Bridal

Vintage 1950s weddings: Miss Muriel Prince and Mr L Worsley

Vintage 1950s weddings: Miss Muriel Prince and Mr L Worsley

Isn’t this a beautiful vintage 1950s wedding photo? Miss Muriel Prince and Mr L Worsley married on August 6, 1952 at Oswald Road Church, Oswestry, Wales. They both look delightfully happy, don’t they? I love so many details about her outfit, the elbow length gloves, that pretty veiled hat, the long bouquet of roses, the(…)

Vintage weddings: 1930s wedding dress on a windy day

Vintage weddings: 1930s wedding dress on a windy day

Isn’t this photo charming? The 1930s wedding dress is beautiful and it’s captured a really nice moment as the veil tries to fly away! The people in the photo are musical stars Madge Elliott and Cyril Ritchard who married at St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney on 16 September 1935.

I need your wedding photos!

I need your wedding photos!

I need your vintage wedding photos! I’d like to put together some vintage wedding and bridal galleries for future blog posts and have already received some wonderful wedding photos, but I’d love to see more so that I can do a different gallery for every decade.  If you have any old family photos (or pictures(…)

Vintage brides: 1940s wedding dresses

Vintage brides: 1940s wedding dresses

The 1940s were an interesting time in fashion, in part because so much of the style of this decade was developed via necessity. Traditional bridal fabrics such as silk were rationed and a lot of brides opted instead for day dresses, suits or even military uniforms and accessorized them with corsages, hats and gloves. Which(…)

1920s Chinese wedding dress

1920s Chinese wedding dress

1920s Chinese wedding dress: Chiang Kai-shek and Soong May-ling married on 1st December 1927 in Shanghai. Source and copyright: This image is now in the public domain in China because its term of copyright has expired.

Vintage brides: 1930s wedding dress gallery

Vintage brides: 1930s wedding dress gallery

There’s something about photos of real brides on their wedding day which I find fascinating. These brides are all from the 1930s and there are some really unusual outfits. I particularly like the lady with the halo headdress and also the poor woman who accessorised her wedding dress with crutches (presumably out of necessity)! Which(…)

Vintage wedding dress embroidered with pearls

Vintage wedding dress embroidered with pearls

American Eleanor Clay Ford, wife of Edsel Bryant Ford, in her beautiful beaded wedding gown and headdress, 1916. I like the way the pearl necklace reflects the pearls on the bodice and in her hair, isn’t it a beautiful outfit? And here she is (below) with her husband in 1924 wearing some very natty checked(…)

1970s wedding dresses: Tricia Nixon

1970s wedding dresses: Tricia Nixon

Tricia Nixon photographed at the White House on her wedding day in June 1971. Her wedding dress was designed by Priscilla of Boston and arrived with a secret service escort after having been purchased a first class plane ticket! [3 photos]

Vintage French weddings 1920s-1970s

Vintage French weddings 1920s-1970s

I’m delighted to have a guest post today from the lovely French blogger Anne who blogs at chicandgeek.com. She has agreed to share some of her wonderful family wedding photos from the 20s through to the 70s. Enjoy, and merci Anne! The pictures I’m happy to share with you today came in my mailbox (the(…)

1940s bridal fashion photo from McCall Magazine

1940s bridal fashion photo from McCall Magazine

Cover photo from 1942 McCall Magazine: June Bride. Photographer: Nickolas Muray. Aren’t they just the picture of marital bliss? Although oddly they don’t seem to be wearing wedding rings… Source and copyright: George Eastman House Collection: No known copyright restrictions