BioM: Cukla, Carolyn (1952)
Surnames: Kowalczyk, Cukla, Filipiak
----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 10/23/1952
Cukla, Carolyn (11 OCT 1952)
Joseph Kowalczyk, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Kowalczyk, Gilman, claimed Carolyn Cukla, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Cukla, Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.), as his bride Saturday, Oct. 11, 1952, in the St. Stanislaus Church at 10 a.m. was the Rev. Father Konopka.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a gown of genuine imported Chantilly lace, bodice and sleeves with Johnny collar and nylon yoke. Chantilly lace over satin formed the gown’s cathedral train. Her fingertip veil of imported illusion was fastened to a crown tiara trimmed with seed pearls and brilliants. Her bouquet consisted of a spray of red roses. She wore a double string of lovely cream-tone oyster grown pearls as a gift of the groom.
The maid of honor, Patsy Cukla, sister of the bride, and the bridesmaids, Harriet Cukla, sister of the bride, and Janice Kowalczyk, niece of the groom, wore identical gowns of pink, yellow, green with satin bodices and their skirts were of nylon net over stain. They carried bouquets of mixed tinted carnations to match their gowns.
The bride’s and groom’s mothers wore corsages of red roses and their grandmothers corsages consisted of mixed flowers.
During the ceremony Ann Demaniak, sang a solo, "On This Day, Oh Beautiful Mother: and close relatives sang "Ave Maria" and other traditional songs.
Serving as his uncle’s best man was Jimmy Kowalczyk, Gilman. The groom’s attendants were Tony Filipiak and Allen Kowalczyk..
Following the ceremony a dinner and then supper was served to 175 guests at the Quonset Ballroom in Thorp.
Mr. and Mrs. Kowalczyk left for a wedding trip to Minnesota and Canada and will return to make their home in Gilman.
Out of town guests present at the wedding were: Mr. and Mrs. John Bujak and family, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Pancyrz, Stanley Pancyrz and Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Smietana, all of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Ted Pasyk, Johnny Pasyk and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Pasyk, all of Hammond, Indiana; and Anna Kurtz, Omaha, Neb.
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