BioM: Fortek, Elaine (1962)
Surnames: Fortek, Gajewski, Koscierzyna, Nawrocki, Losiewicz
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 03/22/1962
Fortek, Elaine (3 MAR 1962)
On March 3rd, 1962, Miss Elaine Fortek, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Fortek, Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.), became the bride of John Gajewski, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gajewski of Elmwood Park, Ill.
The couple exchanged nuptial vows at 11:00 a.m. at St. Stanislaus B.M. Catholic Church in Chicago. Following the double ring ceremony Father Rev. H. Szwaja celebrated nuptial high Mass.
A wedding breakfast was served at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Nawrocki, uncle and aunt of the bride.
A six o’clock wedding dinner and reception was held at the Trophy Inn.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a floor length gown of traditional Chantilly lace over duchess satin taffeta. Rosebud medallions sprinkled with sequins enhanced the scalloped Sabrina neckline, long tapered wrist length sleeves, detailed the long torso fitted bodice. The very bouffant skirt was edged in hand clipped scallops. A seed pearl and crystal trimmed crown held her fingertip veil of pure silk illusion. Her bouquet consisted of orchids centered in white carnations.
Miss Jude Gajewski, sister of the groom, was the maid of honor. Miss Elaine Losiewicz, cousin of the bride, was bridesmaid. Both wore street length dresses of aqua silk organza with matching headbands with blush veils and each carried colonial bouquets of white and aqua carnations.
Joseph Gajewski, brother of the groom, served his brother as best man. Robert Koscierzyna, friend of the groom, served as groomsman.
The couple will make their home in Chicago where the groom is employed with the Chicago Bell Telephone Co. and the bride is employed with the Admiral Corp.
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