A wedding of lovely simplicity took place at 6:30 on the evening of November 11 at Arsenal Hill Presbyterian church when Miss Olive Bryan McCaskill became the bride of Staff Sgt. Robert M. Oppenlander of Norristown, Pa., and Fort Jackson.
White chrysanthemums and gladioli, palms and candles burning in candelabra furnished an effective setting for this occasion.
Prior to the ceremony Miss Nan Swearingen rendered “call Me Thine Own” (Haley) and “Cantilene Nuptiale” (Dubois), after which Mrs. Bratton Powell sang “Because” (d’Hardelot) and “I Love You Truly” (Bond). The traditional wedding marches by Wagner and Mendelssohn were used.
The Rev. S. K. Phillips, D. D., pastor of the bridge, performed the double ring ceremony while the organist played Schubert’s “Serenade.”
The ushers were Furman Refo and Thomas Outlaw of Columbia. John J. Oppenlander of Norristown, Pa., brother of the bride-groom, was best man.
The bride, a lovely blonde, who was given in marriage by her brother, Von H. McCaskill of Columbia, was attired in a teal wool costume-suit with luggage accessories. Her flowers were a corsage of gardenias and fern.
The mother of the bride, Mrs. T. M. McCaskill, wore a dress of royal-blue crepe with a corsage of red roses. Mrs. John J. Oppenlander, sister-in-law of the bridegroom, wore a dress of pastel blue crepe with a corsage of pine rosebugs.
Mrs. Oppenlander is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. M. McCaskill of Blaney. She was graduated from the Bishopville public schools, where she also obtained her business training. For the past five years she has held a postition as secretary with the South Carolina state office of the Federal WOrks agency, Works Projects administration.
Sergeant Oppenlander is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry J. Oppenlander of Norristown, Pa. He was graduated from the Norristown high school. For the past two years Sergeant Oppenlander has been stationed at Fort Jackson with the Headquarters company of the Eighth Motorized division.
Sergeant and Mrs. Oppenlander will be stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., in the near future.