BioM: Parmelee, Bette (1957)
Contact: Audrey Roedl
Surnames: Parmelee, Wolfe
----Source: The Loyal Tribune (Loyal, Clark County, WI 29 August 1957)
Parmelee, Bette (17 AUGUST 1957)
The altar of the First Presbyterian Church of Marshfield was decorated with baskets of white gladioli and palms, August 17, when Miss Bette Jean Parmalee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Parmelee was wed to Dale Arthur Wolfe, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wolfe, Loyal, in a double ring ceremony. Dr. Arthur R. Oates of Wausau performed the ceremony.
The bride, who approached the altar on the arm of her father, was attired in a floor length gown of frosty tulle with handclipped lace detailing. Tiers of tulle ruffles fashioned the fully hoped skirt rising to a lace bodice with its tiny Queen Ann’s collar and long sleeves. Her handrolled illusion veil was caught to a lace crown entwined with pearls. Roses and a white orchid comprised her fan-shaped bouquet.
Miss Evelyn Moen of Spencer was her friend’s maid of honor. Her ballerina length dress was of blush pink Pois de Sole with lace. The bodice of lace was encircled at the waist with a cummerbund, beneath which fell the freely shirred skirt. Her net picture hat matched the color of her gown and her bouquet featured two shades of pink carnations tied with ribbon and nylon net. Identically dressed were Mrs. Robert Langfeldt, sister of the groom from Loyal, Miss Pat Stiels, Milwaukee, and Miss Marilyn Wolfe, sister of the bride as junior bridesmaid wore a gown of mint green with matching hat. The style of the dress and her flowers were the same as that of the other attendants.
Jerry Hinklemann, Loyal, assisted his friend as best man. Escorted the other bridal attendants were Fred Paddon, the groom’s cousin from Milwaukee and Robert Langfeldt, Loyal, as groomsmen, and Roger Wolfe of Milwaukee as junior groomsman. Ushering were James Parmelee, the bride’s brother, and Terry Wolfe, the groom’s cousin from Milwaukee.
Mrs. Glenn Tinkham, as organist played the processional and recessional marches and accompanied Edward Black, who sang "Because" and "The Lord’s Prayer" during the nuptial service.
Blush pink was the color chosen by the mother of the bride for her sheath-type gown. Lace inserts at the waist and rhinestone trimming detailed the bodice and skirt. She wore white accessories and a corsage of gardenias and pink rosebuds. The groom’s mother wore an avacoda green sheath with hand embroidery and white ribbon trim. Her accessories were also white and her flowers were tiny yellow roses.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Eagles Club with a supper afterwards. Guests were present from Milwaukee, Pulaski, Loyal, Greenwood, Spencer, Unity, Janesville, Auburndale, Madison, Stratford, Wis. Rapids, Port Washington, Marathon, and Wausau. Completing the festivities for the day were a coin shower and a wedding dance held at the Silver Dome Ballroom at Neillsville. Approximately 250 guests attended the wedding and the events which followed.
The newlyweds will take up residence in Cherry Point, N.C., where the groom is completing the remainder of his term in the armed services. The new Mrs. Wolfe, a graduate of Marshfield Senior High School, has been employed as a saleslady at the Three Sisters Store. The groom, a graduate of Loyal High School, is a corporal in the U.S. Marines.
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