Wegener - Paul
A very beautiful event took place last Sunday evening, August 23, at four o'clock, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. G. Paul, south of Wright City when their daughter, Miss Iora Bertha, became the bride of Rev. Arthur H. Wegener of Marshfield, Wisc.
A large gathering of relatives and friends witnessed the marriage ceremony which was performed by Rev. Norbert C. Schultz of Liberty, Neb., brother-in-law of the bride. The attendants were Mrs. N. C. Schultz, sister of the bride, matron of honor and Miss Ivalette Paul, sister of the bride and Miss Clara Benne of St. Louis, bridesmaids. The groom had as his attendants, his brother, Clarence Wegener as best man and Rev. Firdel Paul as groomsman.
The bridal party entered the large living room to the strains of Lohengrin's wedding march which was played by Miss Frieda Wegener, sister of the groom, and they stood before an improvised altar which was bedecked with ferns and flowers. Miss Mina Thewier of St. Louis sang "At Dawning" and "Because." The double ring ceremony was used and the couple knelt as the words were spoken which made them man and wife.
The bride was beautifully gowned in white georgette with flounces of lace and her veil of tulle was held in place with a wreath of orange blossoms. She carried a shower bouquet of bride's roses and valley lilies. The matron of honor wore a gown of turquoise blue and carried an arm bouquet of Columbia roses and blue delphinium, tied with a shower of turquoise blue tulle. The bridesmaids were gowned alike in apricot and orchid and they carried arm bouquets of roses, tied with showers of tulle to match their gowns.
After the ceremony a sumptuous wedding supper was served by the bride's mother.
Rev. Wegener, who is the oldest son of August Wegener of Holstein, is now serving a pastorate at Marshfield, Wis., where he as prepared a home for his young bride. They will visit with relatives for some time, then will tour through Illinois and Wisconsin, stopping at Chicago and Milwaukee, and from there they will go to their new home.
The bride is an accomplished young lady and is well fitted for her new station in life. she has made her home in St. Louis for the past number of years and while there she gained many friends who join with the many others in wishing for the happy young couple God's richest blessings.