In the Church of the Little Flower, Bethesda, Md., Cathy Marie MacFarlane, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. MacFarlane of New York and New Jersey, formerly of Bethesda, became the bride of Russell J. Bruemmer, son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Bruemmer of Minneapolis, Minn. The Rev. Kenneth Roeltgen performed the May 10th ceremony; Msgr. Joseph J. Coyne, pastor of the church, the Rev. Comos Gerard, OFM of St. Bonaventure College (N.Y.), and Father Alexander Wyse, OFM, of the Franciscan Monastery in Potomac, were at the altar. A reception was held at Columbia Country Club.
The bride was given in marriage by her father. She wore her mother's heirloom gown, of ivory satin and a caplet veil of Belgian lace and silk illusion, and carried her grandmother's mother-of-pearl prayerbook given to her mother who carried it on her wedding day. She was attended by her cousin, Mrs. Andrew Burke as matron of honor; Barbara Bruemmer, sister of the groom, and Erica Thormann, a college friend. The best man was 2nd. Lt. (USMC) Paul T. Bruemmer, brother of the groom; his other brother, Andrew J. Bruemmer and the bride's brothers, Joseph F. and James J. MacFarlane, ushered.
The bride is a graduate of the School of the Holy Child in Potomac and received her BA from Manhattanville College (N.Y), after which she spent a year teaching at the Sacred Heart Convent in Perth, Scotland. Later she obtained a master's at Georgetown University and is presently teaching at the School of the Little Flower. Mr. Bremmer is a graduate of Luther College (Iowa) and the University of Michigan Law Scholl. He is a Special Assistant to the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington, D.C.
The couple is residing in Arlington, after a wedding trip to Bermuda.