Elizabeth Seeley


Gender: Female


Spouse: Cecil Strong

Date of Marriage: November 29, 1958

Marriage Place: Swayzee, IN

Elizabeth Seeley, Cecil Strong Exchange Vows In Church Wedding

The wedding of Miss Elizabeth Arelene Seeley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Seeley, route 1 Swayzee, and Cecil L. Strong, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Strong of El Paso , Texas, took place November 29 at Jones Chapel Christian church.  The Rev. Avery Miley performed the double ring ceremony at 3:30 o’clock.

Beauty baskets of white Chrysanthemums of pompoms tied with white satin bows and lighted candelabra formed a perfect setting for the ceremony.

Mrs. Lloyd Echelbarger, organist played bridal music including “Ah Sweet Mystery of Life”, “Because”, “Indian Love Call”, “Melody of Love”, “Through the Years”, and use the traditional wedding march for the entrance of the bride.  Mrs. Everett Hiatt Jr., sang “Whiter Thou Goest”, “At Dawning” and “O. Perfect Love”.

Given in marriage by her father the bride was lovely in a white gown, designed with a fitted bodice, sheer yoke of French illusion with long sleeves appliquéd to the bodice.  The skirt was full and fell over a bouffant hoop, and extended into a court train.  Her finger tip veil of French illusion cascaded from a pearl and sequin trimmed pillbox hat.  She carried a bouquet of white daises and chrysanthemums centered with a corsage of white Chrysanthemums and stephanotis and tied with streamers in lover’s knots.

Mrs. Roy Ferguson Jr., cousin of the bride was matron of honor.  She wore a Christmas red velvet gown fashioned with a molded bodice and bouffant skirt.  The neckline of the gown was high in front and dipped to a V in the back.  The cap sleeves were shirred at the center.  The back of the gown was accented with rows of velvet bows.  She wore a small white fur hat and carried a colonial style bouquet of red pompoms.

Bridesmaids, Mrs. C.W. Bennett and Mrs. John McGraw, sister of the bride were dressed identically like that of the matron of honor.  Their hats were Red beehive style hats trimmed with red velvet bows.  They carried muffs and flowers like that of the matron of honor.  Miss Sue Ellen Mock was junior bridesmaid.

The rings were carried on a white satin pillow trimmed with lace by Alan McGraw and Van Bennett, nephews of the bride.

Nolan Strong, brother of the bridegroom served as best man.  Ushers were Roy Ferguson Jr. and Robert Bradford.

For her daughter’s wedding, Mrs. Seeley wore a sheath dress of turquoise blue of brocaded crepe with a matching bolero jacket.  Her accessories were winter white and her corsage was of bronze chrysanthemums tied with ribbon to match her dress.  Mrs. Strong, mother of the bridegroom wore a toast brown sheath dress of crepe trimmed in matching satin and accented with matching satin cummerbund.  Her accessories were in winter white, and her corsage was of bronze chrysanthemums.

A reception followed the ceremony in the church basement.  Red pompoms topped a three tiered white cake which centered the serving table.  Two branched candelabra flanked the cake.  Assisting in the serving were Mrs. Robert Stookey, Mrs. Leslie Bradford and Mrs. Maurice Mock.

The couple left later on a wedding trip to the southern states.  The bride changed to an American Beauty red chemise dress of wool and silk with a red wool coat with accessories in black and white for traveling.  They will live in El Paso, Texas following the wedding trip.

Mrs. Strong graduated from Sawyzee high school and attended Purdue university.  She has been employed in the Business Forms Inc. in El Paso, Texas.

Mr. Strong graduated from Texas State Teachers College and is a member of the Texas club.  He is employed as an adjuster for Travelers Inc. Co. in El Paso.

Published in The Call-Leader (Elwood, Indiana) Thursday, December 4, 1958