BioM: Gonia, Cecelia A. (1947)
Surnames: Sromek, Gonia, Kuras, Lelko, Holenka, Quaszka, Prawicki, Kondrazuk, Zitella
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 09/11/1947
-Gonia, Cecelia A. (Marriage - 30 AUG 1947)
A very pretty wedding took place at the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church at Gilman on Saturday morning, Aug. 30, 1947, at ten o’clock, when Miss Cecelia Agnes Gonia, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Gonia of Gilman, became the bride of Milton Sromek, son of Peter Sromek of Lublin. The double ring ceremony was performed by Father John Dzurko. The couple was attended by Edward Sromek and Miss Theresa Kuras, who was attired in aqua nylon marquisette. The maid of honor, Sophie Lelko, wore an orchid nylon marquisette. The maid of honor, Sophie Lelko, wore an orchid nylon marquisette dress. Miss Stephania Sromek and Mary Holenka, as bridesmaids, wore gowns of aqua nylon marquisette. The bridesmaids and maid of honor wore their gifts of earrings and carried bouquets of aqua orchid and white mums and asters. The groom, best man and ushers, Anthony Gonia and Richard Quaszka, wore tuxedos.
The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, was beautifully attired in a white satin gown with lace inserts and long train. She wore a long veil with heart and beaded headpiece and gold cross, a gift of the groom. Her wedding bouquet was of white roses and white mums with streamers.
The church was beautifully decorated with an archway trimmed with pink roses and wedding bells. White roses adorned the main altar and pink roses the side altars. Mrs. John Kondrazuk sang “Ave Maria” and Mrs. Ed Prawicki, sister of the bride, sang “On This Day Oh Beautiful Mother.”
Niece of the bride, Bernadine Zitella, as flower girl, wore a white ruffled dress with sweetheart headpiece trimmed with roses and carried bouquets of red and white roses.
A reception was held after the ceremony at the home of the bride’s parents, attended by 200 guests. Ted Wirth furnished music for the wedding dance at the Nightingale Ballroom in the evening.
After a wedding trip to Colorado, Mr. and Mrs. Sromek will be at home to their many friends at Gilman, Wis., where the groom is employed as mail carrier.
Out of town guests at the wedding were: Mr. and Mrs. John Kuras and daughter Theresa, of Duluth, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lelko, Mrs. Louise Lelko, Anthony Gonia, Chester Zaprzalka, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Sromek, Mr. and Mrs. John Goetz, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Goetz, Francis and Theresa Dryzga, Mr. and Mrs. Armound Bernier, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Myslinski and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Korzewski, of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. John Zitella, Mrs. G. Ratajzak and sons, Mrs. John Trawicki and Miss Mary Trawicki of Milwaukee, and Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Wylesky of Fall River, Wis.
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