BioM: Smith, Sandra E. (1972)


Surnames: Smith, Peterson, Hellert, Missling, Nenzel, Hamm, Little, Thorson, Van Winkle, Rabska

---------Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 03 Aug 1972

Smith, Sandra E. (17 JUN 1972)

At a seven o'clock in the evening wedding, Miss Sandra E. Smith became the bride of Robert E. Peterson on Saturday, June 17, 1972, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Withee, with the Rev. A.F. Hellert performing the ceremony. Prior to the double ring ceremony, the selection "We've Only Just Begun" was sung. To the strains of "Her Come the Bride," the bride was escorted to the altar by her father. Other duets were sung, "Oh Perfect Love" and "The Lord's Prayer."

The bride chose a floor length empire styled bridal gown of imported organza fashioned with Camelot sleeves and high neckline. Chantilly lace embellished the A-line silhouette highlighted by a sweeping chapel train. Her double tiered bouffant veil of shee bridal illusion was secured to a Juliet hat, accented with lace and seed pearls. She carried a semi-crescent arrangement of pink sweetheart roses surrounding larger pink roses, with white iceberg pompoms and aqua baby's breath.

Helen Missling, Withee, was the maid of honor, and bridesmaids were Sandy Nenzel, with junior bridesmaid, Elaine Hamm, a cousin of the bride.

The aides floor length dresses were of aqua chiffon, which featured bishop sleeves and a Mandarin neckline. Harmonizing embroidery accented the mock vest, complementing the empire styling. Their headpieces were a crown of aqua baby's breath and greens. The junior bridesmaid carried a white fireside basket of pink pompoms, white daisies, and baby's breath, with pink streamers.

Attending the groom as best man was Donald little, with groomsman, Konrad Thorson. They were attired in oxford gray tuxedos with flared trousers, ruffled shirts and bow ties. The groom wore a pink rose, the groomsmen pink mums, and the ushers white carnations. The ushers were Bill Van Winkle and Michael Rabska.

The mother of the bride chose for the wedding a blue dress trimmed in lace, with beige accessories, and wore a corsage of pink mums. The groom's mother chose a lavender dress, with black accessories, and wore a white mum corsage.

A dinner was served in the church parlor following the ceremony, and a reception and dance was held at Gary and JoAnn's Hall.

Guests came from Eau Claire, Fall Creek, Altoona, Chicago, Holcombe, Augusta, Circle Pines, Minnesota, Gilman, St. Paul and Minneapolis, and Wauconda, Illinois.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Milford Smith. She attended the Owen-Withee High School and is employed at Teledyne Post Company in Owen.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Peterson, Withee (Clark Co., Wis.). He attended Owen0Withee High School and the District I Vocational Technical Institute in Eau Claire. He is employed at Wick Building Systems in Spencer.

The newlyweds will make their home in Withee.



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