White tapers burned in seven branched candelabra and yellow and white mums adorned the altar before which the Rev. H.J. Meyer solemnized the double ring rites at seven o'clock.
Miss Florence Roffman, organist, rendered a prelude of nuptial music and also accompanied Frank Childress, cousin of the bride, as he sang "O, Perfect Love" and "The Lord's Prayer."
Given in marriage by her father, the bride was lovely in a gown of white bridal satin and French imported chantilly lace. Tiny satin and lace covered buttons closed the fitted bodice fashioned with a Peter Pan collar and sleeves tapered to points over the wrists.
Accenting the full satin skirt was a lace peplum which extended into a cathedral train. Her fingertip veil of French illusion, edged in needlepoint, fell from a pearl trimmed crescent copied from Mary, Queen of Scots. She carried a cascade of white mums centered with red roses.
Miss Kay Patz attended the bride as maid of honor. Her attractive formal gown of hunter green moiré taffeta was designed with short sleeves and a net covered peplum. She wore a matching half-hat and gauntlets and carried a colonial bouquet of white and yellow mums. Gowned identically in America Beauty rose moiré taffeta, Miss Mary Schrum and Miss Katherine Steiner served as bridesmaids. All wore silver slippers.
The beautiful bridal gown and those worn by the ladies of the cortege were fashioned by the bride from similar patterns.
The groom chose his brother, Jim, as his best man and Clarence Dockwieler and Donald Pattee served as groomsmen. Guests were seated by William and Robert Rust, brothers of the groom.
For her daughter's wedding, Mrs. Childress selected a dress of cocoa brown and brown accessories. A corsage of yellow roses and white mums complimented her costume. Mrs. Rust was attired in a navy dress and wore navy accessories. Red roses and white mums formed her corsage.
Immediately following the ceremony, approximately 250 guests attended the reception at the Indian Trail Grange hall which was artfully decorated with white and yellow mums. Mrs. Ireta Black, aunt of the bride, served the prettily decorated four-tiered wedding cake while the bride's sister, Mrs. Chas. Osburn of Hebron and Mrs. Carl Thompson of South Bend, poured punch and coffee from the formally appointed refreshment table.
Ted Coons furnished music for dancing.
Navy accessories and a red rose corsage made attractive color contrast for the gray wool suit chosen by the new Mrs. Rust for honeymoon travel through the northern states. Upon their return the bride will accompany her husband to Cocoa Beach, Florida, where he is stationed with the United States Air Force.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Rust are alumni of Lowell high school, graduating with the class of '50. Prior to her marriage the bride was employed as secretary at Lowell high school. For a short time after graduation, Mr. Rust worked for Kurtz, Inc., in Crown Point.
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