BioM: Schmidt, Donna (1963)


Surnames: Empey, Schmidt, Haferman, Buck, Hokanson, Schultz, Paul

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 10/10/1963

Schmidt, Donna (5 OCT 1963)

The marriage of Miss Donna Schmidt and Allen Empey took place Saturday, Oct. 5, 1963 in a 1:30 p.m. ceremony at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Dorchester, with the Rev. F.H. Sprengler officiating.

Parents of the young couple are Mr. and Mrs. Richard Schmidt Jr. of Dorchester and Mr. and Mrs. Eldred Empey of Abbotsford.

Soloist Phillip Hokanson of Ogema sang "The Lord's Prayer" and "Wedding Prayer." Diane Schultz of Dorchester was the organist.

Attendants for the couple were Miss Roxine Haferman of Wausau, a friend of the bride, as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Mrs. Verlyn Schmidt of Minneapolis and Mrs. Larry Empey of Abbottsford. The groom's attendants were Geroge Empey, brother of the groom, best man, and Verlyn Schmidt of Minneapolis and Larry Empey of Abbotsford.

Seating the guests at the church were Roger Empey and Walter Buck Jr.

The bride appeared at the church, which was decorated with arrangements of white gladiolas and red carnations, in an elegant chapel train bridal gown made of slipper satin. The fitted bodice featured a sculpture neckline and long sleeves. The very bouffant shirred skirt was topped with handmade roses at the back waist. The neckline and skirt were appliqued with Swiss floral lace motifs, sprinkled with tiny seed pearls and iridescent sequins. A triple tiered crown of aurora crystals secured her bouffant fingertip veil of French silk illusion. She carried a bouquet of red carnations and white roses, which was entwined with ivy.

Her attendants wore street length dresses of satin brocade with scoop necklines and thre-quarter length sleeves. The un-pressed pleated modified bells skirt of each was topped with a bow at the front waist. Red triangle shaped open pill box headpieces with petit bow trim and circular veils completed the ensembles. They carried arrangements of white and red carnations.

A miniature bride and groom were Tammy Paul and Terry Schmidt, a brother of the bride. They were dressed as miniature replicas of the bride and groom. Little Tammy carried a lace basket of red and white feathered carnations.

After the ceremony, a reception was held at the American Legion Hall from 2 to 4, followed by a supper at St. Peter's Lutheran Church. A dance in the evening at Memorial Hall at Dorchester completed the day's festivities.

The bride was employed as a receptionist at the Medford Clinic. Mr. Empey is employed as a cheesemaker at the Cloverdale Cheese Factory. Following a wedding trip to northern Wisconsin, the couple will make their home at rural Abbotsford.





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