BioM: Szemraj, Kathy (1972)
Surnames: Szemraj, Taulu, Dahlin, Jorgenson, Vanalstine, Hakala, Dudek
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 25 May 1972
Szemraj, Kathy (29 APR 1972)
Two standard sprays of white carnations, Gladiolas and spider mums adorned the altar of Mt. Hope Lutheran Church, West Allis, for the marriage of Kathy Szemraj and Dennis Taulu on Saturday, April 29, 1972. Pastor Richard Dahlin performed the five p.m. candlelight double ring ceremony. "O Perfect Love" and "Wedding Prayer" were sung by Mr. Kenneth Jorgenson of Hales Corners. At the end of the ceremony the bride and groom lit a wedding candle to signify two lives becoming one.
Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Walter Szemraj, Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.), and Mrs. Leonard Taulu, Minocqua.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a gown of candlelight satin, accented by rows of pearls and Alencon lace. The empire bodice, trimmed in Alencon lace motif and clusters of pearls, had a raised waist line. The long satin bishop sleeves were accented with lace and vertical rows of pearls. The long column skirt was decorated with rows of pearls, ending in lace motif. The hem, edged in Alencon lace with the back flowing gently into a detachable length train from a satin bow. A matching headband with veil attached full length. She carried a cascade bouquet of stephanotis, cushion pompons, white carnations, white roses, and white cocktail orchid with English ivy and baby's breath.
Miss Geri Szemraj was her sister's maid of honor, and bridesmaid was Mrs. Yolanda Vanalstine, friend of the bride. Laura Taulu, nice of the groom, was flower girl. They wore long pink chiffon dresses, trimmed in Venice lace with pull thru satin ribbon, high mandarin collars, long full sleeves, with empire waist, slightly gathered skirt. Fresh flowers to match their bouquets were their headpieces. They carried lit hurricane lantersn with different tones of pink and red roses, carnations, and pompons trimmed with baby's breath. The flower girl carried a French colonial bouquet with the same colors and flowers as the bridesmaids.
Attending the groom was James Hakala, friend of the groom, as best man, and groomsman was Ronald Taulu, brother of the groom. Ushers were Robert Dudek, cousin of the bride, and Paul Taulu, cousin of the groom.
A dinner and reception for 160 guests was held at Tuckaway Country Club, Franklin, Wisconsin. Music was furnished by Jerry Blake band of Milwaukee.
After a wedding trip to New Orleans and the Caribbean Islands, they will make their home at 675 W. Brown Deer Road, Brown Deer, Wisconsin.
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