Anthony's Shrine, Emmitsburg,
decorated with vases of white
gladioli, was the setting Saturday,
Sent. 5 for the wedding of Miss Helen
Josephine Wivell, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Roy J. Wivell Emmitsburg, and
Edward Reaver, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Sheridan Reaver, Keymar.
Mrs. Alma Seltzer, church organist,
played the traditional wending marches
and accompanied the soloist, Richard
Ashcraft, friend of the groom, who
sang, "Mother At Your Feet Is
Kneeling" while the couple presented,
the bride's bouquet to the Blessed
Mother, "On This Day 0 Beautiful
Mother," "I Need Thee Precious Jesus,"
"0 Lord I Am Not Worthy" and "Panis
Angelicus". during to ceremony.
Given in marriage by her father,
the bride wore a floor-length gown of
Chantilly lace over net and satin with
a chapel train, a fitted bodice with
an insert of net at the neckline
graced by iridescent sequins and long
sleeves that came to a point over the
hands. The gown was worn over several
hoops and the neckline was trimmed
with a mandarin collar. Her fingertip
veil of nylon illusion fell from a
crown of lace embroidered sequins and
seed pearls. She carried an arm
bouquet of white gladioli stuffed with
white roses and pompons.
Miss Theresa Wivell, sister of the
bride, maid of honor, wore a dress of
white nylon with tiny rose yellow
print with matching cummerbund and
yellow matching picture hat and elbow
gloves, gift of the bride. She carried
a bouquet of white and yellow pompons.
Bridesmaids were the Misses
Catherine Beaver, sister of the
bridegroom; Genevieve Wivell, sister
of the bride; Nora Knott and Joan
Orndorff, friends of the bride. Their
dresses were fashioned identical to
that of. the maid of honor's except
the colors were pink and blue, with
picture hats to match and elbow
gloves, gifts of the bride. Each wore
a single strand of pearls. They
carried bouquets of pink and white,
blue and white pompons with matching
James Reaver, brother of the
bridegroom, was best man. Ushers were
Paul Wivell, brother of the bride;
Donald Reaver, brother of the
bridegroom; James Hemler and Fred
Sherman, friends of the bridegroom.
Michael Reese, Hanover a nephew of
the bridegroom, was the ring bearer
and the flower girls were Sherry
Crushong, Taneytown, a cousin of the
bride, and Vicki Wivell, Rocky Ridge,
a niece of the bride. The flower girls
wore green organdy and carried golden
baskets of green and white pompons.
For the wedding, Mrs. Wivell was
attired in a pink lace dress with
white and pink accessories and a pink
and white corsage of mixed flowers.
Mrs. Beaver wore a beige lace sheath
dress with matching accessories and
her corsage was pink and white mixed
Following the ceremony a reception
was held' at the home of the bride for
approximately 175 guests.. Music was
furnished by Raymond, Ben and Michael
Hobbs, friends of the couple.
For her going away costume, the
bride chose a white dress trimmed with
tiny blue bows with blue and white
accessories and a corsage of blue and
white pompons lifted from he)
grandmother's bridal prayer book.
The, couple left on a honeymoon to
the southern states including
Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee,
Georgia, South Carolina and North
Carolina. They drove through the Smoky
Mountains and 'their destination was
Chattanooga, Tenn. Upon their return
the couple will reside in their newly
furnished house in Emmitsburg.
The bride is a graduate of
St. Joseph's High School,
Emmitsburg, class of 1957, and is
employed at Mt. St. Mary's College as
a secretary. The groom attended the
same school and is employed at the
Cambridge Rubber Co., Taneytown.
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