Monday, May 25, 2009
Ensign Sidles and Miss McCord Wed
The Seymour Herald - March 1955
In a ceremony performed Sunday, March 6, before the altar of the First Methodist Church in Centerville, Miss JoAnn McCord, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul McCord of Centerville, Route 3, was married to Ensign James Sidles, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Sidles, also of Centerville, Route 3. The double ring ceremony was performed at 3 p.m. by Dr. G. S. Bruland, pastor of the church, and Dr. Roy Mills of Des Moines, uncle of the bridegroom, before 200 guests.
The altar was banked on either side with baskets of red snapdragons, gladioli and potted palms. Branched candelabra with while tapers also were used.
Mrs. C. E. Wygant was organist. She played the traditional nuptial music, including Wagner's "Wedding March," from Lohengrin, as processional,l and Mendelssohn's "Wedding March" as recessional. She also accompanied Janet King of Ashton who sang "I Love Thee" and "The Lord's Prayer."
Miss Zanna Lee Strandbert of Centerville was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Miss Mary Hawkins of Davenport and Miss Joanna Hemken of Blairsburg, Iowa. Ann Streiff of Wheeling, W. Va., nice of the bridegroom, was flower girl, and Jimmie McCord, brother of the bride, was ring bearer.
Pete Sidles, Jr., of Centerville, twin brother of the bridegroom, was best man. Groomsmen were Howard Sidles of Ames, brother of the bridegroom, and Jimmy Beer, Centerville. Ushers were Bert Murphy, Jr., of Centerville and Norman Hefner of Seymour.
The bride was given in marriage by her father. Her gown, made by her grandmother, was fashioned with a tight fitting bodice of Chantilly lace, closed with tiny buttons down the back. The scoop neckline was trimmed in seed pearls, and the long sleeves formed points over the backs of the hands. The skirt was formed of layers of nylon net over taffeta, forming a train. Her veil was fingertip length and was of tulle, held in place with a tiara of seed pearls. She carried a cascade bouquet of Happiness roses, and wore a strand of pearls, a gift from the bridegroom.
Miss Strandberg wore a ballerina length gown of light blue, with which she wore a flower headdress and carried a bouquet of red snapdragons and carnations. Both bridesmaids wore ballerina length gowns of light blue fashioned with short sleeves, and also wore flowered headdresses and carried bouquets of red snapdragons and carnations.
Mrs. McCord, mother of the bride, wore navy with white accessories and a corsage of white carnations.
The bridegrooms' mother wore a grey and while printed silk dress with white accessories and a corsage of white carnations.
Preceding the ceremony, Misses Judith Broshar of Centerville and Verneice Mathew of Big Timber, Mont., lighted the candles. During the ceremony, while the bride and bridegroom knelt at the altar as "The Lord's Prayer" was being sung, Misses Broshar and Mathew, together with Misses Marjory Lull of Patterson and Janan Strandberg walked to each side of the altar with lighted tapers.
Members of the Hagan Circle of the W.S.C.S. were hostesses at the reception held in the church parlors. In charge were Mrs. Otto Felkner, Centerville, Route 3, and Mrs. Hubert Strandberg of Centerville. Mrs. K. R. Hampton of Mystic, aunt of the bride, was in charge of the guest book.
The table was covered with a white linen cloth and centered with the three-tier wedding cake, iced with light blue rosebuds, and topped with the miniature bridal couple. Silver lace ribbon and greenery were arranged around the cake and blue carnations and blue ribbons, together with tapers in silver candlesticks, completed the decorations. A white bell was suspended from the ceiling with streamers of ribbon to which carnations had been fastened. Mrs. Hubert Strandberg was in charge of the decorations.
Miss Peggy Moir of Orange City cut the cake. Mrs. Warren Streiff of Wheeling, W. Va., sister of he bridegroom, poured the coffee and Mrs. Howard Sidles of Ames, sister-in-law of the bridegroom, presided at the punch bowl. Piano music was played during the reception by Miss Judith Broshar.
For travelling, the bride wore a two piece knitted suit of light blue with tan accessories and a corsage of Happiness roses. They left after the reception for a wedding trip to the Ozarks.
Out of town guests at the wedding were from Albia, Ames, Des Moines, Davenport, Ashton, Blairsburg, Orange City, Duluth, Minn,; Montana; Wheeling, W. Va., Cherokee and Seymour.
The bride is a graduate of the Centerville high school and will be graduated from Iowa State College at Ames in June. She has majored in experimental cookery. The bridegroom was graduated from Seymour high school and from Iowa State College with a degree in agriculture engineering. Before entering the Navy, he was employed with Firestone Company in Akron, Ohio. While at Ames, he was a member of Phi Kappa Alpha social fraternity. He will report to Washington, D.C., March 21, and will go from their to Great Lakes, Ill., for a 16-week course at the Electronics Administrative School. His bride will join him there after her graduation from Ames this spring.