BioM: Stowe, Carol #3 (1953)
Surnames: Stowe, Bitter, Hebert, Wehrman, Van Gorder, Bushman, Loucks, Laack, Vasseus, Lindburg, Smith
----Source: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis.) 17 Sep 1953
Stowe, Carol (1 SEP 1953)
Miss Carol Stowe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Stowe, Unity (Clark Co., Wis.), became the bride of Melvin Bitter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Bitter, Abbotsford, during a marriage ceremony Saturday, Sept. 1, 1953 at the Loyal Methodist Church. The Rev. Willard Mecklenburg officiated.
The bride wore a nylon tulle gown over a satin skirt, with fitted lace over a satin bodice designed with long sleeves coming to points over the wrists. Her floor length skirt extended into a chapel train. The coronation veil was fingertip length. She carried a shower bouquet of red roses, white carnations and mums. Red rose buds were tied with ribbon streamers extending from the bouquet.
Miss Gloria Hebert, Eau Claire, as maid of honor, wore a blue strapless taffeta gown with net overskirt and lace jacket. Her colonial bouquet was of yellow carnations and white mums.
Miss Jeanette Wehrman, Loyal, and Miss Joyce Van Gorder, Eau Claire, as bridesmaids, wore light blue gowns styled the same as the maid of honor and carried identical bouquets.
Frocks of white taffeta with pale blue net overskirts were worn by the two little flower girls, Patricia and Theresa Bushman, Greenwood, nieces of the bride. They carried bouquets of blue carnations and white mums.
John Loucks, Abbotsford, a friend, was best man. Hazien Laack, Abbotsford and John Lee Vasseus, Eau Claire, were groomsmen. The ushers, were David Lindburg and Jack Smith, both of Abbotsford.
Mrs. bitter is a graduate of Loyal High School and her husband attended school in Abbotsford.
Guests attended from Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Bloomer, Friendship, Owen, Greenwood and Loyal.
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