Bridal Party and Bridal Shower

Another colorful event preceding the wedding was a shower given for Karen by her matron-of-honor Frenda Leffler and bridesmaid
Carole Scott (sister of Mike Curb). It was Carole who initially introduced Tom and Karen to each other.

The shower was held at the exclusive Hillcrest Country Club where about fifty guests enjoyed an elegant lunch, and the opportunity to 
"Shower Karen with love and affection". Karen looked superb in a two piece outfit of daffodil yellow organza with white daisies appliquéd 
on the skirt, spaghetti straps, matching daisies on the jacket shoulders as a yellow silk straw hat trimmed with white daisies. Yellow bag 
and shoes completed yet another Bill Belew creation.

The color scheme was lavender and peach which included orchids flown from Hawaii for the occasion. Karen was certainly showered 
with loads beautiful gifts, but admitted feeling more nervous at her bridal shower than any Carpenters concert! Actually she never 
looked happier, except course on her wedding day. Celebrities at the shower included the Bee Gee's mother and sister, Dareth Newley, 
Olivia Newton-John, Mrs. Mike Curb, Mrs. Jerry Weintraub, Mrs. Herb Alpert and of course the mothers of the 
engaged couple.

The bridesmaids and ushers are listed as follows:

Matron of Honor:
Frenda Leffler

Best Man:
Rick Burris
Connie Chapman
Linda Curb
Debbie Cuticello
Sandy Holland
Karen Ichiuji
Alana Megdal
Mary Rudolph
Carole Scotti
Elizabeth Van Ness
Joan Will 

Flower girls:
Brooke Megdal
Ashley Leffler

Ring Bearer:
Andrew Leffler

Mark Armbruste
Ephie Beard
Michael Burris
Vern Burris
Richard Carpenter
Mike Curb
Jolyn Gissell
Casey Kasem
Tony Scotti
Jeremy Van Ness

Some of the celebrities who attended the wedding are as follows: M/M Herb Alpert, M/M Mike Curb, John Davidson, Mrs. John Denver,
M/M Daryl Dragon, M/M Hugh Gibb & Berry, Dorothy Hamill, Casey Kasem, Joe Layton, Mrs. Henry Mancini, Dean Paul Martin,
Olivia Newton-John, Phil Ramone and Jo Jo Starbuck.

Herb Alpert with
wife Lani Hall

Lt Gov. Mike Curb
and wife Linda.
~Karen had dated Mike Curb in 1973

Jane Morgan, John Davidson and Annie Denver

Dorothy Hamill and partner Dean Paul Martin

Casey Kasem

Olivia Newton John
and Karen

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