THE ANN ARBOR NEWS, ANN ARBOR, MICH.
Beam Sisters Speak Vows At Same Rites
Sisters Married In Double Ceremony
Two sisters, Bonnie Lue and Patricia Ann Beam, daughters of the Sidney Beams of Washtenaw Ave., stood side by side Saturday afternoon at the altar of the First Methodist Church to exchange marriage vows in a double wedding ceremony read by Rev. Dwight Large.
J Bonnie Lue was married to Harold Phillips Hinckley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Keith K. Hinckley of Paw Paw, and her sister became the bride of Robert Barada. son of the Joseph Baradas of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Bonnie Lue was gowned in a white satin duchess styled wedding gown terminating in a full length train. Her veil was of Belgian princess lace which she brought back from Europe last summer.
Fugi chrysanthemums trimmed with ivy formed her cascade bouquet.
Carries White Gladiolus
Mrs. John Leabu of East Ann Arbor, who was her matron of honor, wore a pale green organdy floor length gown and carried white gladiolus.
The cut of her gown was repeated in the dresses worn by the other three bridesmaids and by the four attendants in the second party.
Jo Ann King of Three Rivers, Carole Hinckley, sister of thej bridegroom, and Mrs. Nelson Hood of Paw Paw were the attendants. They were in blue, pink and yellow organdy, respectively, and all wore white delphinium corsages.
Lewis R. Williams, jr., of Paw Paw was the best man for Mr. Hinckley. Ushers were Nelson Hood, Jack Walters and Renny Oas, all of Paw Paw.
Sister Wears Lace
For her wedding gown, Patricia Ann chose a tight bodiced white satin dress styled with a long train trimmed with Chantilly lace and pearl beading.
Her veil, which fell to floor length, was of silk illusion net and attached to a cap of heirloom lace. She carried a wedding handkerchief belonging to her great-great aunt and the same flowers as her sister.
Priscilla Johnson of Ferndale, the maid of honor, wore pale green organdy and carried an arm bouquet of gladiolus.
Pink, blue and yellow organdy was fashioned into the frocks worn by the bridesmaids, Kiyoko Taira of Hawaii, Mrs. George Robbins of Rogers City and Wilma Wallace of Scottville, Mich.
Mr. Barada asked Steven Yates of Lake Hiawatha, N. J., to be best man. The ushers were Meredith Shields and Tom McConnel, both of Detroit, and- Ted Gunderson of Dearborn.
Has Dual Role
Betsy Beam was flower girl for both wedding parties. She wore a white organdy dress appliqued with pastel colored flowers.
Following the 4:30 o’clock ceremony, there was a reception for both couples in the Wesleyan Lounge of the church. Mrs. Dwight Large and Mrs. Kenneth Norman poured; Mrs. James Duffy and Mrs. Robert Beam served wedding cake, and Mrs. Delbert Smith was in charge of the guest book.
The newly married Hinckleys left the reception for a 10-day tour of Canada. The bride wore an,orchid suit, with black velvet accessories for traveling. They will live at 621 W. Huron when they return.
Mrs. Hinckley was graduated from the University, where she was a member of Pi Lambda Theta sorority. She has been teaching in the Pittsfield Village schools. Her husband was graduated from the University, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. He is employed by the Ann Arbor Trust Co.
Mr. and Mrs. Barada are honeymooning in Wisconsin before returning to a home in Dearborn. She chose a turquoise blue suit with black accessories for traveling.
Mrs. Barada is a senior at the University and a member of Kappa Phi sorority. Her husband, a Sigma Phi member, attended Miami University and was graduated from the University.
Sidney A. Beam is framed between his two daughters, Bonnie Lue (left), now Mrs. Harold Phillips Hinckley, and Patricia Ann (Mrs. Robert Barada), following the girls’ double wedding Saturday afternoon in the First Methodist Church. Kiyoko Taira of Hawaii, on the extreme right, was a bridesmaid for Patricia Ann and Betsy Beam, center, was flower girl for both parties.
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Ann Arbor News
Bonnie Lue Beam Hinckley
Patricia Ann Beam Barada
Sidney A. Beam
Mildred Bassett Beam
Rev. Dwight S. Large
Harold Phillips Hinckley
Keith K. Hinckley
Mrs. John Leabu
Jo Ann King
Mrs. Nelson Hood
Lewis R. Williams jr.
Mrs. George Robbins
Mrs. Dwight Large
Mrs. Kenneth Norman
Mrs. James Duffy
Mrs. Robert Beam
Mrs. Delbert Smith
Maiteland Robert La Motte
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