At St. John's Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church, Oshawa, on Saturday afternoon, May 6th, Walter Kuch, of Oshawa, took as his bride, Olga C. Stepowy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Stepowy, of Grimsby Beach. The couple were the first to exchange vows in the nearly completed church.
The ceremony was performed by the Rev. William Olynyk, assisted by the Rev. William Fedak of Grimsby.
Snapdragons formed the floral background. The wedding music was provided by the church choir under the direction of Mr. G. Skibanski, with Miss Jeanette Tyko as soloist.
The bride was gowned in white slipper satin styled with a jacket of French lace and a full skirt. A lace headdress held her long veil and she carried a cascade of orchids and bouvardia. Her only jewellery was an orthodox cross.
The matron of honour, Mrs. A. Tokaryk, of Toronto, and the maid of honour, Miss Irene Stepowy, sister of the bride, wore blue satin with lace jacket. The other attendants, Miss Helen Yuskiw, Oshawa, Miss Cathy Perecki, Dearborn, Mich. and Miss Ann Pryslak, Toronto, were all in powder blue satin with lace jackets. Their gowns were styled similarly to that of the bride. They wore headdresses of red roses and carried cascades of red roses. Each wore orthodox crosses, the gift of the bride.
The best man was Mr. Stanley Lessey, of Welland, and the ushers were Mr. Alex Kuch, brother of the groom, Mr. Paul Pushka, Mr. Nick Semenuk, Mr. William Droswick, all of Oshawa, and Mr. William Sametz, of Toronto.
The reception was held at St. John's Parish Hall with 650 guests present from Montreal, Toronto, Niagara Falls, Beamsville, Grimsby, Hamilton, Burlington and Waterford.
For the wedding trip to New York the bride chose a three-piece grey suit with matching accessories and corsage of red roses. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kuch will reside in Oshawa.
The bride is a recording secretary for Eastern Canada Ukrainian Youth Association, C.Y.M.K. The bridegroom is the president of the Oshawa Ukrainian Youth.