The Baca / Douglas Genealogy and Family History Blog

05 March 2006

Wedding Announcement #1: Robert C. Baca and Frances R. Baca

Probably from the Albuquerque Journal. My parents were married on October 27, 1954.

Historic San Miguel Church is Scene of Socorro Wedding

Journal Special

SOCORRO – Historic San Miguel Church was the scene of the wedding of Miss Frances Baca, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Santiago Baca, and Pfc. Robert Baca, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Baca. The fashionable wedding united two prominent Socorro families.

Rev. Louis Antlitz officiated at the double ring ceremony. The four bridesmaids were Misses Josie Baca, sister of the bride, Lucy Gonzales, Lugy Romero and Theresa Baca, the groom’s sister. Mrs. Ernest Lee Manning of Albuquerque, the bride’s aunt, was matron of honor and the bride’s small cousin, Ina Mae Zimmerly was flower girl. Little Eddie Bernal was ring-bearer. Ernest Lee Manning was best man and the four ushers were David Baca, brother of the groom, Robert Navarez, Navario Lopez and Ernest Chavez.

Mrs. Carl Dagostino sang accompanied by Mrs. Philip Baca, organist.

The bride wore a gown of imported Chantilly lace over blush pink bridal satin. Matching blush silk illusion veil was held by a jeweled crown of floral design. She carried a white orchid and carnation bouquet.

The matron of honor wore a waltz length iridescent taffeta gown of deep rose. The four bridesmaids were attired in identically designed waltz length gowns of taffeta in soft tones of blue, rose, turquoise, and green.

The bride’s mother was attired in a two-piece costume of ice blue starched lace with black and white accessories. Her corsage was pink carnations. Mrs. Robert B. Baca, the groom’s mother, wore rust wool jersey with black accessories and a yellow carnation corsage.

A reception was held in the ballroom of the Hotel Val Verde. Those who poured wee Miss Priscilla Baca, Mrs. Lorenzo Baca, Mrs. Paul Padilla, and Mrs. Pete Romero. Mrs. Sylvestra Zimmerly was in charge of the guest book. Misses Christine Pino, Eugenia Baca and Mrs. Howard McConeghey sang.

A wedding dinner was served.

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