BioM: Sawdy, Edwina Lee (1966) 

Contact: Dinah Reinke


Surnames: Sawdy, Loomis, Sterzinger, Venzke

------ Source: Tribune-Phonograph (Abbotsford and Colby, Clark Co., Wis.) 06/09/1966

------ Sawdy, Edwina Lee (03 JUN 1966)

Steven James Loomis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Loomis, Marshfield, and Edwina Lee Sawdy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Sawdy, Colby, exchanged wedding vows Friday, June 3, at the Methodist church in Colby.  The candlelight ceremonies began at 8 p.m. with Rev. James Hagen officiating.

Before an altar decorated with a bouquet of pink and white gladioli, Mr. Sawdy gave his daughter in marriage.  She was seen in a floor length satin bridal gown having a fitted bodice and a sequin trimmed neckline.  The bouffant skirt was fashioned with tiers of ruffled lace falling into a chapel sweep train.  Her bouffant illusion veil was secured to a crown of lace edged with pearls and aurora borealis crystals.  She carried a bouquet of American beauty roses surrounding one white Peace Rose, attached to white satin streamers.

Her bridesmaid, Miss Mary Ann Sterzinger, Colby, was attired in a floor length pastel blue satin gown fashioned with a bow in the back which ended in a slight train.  She carried a bouquet of pink carnations surrounding one white carnation to which were attached blue satin streamers.  Her short bouffant veil was attached to a pillbox headpiece.

The best man was David Loomis, Marshfield, brother of the groom.  Performing the ushering duties was David Venzke, Marshfield.  Miss Mary Vorland played the organ for the nuptial ceremonies, and during the services she played “Always”, as chosen by the bride and groom.

The wedding reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents, in Colby.  The home was decorated with white streamers entwined with red and yellow rose buds and white wedding bells.  The four-tiered wedding cake was surrounded with lace identical to that of the bridal gown, and was adorned with red roses and white bridal bells.

The bride has been employed as a checker at the Parkway South in Marshfield and the groom is employed at Weyerhaeuser Corp. at Marshfield.

Following a weekend wedding trip to Northern Wisconsin, the newlyweds will be at home in Marshfield.

Guests present for the wedding were from Madison, Wausau, Eau Claire, Tomahawk, Stevens Point, Rhinelander, Oak Park, Ill., Marshfield, Colby and the surrounding areas.           



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