Tink And Brenda Wedding Oct 23 1998

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Tink And Brenda Wedding Oct 23 1998 - W-lndiona evening Gazette, Bridal Edition,...
W-lndiona evening Gazette, Bridal Edition, Friday, February 6, 1981. Special Song Honors June Bride Mr. ondMn. Howard Abnhar PUNXSUTAWNEY - Brenda Lee Bish Abraham and Howard (Tink) Abraham had a rather unique wedding ceremony June 28, 1980. After they said their marriage vows to each other in the Church of God, Punxsutawney, Punxsutawney, the groom sang "Brenda's Song," a piece which he wrote and composed composed for the bride. "I loved it," exclaimed Brenda about the song her husband wrote for her. She noted that her husband writes all of the music for the gospel group, "The Watchmen," Watchmen," of which he is a member. Many of the songs at the wedding had been previously recorded on tape by Tink who also did all of the instrumentation.. Included was a duet that both Brenda and Tink sang at the end of the wedding. Some of the music was performed live. "We had a trio who played guitars and sang," said Brenda. Brenda said she and her husband had wanted their wedding in June. So when it turned out that the "The Watchmen- were leaving for Hawaii on the 30th, Tink and Brenda departed with them for their honeymoon. Parents of the couple are the Rev. and Mrs. Robert Bish, Punxsutawney, and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Abraham Sr., Clymer. Also unique at Brenda and Tink's wedding wedding was that two of the three officiating ministers were related to the couple: the Rev. Robert Bish, father of the bride, and the Rev. Kenneth Abraham, brother of the bridegroom. Brenda appeared at her wedding wearing an Italian chiffon^gown with ven- ice lace trim on a sheer-yoked bodice. The gown was also accented with cap sleeves and a chapel train trimmed with venice lace. Her floor-length tulle veil was attached to a venice lace headpiece. One thousand guests were invited to the Abrahams' wedding. Because of the large invitation list, Brenda said she had to start planning about 10 months ahead of time. "We had 800 guests at both the church and the reception. Our church held all of the people. As the guests came out of the church, we held our receiving line," said Brenda. But because the church gym adjacent to the church was only "standard-sized," the guests had to "eat in shifts," according according to Abraham. Everything worked out fine though. As the guests came out the church door they went straight through the receiving line and then into the door of the gym for the reception. Because it took three hours for all the guests to greet the new couple, by the time one group of guests had finished eating a new group had begun. "Tink and I never made it to the reception. reception. By the time we got there all the food was being put away. We had our wedding photos taken after (the receiving line) and that took about an hour. I was (Continued en Page 45)

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  2. 23 Oct 1998, Fri,
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