Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois on July 5, 1975 · Page 36
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Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois · Page 36

Freeport, Illinois
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Saturday, July 5, 1975
Page 36
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Bride Makes Her Own Gown For Wedding In Pecatonica The wedding of Miss Michelle M. McNamara and Thomas E. Selden took place June 1 in the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Pecatonica. Parents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. McNamara of rural Pecatonica. The bridegroom is the son MRS. THOMAS E. SELDEN of Mrs. Bernice M. Selden, 22 Hillview Lane, .and the late Warren A. Selden. The Rev. Robert H. Hosto performed the double-ring ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Mrs. Maurice Brauer was organist. Makes Own Gown The bride fashioned her gown. It was of ivory ibrocade with an Empire waistline, full sleeves and train. She wore a three-tiered chapel-length veil Which was .attached to a pearl toead-' piece. Her colonial bouquet contained white daisies and pink rosebuds. Miss Jackie McNamara of Pecatonica, maid of 'honor, and Miss Joylene TVestphal of Pecatonica, bridesmaid, wore aqua knit gowns that had embroidered floral-bibs. They carried colonial bouquets of white daisies andpink carnations and wore headpieces of multicolored ribbons and flowers. Flower girl was Traci McNamara of Erne, Pa. Her gown matched the other attendants' gowns. Serves As Best Man Scott Doty of Pecatonica served as best man. Groomsman was Roger Wissmach of Pecatonica, and seating guests were Mike McNamara, Hick Norris and Syd Nolan. David McNamara of Erie carried the rings. A reception followed m the church social hall. The bride, a 1975 graduate^ of Pecatonica High School, is serving in the Army at Ft. McClellan, Ala., where she is undergoing basic training. After basic training, she will take medical specialist training at Ft. Sam Houston Tex. Her husband, a 1974 graduate of 'Pecatonica High School, is a private first class with the Army at Ft. Campbell Ky. He will serve at.Ft. McCoy in Wisconsin one mpnth 'before returning to Kentucky. They spent their honeymoon in Rockford. Their future home will be at Ft. Campbell. Honeymoon In Jamaica, Bahamas Miss Pafri Heath and Derren Robb exchanged wedding vows in a single- ring ceremony on May 24 at 8 p.m. in the Willow United Methodist Church The Rev. Fred Hickleff officiated. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ore Heath of rural Stockton. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Robb of Glencoe are parents of the bridegroom. Altar vases held blue carnations and white Killian daisies, and candelabra tied with white ribbon flanked the altar Mary Smital was pianist, and soloist was John Beed. Beading Trims Gown The bride chose an A-line gown of polyester crepe with a train. Beading trimmed the stand-up collar, the tucks on the front and back of the bodice and the buttoned cuffs of the long, full sleeves. Her Camelot headpiece was accented with Venise lace and secured an elbow-length veil. Her cascade bouquet contained white Sweetheart roses and blue babies'-breath. Miss Pauline Heath of Stockton was maid of honor for her sister. She wore a pale blue gown patterned after the bridal .gown and carried a nosegay of blue miniature carnations, white daisies and babies'-breath. Sisters Light Candles Candlelighters were Carol and Kathy Heath, sistefs of the bride. Terry Robb, brother of the bridegroom, was best man. Alan and Dale Heath and Mike Robb, brothers of the couple, seated guests. A reception followed at the Pearl City American Legion Hall. The bride; a graduate of Rockford Business College, is employed by Travel Center Tours in Chicago. Her husband was graduated from Chicago State University in 1972 and is employed toy Amtrak. They took a wedding trip to the Bahamas and Jamaica and are living in Chicago. , B -6, Guitar Music Accompanies Vows Calvary United Methodist Church in Stockton was the setting for the wed- .ding of Miss Linda Pearson and Dennis Jensen on June 7. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl L. Pearson of rural Stockton. Mrs. Lucille Jensen of Karikakee and LeRoy Jensen of Bradley are parents of the bridegroom. The Rev. Charles Fleck "performed the double-ring ceremony at 11 a.m. Mrs. Robert Heidenrelch was organist, and Daryl Morse and :Sharon Morse were soloists and guitarists. Flanking the altar were seven- branched candelabras tied with ferns and white satin bows. Two altar vases held pink gladioli, lavender carnations and babies'-breath. Bride Wears Linen Gown A linen gown fashioned with a scooped neckline, cap sleeves and a fitted smocked bodice was worn by the -bride. Ruffles, topped with Cluny lace appliques, enhanced the full skirt and neckline. Matching 1 lace edged her chapel-length mantilla veil of silk illusion. She carried a cascade of stephanotis, lavender roses and babies'- breath. Mrs. David Hardel of Freeport was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Miss Jean Pearson of Stockton and Mrs. Steven Larson of DeKalb. The attendants wore lilac floral crepe gowns styled with V necklines short puffed sleeves, fitted bodices and A-line slcirts. They also wore white picture hats with pink ribbon trim and earned nosegays of pink daisies, pink Sweetheart roses, lavender miniature carnations and babies'-breath. Michelle Stoeker of Coleman, Wis was flower girl. She carried a basket of lavender rose petals. Serves As Best ,Man ^Noel Martell served as best man and eronmsmen were Danny Jensen Ex-Freeporter Takes A Bride In Mesa, Ariz. Wedding vows were exchanged by Miss Peggy L. Jones, daughter of Mrs. Dorothy V, Jones of Mesa, Ariz., and Stephen R. Schafer, son of former Freeporters, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Schafer of Mesa, on May 31. The double-ring ceremony was performed at ,7:30 p.m. by the Rev. Everett Swederiberg in Graqe United Methodist 'Church in Mesa, which was decorated with torange and^white gladioli. Dolores (Gursky was organist and Carol Hazenfield was solpist. The bride ,chose a Victorian-styled gown with a pearl design down the front. Theftrain was chapel length. Her satin headpiece held a shoulder-length veil, and -she carried orange roses and brown and orange mums. MRS. DENNIS JENSEN and Jim Ficek. George Hood and Gary Gash seated guests, and Damon Jensen carried the rings. A reception followed at the Stockton Community Golf Club. The newly weds took a honeymoon trip to New Orleans. They are living at 947 S. 4th, Kankakee. The bride received an associate degree, from Highland Community College and a bachelor of arts degree 'from Western Illinois University, Macomb. She is a teacher at'Alan Shepard School in Bourbonnais. The .bridegroom received a bachelor's degree from Olivet Nazarene College in Bourbonnais and a master's degree from Indiana State University m Terre Haute. He is employed as an alcoholism counselor at Manteno State Hospital. Miss Deane Duffey of Mesa was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Mrs Mark Eaton and Mrs. Michael McGinnis, both of Phoenix, Ariz., and Miss Karen Furbee of Mesa. They wore halter-style crepe gowns with voile floral jackets and carried bronze pompons. The maid of honor's ,gown was mint green, and the bride- maids' gowns were apricot. Dennis Rusk of Chandler, Ariz., was best man. Groomsmen were Russell Schafer, Scott Shannon and Morris Haas. Dennis Duffey, Mark Teeter, Chris Dencer and Steve Baird ushered A reception followed in the church The bride is a 1973 graduate of Mesa High School. The bridegroom, a 1971 graduate of Freeport High School, attended Iowa State University for two years and is now'attending the University -.of Arizona. Following a wedding trip to Seattle, Wash,, Mr. and Mrs. Schafer are living in Tucson, Ariz.

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