Marianne Winter Miller to Dr. Isidore Cohn Junior

Vintage Wedding | January 3, 1976

Marianne Winter Miller & Dr. Isidore Cohn Junior

Marianne Miller from Denver had been a widow for three years when her cousins encouraged her to go to a family wedding in Baton Rouge. Dr. Isidore Cohn Jr. had been divorced for six years and had no idea that his sister was getting more acquainted with Marianne so that she could decide if Marianne would be perfect for her brother. Isidore’s sister called him and said that he had to ask Marianne out – she was fabulous! He did, and they were instantly “taken with each other.” Their first date was for dinner at Louis XVI in New Orleans. They talked all night and when the bill came, Isidore told the waiter that they weren’t ready to leave – the waiter informed him that they were closing for the night, so they went to the Royal Orleans for dessert and champagne.

They met in August, and a few months later they were married on January 3, 1976, at the University Club in Denver. The rehearsal dinner was held at the chic Brown Palace Hotel for 25 close family and friends. The wedding was a grand affair for 175 friends and family the next day. The flowers on the mantles were a mixture of roses, dahlias, gladiolas and greenery, and the tables featured tall topiaries accented with longs stems of wheat and incredible flowers.

The cake was a traditional white fruitcake with a vase of flowers on top. Her brother had an artist create medallions that told the story of Marianne’s and Isidore’s lives. One depicted Marianne, who was the first woman elected to the board of governors of the National Jewish Hospital in Denver. Her dad owned Winter Weis, a truck body building company that stood where the Mile High Stadium is today. Isidore was represented in a medallion as Chief of Surgery at Louisiana State University – the title emeritus, which he still holds today! The Isidore Cohn Jr. Student Learning Center is also now named in his honor, and he has written several books and has lectured and taught all over the country and internationally.

After a beautiful wedding with dinner, dancing and toasting, they were off to a honeymoon in London!

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