching headpieces were accented with tiny flowers and rhinestones, and they wore rhinestone necklaces and earrings, gift from the bride.


Flower girl was Rosemary Grzegozewski, Chippewa Falls, niece of the bridegroom.  She wore an all-white floor length dress similar to the bridesmaids and carried a basket of pink carnations and white pompoms with white taffeta ribbon.  Her gift from the bride was a heart shaped rhinestone necklace and a matching bracelet.  Ring bearer was Edmund Grzegozewksi Jr., Chippewa Falls, nephew of the groom.  He wore an attire identical to the groomsmen and a carnation boutonniere and carried the rings on a white satin pillow.


Junior bridesmaids were Betty Lukasiewicz, sister of the bride, and Mary Ann Wojtkiewicz, cousin of the bride, and they wore pink dresses similar to the bridesmaids dresses.  They carried baskets of pink carnations and white pompoms with pink taffeta ribbon.  Their gifts from the bride were heart shaped rhinestone necklace and matching bracelets.


The groom wore a powder blue jacket with black trousers with a white bow tie and wore five lilies of the valley as his boutonniere.  His gifts from the bride was an engraved pin and cufflink set.


The groom chose Walter Lukasiewicz, brother of the bride, as best man, and others attending the groom were Teddy Lukasiewicz, brother of the bride, Kenneth Lukasiewicz, brother of the bride, Frank Harycki, Friend of the groom, Rudy Vrkljan, friend of the groom.  They all wore powder blue jackets and black trousers with black bow ties and wore white carnation boutonnieres.  Their gift from the groom was paying for all their suits.


The bride’s mother chose a dark turquoise dress with net over taffeta for her daughter’s wedding.  The groom’s mother chose a black dress with white trim for her son’s wedding.  They both wore pink accessories.  They wore corsages of pink and white carnations.  The bride’s godmother, Mrs. Holzshuh, wore a corsage of all-white carnations.


The bride’s father was dressed in a powder blue jacket with black trousers and a black bow tie and a white carnation boutonniere.   The groom’s father was dressed in a navy blue suit, with a white carnation boutonniere.


Ushers were Edward Pszeniczny, brother of the bridegroom, and Louis Wojtkiewicz, cousin of the bride.


A wedding breakfast was served following the ceremony at St. Hedwig’s Hall to immediate relatives and friends to 200 guests, and 5:00 supper was held for 900 guests.  Music was furnished all afternoon and evening by Leon Lenieski and his orchestra.


The happy couple spent a month on their honeymoon in Hokah, Minn., Waterloo, Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa, Phoenix Ariz., Deming, New Mexico, Los Angeles, Calif., Lamesa, Texas, Memphis, Tenn., Valmy, Nevada, Steam Boat Springs, Color, Tulore, Calif., Cozad, Neb., New Orleans, La., Huntsville, Texas, Beverly Hills, Calif., El Paso, Texas, Jackson Mississippi, Amarillo, Texas, Wells, Nevada, Denver, Colo., San Francisco, Calif., Sacramento, Calif., Reno, Nevada, Salt Lake City, Utah, Juarez, N.M., Fort Bliss, Texas.  They will make their home on the bridegroom’s farm in the town of Reseburg.  On the honeymoon trip the bride chose a dark blue suit, with black and white accessories with an orchid corsage pinned on her shoulder.  The groom chose a matching suit color of the bride’s.


The bride was employed in Chicago for six years at Bulaw, Wedling and Engineering Co., before getting married.  The bridegroom is employed on his farm, town of Reseburg.


Guests attending the wedding from out of town were: Teddy Lukasiewicz, Rosemae Lukasiewicz, Irene Jaskot, Mary Reit, Walter Gingeralla, John Sawczyk, Bill Green, Mrs. Walter Midgal, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Rak, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Kranig, Mrs. Raymond Kranig, Ruth and Hildy Stuermer, Bonnie Beavers, Mrs. Mary Tatajaczyk, Stanley Ziembra Sr., Stanley Ziebra Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hannett and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Rog and daughters, Mrs. Ervin Sobieszczyk, Casey Mizzola, Mr. and Mrs. John LaKomy, Mrs. Walter Zamojski, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Janigo Jr., all of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wargolet’s boyfriend David, of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lukas, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Lukas of Abbotsford; Louie and Tillie Zukowski, Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Grzegozewski and family, Mr. Vincent Grzegosewski of Chippewa Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Christ Hozshuk of Wausau; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Fronek, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Praralowicz and son, Antigo; Catherine Wronko, Joan Wronko, Dave Bood, Albert Pszeniczny, Sr. of Hobart, Ind.  Others attending the wedding were from Withee, Owen, Stanley, Greenwood and Lublin.



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