Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Rituals in Stanford Church

San Jose, California, Thursday Morning, Aprile 6 1961

newspaper clipping from the collection of the late Amanda Shafer

In a candlelight service the last Tuesday in March Dr William Clyde Wafer of Lafayette, La. claimed Miss Winifred Joy Uhler as his bride.
The formal evening rite was solemnized in Stanford Memorial Church on the Stanford University Campus, where the bride did graduate work.
Two clergymen conducted the service. The university chaplain, the Rev. R.M. Minto, read the ceremony while the pastor of First Methodist Church in Palo Alto, the Rev. Ernest Troutner, married the bridal couple.
Miss Uhler is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Charles H Uhler and Mr and Mrs Clyde Wafer of El Paso, Texas are the bridgegroom's parents.
To recite her vows, Miss Uhler donned a full length gown of silk organza enhanced with lace applique, the full skirt extending to a chapel length train.
Lace applique also adorned the bride's silk illusion, fingertip length veiling, which was secured by a pearl headdress. Her bouquet was a cascade of white orchids, carnations, and stephanotis.
For her role as the bride's sole attendant, Miss Donna Ellis, San Franciso, the maid of honor,chose a pale green chiffon dress with satin accents and held a half moon bouquet of baby pink roses.
The bridegroom's father served Dr. Wafer as best man. Guests and wedding party crossed the campus to Bowman Alumni House for the reception.
The cake itself was topped by a bouquet of fresh blooms, lily of the valley, and tea roses.
The bride recieved her M.A. degree at Stanford, completing her undergraduate work at San Jose State College, where her major was education. Until her marriage, Winifred was on the faculty of Menlo Oaks School in Menlo Park.
The bridegroom, who studied at Texas A&M College, is a practicing veterinarian in the Lafayette Animal Hospital.
He and his bride will honeymoon en route to Louisiana, where they will establish their first home in Lafayette.

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