Tampico Tornado, Thursday, June 5, 1947
Young People Exchanged Vows
Miss Martha Ann Pratt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Pratt of Tampico became the bride of Leonard Plautz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Plautz of Prophetstown in a single ring ceremony read by Rev. Wm. D. Strong of Fort Wayne, Ind. at two o'clock Friday afternoon in the Rock Falls Lutheran church.
Vases of fern, bridal wreath and iris decorated the alter.
Mrs. Herman Oltman, organist played a prelude of nuptial music. Mr. Oltman sang "I Love You Truly" before the ceremony and "At Cana Lord" while the couple knelt at the altar.
The bride was given in marriage by her father. Her white satin bridal gown was fashioned with a full skirt, long sleeves and a heart-shaped neckline. Her fingertip veil of net fell from a seed pearl tiara in heart shape design. Her only jewelry was a double strand of pearls. She carried an arm bouquet of pink carnations with pink streamers.
Her bridesmaid, Miss Arlene Plautz of Prophetstown, sister of the bridegroom, wore a pink net gown fashioned with a full skirt. She wore a single strand of pearls and carried an arm bouquet of white carnations with white streamers.
Everette Pratt, brother of the bride, served as best man. Vernon Blackert Jr., cousin of the bride and Carlyle Sandrock, cousin of the groom were the ushers.
For her daughter's wedding Mrs. Pratt wore a figured grey jersey dress with grey accessories. The groom's mother owre navy blue with black accessories. Both wore white gardenia corsages.
Following the ceremony a reception attended by 64 guests was held in the church parlors. The bride's table was centered with a three-tier wedding cake topped with a miniature bride and groom, baked by the bridegroom's aunt, Mrs. Ethel Sandrock of Prophetstown. Other table decorations were bouquets of mixed flowers.
Miss Barbara and Doris Cordes served the cake after the newly wedded couple had cut the first piece. Mrs. Everett Pratt had charge of the gifts and Mrs. Ivan Beard was in charge of the bride's book. Mrs. Pat Cordes and Mrs. James Duling served.
The bride graduated from the Tampico high school with the class of 1947.
The groom graduated from the Prophetstown high school in 1942. He served in the U.S. Navy and was overseas a year and a half. He is now emplyed at the Carpentor works in Prophetstown where they have furnished a home at 511 East Third Street.
Mr. and Mrs. Plautz left on a wedding trip to Nebraska. For traveling Mrs. Plalutz wore a gold suit with brown accessories.