BioM: Badzinski, Magdalen (1970)


Surnames: Badzinski, Kodl, Meyer, Walijewski, Welsh, Ahlers, Stangl, Krych, Kliscz, Czech, Luzinski, Platt

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 29 Oct 1970

Badzinski, Magdalen (3 OCT 1970)

Leaves of autumn hue, velvety brown cattails, clusters of amber oats and chrysanthemums of bronze and gold adorned the altar sides at St. Hedwig's Chapel on October 3, 1970, where Miss Magdalen Badzinski and Mr. Richard Kodl exchanged matrimonial vows. Father Joe Walijewski performed the 2 o'clock double ring ceremony, assisted by servers Gary Badzinski and Jerry Meyer. Magdalen and Richard at the children of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Badzinski and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kodl, all of Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.).

Prior to the wedding ceremony, Miss Pat Welsh of Chippewa Falls played a selection of songs, including excepts from Romeo and Juliet. At 2 o'clock Pat fingered into the wedding march for the recessional. She played "Song of Joy."

The bride, given in marriage by her father, chose to wear an A-line gown of satin and Alencon lace. Long traditional sleeves and mandarin collar were featured. An elegant chapel train lightly flowed from mid-back. Seed pearls adorned the lace. A Camelot cap trimmed with Alencon lace and embellished with pearl and iridescents held her capel length veil of double illusion. She carried a bouquet of white chrysanthemums and miniature yellow roses. Yellow rose buds enhanced the pale yellow satin streamers.

Virginia Badzinski, sister of the bride, acted as maid of honor, wearing the color poppy. Other attendants were: Vickie Kodl, sister of the groom, in leaf green; Mary Ann Kodl, sister of the groom, in cinnamon; JoAnn Ahlers, cousin of the bride, in pumpkin; Joan Stangl, friend of the bride, in harvest gold; and Christine Badzinski, sister of the bride, acted as junior bridesmaid, wearing avocado. Christine also played the organ for the Nuptial Mass. Their floor length gowns were identical in style, made of crepe. The soft billowy sleeves were made of matching chiffon. Matching velvet ribbon hugged the empire waist and fell in long streamers at the back, flowing from a readymade bow. All wore shoes the color of their dresses. Decorous crepe bows were nestled in their hair. Gold necklaces with pearl center, gifts of the bride, radiated over collarless built-up necklines. Each girl carried a basket arrangement of leaves, cattails, oats and mums Velvet ribbons in various color schemes made a multiple bow ending in dancing streamers.

Robert Kodl was his brother's best man. Other groomsmen were William Badzinski, brother of the bride; Thomas Krych, cousin of the bride; Ronald Kodl, brother of the groom; and Raymond Kliscz, cousin of the bride. Raymond Kodl, brother of the groom, and Duane Badzinski, cousin of the bride, were ushers.

The bride's mother selected a casual persimmon dress-jacket and wore black accessories. The mother of the groom chose to wear a gold ensemble with silver accessories.

The offertory was carried by the couple grandmothers, Mrs. Joseph Czech and Mrs. Walter Badzinski.

After the mass, while the choir, which consisted of Virginia Badzinski, Jackie Pajak and Heidi Huls, sang "On this Day Oh Beautiful Mother," the bride picked from her bouquet three roses in homage to Our Blessed Lady.

A reception and dinner were held at St. Hedwig's Quonset Hall, serving 325 guests. Diane Luzinski was in charge of the guest book, and Frances Platt was the hostess.

After a trip to Canada, the couple is making their home in Thorp.



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