Kelly, Orrin & Ella Berner (Marriage 1917)
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LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
June 8, 1917
The marriage of Miss Ella Helen Berner and Mr. Orin Kelly, of Remsen, was celebrated at 8 o’clock on Wednesday morning, June 6th, at St. James Catholic church. Rev. Father E. O’Farrell officiated at the celebration of the high nuptial mass.
The bridal couple were attended by Miss Mae Kelly of Remsen, and Miss Ottillia Berner, bridesmaids, and Mr. Felix Berner and Mr. Edward Smith, of Sioux City, groomsmen. Messrs. Leo and Frank Hentges were the ushers. At the hour of the ceremony, Mr. Joseph Hentges, the organist, changed the measure of his music to the stately wedding march which announced the bridal party, and immediately before the ceremony, Mr. J. Collin Kelly sang “Oh Promise Me.”
The bridal gown was of ivory charmeuse veiled in tulle and the long veil which was made with a cap effect, was fastened with a spray of lilies of the valley. The bridal bouquet was of bride’s roses and lilies of the valley.
The bridesmaids were gowned in silver brocade, having overdrapes of rose tulle. White picture hats and white parasols completed the pretty costumes.
Following the service the wedding breakfast was served to the immediate relatives at the home of the bride’s mother, 808 Hubbard street. Here the wedding colors, rose and silver, were most effectively used in the decorations and appointments of the tables. Killarney roses were the floral decorations used.
The bride has grown to womanhood in LeMars, where she has a large circle of friends. She graduated from the local high school, being a member of the Class of 1910.
Among the out of town guests who attended the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kelly, Mr. and Mrs. M. Goebel, of Remsen, and Miss Irene Nugent, of Sioux City.
Mr. and Mrs. Kelly left on the noon train for Chicago and other eastern points, expecting to return to Remsen about July 15th, where they will be at home to their many friends. Mrs. Kelly wore as a traveling gown a becoming costume of blue silk with which was worn a modish hat and coat.
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Miss Ella Berner, whose marriage with Mr. Orrin Kelly, of Remsen, will take place Wednesday, June 6, 1917 has been the guest of honor on numerous occasions during the past week. On Thursday Miss Berner was the honored guest when Miss Leila Huebsch and Miss Dorothy Dier entertained a company of friends with cards as the social pastime. An attractive green and white luncheon concluded the complimentary afternoon, lilies of the valley making attractive table decorations. The friends presented Miss Berner with the picture, "The Birches” in watercolors. On Thursday evening, Miss Esther Duus and Mrs. Roy Cooper honored Miss Berner with a social evening entertainment at the LeMars Country Club. The feature of special interest was a miscellaneous shower for the bride-to-be. After an informal game of auction five hundred a late luncheon was served, the bride’s colors of rose and silver being used in the floral decorations and table appointments.
On Saturday afternoon Mrs. Rudolph Bartels and Mrs. Joy Perry entertained a company of friends again complimenting Miss Berner. The afternoon was spent informally with auction five hundred. Mrs. Richard Eyres, of Chadron, Neb., was an out of town guest. On Tuesday evening Miss Ella Berner was the honored guest of Mrs. J.C. Peterson, when she entertained at a seven o’clock dinner. Roses made attractive centerpieces for the small tables with appointments in rose and silver. The novel name cards and the courses of the dinner menu added to the color effects. An evening of cards followed the dinner hour.
Miss Helen Haas entertained on Thursday a company of congenial friends as a pre-nuptial compliment to Miss Ella Berner. The afternoon which was spent informally, closed with an attractive luncheon in which the colors of rose and silver were cleverly carried out in the table decorations and appointments. Miss Mae Kelly, of Remsen, was a visiting guest.
[LeMars, IA - May 26 - Special Correspondence]
Miss Ella Berner, whose marriage to Mr. Orin Kelley, of Remsen, will take place on June 6, was honored at a number of social affairs last week. On Thursday afternoon Miss Leila Huebach and Miss Dorothy Dier entertained for Miss Berner at cards, four tables of guests enjoying the game of auction five hundred. A pretty green and white luncheon concluded the entertainment. Lilies of the valley were employed as table centers. Miss Berner was presented with a guest favor.
On Thursday evening Miss Berner was honored guest when Miss Esther Duus was hostess at the Country Club, with auction five hundred as the entertainment. A late luncheon and miscellaneous shower concluded the occasion. Mrs. Ray Cooper assisted Miss Duus in entertaining.
Miss Berner was complimented on Saturday afternoon with Mrs. Jay Perry and Mrs. Rudolph Bartels the hostesses. Afternoon tea was served following several hours of visiting and needlework.
Berner-Kelly Nuptials - Well Known Remsen Boy Married Yesterday morning to LeMars Young Lady
A very pretty wedding of the season was that of Miss Ella Helene Berner, daughter of Mrs. Anna Berner, of LeMars, and Mr. Orin Kelley of Remsen, which took place Wednesday morning at 8 o'clock at St. James church, LeMars.
Just before the entrance of the bridal party, Mr. J. Collin Kelley sang, "Oh, Promise Me". The wedding march was played by Mr. Joseph Hentges as the group moved up the aisle to the chancel where they were awaited by the Rev. Father O'Farrell who officiated in the nuptial mass. The bride wore a gown of charmeuse with a long veil, and her bouquet was of bride's roses and lillies of the valley. The attendants were Miss Mae Kelley, a sister of the groom, and Miss Otillia Berner, a sister of the bride. The men attendants were Mr. Felix Berner, the bride's brother, and Mr. Edward Smith, of Sioux City. The ushers were Messrs. Leo and Frank Hentges. The bridesmaids wore rose tulle over silver with white picture hats and carried dainty parasols.
A wedding breakfast was served immediately after the ceremony at the home of the bride's mother, with only the immediate relatives present. Mr. and Mrs. Kelley departed on the afternoon train for Chicago and will also visit at Minneapolis and St. Paul. The bride travelled in a dark blue charmeuse dress, with a rose coat and Milan hat.
They will be at home after July 15 on a farm north of Remsen. Out of town guests at the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kelley, Mr. and Mrs. M. Goebel, Miss Mae Kelly of Remsen and Miss Irene Nugent of Sioux City.
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The marriage of Miss Ella Helena Berner and Orin Kelly, of Remsen, was solemnized at 8 o'clock on Wednesday morning, June 6, at St. James' Catholic Church. Rev. Father O'Farrell officiated at the celebration of the high nuptial mass. The bridal couple were attended by Miss Ottillia Berner and Miss Mae Kelly, of Remsen, Felix Berner and Edward Smith of Sioux City. Messrs Frank and Leo Hentges acted as ushers, Joe Hentges presided at the organ, and accompanied J. Collin Kelly, who sang "Oh Promise Me", after which the Lohengrin wedding march, which announced the bridal party, was played. The bride's gown was of Ivory charmeuse veiled in tulle, and the long bridal veil which was made with a cap effect was fastened with a spray of white roses. The bridal bouquet was of brides' roses and Lillies of the Valley. The bridemaids were gowned in silver brocade, having over drapes of rose tulle. White picture hats and white parasols completed the pretty costumes. Following the service the wedding breakfast was served to the immediate relatives at the home of the bridge's mother. Here the wedding colors, rose and silver, were most effectively used in the floral decorations and appointments of the tables. Among the out of town guests who attended the wedding were Mr. and Mr. Ed Kelly, Mr. and Mrs. M Goebel, of Remsen, and Miss Irene Nugent, of Sioux City. Mr. and Mrs. Kelly left on the noon train for Chicago and other eastern points. They will be at home in Remsen, after July 15. Mrs. Kelly wore as a traveling gown a becoming costume of blue silk with which was worn a modish coat and hat.
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