BioM: Lukasiewicz, Shirley (1963)


Surnames: Lukasiewicz, Wilczek, Skalecki, Pszeniczny

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 08/29/1963

Lukasiewicz, Shirley (10 AUG 1963)

St. Hedwig’s Chapel in Thorp, Wis. was the setting of a beautiful mid-summer wedding on Saturday, Aug. 10, 1963. Miss Shirley Lukasiewicz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Lukasiewicz of Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.), became the bride of Mr. Anton Wilczek, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wilczek of Withee. Father Roy Mish performed the double ring ceremony which took place at St. Hedwig’s Chapel at 10 o’clock in the morning. The church altars were beautifully decorated with orange gladiolas.

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a luxurious chapel length gown of Chantilly type lace over bridal bouquet taffeta. Her mandarin neckline edged in lace, with long traditional tapered sleeves accented the fitted bodice,w hich was embellished with sequins and pearls. The bouffant skirt was fashioned with tiers of lace and featured a large bow at the back of the waist and tiny tuxedo bows on each tier pointing up to the chapel train. The train was four and one half yards laong. For her headpiece she wore a double crownof pearl clusters and peaks which held her fingertip veil of pure silk illusion. She carried a cascade bouquet of white carnations and sprays of stephanotis, centered with a white orchid. Her jewelry was pearl earrings which she wore, a gift of the groom.

The matron of honor was Mrs. Rosemae Skalecki, sister of the bride, who wore a dark pink satin street length gown with a scoop neckline, with three-quarter length sleeves accented her shirred cummerbund. A bouffant skirt was fashioned with a cabbage rose with a floating panel down the back. She carried a cascade of white carnations centered with dark pink carnations that matched her gown.

The bridesmaids were Miss Theresa Wilczek, sister of the groom in a dark green, Mary Wilczek, sister of the groom in a gold, Miss Betty Jean Lukasiewicz, sister of the bride in a peacock blue. Their gowns were the same style as that of the matron of honor. Their cascade bouquets were of white carnations centered with colored carnations matching their gowns.

Their matching headpieces were crowns of braid with pearl and crystal trim which held their matching blusher veils. They also wore satin shoes, color of their gowns. They all wore pearl necklaces and earrings, gift from the bride.

The miniature bride was Debbie Pszeniczny, niece of the bride. She wore a floor length gown exactly identical to the bride’s. She had a two yard train, and her crown was identical to the bride’s. Her bouquet was a miniature one to the bride’s. her gift from the bride was a sterling cross centered with a rhinestone.

Ring bearer was Jimmy Wilczek, brother of the groom. He wore a white dinner jacket with black trousers, and a white bow tie with five sprays of stephanotis as his boutonniere. He was dressed identical to the groom. He carried the rings on a white satin pillow. His gift fromt eh bride gnad groomw as a black rosary.

The groom wore a white dinner jacket with black trousers, and a white bow tie and wore five sprays of stephanotis as his boutonniere. His gifts from the bride was a cufflink set and tie pin with his initials on them.

The groom chose Herman Skalecki, brother-in-law of the bride, as his best man, and other’s attending the groom were Kenneth Lukasiewicz, brother fo the bride, Francis Wilczek, brother of the groom, Joey Wilczek, brother of the grooms. They all wore white dinner jackets and black trousers with black bow ties and wore white carnations boutonnieres. Their gifts from the grooms were cufflink sits and tie pins with their initials on them.

The bride’s mother chose a powder blue dress with lace over taffeta, for her daughter’s wedding. The groom’s mtoehr chose a dark blue dress for her son’s wedding. They both wore white accessories, and also wore white orchid corsages with sparkling silver ribbons. The bride’s godmother, Mrs. frank Lukas, wore a corsage of white and pink carnations. The bride’s godfather, Mrs. Joseph Pabich, wore a white carnations boutonniere.

The bride’s father was dressed in a white dinner jacket with black trousers and a black bow tie, with a white carnation boutonniere. The groom’s father was dressed in a light gray suit with a white carnation boutonniere.

Ushers were Louis Malecki Jr., uncle of the bride, and Jerry Wilczek, brother of the groom. Hostess for the occasion was Mrs. Louie Malecki, an aunt of the bride. Miss Betty Jean Lukasiewicz caught her sister’s bouquet, and Dick Thill caught the bride’s garter.

The bride carried a bouquet of whit pompoms and white gladiolas to the Blessed Virgin Mary. As the bride and groom went to the altar fo the Virgin Mary to say a prayer the church choir sang beautiful hymns. Mrs. Malinowski Malinowski sang “Ave Maria” and “On This Day Oh Beautiful Mother.”

The hall and cars were decorated the colors of the bride and bridesmaids gowns and crepe paper flowers were also made the colors of the towns. Mrs. Rosemae Skalecki made all the centerpieces for the bride and groom’s table.

A wedding breakfast was served following the ceremony at StHedwig’s Paarish Hall to immediate relatives and friends to 100 guests, and a 6:00 o’clock supper was held fro 350 guests. Music was furnished int eh evening by Frank Zielinski and his orchestra.

The groom is a graduate of Thorp High School and is employed a the Acme Steel Co. in Stanley, Wis. He also served three years in the U.S. Army. The bride is a graduate of Thorp High School and has been employed at the Sifo Toy Co. in St. Paul, Minn.

After a honeymoon trip to parts of Minnesota and northern Wisconsin, the new Mr. and Mrs. Anton Wilczek will make their home at the bride’s parents place on Highway 29 in the Withee (Clark Co., Wis.) area. On the honeymoon trip the bride chose a three piece black and white dress with white accessories, with an orchid corsage from her bride bouquet pinned on her shoulder. The groom chose a dark black suit for the trip.

Others attending the wedding were from Withee, Owen, Lublin, Abbotsford, Gilman, Chicago, Chippewa Falls, St. Paul, Minn., Wausau, Marshfield, Stevens Pint, Stanley and Thorp.



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