BioM: Thames, Loretta (1966)
Surnames: Seaman, Thames, Christiansen, Basacker, Helland, Cooke
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 23 Jun 1966
Thames, Loretta (11 JUN 1966)
Loretta Thames, a former Eau Claire resident and daughter of Mrs. Anna Dennis of 608 Galloway St., Eau Claire, was united in marriage to Milton D. Seaman of Greenwood (Clark Co., Wis.) in a double ring ceremony Saturday evening, June 11th, 1966, at 8:00 p.m. in the chapel of the First Baptist Church in Eau Claire.
The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Arthur Johansen and Mrs. Anton Christiansen played the organ at the church.
Attendants were John Seaman of Greenwood, son of the groom, and Ruth Ann Basacker of Eau Claire, niece of the bride.
A reception followed the ceremony at the home of the bride's sister, the Harold Helland's of 3312 State St., Eau Claire, after which the happy couple left for a honeymoon in Milwaukee to visit the bride's children. They also spent a day at Wis. Dells.
On Saturday, June 18th the couple was feted at a wedding dance at the Crystal Palace Ballroom in Bateman. The bride was attired in a 2-piece dress of aqua, with a corsage of yellow rosebuds. The bridesmaid wore a 2-piece dress of yellow, with a carnation corsage of blue and white. The bride and bridesmaid wore earrings made for the occasion by a friend of the bride, Mrs. H.R. Cooke of Eau Claire. The bride's mother was attired in a light green dress and had a pink and white carnation corsage.
The wedding cake was made by the bride's sister, Mrs. Anton Christiansen of Connersville, Wis. She also made a special cake which the couple took with them to Milwaukee to the bride's children.
The couple is at home on the groom's farm at Greenwood, Wis.
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