BioM: Bencic, Bernice (1947)

Contact: Linda Ewen

Surnames: Bencic, Meacham, Kamphenkle, Kusy, Buehler, Mirs, Adler, Kamphouse, Lindstrom, Schutler

----Source: Spencer Record, Spencer, Wis.) 06/05/1947

Bencic, Bernice (1947)


Marriage vows repeated after Rev. W. F. Kamphenkle united in holy matrimony Miss Bernice Bencic, daughter of Mrs. John Bencic of Mount Prospect, Ill., and Darrel Meacham son of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Meacham of Spencer, Wisconsin. The wedding took place Saturday, May 24 in the St. John Evangelical and Reformed Church of Arlington Heights, Illinois. Baskets of white snap dragons and peonies made an attractive altar setting for the double ring, candlelight ceremony.

“Because”, and “I Love You Truly” were sung during the ceremony by the brides friend, Miss Jean Kusy. She was accompanied by Fred Buehler at the organ.

Gowned in white silk marquisette, Miss Bencic was given in marriage by her father. Her dress was styled with fitted bodice, having a high round neckline, and long sleeves, and full skirt that ended in a long train. She wore a fingertip veil that was held in place by a tiara of orange blosoms [sic]. The bridal bouquet was round and made up of white feathered carnations with an orchid center.

Matron of honor was Mrs. Liel Mirs, sister of the bride, and serving as bridesmaids were Mrs. Martin Adler, sister of the groom, and Mrs. William Kamphouse. The brides [sic] attendants all wore blue marquisette dresses styled with fitted bodices, having round necklines and long sleeves and full skirts. Their bouquets were pink feathered carnations and they wore matching sprays in their hair.

Phyllis Lindstrom was the little flower girl and she wore a gown of pink marquisette and carried pink feathered carnations.

Roy Meacham, brother of the bridegroom, acted as best man, with Martin Adler and Robert Schutler as ushers. The groom and his attendants wore white coats and dark trousers and had boutonnieres of maroon carnations, the groom’s being a white carnation.

The brides [sic] mother wore an aqua crepe print dress for her daughters [sic] wedding and the groom’s mother chose a navy print dress. Both had a corsage of pink feathered carnations.

Dinner was served at the brides [sic] home for 24 guests following the ceremony. Later in the evening a reception for 150 guests was held at the VFW club house, where dancing was enjoyed to the music of Earl Fredrich’s Orcestra [sic].

Mr. and Mrs. Meacham are now honeymooning in various parts of Wisconsin and will be gone for two weeks. Upon their return they will be at home with the bride’s parents in Mount Prospect, Illinois.



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