Reichling, Leonard H. & Mary J. Zenk (Married 1947)
Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 11/16/2011 at 19:38:05
June 26, 1947
The Holy Trinity Catholic church in New Ulm, Minnesota, was the scene of a pretty formal wedding on Wednesday, June 18th, when Miss Mary Joanne Zenk, daughter of Mrs. Margaret Zenk of New Ulm, Minn., became the bride of Leonard H. Reichling, son of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Reichling of Remsen. Rev. Theo. Koziol performed the double ring ceremony. The church was decorated with a profusion of summer flowers.
As the wedding march was played, the bride marched down the aisle to the altar where she was awaited by the groom and his attendants. She was given in marriage by her brother, Sylvester Zenk. Her bridal gown was of white nylon marquisette over satin with a high round neckline, lace yoke, and long pointed sleeves. A ruffle encircled the shoulders and the tight fitting bodice buttoned to the waist in back. Her long full skirt entrain was edged with a wide ruffle. She wore a fingertip veil edged with lace which fell from a tiara of seed pearls. Her bridal bouquet was colonial style of white roses, snapdragons, and fern. She wore a cameo necklace, a gift of the groom.
Miss Dorothy Zenk and Miss Marcella Reichling, sisters of the bride and groom, were bridesmaids. They were identical and styled similar to the bride’s gown. Miss Zenk wore a peach gown of rayon marquisette over taffeta and Miss Reichling wore an identical gown of orchid, fashioned with a high round neckline, ruffled around the shoulder and below the waistline forming a bustle back effect. Both wore white lace elbow length gloves and a double strand of pearls. They carried colonial bouquets of peach roses, orchid snapdragons, and white daisies. They wore a floral wreath headdress.
The groom and his attendants, Cyril Reichling and Paul Zenk, brothers of the bridal couple, wore gray suits with white and peach boutonnieres. Ushers were Robert Zenk, brother of the bride, and Victor Zenk, a cousin of the bride.
The bride’s mother wore a gray dress and the groom’s mother was attired in a navy blue dress. Both wore corsages of red roses and orchid sweet peas.
At noon a reception was held for 86 guests at the LeRoy Zenk farm. The room was decorated in orchid, peach and white. A large wedding bell hung from the center of the room, and a three tier wedding cake decorated with peach roses, orchid and white, centered the bridal table. Dining room hostess was Mildred Zenk. Table waitresses were Mrs. Walter Fesenmaier, Elizabeth Lamecker, Reneta Hogan, Helen Heydlauff, and Colleen Kennedy.
The bride was employed in St. Paul, Minn., and New Ulm for the past five years. The groom served in the Army 4 ˝ years and at present is engaged in farming.
After a short honeymoon to the south, they will reside on a farm near Oyens.
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