BioM: Lunka, Avis Joan (1957)


Surnames: Lunka, Suda, Svete, Donat, Damgaard, Speich

----Source: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis.) 20 Jun 1957

Lunka, Avis Joan (1 JUN 1957)

On Saturday, June 1, 1957, at the Holy Family Catholic Church, Willard, Miss Avis Joan Lunka, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lunka, Willard (Clark Co., Wis.), became the bride of Mr. Stanley Suda, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Suda, Greenwood (Clark Co.). Rev. Father Augustine Svete was the celebrant of the 10:00 a.m. Nuptial Mass and double ring ceremony, which was performed before an altar banked with baskets of orchid and yellow gladiolas and mixed flowers. The Junion Choir sang the Mass.

As the bride approached the altar on the arm of her father, she was attired in a white floor length gown of imported rosepoint lace over satin, designed with a fitted bodice and long sleeves coming to points at the wrist. Rhinestone centered the roses of lace that outlined the neckline. Rhinestone and seed pearls trimmed the crown to which was attached her fingertip veil of sheer illusion, with a hand rolled edge. She carried a cascade of baby orchids, yellow roses and white carnations interspersed with fern.

Three bridal aides preceded the bride down the aisle. Mrs. Daniel Donat, Chicago, cousin of the bride, served as matron of honor, and bridesmaids were Mrs. Charles Suda, sister-in-law of the bride, and Miss Mary Damgaard, friend of the bride. They wore identically styled dresses of orchid nylon lace over taffeta and net. The bodice was fitted with matching lace jackets. The bouffant skirt were ballerina length with a scalloped bottom fastened with tiny rosebuds to reveal a nylon net flounced underskirt. They headbands were of nylon net and rosebuds to match the dresses. They carried nosegays of orchid and yellow tinted carnations interspersed with ferns.

John Suda, brother of the groom, served as best man. Charles Suda, another brother of the groom, and Daniel Donat, Chicago, were groomsmen. They wore midnight blue trousers and white dinner jackets.

The bridal table was adorned with tall white lighted tapers and a large three-tiered, three-ring cake topped with bells and lily of the valley. Bouquets of cut flowers and tall orchid and white lighted tapers decorated the tables at the Holy Family Hall, at which dinner was served to 380 guests. A supper was also served for relatives and out of town guests.

The bride's mother wore a rose dress of lace over taffeta with white accessories. The groom's mother wore a navy blue suit dress and had blue accessories. Both mothers wore corsages of deep pink roses and white carnations.

The bride is a graduate of the Greenwood High School, class of 1952 and has been employed in her parent's store in Willard. The groom attended Greenwood schools, served two years in the Armed Forces and a present is employed at Speich's Tractor and Equipment Company in Greenwood.

The couple is now on a honeymoon trip to the Black Hills, Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks and other points of interest in the west.

Out of town guests attending the wedding were from Chicago, Waukegan, Ill.; Eveleth, Minn.; Cleveland, Ohio; Deer Lodge, Montana; Chetek, Milwaukee, Marshfield, Owen, Thorp, Loyal, Minocqua, Fairchild, Neillsville and Greenwood.



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