Numerous burning candles softly lighting a beautiful arrangement of flowers formed the setting for the marriage of Miss Dolores Lorraine Tobler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest I. Tobler, to Mr. Walter Charles Walling, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter C. Walling, Saturday evening in the First Congregational church. Dr. Williston Wirt, church pastor, performed the ceremony at eight-thirty o’clock before a large assembly of friends and relatives.
Only candlelight was used throughout the church for the wedding.
Pastel asters and white artemisia were arranged as a background at the altar with many candles standing in among the flowers. At the stairs leading to the altar were two tall candelabrums with burning tapers. Garlands of pastel colored gladioluses extended from the flower background to the corners of the room, candelabrums standing in either corner. In each window were candles with flower bases. A white cloth extended the length of the center aisle and bouquets of gladioluses were tied at the pews.
In White Satin
The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a dress of white satin fashioned with a long train, long sleeves, a fitted bodice, a full skirt, and a sweetheart neckline. A long veil of tulle, edged with lace, fell from a Mary Queen of Scots headdress. Instead of flowers, the bride carried a white Bible, a white orchid arranged on top, bouvardia and sweetheart roses being caught in streamers falling from the book.
Miss Bette Louise Crabill was the maid of honor. She wore a dress of pink brocaded satin, and in her hair, a Juliet cap of rhinestones. Her flowers were a bouquet of white and pink roses and blue delphiniums.
The bride’s mother wore a periwinkle blue dress with corsage, the bridegroom’s mother a dress in pink lace.
Richard Walling, brother of the bridegroom, was best man. Ushers were LeRoy Elliott, Eugene Gertulla, Robert Efteland of Junction City, and James Booth of Corvallis.
Miss Phyllis Gray played the wedding marches, Wagner’s Lohengrin, and the Mendelsohn march. Miss Robin LeVee sang “Because” and “Calm as the Night.”
After the service, a reception was held at the Pi Beta Phi sorority house.
Mrs. Richard E. Cook of Minneapolis, aunt of the bridegroom, cut the wedding cake, and Miss Fanny McCamant poured the punch. Assisting with the serving were Misses Anita Simon, Margaret Sleeper, Beth Rowan, Leith Brown, Bessie Jane Buckley, Margery Sawyer, June Tyler, Mary Ann Fox, Barbara Crosland, Doris Helen Rayburn, Grace Schaefers, Hope Hughes, and Oprha Lamen, cousin of the bride. Throughout the reception, Miss Gray played.
Relatives from out-of-town at the wedding included Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Cook of Minneapolis, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Palmer, Vancouver, Wash., Miss Ruby Plouim of Vancouver, Wash., Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cody, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lamen and Miss Orpha Lamen, Mrs. James D. Fall, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Barzee, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Hall, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Blenkensap, all of Portland.
Leave for East
The couple left immediately for New York city where they will reside, Mr. Walling being a research assistant at New York university.
The bride is a former student at the University of Oregon and is a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. Mr. Walling graduated in June from Oregon State college. He is a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity, of Tau Beta Pi, engineering honorary, and of Phi Kappa Phi, scholastic honorary.
Source: Eugene Guard, September 7, 1941.