The marriage of Beverly Jean Higgins and J. Karl Ittner was celebrated in a Nuptial Mass by the Rev. Thomas J. Cassidy and Deacon John T. O'Hara in St. Mark's Catholic Church on May 3rd. The couples' parents are Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Higgins of Vienna and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Ittner of Hague, Va.The reception was held at the Westwood Country Club in Vienna.
The bride was given in marriage by her father. For the double ring ceremony, she wore an original design of ivory silk organza with an attached chapel train featuring a wide scalloped lace hem. Reembroidered Alencon lace was on the fitted long sleeves, high v-yoke bodice and full skirt, and edged the walking length mantilla of silk bridal illusion.She carried a cascade of glamellias and stephanotis with varigated spider foliage. Mary Ellen Higgins, was her sister's maid of honor; Tina Ittner, the groom's sister, Donna DeCesare, her cousin, Joann St. Peter and Anita Jorgensen, were bridesmaids. Hillary Ittner, the groom's niece, was flower girl. They were gowned in Ivory faille with fuchsia and green flowered prints and they carried fresh bouquets of miniature carnations, pink sweetheart roses and baby's breath accented by silk violets and satan ribbons. Wayne Ittner, the groom's brother, was best man and the ushers were Tom Higgins, the bride's brother, Jack Burman, Daniel St. Peter and Dick Ward.
The bridal couple, graduates of Virginia Polytechnic Institute, went to St. Thomas on a wedding trip and are now residing in Oswego, N.Y., where Mr. Ittner is a planning engineer with Catalytic Inc.