The marriage of Miss Laurena Jeanette Muller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick A. Muller, of St. Catharines, to Mr. Francis John Stadelmier, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Stadelmier, Grimsby, took place in Welland Avenue United Church on June 20th, which was also the 28th anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Muller's wedding, in the same church.
White larkspur, peonies, palms and lighted candles in branched wrought-iron standards formed the effective decorations and the ceremony was performed by the Rev. George W. Barker, Toronto, who officiated at Mr. and Mrs. Muller's wedding. The Rev. A.A. Rogers, present pastor, assisted and Mr. Douglas Campbell was at the organ console.
The bride wore a gown of white Chantilly lace over blush satin. The fitted bodice was fashioned with a high, rolled collar rising from a keyhole neck, outlined with seed pearls and the full skirt swept into a slight train. Her veil edged with Chantilly lace fell from a coronet of pearls and she carried a handkerchief of heirloom lace and a white Bible, arranged with roses, stephanotis and a "fall" of rosebuds caught in white ribbon.
Mr. Muller gave his daughter in marriage and she was attended by Mrs. Victor Cartmer, Saskatoon; Mrs. Paul Stewart, Geneva, N.Y.; Miss Lucille Swigle, Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, and Miss Dorothy Doyle. Mrs. Cartmer wore an orchid gown, the bodice and stole of Swiss embroidered lace and tiered skirt of tulle.
The bridesmaids' gowns, similarly styled, were of peach lace and tulle. Crownless hats to match their gown were worn by the attendants and they carried original bouquets of stephanotis, scabiosa and ivy, in shades to blend with their gowns. Little Miss Wynn Ellen O'Reilly was flower girl in a quaint frock of nile net with matching poke bonnet and carried a bouquet in miniature, similar to those of the senior attendants.
The groomsman and ushers were: Mr. Hugh Stadelmier, Dunnville; Mr. Paul Stewart, Geneva, N.Y.; Mr. William Becker and Mr. Charles Becker.
Immediately after the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Muller held a reception in the ballroom of the Welland House, also the setting for their own wedding reception. They were assisted in receiving the guests, many of whom had attended their wedding, by Mr. and Mrs. Stadelmier. For going away the bride changed to a white gabardine suit with red hat, red accessories and a red corsage.
Following a trip to Washington, New York City and Atlantic city, the bride and groom will take up residence at 8 Lake St., Grimsby.
In the evening Mr. and Mrs. Muller held a reception in celebration of their anniversary at their home on Chestnut St., Mrs. Muller wearing powder blue crepe, accented by matching lace, backed by blush net, a hat of black tulle trimmed with lily-of-the-valley, and corsage of pink roses. Baskets of larkspur and peonies were arranged throughout the rooms and the table, covered with a cloth of Viennese lace, was centred with a bouquet of 28 roses, the gift of their daughter. White candles in silver candelabra were also used. Miss Cora Becker and Miss Florence Hoople, who were Mrs. Muller's bridesmaids, assisted in looking after the many guests who called during the evening to extend congratulations and good wishes to the host and hostess.