Noel and Doris Whalen marriage announcement
MARRIAGE ANNOUNCED —-(Leilzell Photo) SGT. AXD MRS. NOEL WHALEN + + + Whale n- Davis Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Davis of Bluford Annoutice the marriage of their daughter. Doris, to Sgt. Noel Whalen, sou of Mr. and Mrs. Vern Whalen of Bluford. 111. The beautiful double i-ing cerc-^ mony was performed at the home I Truly" and "Always." of the bride's sister, Mrs. Ward B, Acuff of Mt. Vernon Sunday Mrs. Davis and Mrs. Whalen, .mothers of the couple were at- afternoon. Api-il 24. at four p. m.\]}'"^ "^''^ blue street length ^ *^ dresses and wore identical white by the Rev. Bird Green. The bride was lovely in a white linen suit. She had a tiara of white carnations in her hair to which was fastened a shoulder length veil. She carried a white Bible on which was fastened a corsage of pink rosebuds and white split carnations, which she canrnation corsages. A reception was held and the bride's table was centered with a large three-tier wedding cake topped with a miniature bride and groom. Surrounding the cake was a wreath of ambrosia and sweetpeas. After the cake was cut in the ....... ...........v.,, i,.,^ ^iier me caxe was cut in the later used as her going-away cor- traditional manner bv the bride sage. Her only jewelry was a and groom, guests were served ^'^?'u' strand peari necklace, | by Mrs. Paul Akright assisted bv which the groom brought home; from Japan as a gift to his bride. Mrs. Ward B. Acuff. the brides sister, was her only attendant. Mrs. Acuff. matron of honor, wore a lovely pastel blue silk crepe dress with a corsage of yellow carnations. J. P. Irvin of Mt. Vernon served served as best man for the groom. The bridal party stood on a white rug under an archway, beautifully decorated with pink roses, bridal wreath, apple blos- .soms and fcrm, on both sides of the archway a large basket of white gladioli and baby mums were placed. Pi-eccding the ceremony ceremony favorite selections of the bride and groom were played including including "Because", "I Love You Barbara Pasley. Miss Louise Johnson presided at the punch bowl assisted by Miss Francis Pasley. All four are cousins of the bride. Following the reception the young couple left on a short honeymoon trip through MLssouri Iowa and northern Illinois. The bride chose as her going-away costume a light green suit with grey accessories. They will resiiJe at Fort Worth, Texas Where Sgt. Whalen is stationed with the U. S. Army. Prior to her marriage the bride was employed at the Granada Theatre. An out of town guest at the wedding was Mrs. Paul Akright of Bayonne. N. J.