The Rev. Charles Reinbold of the National Presbyterian Church in this city was the officiating minister when Jane Engle became the bride of Donald R. Allen in a double ring ceremony on Saturday, July 22, at Calvary Presbyterian Church in pasadena, Calif. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Floyd B. Cerini of Pasadena and the late John D. Engle and the groom is the son of Mrs. M. Signa Allen of Washington, D.C. and the late Les Allen.
The bride was given in marriage by her stepfather, Floyd B. Cerini, and her sister, Susan Frost, was matron of honor. Mrs. Frost's daughters, Cindy and Kristi Frost along with Mrs. Richard Carey, Dr. Connie Adams, Joan Petersen and Maribeth Badura, were bridesmaids. James Panos of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, childhood friend of the bridal couple, served as best man with C. Emerson Duncan, William Mayben, Walter Kinney, Howard Sachs, Paul Almond, and the bride's nephew, Skeeter Frost, as the ushers. The groom's children, Signe Anne and John French Allen, also attended the wedding.
The bride, who is retaining her maiden name, is a graduate of the University of North Carolina where she was elected to phi Beta Kappa, and also holds a bachelor's degree in nursing from Cornell University and an MS in Nursing from the University of Illinois. Until the time of her marriage, she was a nursing consultant to the Chicago Department of Health and president of the Chicago Nurses Association.
The bridegroom earned a BA at Cornell, where he was affiliated with Sigma Chi and received his JD from the University of California at Los Angeles. He is a member of the Metropolitan Club and the City Tavern Club. Mr. Allen is managing partner of the law firm, Duncan, Allen and Mitchell, whose offices are in this city and in Africa.
The couple plans a wedding trip through East African game parks, and will make their home in Washington, D.C.