F Manning, Mrs M F Manning
Poulas-Kelilch Nuptials this Morning SS. Peter and Paul's church was ;he scene of a very pretty wedding :hls morning at eight o'clock when Miss Mary Ellen Kekich became the Sride of James J. Poulas of Wood River. Tho ceremony was performed at 'eight o'clock by tho Rev. P. J. Smyth and was witnessed by a large company of guests, many, friends of the young couple motoring up from Wood River to. attend tho wedding. The sanctuary was well lighted and the altars beautifully- decorated. Tho bridal party entered the church to the strains of Lohengrin's wedding march, played by Rene L. Becker. Miss Ann Kekich, sister of the bride was bridesmaid and Francis Manning of Wood River was Mr. Poulas' best man. Miss Kekich and Mr. Manning entered together, followed by little Helen Shepherd, who served as flower girl. Miss Kekich entered last, walking walking with her father, Thomas Kekich. At the entrance to the sanctuary Miss Kekich was met by her fiance, Mr. Poulas, and with tho remainder of the bridal party moved 'towards the altar where Father Smyth awaited and the ceremony followed. Before the Nuptial Mass Mrs. A. J. Duffy sang Dana's "Salve Regina." and at tho Communion of the Mass Gounod's Ave Marie. William Kekich, young brother of the bride, and Henry Gavin were the servers. Miss Kekich wore a handsome bridal gown of white silk, trimmed with lace and embroidered in beads. Her bridal veil was arranged softly about her head and fell into a.traiitx, Sl'e carried carried bridal roses and lillles of tho valley. valley. Her sister nnd attendant wore a frock of poudre blue georgette, fashioned fashioned with lace, with a picture hat to match, and carried pink roses. The il'ttle flower gli-1 was attired in yellow carried a basket of yellow roses. 'ter Mass a breakfast nnd recep- ticiij^were held at the Mineral Springs and was largely attended by ;es- and friends. Later In the Poulos and his bride left for and other northern points wherjf'/lliey will enjoy a honeymoon. Uporj their return Mr. and Mrs. Poulos//ill Poulos//ill reside in Wood River where Mr, Poulos has purchased and furn- isrid a home for his bride on Hamilton Hamilton avenue. Miss Kekich Is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kekich of Thirteenth Thirteenth street nnd IIB.JI many warm friends who have been very much Interested Interested in her marriage nnd who extend extend congratulations to Mr. Poulas. Mr. Poulas Is a business man of Wood River, being proprietor of the Elite Cafe. Mr. Poulas is an ex-service man and takes an active Interest In the work of the American Legion. Forty guests attended the reception and wedding breakfast which was served in tho largo banquet hall. The bride's table was decorated with white bridal roses while lilacs were used on the other tables. A six course breakfast breakfast was served. Among the guests present from out of the city were Francis Manning, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Owens, William Tslmprls, Mr. and Mrs. E. V. Giehl, Mrs. M. F. Manning, Val Reis, Miss Kathleen Holloran, S. J. Holloran, George Kane, Joseph Rels, Mr, and Mrs. Emmett Howard and Joseph Stepson ot Wood River, and Harry Carey of Granite City. v A largo wedding-birthday cako was on the bride's table, tho wedding cake being lighted with 28 candles in honor of Mr. Poulas' birthday, which occurred occurred today.