BioM: Wiezyski, Mary A. (1950)
Surnames: Wiezyski, Gwiazdon, Przybylski, Bankowski, Bodnar, Kotecki, Modon, Antosh, Pochron
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 06/01/1950
-Wiezyski, Mary A. (Marriage - 6 MAY 1950)
The marriage of Miss Mary Ann Wiezyski, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wiezyski of Chicago, and Mike Gwiazdon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Gwiazdon of Hannibal, was solemnized at 11 o’clock Saturday morning, May 6th, 1950 in the St. Catherine of Genor Catholic Church in Chicago. The Rev. Father West officiated at the low mass, double ring ceremony.
Given in marriage by her father the bride wore a slipper satin and lace gown with very long cathedral train. A long veil trimmed in lace and satin held in place by a beautiful crown of seed pearls. She carried a bouquet of white roses around a lavender orchid.
The bride was attended by three bridesmaids, matron of honor and a very young couple, Sandra Modon and Eddie Antosh, both seven year old cousins of the bride who represented a miniature bride and usher.
The matron of honor was Mrs. Dorothy Przybylski, sister of the groom, of Wausau. The bridesmaids were Misses Genevieve Bankowski, Virginia Pochron and Nancy Bodnar, all of Chicago. They all wore white marquisette formals with spitfire red roses in their hair and they carried beautiful sprays of of red roses and ivy leaves. The matron of honor wore a gown like the bridesmaids and carried a spray of pink flowers.
The groom had as his best man, Eddie Kotecki of Milwaukee, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kotecki of Thorp. The ushers, Chester and Louis Wiezyski, brothers of the bride, are from Chicago. The groom and ushers wore a white rose on their coat lapel.
The bride’s mother wore a street length dress of dusty rose and the groom’s mother wore the same style of dress in aqua. They both had orchid corsages. At the 6 p.m. reception they wore formals.
The bride and groom’s fathers wore brown suits.
About 200 guests attended the weeding and reception. Those from out of town were: Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Zembra of Minneapolis; Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Wiezyski of Stacy; Mr. and Mrs. George Gwiazdon of Weyerhauser, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. John Mudgett and daughters of Hannibal; Mr. and Mrs. John Przybylski and son of Wausau; Mrs. Edwin Jorowsewski of South Bend, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Gwiazdon and daughters Lorraine and Patsy of Hannibal; Mr. and Mrs. Mathowicz of Hammond, Ind.; and Mr. and Mrs. John Gumolowski of Whiting, Ind., who took movies of the entire wedding.
The bride’s gifts to her attendants were pearl necklaces. The groom gave lighters to the usher and a jewelry set to the best man and an identification bracelet to the little usher.
The bride and groom’s table was decorated with a delicious 3-layer cake which was decorated with a floral design and love birds, and miniature bride and groom.
The bride’s Godfather is Mr. Joseph Modon and her Godmother is Mrs. Lillian Faron. They both wore carnation boutonnieres.
The groom’s Godfather is Mr. Thomas Roman and his Godmother is Mrs. Ross Hanus. They had carnation corsages.
The bride was born in Chicago and had lived there until her marriage. She is a graduate of Fenger High School and St. Catherine of Genoa. Before her marriage she was employed in the office of International Harvester.
The groom a Minnesotan, has lived at Hannibal the past 9 years and attended school here. He also served a year in the U.S. Army.
After two weeks in Chicago the young couple moved to Hannibal, where they are living in the Mrs. Josephine Dodge home. The groom will resume farming on his parent’s farm. After the spring work is done the couple will go on a short trip to Taylor Falls and St. Croix in Minnesota.
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