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Jimmie Ruth Seeley


Gender: Female


Spouse: Frank Joseph Cassinelli

Date of Marriage: December 11, 1956

Marriage Place: Heidelberg, MS

Southern Rite Of Interest Here

Former Miss Jimmie Ruth Seeley, daughter of Mrs. Fletcher Charles Seeley and the late Mr. Seeley of Heidelberg, Miss., became the bride of Robert Edward Cassinelli, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Joseph Cassinelli of Reno, Dec. 11 in the Heidelberg Baptist Church. The Rev. C.G. Wells officiated at the double ring ceremony.

The church was beautifully decorated in bridal green and white. Palms and smilax made a background for tall white candles glowing in cathedral candelabra and for princess baskets of huckleberry and white gladioli.

A program of wedding music was presented by Mrs. Lex Brame of Paulding, Miss., organist, and Miss DeWanna Jo Rials, soloist. Solos included “Wedding Prayer” and “Because.”

The bride, given in marriage by John D. Lyon, a close friend of the family, was lovely in a gown of snowy white Chantilly lace over satin. A fitted jacket with long pointed sleeves and a high neckline was worn over a fitted bodice featuring a low, scalloped neckline. The full skirt, ending in scallops was ballerina length. The bride’s veil of French illusion was attached to a cap of Chantilly lace outlines with seed pears. She carried a white satin prayer book topped with a yellow-throated white orchid and a cascade of lilies-of-the-valley. Her jewels included pearl earrings, gift of the bridegroom.

Miss Shirley Norwood attended the bride as maid of honor. Her princess gown was of turquoise crystalette and her headdress was a velvet clip with brow veil. She carried a cascade bouquet of rose pink carnations.

The bridesmaids, Miss Yvonne Dunaway and Miss Ann Weeks wore gowns of turquoise crystalette which duplicated that of the maid of honor. They carried bouquets of shell pink carnations.

Harvey Huddleston attended the bridegroom as best man. Ushers were Jimmie Hennessy and Kerry Grantham of Heidelberg.

The mother of the bride was dressed in a peacock blue misty tone verdona crepe suit, black accessories and corsage of white carnations.

Following the wedding, a reception was held in the church parlors.

A tiered wedding cake centered the refreshment table and was cut by the couple in traditional manner. Mrs. B.C. Arrington, sister of the bride, assisted in serving with the bride’s attendants. Mrs. Joan Hamilton was in charge of the guest book.

More than 600 guests called to greet the newlyweds at the reception.

Missing were the parents of the bridegroom who were unable to be present for the nuptials.

Later, Mr. and Mrs. Casinelli left of a brief wedding trip to New Orleans.

The bride has returned to Jackson, Miss., and her bridegroom is to leave for overseas duty.

On the eve of the wedding, the bridal party was entertained at supper by Mrs. H.T. Hennessy and Mrs. Jewel Smith in the former’s home.

Mrs. John D. Lyon was hostess at the wedding breakfast in her home. Another pre-nuptial courtesy to the bride was a party given by Miss June Sullivan and Miss DeWannaHo Rials in their home.

Mrs. Cainelli attended Heidelberg schools and Ellisville Junior College. She is now employed in the Watkins law firm in Jackson. Her bridegroom attended the Reno schools and is now stationed with the United States Navy overseas.

The wedding climaxed a courtship which began in Reno when Mrs. Casinelli was visiting her sister, Mrs. Betty Shields in Sparks.

Published in the Nevada State Journal, January 22, 1956 page 19

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