BioM: Burzinski, Gail G. (1966)
Surnames: Burzinski, Schmidt, Beier, Wehlacz, Bonk, Verkuilen, Konieczny, Hedler, Styczynski, Lewandowski, Milewski, Andruskiewicz
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 20 Oct 1966
Burzinski, Gail G. (8 OCT 1966)
Miss Gail Gladys Burzinski, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Burzinski Jr. was given in marriage by her father to Clarence F. Schmidt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schmidt, on Saturday, Oct. 8th, 1966.
The ten a.m. Nuptial High Mass and marriage ceremony was solemnized by Father Edward Masalewicz at St. Hedwig's Catholic Chapel, Thorp.
The bride chose a floor length gown of taffeta, styled with a fitted bodice, enhanced at the neckline with sequin trimmed scalloped lace. The bouffant skirt was edged with lace and was scooped up in front to reveal a lace flounce. A feature of the back was the lace trimmed Watteau train. A tiara of pearls held her veil of illusion and she carried a bouquet shaped as a heart with a white orchid in the middle and red roses and white carnations around it, surrounded with lace. Completing her ensemble were pearl earrings and necklace, a gift of the groom.
Mrs. Geraldine Beier, Beloit, was her sister's matron of honor, and bridesmaids were Mrs. Lucretia Wehlacz, Thorp, sister of the groom, and Miss Connie Bonk, Minneapolis, friend of the bride. They wore floor length gowns of a fall blue satin styled with elbow length sleeves and lace trim. A crown headpiece with veil and pearl necklace and earrings , a gift from the bride, completed their ensemble. They carried bouquets of blue and white carnations.
Miss Germaine Burzinski, the bride's sister, was miniature bride, wearing a full skirted dress of white nylon sheer over taffeta with lace bodice, a cummerbund and pouffed back. She wore a matching headpiece and carried a heart shaped bouquet with red rose and white carnations.
Miss Crystal Beier, nice of the bride, was flower girl, wearing a dress similar to the bridesmaids, and she carried a white basket with blue and white carnations.
Edward Wehlacz, brother-in-law of the groom, was best man, and groomsmen were Roger Beier, brother-in-law of the bride, and Marv Verkuilen, friend of the groom. The groom and his attendants wore tuxedos with white jackets. The groom's boutonniere was a white carnation with a red rose in the center, and he wore silver cuff links, a gift from the bride. His attendants had blue carnations and wore cuff links, gifts from the groom. The bride's father wore a tuxedo with a white jacket and a rose boutonniere. The groom's father also had a rose boutonniere.
Ushers were Malin Konieczny and Fred Hedler, uncle of the bride and groom respectively.
The bride's mother wore a white suit with red accessories, and the groom's mother wore a blue suit with blue accessories, and each wore a corsage of red roses.
A dinner for 40 guests and supper for 320 guests was held at St. Hedwig's Quonset Hall, which was decorated with blue and white crepe paper and bells. A dance was also held there in the evening with music by the Polka King, Alvin Styczynski and his band from Pulaski, Wis. A three tier wedding cake decorated in blue roses was baked by Mrs. Vernon Lewandowski and cut by Mrs. Clifford Schmidt and Mrs. Leon Andruskiewicz. Miss Joan Milewski was in charge of the guest book.
The couple's wedding trip will be to southern Wisconsin and Atlanta, Ga. The bride is a graduate of Thorp High and is employed at the Thorp Finance Corp in secretarial work. The groom, also a graduate of Thorp High School, is a sheet metal apprentice with Fisher Plumbing and Heating. The new couple will make their home in rural Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.).
Out of town guests were from Boyd, Stanley, Lublin, Perkinstown, Medford, Madison, Milwaukee and Beloit, Wis., Atlanta Ga., Ellsworth, Ill., and Minneapolis, Minn.
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