BioM: Couillard, Rita J. (1952)
Surnames: Miller, Couillard, Brenner, Clark
-----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 05/15/1952
Couillard, Rita J. (Marriage - 3 MAY 1952)
The Hannibal Presbyterian Church was the scene of a lovely spring wedding Saturday afternoon, May 3, 1952 when rita Joyce Couillard and James Miller exchanged their marriage vows. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Couillard of Hannibal and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leland Miller of Jump River. The Rev. John Wild performed the single ring ceremony at 1:00 o’clock. During the ceremony Mrs. Gladys Eckstrom sang “I Love You Truly” and “Just Because”, accompanied by Mrs. Elton Henthorne on the piano.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a gown of white slipper satin with sweetheart neckline and long sleeves which came to a point over her wrists. The front of the bodice was trimmed with tiny covered buttons and her full skirt extended into a long train. Her fingertip veil was fastened to a rhinestone headpiece and she carried a colonial bouquet of red and white roses.
The groom’s sister Bette Jane Miller was maid of honor and wore a yellow satin dress trimmed with lace. The bridesmaids Paula Jean Brenner, cousin of the bride, wore pink and with bodice of lace and skirt of net over satin, and Carolee Clark , friend of the bride, wore pink with bodice of feta with net over skirt. Each wore a headpiece in colors to match their gowns. The carried colonial bouquets of roses and carnations.
The little flower girl, Della Fae Couillard, sister of the bride, was dressed in yellow organdy with headpiece to match, and carried a basket of carnations and sweet peas.
Dale Couillard, brother of the bride, was best man and ushers were Roger Miller, brother of the groom, and Walter Couillard, brother of the bride. All wore blue suits with carnation boutonniere.
Mrs. Couillard wore for her daughter’s wedding a blue dress with white accessories, and the bridegroom’s mother wore black with white accessories. Each wore a corsage of red roses.
The bridegroom’s grandmothers, Mrs. Dan Boeckler and Mrs. John P. Miller, and the bride’s grandmothers, Mrs. Adlor Couillard and Mrs. Walter Brenner Sr., attended the ceremony. Each wore a corsage of red and white carnations. The bride’s great-grandmother, Mrs. Alma Brenner, also attended and her corsage was lavender carnations.
A reception following the ceremony at the home of the bride’s parents, where a five o’clock dinner was served to about 100 guests. The dining room was decorated with pink and white streamers and a beautifully decorated three-tier wedding cake, topped with a miniature bride and groom, was the centerpiece for the table. Later in the evening a dance was held in the community hall at Jump River.
Out of town guests attending the wedding were: Mr. Adlor Couillard and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Brenner Jr. and daughter Paula from Minneapolis, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Willis Couillard and family, Waukegan, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Brenner, Portage, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. Dan Boeckler, Sheldon, Wis.; Mrs. Wm. Steinback, Milwaukee, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Brenner Sr. and Mrs. Alma Brenner of Thorp, Mrs. Marth Couillard, Cornell, Wis.
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