BioM: Rudawski, Mary Ann (1968)
Surnames: Rudawski, Urban, Urbic, Brockman, Herbers, Dorn, Halagera, Klugiewicz, Denter, Stegwell, Symbal, Kaczmarek
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 04 Jul 1968
Rudawski, Mary Ann (22 JUN 1968)
St. Mary Czestochowa Catholic Church, Stanley, Wis. was the setting chosen by Miss Mary Ann Rudawski, Milwaukee, as she exchanged her wedding vows with Mr. Lawrence Urban, Milwaukee on June 22, 1968 at 2:00 p.m. before an altar which was adorned with white and yellow gladiolas and white daisies. The Rev. Rudolph Urbic, Celebrant of the Solemn Nuptial Mass and double ring ceremony, was assisted by Rev. Francis Brockman as Deacon and Rev. Charles Herbers as Sub-deacon.
The wedding processional was led by cross bearer Edward Rudawski and ccolytes Martin and Paul Rudawski, brothers of the bride. Immediately following, was the Celebrant of the Mass and the parents of the groom, Mr. and Mrs. William Urban.
The bridesmaids, escorted by the groomsmen in the processional were as follows: Miss Darlene Dorn, cousin of the bride, and Mr. Robert Halagera, nephews of the groom; Miss Jean Klugiewicz, niece of the groom, and Mr. James Denter, friend of the groom; Miss Antoinette Rudawski, sister of the bride, and Mr. David Stegwell, nephew of the groom.
Maid of honor for her sister was Miss Carolyn Rudawski, who was escorted in the procession by Mr. Raymond Halagera, who served his uncle as best man.
Beth and Kathy Urban, twin sisters of the groom, were flower girls and preceded the bride between her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Anton Rudawski, in the wedding processional.
The procession ended as the bride left her parents and the groom escorted her into the sanctuary.
Mrs. Bernice Symbal, organist, and St. Mary's Choir sang the Solemn Nuptial Mass.
John and Peter Rudawski, brothers of the bride, served as ushers.
For her wedding, the bride chose a floor length bridal gown of peau satin, fashioned with an empire bodice of peau d' auge lace embellished with imported crystal beading. Three quarter length sleeves framed by a flattering ruffle and a sculptured neckline, complemented the bodice. Delicate appliques of lace traced the A-line skirt highlighted by a lace train sweeping to chapel length. A chapel veil of sheer bridal illusion drifted from a crown of gleaming crystal.
The bridesmaids and maid of honor wore floor length sheaths of white crepe styled with short sleeves and demure scoop necklines, accented at the waistline by Venice lace and insertion of yellow ribbon. Their bouffant veils were secured to a cluster of yellow daisies, as each carried a bouquet of white daisies and yellow carnations. The flower girls wore floor length sheaths identical to those of the bridesmaids, and carried baskets of white daisies and yellow carnations.
The mother of the bride wore a three-piece dress in aqua with white accessories. The mother of the groom was nearly identical in style to that of the bride's mother, in blue. Each wore a corsage of white roses.
A reception for 350 guests was held in Thorp (Clark Co.), Wis. at St. hedwig's Quonset Hall, where decorations were white wedding bells and orange blossoms. Mrs. Lillian Kaczmarek served as hostess. Music was furnished by the Howie Sturtz orchestra of Neillsville, Wis.
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