BioM: Rachu, Sharon Dawn (1968)
Transcriber: Pam Harders - email@example.com
Surnames: Cole, Rachu, Olson, Noeldner, Meyer, Gabriel
----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 27 Jun 1968
Rachu, Sharon Dawn (15 JUN 1968)
Richard A. Cole, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Cole of Colby, took for his bride, Miss Sharon Dawn Rachu, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Rachu of rural Unity, Saturday, June 15, 1968)
Father John Olson, Pastor of St. Mary's, officiated at the 1 p.m. ceremony. Music during the ceremony was provided by the children's choir, with Mrs. Gabriel accompanying them.
The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a floor length gown of Chantilly lace over taffeta with a scalloped neckline and slim skirt. Peau de soie trimmed the waistline with sequins adorning the bodice. The back was completed by an all lace Watteau train embellished with sequins and attached at the shoulders. A bouffant illusion veil was secured to a lace pearl cluster headpiece trimmed with pearls and aurora borealis crystal. The bride's bouquet was composed of red roses and stephanotis.
Miss Gloria Rachu of Unity served as her sister's maid of honor, and Mrs. Ray Rachu, sister-in-law of the bride, Colby, and Miss Sharon Cole, sister of the groom, Colby, served as bridesmaids.
The attendants wore dresses of aqua styled with a lace bodice, empire waist with a satin band, chiffon crepe straight skirt with a chiffon train attached at the shoulders. The maid of honor carried a bouquet of yellow daisies and the bridesmaids carried bouquets of white and yellow daisies.
Performing the duties of best man was Duane Noeldner of Loyal, a friend of the couple. Ray Rachu, brother of the bride, and Darryl Meyer of Unity, a friend of the groom, were groomsmen.
Following the ceremony a reception was held at the Unity Memorial Hall. Dinner wwwas at St. Mary's gym, and a dance at the Unity Memorial Hall ended the days festivities.
The groom is employed at the Packaging Corporation in Colby. Following a wedding trip to Nashville, Tenn., the couple will make their home in Colby.
Guests came from Loyal, Wausau, Stratford, Milan, Edgar, Oshkosh, Menasha, Rhinelander, Medford, Marshfield, Schofield, Merton, Mosinee, Dorchester, Spencer, Granton, Fremont, Colby, Unity and Milwaukee.
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