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Helen Wivell becomes bride of Ed Reaver

St. Anthony's Shrine, Emmitsburg, decorated with vases of white gladioli, was the setting Saturday, Sent. 5 for the wedding of Miss Helen Josephine Wivell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy J. Wivell Emmitsburg, and Sheridan Edward Reaver, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sheridan Reaver, Keymar.

Mrs. Alma Seltzer, church organist, played the traditional wending marches and accompanied the soloist, Richard Ashcraft, friend of the groom, who sang, "Mother At Your Feet Is Kneeling" while the couple presented, the bride's bouquet to the Blessed Mother, "On This Day 0 Beautiful Mother," "I Need Thee Precious Jesus," "0 Lord I Am Not Worthy" and "Panis Angelicus". during to ceremony.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a floor-length gown of Chantilly lace over net and satin with a chapel train, a fitted bodice with an insert of net at the neckline graced by iridescent sequins and long sleeves that came to a point over the hands. The gown was worn over several hoops and the neckline was trimmed with a mandarin collar. Her fingertip veil of nylon illusion fell from a crown of lace embroidered sequins and seed pearls. She carried an arm bouquet of white gladioli stuffed with white roses and pompons.

Miss Theresa Wivell, sister of the bride, maid of honor, wore a dress of white nylon with tiny rose yellow print with matching cummerbund and yellow matching picture hat and elbow gloves, gift of the bride. She carried a bouquet of white and yellow pompons.

Bridesmaids were the Misses Catherine Beaver, sister of the bridegroom; Genevieve Wivell, sister of the bride; Nora Knott and Joan Orndorff, friends of the bride. Their dresses were fashioned identical to that of. the maid of honor's except the colors were pink and blue, with picture hats to match and elbow gloves, gifts of the bride. Each wore a single strand of pearls. They carried bouquets of pink and white, blue and white pompons with matching ribbons.

James Reaver, brother of the bridegroom, was best man. Ushers were Paul Wivell, brother of the bride; Donald Reaver, brother of the bridegroom; James Hemler and Fred Sherman, friends of the bridegroom.

Michael Reese, Hanover a nephew of the bridegroom, was the ring bearer and the flower girls were Sherry Crushong, Taneytown, a cousin of the bride, and Vicki Wivell, Rocky Ridge, a niece of the bride. The flower girls wore green organdy and carried golden baskets of green and white pompons.

For the wedding, Mrs. Wivell was attired in a pink lace dress with white and pink accessories and a pink and white corsage of mixed flowers. Mrs. Beaver wore a beige lace sheath dress with matching accessories and her corsage was pink and white mixed flowers.

Following the ceremony a reception was held' at the home of the bride for approximately 175 guests.. Music was furnished by Raymond, Ben and Michael Hobbs, friends of the couple.

For her going away costume, the bride chose a white dress trimmed with tiny blue bows with blue and white accessories and a corsage of blue and white pompons lifted from he) grandmother's bridal prayer book.

The, couple left on a honeymoon to the southern states including Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. They drove through the Smoky Mountains and 'their destination was Chattanooga, Tenn. Upon their return the couple will reside in their newly furnished house in Emmitsburg.

The bride is a graduate of St. Joseph's High School, Emmitsburg, class of 1957, and is employed at Mt. St. Mary's College as a secretary. The groom attended the same school and is employed at the Cambridge Rubber Co., Taneytown.

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