Old Time Livery Is Used For Town Herman Wedding
The surrey with the fringe on top. with two horses harnessed to it, was the
vehicle in which a couple married on Saturday, Kenneth H, Moenning, YN3, and
his bride, the former Miss Caroline V. Ochs, were taken after they exited
from the wedding scene, St. John's Evangelical and Reformed Church, Town
In this conveyance they were taken to the home of the bride's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Paul L. Ochs, Route 1, Elkhart Lake.
Seated beside the driver, Wallace Wippermann, were Marvin Henschel and Lester
Dickmann and they were attired in old-time suits and stove-pipe hats that
were worn in the era of the surrey. The wedding suit of the bride's
grandfather, Cornelius Brass, was donned by the last-listed person in the
trio. Horses belonged to Mr. Ochs.
Nuptial vows were exchanged before the Rev. Clifford Voll of Malone, Wis., at
3:30 o'clock. Palms, vases of orange-gold gladioli and candelabra comprised
the setting for the service. Family pews were marked with glamillias in the
same color and bows. Parents of the other principal in the wedding service
are Mr. and Mrs. Harry T. Moenning, Route 4, Lower Falls Rd., Sheboygan.
Two sisters of the bride, Miss La Verne Ochs, as maid of honor, and Miss Rose
Marie Ochs, as one of the bridesmaids, with the bridegroom's cousin, Miss
Marion Miller, in a similar role, were in the procession. Their dresses were
designed of fantasy green crystalette fabric in ballet-length with full
ballerina skirts. Bodices were fitted and pointed and necklines were draped.
Cap sleeves were other details of the styling. A circlet of tiny wood roses
and camellia foliage, with two orange delight roses set into a bow of dark
green at the back, comprised the headpiece of each attendant. Their bouquets
were in crescent style and were a combination of orange delight roses,
tapered with tiny tan wood roses, camellia foliage and completed with small
clusters of apricot grapes.
Immediately before the entrance of the bride, the flower girl and ringbearer,
Pearl and William Brass, her cousins, made their appearance. The former was
garbed in a nylon net over taffeta frock with a net yoke, jewel neckline and
puff sleeves. Her hoop skirt was chapel-length. The tan reed basket she
carried was filled with orange delight roses and white stephanotis. The
ringbearer's tiny cane, covered with white satin, had a cluster of orange
delight roses ornamenting it.
Escorted by her father, the bride walked down the aisle in a lace over satin
gown. The fitted bodice had a tulle yoke and a lace collar. Sleeves were
long and pointed at the wrists. The full skirt with a lace panel, front and
back, formed a long, flowing train. Satin pleating and ribbon cording
enriched the bandeau, which had a side lace motif with pearls. Attached to
it was an all-silk illusion finger-tip veil. Two burgandy cypiderpedium
orchids centered the cascade bouquet she carried and made of white
stephanotis, a tiny cluster of apricot-colored grapes and camellia foliage.
A brother of the bridegroom, Edward Moenning, assumed the duties of best man.
Thomas Oswald, Elkhart Lake, the bride's cousin, and Mildred Rotsted were
groomsmen and the ushers were Ronald Markus, Oostburg, the bridegroom's
cousin, and Kenneth Seipel, Spring Valley.
Organist for the service was Miss Gladys Albrecht and she also sang "The
Lord's Prayer" to accompaniment played be Mrs. Archie Brass. Another
vocalist was a member of the wedding party, Mr. Rotsted, whose number was
Wedding guests, 40 in number, were entertained at dinner at Kneevers Hotel,
and 400 persons were present for the evening reception that was held in the
Panther Room at the Playdium. Among the persons present were Miss Marion
Gessert, San Francisco, Calif., and Robert Dykstra, Fort Riley, Kan.
Niagara Falls, Ottawa, Can., Sault Ste. Marie, Mackinac Island and northern
Wisconsin are being included on the itinerary for the couple's wedding trip.
After the bridegroom reports at Norfolk, Va., on Sept. 5, the bride will be
residing with her parents. She is a teacher of Green Bay Road School, Route
1, Cleveland, and was educated for her career at Kiel High School and
Sheboygan County Teachers College from which she was graduated. The
serviceman in the U.S. Navy has his diploma from Sheboygan Falls High School.
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