BioM: Lehner, Arlene (1958)


Surnames: Lehner, Bobb, Papierniak, Volk, Oberhofer, Kohler, Schabel. Pitt, Meske


----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., Wis.)  06/05/1958


Lehner, Arlene (3 MAY 1958)


Miss Arlene Lehner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Lehner of LeRoy, became the bride of Mr. Thomas Bobb, son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Bobb of Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.).


The Nuptial Mass was said by Father Gundrun of St. Andrews parish on the morning of May 3rd, 1958, at 10:00 o’clock.


The bride was beautiful in a lavish gown created for her by "Edith’s" of Fond du Lac.


The fitted bodice, sleeves and Sabrina neckline was made entirely of imported French Illusion lace beaded with seed pearls, iridescent sequins and rhinestones.


The bouffant colonial bouquet skirt was tulle over satin.  Starting from the fitted waist the entire front of the skirt was covered with jeweled sun panels extending to the side and back, where it was ruffled and gathered into a colonial bustle over the tulle and satin.


To complement the striking gown the bride wore a chapel length veil of imported French illusion, held by a pearl and sequin encrusted plateau hat.  The entire ensemble was accented by her bouquet of roses, lily of the valley and railing ivy.


Attending the couple was Bud Papierniak and Mary Volk as best man and maid of honor.  The other couples were Fred Oberhofer and Gladys Bobb, and Bruce Snyder and Marilyn Lehner.  Lloyd Schabel and Al Kohler ushered at the wedding Mass.


The bridesmaids wore beautiful gowns in spring tones of lavender, green and yellow.


The gowns were styled especially for the early spring wedding with bouffant hooped skirts, fitted sleeveless and strapless bodice with a separate bolero styled with a petite Peter Pan collar.  They wore a single strand pearl necklaces and pearl earrings, gifts of the bride.  Their bouquets were of white mums and tited carnations and ribbon matching the gowns.


Mrs. Lehner attended her daughter’s wedding in a dress of sky blue lace over taffeta and a corsage of red roses and white mums.


Mrs. Bobb wore a dress of mink toned nylon lace over taffeta and a corsage of red roses and white mums.


The groom and his attendants wore dark tuxedoes with the black satin lapels and cummerbund with studs and links of black pearl.  They wore white carnation boutonnieres.


The entire Mayville Park Pavilion was made available for the happy occasion.  A 12 o’clock wedding breakfast and 6 o’clock dinner were served in the dining hall.  Gordy Miller’s 8-piece orchestra furnished the dancing music for a 9 o’clock reception in the upper dance hall.


A fabulous 5 ½ foot high 5-tiered 95 lb. wedding cake was designed especially for this wedding.


Between the tiers of the cake were fresh orchids, flown from Hawaii for the wedding.


Around the wedding cake were three smaller doll cakes in exact replica of the bridesmaids.


Surrounding these were hand molded sugar bells, grouped on rings of tulle in matching tones of the wedding colors.  The entire table was covered with white lavender, green and yellow satin, sprinkled with rhinestones.


The cake was designed, made and decorated and presented to the bride and groom as a wedding gift by Bud Papierniak.


Before the bride and groom cut the cake, the orchids were presented to the bride’s sister, future sister-in-law, Mrs. Gilber Pitt and Mrs. Frank Meske.


The young couple enjoyed a wedding trip to Detroit and Canada.  They will be at home to their friends and relatives at 4100 Av. N. 17th St., Milwaukee.



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