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This Marriage was contributed by: Jerry Head

Sheboygan Press, Tues, Oct 21, 1958, p6
(With photo of bride)

Miss Betty H. Drexler And Clyde H. Bawden Are Married

Wedding vows were repeated Saturday afternoon by Miss Betty Helen Drexler, Kohler, and Clyde H. Bawden, a resident of Sheboygan Falls. The marriage scene was Bethany Lutheran Church of Kohler, where the Rev. Herbert A. Baker read the service at 3 o'clock.

The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert M. Drexler, Kohler, and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Bawden, 343 Prospect Ave., Sheboygan Falls, stood before a background that consisted of the maroon dossil curtain of the church and a palm-banked altar, adorned with white chrysanthemums. Standards of the white flowers, together with candelabra, completed the bridal setting. Reserved pews were marked with greens that surrounded white chrysanthemums and ribbons. Lutheran Chorus of Sheboygan sang "The Song of Ruth" and "O Perfect Love," with Norman H. Wilbert directing. He also was organist for the wedding and played "Take Thou My Hands and Lead Me" for the processional and "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" for the recessional.

A gown of slipper satin, designed with a scoop neckline and long pointed sleeves of rosepoint lace was worn by the bride. The lace also was appliqued over the satin, elongated, fitted bodice and dropped to the hem of the gown in a widening panel. Bridal attire had a full skirt and wide chapel train. Lace of the gown was embroidered with iridescents and pearls. The fingertip veil of bridal illusion was attached to a half crown of rhinestone sprigs, imported hairbraid and petals and boutonnires. One red rose was placed on a white satin-covered Bible carried by the bride and on it a rose of lace, also embroidered with pearls and iridescents, was appliqued.

Three attendants made their appearance before the bride entered with her father, who presented her in marriage. Their gowns were alike and were fashioned of a brocade fabric in a copper color. The skirts had box pleats that extended from a straight front panel. Fitted bodices and bateau-style necklines were the other details. The headpieces, also in copper color, were crowns of hairbraid, studded with rhinestones, which held circular veils. Each held a kissing ring. The woven reed ring of the honor attendant, Mrs. Earl Mehre, was adorned with bronze and yellow chrysanthemums, together with wheat. The maid of honor was Miss Myrtle Birge and Miss June Bawden came from Milwaukee to be an aid to her brother's bride. Their floral arrangements had bronze chrysanthemums and natural wheat.

George Bawden, Milwaukee, the bridegroom's brother, was asked to be best man and two others, Arthur and Jerome Bawden, were chosen as groomsmen. Earl Mehre and David Roehre showed guests to places in the church.

Guests, more than 200 in number, were entertained at the wedding reception and buffet, which were held between 4:30 and 7 o'clock in the Parkside Room of the Foeste Hotel.

When Mr. Bawden and his bride return from their wedding trip, the destination of which is not being disclosed, they will be at home in their apartment, near Kohler. Both young persons are employes of the Kohler Co., the former Miss Drexler in the portfolio department, her husband, in the advertising department.

Persons from other places at the wedding were from Grand Rapids, Minn., Detroit, Mich., Chicago, Ill. Milwaukee, Union Grove, King and Fredonia.

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