Penning, Wayne & Harriet Harker (Marriage 1936)
Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 10/17/2011 at 18:40:10
Monday, January 13, 1936
HARRIET HARKER MARRIED SUNDAY
Becomes Bride of Wayne Penning In Home Wedding
The home of Robert Hodgson, sr. was the scene of a pretty home wedding, when
their granddaughter, Miss Harriet Harker, daughter of Mrs. Jennie Harker,
was united in marriage to Wayne Penning, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Penning,
Sunday, January 12th.
The ceremony took place at 2:30 o’clock in the presence of a few close
relatives and friends. The date chosen for the happy event was the twentieth
wedding anniversary of the groom’s parents. Rev. J. R. Tumbleson, pastor of
the Methodist church, officiated at the double ring ceremony.
Preceding the ceremony, Miss Rachel Brandstetter sang “Oh, Promise Me.” To
the strains of Mendelssohn’s wedding march, played by Mrs. J. R. Tumbleson,
the bridal party entered the living room, preceded by little Clayton
Hodgson, cousin of the bride, as ringbearer, and took their places beneath a
lattice work of ferns and roses, which carried out the bride’s chosen colors
of peach and green. Rita Plendl, a friend of the bride, and Vernon Penning,
cousin of the groom, acted as attendants. At the close of the ceremony,
Miss Rachel Brandstetter sang, “I Love You Truly.”
The bride appeared charming in an ankle length wedding gown of royal blue
silk crepe with accessories to match, wearing a corsage of talisman roses.
The bridesmaid wore a corsage of tea roses. Both the groom and attendant
wore grey suits and had lapel rose buds.
A two-course wedding dinner was served to the guests at four o’clock,
wherein the bride’s chosen colors were carried out in the table decorations.
A large wedding cake, trimmed in peach and green, was the centerpiece of the
bride’s table. Miss Rose Penning, sister of the groom, and Mrs. George
Heckenlively, aunt of the bride, were waitresses at the bride’s table, and
Mrs. Wm. Hodgson and Mrs. R. C. Hodgson, aunts of the bride, served at three
Many beautiful gifts were received by the wedding couple.
Both the bride and groom were born and reared near LeMars and are graduates
of the LeMars high school.
After a short wedding trip to Pipestone, Minn., the newlyweds will be at
home at 521 Central Avenue S.W., in LeMars.
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