BioM: Nelson, Jean Marie (1959)
Surnames: Leja, Nelson, Larson, Zaborowski, Samplowski
----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., Wis.) 07/02/1959
Nelson, Jean Marie (20 JUN 1959)
Miss Jean Marie Nelson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee L. Nelson, Thermopolis, Wyo., became the bride of Elroy Dean Leja, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Leja, Stanley, in a double ring ceremony in Holy Cross Church, Cornell, Wis., on Saturday, June 20, 1959 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Trembley officiating.
The bride, given in marriage by her brother, Jim Nelson, wore a floor length, long tapered sleeve gown of embroidered tulle over net and satin styled with an iridescents and pearl scalloped sweetheart neckline. Her imported silk illusion veil was attached to a tiara of iridescents and pearls and she carried a bouquet of white, yellow, pink and blue carnations.
Miss Peggy Larson was her sister’s maid of honor, wearing a pink ballerina length gown of nylon sheer frosted over taffeta and net styled with a Sabrina neckline and cap sleeves. Her headpiece was a white and gold coronet with nylon net gathering. She carried a bouquet of mixed colored carnations. The groom’s sister, Mrs. Arnold Zaborowski, was bridesmaid, wearing a gown styled exactly like the maid of honor’s.
The groom’s friend Richard Samplowski was the best man, and groomsman was the bride’s brother, Vernon Larson.
A dinner for 75 was held at Koolmo’s Hall and a reception for 300 was also held there.
The groom’s mother wore a mint green two piece dress with white accessories and wore a corsage of white carnations. The bride’s grandmother wore a navy and light blue flowered dress and had a corsage of red and white carnations.
The bride is a graduate of Holcombe High School, is a dancing teacher, and the groom, a graduate of Stanley High School, is working on construction. After a wedding trip to the western part of Wisconsin they will be at home at Hales Corner, Wis.
Out of town friends and relatives attending the wedding were from Stanley, Thorp, Chippewa, Eau Claire, Cornell, Ladysmith, Milwaukee, Bruce, Tony and Holcombe.
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