BioM: Wetmore, Betty (1953)


Surnames: Wetmore, Vangsnes, Larson, Calabreen, Thusius, Schendel

----Source: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis.) 03 Dec 1953

Wetmore, Betty (7 NOV 1953)

Sun Prairie -- Miss Bette Mae Wetmore, Sun Prairie, and Philip H. Vangsnes, Poynette, were married by the Rev. Lyle A. Jennings at 2:00 p.m. on Nov. 7th, 1953. For the ceremony, the Methodist Church was decorated with palms and white chrysanthemums.

The bride, escorted by her father, wore a gown of white satin in princess style with Queen Ann collar and a full skirt, which lengthened into a full train. A bonnet shaped headdress of satin, combined with seed pearls, held her fingertip veil. She carried a white orchid and a white Bible, the gift of her sister, Joan, who served as maid of honor.

The maid of honor's dress was of emerald green velvet and nylon net. She wore a matching hat and carried a cascade bouquet of white chrysanthemums, touched with spears of natural wheat.

Mrs. Olaf Larson, McFarland, the bridesmaid, wore an American Beauty red velvet and nylon net gown with matching hat. She also carried a cascade of white chrysanthemums with wheat.

Assisting his brother as best man was Clark Vangsnes. Loaf Larson was the groomsman and James Calabreen and Dexter Thusius served as ushers.

For her daughter's wedding, Mrs. C.E. Wetmore chose a pale orchid wool dress with navy and white accessories. Mrs. Herbert Schendel, a sister of the bridegroom, wore a pale blue dress with navy accessories. Their corsages were of small white orchids with garnet roses.

Dale Sanner sang "Because" and :The Lord's Prayer," accompanied by Frieda Maiburn.

A reception was held in the church parlors. Assisting with the 120 guests were Mrs. Gerald Kendell, Miss Patricia Manley, Miss Joan Younglove, Letia Schmidt and Miss Audrey Kittleson. A dinner for relatives and close friends was held at the Ace of Clubs in Madison.



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