BioM: Matthias, Verna Ann (1969)


Surnames: Matthias, Mauldin, Duvall, Feamster, Leary, Harris

---------Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 01 May 1969

Matthias, Verna Ann (13 APR 1969)

A wedding which took place on Saturday, April 12, 1969, of interest to relatives and friends in this area (Owen, Clark Co., Wis.) was that uniting Miss Verna Ann Matthias of Norfolk, Virginia, and Lt. Hugh E. Mauldin Jr. of Norfolk. Miss Matthias is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Matthias of Norfolk, and the granddaughter of Mrs. Emil Matthias and the late Emil Matthias of Owen. The bridegroom is the son of Dar. And Mrs. Hugh E. Mauldin of Salisbury, N.C.

The double ring ceremony was performed in Christ the King Catholic Church with a solemn Nuptial High Mass. On this date in 1911, the bride's paternal grandparents were married. In honor of this occasion the bride chose as her bridal bouquet an arrangement of pink and white carnations, similar to those carried by her grandmother at her wedding. The bride's jewelry consisted of a gold bracelet and pearl ring, which were also worn by her grandmother at her wedding.

The bride was given in marriage by her father. The bridal gown of white satin featured a high lace neckline and long sleeves, lace appliques on the bodice and skirt which ended in a chapel train. Her veil of illusion was attached to a tiara.

Mrs. Frank Duvall of Chesapeake, Va., was her sister's matron of honor. Mrs. Wayne Feamster of Burlington, N.C., sister of the groom, and Mrs. Keven J. Leary of Freeport, N.Y., were bridesmaids. The attendants' gowns were of cherry chiffon over crepe with floating panels. The headpieces were matched roses with circular veils.

Miss Katie Lee Duvall, niece of the bride, was flower girl and wore a miniature bridal gown of white.

The mother of the bride appeared in a gown of pink lace, with pink accessories and pink cymbidium orchids. The mother of the groom attended in a gown of deep blue lace, navy accessories and cymbidium orchids.

The bride's maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary Harris of Edenton, N.C., was present in a gown of pale blue re-embroidered (?) in the same color. Her accessories were white and she wore white carnations. The bride's paternal grandmother wore a gown of cocoa lace over pink peau de soie, designed with a jeweled neckline. The skirt was draped to the side. A matching lace stole and eggshell colored accessories and pearl completed her costume. Her flowers were white carnations.

The new Mrs. Mauldin is a graduate of the Norfolk schools and the Norfolk Business College, and is presently office manager of Armstrong Cork Co. in Norfolk.

Lt. Mauldin is a graduate of Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C., Officer's Candidate School in Newport, R.I., and the Navy Post Graduate School in Monterrey, Calif. He is presently based in Norfolk. A reception was held at the Breezy Point Officer's Club.

The couple is at home at 352 San Antonio Boulevard, Norfolk, Va.



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