Dorothy Confer d/o George A. Confer Blair Co PA
MARRIAGE: Robert Eugene KEMMLER, Jr. to Dorothy CONFER, 1948, Blair County, PA
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MR. AND MRS. R. E. KEMMLER, Jr.
Nuptials Held At St. Paul's
In a lovely candlelight ceremony in St. Paul's Lutheran church, Miss Dorothy Confer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George A. Confer of 4015 Fifth avenue, became the bride of Robert Eugene Kemmler, jr.. son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Kemmler of 999 Thirtieth street, on Saturday evening, June 12. at 8.30 o'clock. Rev. John L. Barnes officiated at the double-ring ceremony.
The church was decorated with palms, ferns and baskets of gladioli and delphinium. Mrs. A. Boyd Cassidy, church organist, played "0 Promise Me," "On Wings of Song" and "At Dawning" prior to the ceremony, and accompanied Inda Cummings, soloist, who sang "Because," "From All This World I've Chosen You" "The Lord's Prayer."
The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a gown of ivory brocaded satin with scalloped peplum and
neckline, long tapered sleeves, a full skirt and a long train. Her veil of Swiss tulle edged in lace fell from a dutch cap of lace adorned with seed pearls and rhinestones. She carried a white Bible, a gift from her mother, with gardenias and satin streamers with sweet peas
and baby's breath.
Mrs. Horace M. Harper, jr., was maid of honor wearing a pink satin gown with a scalloped neckline, bustle skirt and long mitts. She wore a matching hat and carried an old-fashioned bouquet of mixed flowers. Miss Imogene Waltz
and Miss Janet Salkeld were bridesmaids attired in blue taffeta gowns patterned after that of the matron of honor. They wore matching hats and carried old-fashioned bouquets of mixed flowers.
Horace M. Harper, jr, was best man and the ushers were James M. McGraw, jr., and William D. Confer.
The mother of the bride chose a gray dress with pink accessories and a corsage of pink roses. The mother of the bridegroom wore a black print dress with black and white accessories and a corsage of red roses.
Following the ceremony a reception for 125 guests was held in the social room of the church which was trimmed with white wedding bells, white candles and cut flowers. The bride presented her attendants with compacts and the
bridegroom presented the best man and ushers with gold engraved tie clasps.
The bridegroom's gift to the bride was a gold cross with a diamond chip.
The couple left for a wedding trip to Niagara Falls and Ontario, Canada.
For traveling the bride wore a gown of light tan wool crepe with pink-colored accessories. The bride is a graduate of Altoona High school, class of 1945
and is employed as an operator with the Bell Telephone company. The bridegroom is a graduate of Altoona High school, class of 1942 and is a veteran of 38 months in the navy. He is employed by the Western Electric
The couple will be at home at 1313 Thirteenth street.
Out-of-town guests were present at the ceremony from Syracuse, N. Y., Middletown, N. Y., Conemaugh, Alexandria, Chicago, Ill., Philadelphia, Bedford and Asbury Park, N. J.
Altoona Mirror, Monday, July 12, 1946, page 6