Riter, Lester & Audra Sidwell (Marriage 1928)
Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 11/2/2010 at 16:29:06
Thursday, August 9, 1928
PRETTY CHURCH WEDDING UNITES HAPPY COUPLE
Beautiful and impressive was the wedding of Miss Audra Sidwell of Sioux City
and Mr. Lester Riter of this place which was solemnized at the First M.E.
church in Sioux City at high noon, Saturday. The ceremony was read by the
pastor, Dr. A. L. Seamans.
The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Benita Sidwell of Sioux City, and
Oren Riter of Hawarden, who is a brother of the bridegroom, acted as best
Promptly at 12 o’clock, the groom’s sister, Miss Lola Riter, took her place
at the piano and played “Indian Love Call,” after which Miss Dora Finley of
Sioux City sang, “At Dawning.”
To the strains of Lohengrin’s wedding march played by Miss Riter, the bridal
couple entered the church and took their places before the altar, which was
beautifully decorated with huge bouquets of gladiolas and ferns.
Mendelssohn’s wedding march was played as a recessional.
The bride wore a becoming gown of salmon rose georgette with hat and
accessories to match and carried an arm bouquet of Butterfly roses.
Her bridesmaid wore a rose beige georgette gown and hat, and carried
Following the ceremony, a wedding luncheon was served to 25 guests at the
Davidson Tea-Room, where the bride’s chosen colors, nile green and pink,
were carried out in the table decorations.
The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Mary J. Sidwell of Sioux City and is a
graduate of Central High School of that place. She has been engaged in the
teaching profession for several years, and taught a rural school near
Chatsworth. She is a young lady of pleasing personality, and has a host of
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Riter of this place. He received
his education in the Ireton public schools and later attended Nettleton
Commercial College at Soo. Falls, S. Dak. He is now manager of the Riter
Implement Co., at Craig, Iowa.
The happy couple departed by motor for a honeymoon trip to the Black Hills,
and after September 1, will be home to their many friends in the M. O.
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