Nannette Ann (1977)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Ouimette, Bland, Weirick, Robertson, Marvin, Cooper, Meadows, Stark, Barth, Smith, Nordin
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 8/04/1977
Ouimette, Nannette Ann (23 July 1977)
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Anthony Bland, who exchanged marriage vows Saturday, July 23, at Calvary Lutheran Church in Neillsville, are on a honeymoon through the western states. After August 16, they will be at home at Plankgate Farm Estate, Wilpshire, England, where the groom is employed as a teacher and the bride works as an assistant music therapist.
The Rev. Ronald Nordin officiated at the 3 p.m. ceremony for the former Nannette Ann Ouimette, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Ouimette of Neillsville, and the son of Dr. and Mrs. George A. Bland, Wilpshire, England. George and Helen Ouimette presented their daughter in marriage.
The bride’s Swiss style, mid-length dress of white cotton gauze was fashioned with a lace bodice and eyelet lace trim on the short sleeves and flounced skirt. She carried a bouquet of long-stemmed red roses with baby’s breath and wore a circlet of baby’s breath in her hair.
Bridal attendants include April Weirick of Hurley as matron of honor and Linda Robertson of Birmingham, England, and Lois Marvin of Milwaukee as bridesmaids. Their mid-length smock dresses were created of cream and blue Laura Ashley print fabric. Mixed daisies and baby’s breath formed their colonial bouquet.
Attending the groom were Jeff Cooper, River Falls, as bestman and Jean Pierre Ouimette of Oshkosh, brother of the bride, and Clyde Meadows of Canton, England, as groomsmen. The groom wore a red rose in his lapel, and his attendants had blue carnation boutonnieres.
Jay Ouimette, brother of the bride, served as usher. Ginny Stark was the usherette and was in charge of the guest book. Mrs. Robert Barth sang “The Wedding Song” and “The Water is Wide.” The organist was Mrs. Kendall Smith.
A reception and buffet dinner in the church fellowship hall followed the ceremony, and guests gathered later at the Ouimette home on Pitcher St. for refreshments.
The new Mrs. Bland is a 1974 graduate of Neillsville High School and attended the UW-River Falls for one year. Her husband is a 1976 graduate of Edge Hill College in England
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