BioM: Arciszewski, Arlene (1972)


Surnames: Arciszewski, Meyer, Grelle, Keating, Rod, Terstad, Sorenson, Savasta, Badzinski, Sobczynski, Kodl, Drost, Bogumill, Kosloski, Weibel, Czewionka

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 16 Nov 1972

Arciszewski, Arlene (21 OCT 1972)

Saturday, October 21, 1972 was the date chosen by Arlene Arciszewski and Denny Meyer for their union in marriage. Father Will Grelle officiated at the 2:00 p.m. double ring ceremony at St. Hedwig Chapel of Thorp. Father Francis Czewionka, uncle of the groom, concelebrated the wedding Mass with Father Grelle. Arlene and Denny’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Arciszewski and Mr. and Mrs. Ted Meyer of Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.).

Sue Keating, friend of the couple, was their guest pianist for the ceremony. She played contemporary music prior to the Mass, and provided accompaniment for their soloist, Mrs. Bette (Tjerstad) Rod. Bette, close friend of the bride, sand “We’ve Only Just Begun” after vows with her husband, Dave, adding a guitar accompaniment, and she later sang “Our Father.”

Given in marriage by her father, Arlene wore a floor length white satin peau de soie gown, which was sewn by her sister and mother. The bodice featured a high lace edged collar with a rose lace bib effect front and back, having a wide lace ruffle framing the bib. The bouffant sleeves were satin with wide lace covered cuffs trimmed with tiny white buttons. The floor length skirt fell softly from a slightly raised waistline, which had a band of scalloped lace at its upper border. A wide lace covered satin flounce was at the hem of the gathered skirt. He floor length beil was attached to a Camelot style cap covered with lace and satin. The wide lace border on the tulle veil completed her bridal attired. The bridal bouquet was a colonial nosegay of yellow roses enhanced with green leaves and ferns, with a lace bordering it.

Maid of honor for her sister was Miss Nancy Arciszewski. Bridesmaids were Miss Fanny Meyer, sister of the groom, Miss Mary Sorenson, friend of the bride from Eau Claire, and Mrs. Bette (Tjerstad) Rod, friend of the bride from Iowa City, Iowa. Their gowns had long satin skirts in fall tones of deep chocolate brown, bright orange, antique gold, and avocado, respectively, with heavy ecru cotton lace bodices. They were styled similar to the bride’s dress, with long bouffant cotton lace sleeves and high collars trimmed with narrow satin ribbon to match their skirts. The caps they wore were also of a Camelot type with the same ecru lace over a matching satin base. The girls each carried a natural colored wicker basket fill with fall colored mums and autumn leaves.

Jim Savasta of Menomonie was best man for his friend’s wedding. Bill Arciszewski, brother of the bride, Bill Badzinski, friend of the groom, Gerry Meyer, brother of the groom, were groomsmen. They wore dark brown Edwardian style suits with black satin trim. Each wore a gold mum Boutonniere.

Jim Sobczynski, cousin of the bride, and Ray Kodl, brother-in-law of the groom, were ushers at the ceremony.

Foer her daughter’s wedding, the bride’s mother wore a floor length gown. The bodice was gold crepe with long tapered sleeves and the full gathered skirt was a bold floral print in autumn hues. The groom’s mother was attired in a deep forest green A-line knit dress with long tapered sleeves also. Each wore a multi-colored fall mum corsage.

A reception and 4:30 supper were held for their 175 guests at St. Bernard’s Parish Hall following the witnessing of the vows. Their guests were served refreshments at the reception by Mrs. Nancy Kodl, Mrs. Kathy Drost, Jim Drost, and Tom Bogumill. Miss Mary Lou Sobczynski was guest book hostess, while Miss Marg Kosloski and Mrs. Carol Weibel cut and served wedding cake at the supper.

Following the reception, the new Mr. and Mrs. Meyer left for a week’s wedding trip to the Northern parts of Wisconsin. They are now making their home at rural Thorp.



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