BioM: Giese, La Verna (1948)

Contact: Linda Ewen

Surnames: Giese, Blanchard, Ballerstein, Soreson, Loskot, Smith, Neumueller, Bauman, Notthohm

----Source: Spencer Record, Spencer, Wis.) 06/24/1948

Giese, La Verna (1948)


Peace Lutheran Church in the Town of Frankfort was the scene of the wedding of Miss La Verna Giese, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Giese, Edgar and Carl E. Blanchard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Blanchard, Spencer, Tuesday afternoon, June 22 at 2 o’clock. The Rev. Ernest Notthohm officiated at the double-ring ceremony.

Attendants were Miss Ethel Giese, sister of the bride, as maid of honor; Miss Audrey Ballerstein and Miss Doris Sorenson, cousin of the groom as bridesmaids; Donna Loskot, cousin of the bride, as minature [sic] bride; Robert K. Blanchard, brother of the groom, as best man; and James Smith cousin of the bride, and Melvin Neumueller as groomsmen. Orville Werner, the bride’s cousin and Robert Ballerstein ushered.

The bride wore a gown of white marquisette fashioned with long sleeves, entrained skirt, Chantilly lace edged yoke and peplum. Her finger-tip veil caught to a tiara of pearls and orange blossoms. She wore a string of pearls, a gift from the groom. She carried a bouquet of white and red carnations with a shower of white satin ribbons.

The maid of honor wore a gown of blue marquisette made with sweetheart neckline, short sleeves, and full skirt. Her matching veil headdress was attached in a flowered halo. Miss Ballerstein wore blue marquisette and Miss Sorenson blue taffeta. All there attendants carried colonial bouquets of white and red carnations and wore strings of pearls which were gifts from the bride.

Miss Loskot, as a minature [sic] bride wore a gown of white taffeta, carried a colonial bouquet of carnations, and wore a short net veil.

During the ceremony Mrs. Bauman sang “Trst and Obey” and “The Lord is My Shepheard” [sic]

The home of the bride’s parents was used for the reception and supper which was served to about 75 guests. A three-tiered wedding cake centered the bride’s table. Later in the evening a dance was held at the Trianon Gardens.

The bride was graduated from the Colby High School this spring, and the groom a graduate of Spencer High School in 1943, is now stationed at San Diego, California with the U. S. Navy. The young couple took a wedding trip to Northern Wisconsin last week. The bride will remain at the home of her parents until the groom receives his discharge from the Navy.

Relatives from Medford, Colby, Wausau, Edgar and Spencer attended the wedding.

The Record joins their many local friends in extending congratulations and best wishes for a long and happy wedded life.



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