Reported in the News Letter on July 18, 1955: US millionaire’s wedding plan ‘up in the air’

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A Kansas City millionaire has announced that he will be married on July 30 in an airliner over Iowa, with sky-writing aircraft spelling out “just married” and drawing hearts and arrows.

The millionaire is Mr Edward L Williams, 52-year-old president of an international chain of cemeteries. The bride is Miss Marian Sutton, a model and television actress, aged 28.

About 50 guests will join in champagne toasts aboard the airliner. Mr Williams has reserved the top floor of a hotel and a night club in Minneapolis for more celebrations.

For a honeymoon he plans two weeks in Hawaii, and a month cruising on the Great Lakes in one of his two yachts.