Phyllis Gartman Becomes Bride Of James W. Summer
Trinity Lutheran Church in Town Wilson was the setting Saturday afternoon for
the 2:30 o'clock nuptial rite in which James W. Summers claimed Miss Phyllis
Gartman as his bride.
Officiant, the Rev. Arthur Dingel, performed the service before an altar
adorned with all-white bouquets of gladioli and pompons with huckleberry.
The wedding united in marriage the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold A.
Gartman, R. 3, Sheboygan, and the son of Mrs. Ida Anderson, Port Washington,
and William Summers, Pewaukee, Wis.
Music for the occasion was provided by organist, Mrs. Lilah Gartman, and
vocalists, Mrs. Elwood Meyer and Mrs. Norman Koeppe, all of R. 1, Oostburg.
"Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" by Bach was the processional number and the
recessional selection was Purcell's "Trumpet Voluntary in D Major." "The
Lord's Prayer" and "O Perfect Love" were vocal offerings.
The bride's organza chapel gown featured a fitted bodice with long sleeves
and a scoop neckline. Other details included a detachable train and a belled
skirt with a floral motif of Schiffli embroidery. The skirt was topped by a
lace-accented waistband. Bouffant silk illusion veiling fell from an organza
forward disc adorned with seed pearl medallions. As she approached the altar
with her father, the former Miss Gartman carried a feathery crescent-shaped
bouquet of white roses and carnations enhanced with lacy fern and variegated
Her attendants were Miss Jane Wirtz, St. Cloud, maid of honor, and cousins,
Miss Lou Ann Schaefer and Miss Susan Grunwald, and Miss Veronica Wallner,
Sheboygan Falls, who were bridesmaids. The flower girl was a sister, Ruth
Attire for the bride aids was identical. They wore long coat dresses made
with Nile green peau skirts and white organza bodices with Nile green
Schiffli embroidery. Head pieces were clusters of tulle petals trimmed with
hairbraid bows to which bouffant silk illusion veils were secured. Each
carried an informal hand bouquet of Hawaiian roses and champagne carnations
with variegated pittisporum foliage.
Best man at the ceremony was Richard Novack and groomsmen were George
Richards and Mark Gartman, brothers of the bridal pair and Timothy Moxness,
Sheboygan Falls. Duties of ushering were performed by Delmar Sommers and the
bridegroom's brother, Michael Richards. Rings were carried on a heart-shaped
satin pillow by Gary Thimmig.
Five hundred wedding guests attended a buffet supper and reception at Belgium
A graduate of South High School, the bride is employed by Borden Foods
Company, Plymouth. Mr. Sommers attended Central High School and works for
Honold and LaPage.
After May 1, the newlyweds will reside on R. 1, Oostburg.
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