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Marine M.T. Sgt. Claude Welker
Larraine Giannoni

In a beautiful late summer wedding Miss Larraine Giannoni daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Giannoni of Dixon became the bride of Marine M.t. Sgt. Claude Welker of Nelson, son of Clarence Welker, Thursday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Patricks Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. T.L Walsh officiating at the ceremony. Mr. Giannoni gave his daughters hand in marriage. The church was decorated in stately white gladioli with a background of palms and ferns

Before the ceremony Mrs. John Lahey sang "The Lords Prayer" accompanied by Mrs. Willard Jones at the organ who played the bridal chorus at the wedding march. Mrs. Lahey sang Ave Maria and Panus Angelicus and she sang St. Basils mass accompanied by Mrs. Jones.

The lovely bride was gowned in white satin made with a slight train, low neck and long sleeves. The bodice was composed of chantilly lace and satin. The bouffant skirt had had an overskirt of the chantilly lace cut in the front and draped like a mantilla over her head and shoulders. A tiara was formed of the lace and pears and caught to her hair with sprays of stephanotis. Her flowers were a shower bouquet of of stephanotis, satin ribbons and white orchids.

Larraine chose her two sisters as her attendants, Jerry being maid of honor and Corrine the bridesmaid. Both were gowned in rich white velvary sans soie made in floor length gowns with fitted bodices. Their hats were of green maline, heart shaped, the crowns being formed of small pastel colored flowers. Their bouquets compliments their hats being heart shaped of green maline and trimmed with pastel blossoms. They wore strands of pearls which were gifts from the bride.

The bridegroom had two attendents, Lt. Lawrence Coppotelli of Nelson as best man and Lt. William Flannagan of Dixon. The ushers were Cpl. Earl Page and Lt. Wm. Flannagan.

After the ceremony a breakfast was served to relatives at the bride's home where the decorations were white glads, and roses carrying out the green and white combination.

From 2 until 5 a reception was held at the Dixon Country club .

Mrs. Giannoni wore a black two piece suit of taffeta moire and crepe.

Sgt. and Mrs. left on a honeymoon trip in the north motoring. After a short stay in the north Sgt. Welker will report back to his base at Cherry Point NC and Mrs. Welker will accompany him.

Guest from out of town were; Mr. and Mrs. J. Hardin, Oak Park; Mr. and Mrs. A. Krier, Cedar Lake Ind; Mr. and Mrs. J. Giovanetti, Mr. and Mrs. A. Bonaccorsi, Mrs. S. Giannoni, Mrs. D. Quiliei, Chicago; Mrs. R. Fannelli, J. Fannelli, Amboy; Mrs. Ray Salmon, Sterling; Mrs. L. Coppotolli Sr., Mrs. L. Coppotolli Jr., Mrs. E.D. Stitzel, Mrs. R.H. Veith, Mrs. Bess Miller, Mrs. G.H. Bartholomeow, Mrs. S. Valve, Mrs. Max Genz, Cpl. Glenn Genz, Mr. and Mrs. E. Ortgiesen, Mrs. Charles Moats, Miss Gilda Bevilacqua, Nelson.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 21 Sep 1945

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