Clipped From New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung
Mr. and Mrs. Howard A. Ackermann Sunlight Photography Martin, Ackermann wed ^Catherine Lynn Martin and Howard Anton Ackermann were married Feb. 2 in a double-ring ceremony at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church. The Rev. Eugene O;Callaghan officated at the 5 p.m. ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Virginia K. Baker of Canyon Lake and Lester Marschall of Fredericksburg. The groom is the son of Hugo Ackermann Sr; of Schertz and the late Thusnelda (nee Pfeil) Kierum. The duet of Nicci Ackermann and Jafries Donegan performed "In This Very Room," "Nobody Loves Me Like You Do," and "Wind Beneath My Wings" for the wedding ceremony. They were accompanied by Mrs. Barbara Houde on the organ. Nicci, a student at Hardin Simmons University, has sung in the All-State Baptist Choir and is the groom's niece. Escorted by her father, the bride wore a gown of ivory satin and imported scheffli lace by Demetrios for Dlissa. The gown featured an open neckline and a bodice overlaid with lace heavily encrusted with ivory bridal pearls and iridescent sequins. Renaissance sleeves were enhanced with lace cut-out appliques. The full skirt was trimmed in matching lace and the cathedral-length train was adorned with beaded lace cut-out appliques. A row of matching Scheffli lace trimmed the hem and train. The train was later bustled into a bow at the waist for the reception. The fingertip veil of ivory tulle gathered around the crown in a pouff and was embellished on the side with a nosegay of ivory roses and stranded pearls. The headband, pearl studded ivory satin, tapered down over her forehead. The bride carried a cascading bouquet of ivory and sonia roses, French rosebuds, ivory freesia, peach blossoms, blue forget-me-nots, peach forget-me-nots and ivory lace which completed the cascade. Both the veil and bouquet were made by the bride. Her "something old" was a bracelet of two parallel gold bands offset with three diamonds entwined in gold filigree. The bracelet belonged to the bride's great grandmother, the late Hulda Sonnenschein, and was passed down to her mother by her grandmother. Matron of honor was Dollie Marschall, sister-in-law of the bride, of Austin. Maid of honor was Rachelle Ackermann, daughter of the groom. Bridesmaids were Kaylene Moore and Shelly Phillips. Attendants wore deep blue velvet tea-length dresses featuring princess necklines and long, slender sleeves puffed from the shoulder to just above the elbows. The basque waistlines were adorned in the back with a large matching blue velvet bow. They wore rhinestone necklaces and earrings, gifts from the bride. They carried bouquets of peach wild roses, freesia, French rosebuds, satin ribbon, ivory pearl loops and pouff s of tulle. All the attendants' dressed were made by Louise Davidson, sister of the bride, and the bouquets were made by the bride. Flower girls were Kristan Balser and Katie Rose Davidson, nieces of the bride. Ring bearer was Daniel Adams of Somerset. Best man was David Kierum, brother of the groom, of Cibolo. Groomsmen were David Marschall, brother of the bride, of Austin; and Chris and Jimmy Ackermann, sons of the groom. Ushers and acolytes were Hugo Ackermann Jr., brother of the groom, and Daniel Harborth, brother- in-law of the groom, both of Seguin. Amy Theall was altar girl. The mother of the bride and father of the groom lit candles for the bride and groom, who lit a unity candle. The couple left the church in a restored 1930s Packard belonging to Buddy Necker. A reception and dinner was held at the VFW Hall of New Braunfels with dancing music provided by the Salty Dogs Band. The bride's cake, an Italian creme, was a five-layer tier cake with fresh bouquets of champagne and sonia roses, and snowflake carnations. The groom's cake was German chocolate. Assisting at the reception were Charlotte Boyd and Beverly Trollin- gcr, Max Balser and David Davidson. Kelly Monn was in charge of the bride's book. After a wedding trip to South Lake Tahoc, the couple is at home in New Braunfels. The groom is employed by Landa Tire and Automotive and the bride is employed by Pran, Inc.