Mary Halteman Is Bride
Of Charles T. Wolfram
by Evelyn Bennett
One of the loveliest of Fall weddings was held on Saturday when the marriage of Miss Mary A. Halteman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William S. Halteman, of East Revere av., Northfield, to Charles T. Wolfram, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wolfram, of Atlantic City, was solemnized in the Central Methodist Church, Linwood.
The ceremony was performed at 2 P. M., with the Rev. Sheppard Joslyn, pastor of the church, officiating.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride was charming in a gown of white taffeta, with sweetheart neckline and molded bodice. The long, slim sleeves extended into graceful points over the hands, and the shirred peplum of the gown also extended into points as it disappeared into the front of the skirt. The billowing fullness of the skirt widened into a long, court train. The bride's over-the-face veil of silk net was held in place by a tiara of seed pearls, and she carried an old-fashioned bouquet of white roses and stephanotis. A single strand of pearls, gift of the groom, was a completing note.
Matron of Honor
The matron of honor, Mrs. Donald Stapleton, of Northfield, was attired in a grown of blue brocaded taffeta, with sweetheart neckline, form-fitting bodice, and tiny sleeves. A wide, crushed girdle of the taffeta formed a bustle effect, with the voluminous skirt of the gown extending to the floor. Her headdress was a circlet of braided taffeta, from which fell a long net veil, and she wore blue lace mitts with matching velvet bow at the cuff. The maid of honor carried an old-fashioned bouquet of yellow dahlia-mums, tied with blue ribbons, and she wore a single strand of pearls also.
Mrs. William Hartley, of Somers Point, who served as bridesmaid, and junior bridesmaid, June Bishop, a cousin of the bride, wore gowns styled similarly to the maid of honor's. Mrs. Hartley was attired in yellow taffeta and carried a bouquet of rust dahlia-mums tied in yellow, and the junior bridesmaid also in brocaded taffeta, of delicate pink hue, carried a bouquet of pink dahlia-mums tied with orchid ribbons.
William Hartley, of Somers Point, served as best man for the groom, and ushers were John Wolfram, a brother of the groom, and T. Robert Bishop, of Northfield.
Mrs. Halteman, mother of the bride, chose a modish Hunter's-green crepe gown, street-length, with cap sleeves, wide gold necklace effect at the rounded neckline, and double-peplum skirt. With this she wore a brown felt off-the-face hat, trimmed with white uncurled ostrich, and veiled in brown. Accessories were of brown, and her white gardenia corsage and furs were completing touches.
The mother of the groom, Mrs. Wolfram, wore a smart black gabardine suit, and small black felt hat with ostrich trim. Her accessories were black, and color contrast was provided in her white gloves and white gardenia corsage.
The church was handsomely decorated with baskets of white dahlias, and green palms, with the pews set off by white Fall flowers and satin ribbons.
Miss Marietta Sedlock, of Northfield, who was soloist, sang "At Dawning," "O Promise Me," and "I Love Thee Truly" preceding the ceremony, with church organist Jack Perry accompanying. Mr. Perry also played traditional wedding marches and selected wedding music.
Immediately following the wedding ceremony, a reception for the bridal party and invited guests was held in the Central Church Hall, after which the young couple left for an extended motor trip. Upon their return, they will be at home at 512 N. Vermont av., Atlantic City.
For her going-away ensemble, the bride was attractive in an elephant-grey moire taffeta dress, fashioned with double-cap sleeves and jewell neckline. It's deep, crushed girdle formed a bustle effect, from which flared the full skirt. With this she wore a navy blue gabardine topper, small navy felt hat, and her accessories were of navy.
The bride attended Northfield schools and was graduated from Pleasantville High School in 1941. She has been in the office of the Atlantic City hospital for the past several years. The groom is a graduate of Egg Harbor City High School, Class of 1939, and served in the United States Army during World War II, seeing service in the European theatre. For the past three years he has been affiliated with the New Jersey Bell Telephone Company.