BioM: Stokosa, Carol (1963)
Surnames: Stokosa, Strizic, Strzok, Filipiak, Moussette, Hillebrand, Gingras
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 08/15/1963
Stokosa, Carol (27 JUL 1963)
Pink gladiolas decorated the altar of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Lublin when Miss Carol Stokosa became the bride of Jerry Strizic on Saturday, July 27, 1963. Rev. Edward Cyz performed the ten o’clock double ring ceremony and Nuptial Mass. The church choir sang the Nuptial Mass and also “On This Day Oh Beautiful Mother,” while the bride place a bouquet of flowers on the altar of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Louis Stokosa, Lublin and Mr. and Mrs. Cyril Strizic, Holcombe.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore an exquisite floor length bridal gown of Chantilly lace. The scalloped Sabrina neckline enhanced with sequins with long traditional tapered sleeves accent the fitted basque. The bouffant storybook skirt was fashioned with tieres upon tiers of lace sprinkled with sequins which pointed up the chapel train. A lace crown sparkling with sequins and pearls secured her fingertip veil of pure silk illusion. She carried a cascade bouquet of pink roses and wore a pearl necklace and earrings, a gift of the groom.
Mrs. Lillie Stokosa, sister-in-law of the bride, was matron of honor, and bridesmaids were Mrs. Louise Strzok, sister of the bride, and Mrs. Shirley Stokosa, sister-in-law of the bride. The matron of honor wore white and the bridesmaids wore blue nylon over taffeta street length dresses. Their scoop necklines with shirred lace elbow length sleeves accented the fitted lace bodice. The softly pleated skirt was fashioned with three tuxedo bows down the front. They wore crowns of lace and pearls, to which were secured blush veils. Their headpieces were all blue. Shoes and pearls necklaces and earring completed their ensemble.
Janice Stokosa, niece of the bride, was flower girls, wearing a white taffeta floor length gown styled with scooped neckline and short puff sleeves accented the fitted bodice, accented by a shirred cummerbund. The bouffant skirt was styled with a large bow in the back. She wore a pearl crown with an organza rose as a center which secured her blush veil. She wore white gloves and carried a white basket of white and blue tinted mums.
Ring bearer was Kevin Filipiak, nephew of the bride. He wore a black tuxedo and carried a satin and lace trimmed pillow.
Richard Moussette, a friend of the groom, was best man and groomsmen were Tony Hillebrand and Dennis Gingras, friends of the groom.
A breakfast for 60 guests and a reception at 6:30 for about 200 guests was held at Marion Sciezor’s Hall where a dance was also held.
After a trip to Southern Wisconsin, Chicago, Ill. and Little Rock, Ark., they will make their home at Holcombe.
(Note: Several spelling corrections were provided by Sharon (Strzok) Craker)
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