I’m so lucky to have this group shot of everyone in the wedding party.
If you click on it, you can see it larger. In front, from left to right, is Patti Pagliai (Dale’s little sister), Jerry Lomonaco (the ring bearer), and Beverly House. Jerry and Beverly are Hazel’s little cousins.
From left to right in back: Unidentified, Carol Milburn, unidentified, Donna Johnson, Jane Day, Shirley Jones, Judy Anderson, Hazel, Dale, Damon Pagliai, Bob Jones, Leroy Binder, Donald Hyde, and Don Wisdom.
There are two unidentified girls in the photo, and while I’m assuming they’re “the two Nancys”, I could be wrong, so hopefully, someone can tell me who they are.
An article appeared in the paper, giving all the details of the wedding:
Miss Hazel Hyde, of Callao, and Dale Pagliai, of College Mound, were married at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, at the Baptist Church at Bevier. The Rev. Lee Lewis, pastor of the church, read the double ring marriage service before the altar decorated with baskets of white mums and white candles in tall candelabra.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vern Hyde, of Callao, and the bridegroom’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Rod Pagliai, of College Mound.
Mrs. Alan Jones, pianist, played a prelude of nuptial music and the traditional wedding marches. She also accompanied the soloist, Miss Donna Johnson, who sang “Because” and “I Love You Truly” before the ceremony and “The Lord’s Prayer” as the benediction. Miss Johnson wore a orchid net ballerina length dress with a corsage of pink carnations while Mrs. Jones was dressed in navy blue with a red carnation corsage.
Miss Nancy Pagliai, gowned in a floor length dress of blue net, and Miss Nancy Christy, in a similar dress of green, lighted the candles. The girls, who are cousins of the bride and bridegroom, wore corsages of pink carnations.
The bride chose for her wedding a dress of white net and lace fashioned with long tapered sleeves and buttoned down the back. Her fingertip length veil of net was caught to a flower trimmed head piece. She carried a white Bible, topped with a bouquet of white carnations and stephonatis, and a white lace trimmed handkerchief.
Miss Judy Anderson, of Callao, was maid of honor and Miss Jane Day, of Callao, and Miss Shirley Jones, of Bevier, cousin of the bride, were bridesmaids. Miss (gap here — error in paper) tired in floor length dresses of yellow net and lace, while Miss Day wore aqua net. They carried colonial bouquets, Miss Anderson’s nosegay of red roses while the other two carried yellow roses.
Patti Pagliai, of College Mound, sister of the bridegroom, and Beverly House, of Kansas City, cousin of the bride, as flower girls were dressed in frocks of net and taffeta of pink and green respectively. Jerry Lamonaco, of Kansas City, cousin of the bride, was ring bearer.
Damon Pagliai, of College Mound, served his brother as best man and Donald Hyde, brother of the bride, Don Wisdom, Bob Jones and Leroy Binder, all of Callao, were ushers. All wore business suits and white carnation boutonnieres.
Mrs. Hyde chose for her daughter’s wedding a navy blue tailored suit with which she wore a corsage arrangement of red carnations. Mrs. Pagliai wore a light blue suit with a pink carnation corsage.
Immediately following the ceremony the bride’s parents entertained at a reception in the basement of the church where guests were served refreshments of cake, punch and mints. The three tiered decorated wedding cake was baked by the bride’s aunt, Mrs. Roy Spencer. Mrs. Spencer was assisted in serving by the Misses Anita Frazier, Charlotte Wisdom and Opal Smith. All wore street dresses with white carnation corsages.
Miss Carol Milburn, cousin of the bridegroom, was in charge of the guest book. She wore a ballerina length dress of pink lace and net.
For traveling Mrs. Pagliai wore a brown tweed suit with brown accessories and a white carnation corsage. After a short wedding trip the couple will be at home in College Mound where the bridegroom is engaged in farming.
The bride graduated from Callao High School last spring while Mr. Pagliai is a graduate of Macon High School with the class of 1952.
Guests from a distance who attended the wedding were: Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Dutcher, Pueblo, Colo., Mr. and Mrs. G. A. House, Mrs. Neva Hyde, Mrs. Ethel Haan, Mrs. Michael Lomanaco, all of Kansas City, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Winkler and son, and Cordelia Winkler, of Huntsville, and Carl Britt, of Tulsa, Okla.
So there you have it — very simple, very sweet. Most of the girls in the wedding either used dresses they already owned, or borrowed dresses from friends, to wear in the wedding. Hazel made Patti’s dress, and she also made her own traveling suit.
I’ve got some more things to show you from the wedding over the next few days, so I hope you’ll visit again!