Ann Seely

Personal

Gender: Female

Marriage

Spouse: Michael Cartney

Date of Marriage: June 21, 1958

Marriage Place: Titusville, PA

Cartney – Seely

St. Walburga’s Church, decorated with white and red peonies, was the setting for the marriage of Miss Ann Seely and Michael Cartney at 10:30 a.m. on June 21. Rev. Cyril Cooper officiated at the ceremony with traditional wedding music presented by Miss Joan Baron, organist.

Miss Seely is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Burton Seely and the bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Cartney Sr. of Titusville.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride was attired in a waltz-length gown of Chantilly lace over white taffeta. The dress was designed with an Italian neckline, bouffant skirt and bracelet-length sleeves. Her finger-tip viel of silk illusion depended from a crown of taffeta and lace. She carried a colonial bouquet of white carnations and ferns. The bride followed the tradition of something old, new, borrowed and blue, and for something old wore a strand of pearls which had belonged to the bridegroom’s great-aunt.

Mrs. Ruth Stewart, sister of the bridegroom, serving as matron of honor, wore a ballerina-length gown of white lace over sea green taffeta. Completing her outfit, she wore a headpiece of circular scalloped veil and carried a colonial bouquet of pink carnations and ferns.

James Cartney served his brother as best man. Ushers were Donald Stewart and Richard Seely.

Mrs. Seely wore a dress of cocoa brown accented with white accessories. Her corsage was of yellow carnations. The mother of the bridegroom was attired in a blue bemberg print dress, complemented with black accessories.

A wedding luncheon was held in the Pithole Room of the Colonel Drake Hotel with 20 guests seated at the bride’s table. A reception, from 2 until 4 p.m. was held at the Collage Inn in Pleasantville.

Following the reception, the couple departed for a wedding trip to Gettysburg and Washington, D.C., and will live at 622 ½ W. Walnut St. upon their return.

Mrs. Cartney attended Titusville Schools and was employed by the Arcade Restaurant. Her husband graduated from the Titusville High School and has served two years in the Army. He is employed by the Loblaws, Inc.

Out-of-town guests included Mr. and Mrs. John N. Cartney Jr. and family of Washington, D.C., and Mr. and Mrs. William Cartney and family fo East Riverdale, Md.

Published in the Titusville Herald, July 9, 1958 page 8

[Lineage – Anne; Burton Robert; William Robert; William Arthur; Alva; Samuel; Unknown]