Wedding Attire

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1830 - 1840

Wedding Dress. Submitted by Jill on the A272

1841 - 1850

1851 - 1860

1861 - 1870

1871 - 1880

1881 - 1890

Double Wedding 1890
Wedding Group 1890. Submitted by Caroline.
The dress of the bride on the left was in cream cashmere, trimmed with Beugaline silk and orange blossoms. Her long tulle veil was fixed in place with orange blossoms. Her bridesmaids wore dresses of electric blue, trimmed with cream velvet with white Leghorn hats.

The bride on the right wore a cream cashmere dress, trimmed with Brussels lace and orange blossoms. Her tulle veil was crowned with a wreath of orange blossoms. Her bridesmaids wore dresses of heliotrope cashmere and cream velvet, with hats to match.

1891 - 1900

1901 - 1910

Wedding Group. Submitted by Yummy Mummy Amy
My Great grand uncles cousins wedding, 1905 Scarborough Yorkshire. This was sent to me via the brides 3rd great granddaughter.
Wedding Guests. Submitted by Jill on the A272
The girl on the right (Adela Rose Steel) is 11, her own wedding picture is below under 1929.
Submitted by Jill on the A272
Bride and groom seated centre, one of the twins, (Amelia Steel) has her own wedding picture below under 1922.
Wedding Guests. Submitted by Jill on the A272
The old man, a retired shepherd holds the photograph of one of his daughters who was unable to be there.
Wedding Group. Submitted by Tom Tom

1911 - 1920

Group Photo. Submitted by Langley Vale Sue
English wedding in 1912.
Group Photo. Submitted by vanessa tallon
My uncles aunt Maud Gilligans wedding to Robert Fisher in York 1913ish.
Wedding Group. Submitted by Guinevere
The Bride and Groom. Submitted by Tom Tom
Group Photo. Submitted by Katarzyna
My Grandparents were married at St Johns Parish Church, Ipswich, on 5 March 1917.

This was typical dress for a working class wedding. If the groom was in the forces then he would wear his uniform not a suit

My Grandmother's Bridesmaids. Submitted by Katarzyna
The bridesmaids are wearing very simply cut dresses and

the elder ones are wearing mopcaps instead of hats.

1921 - 1930

Amelia and Percy. Submitted by Jill on the A272
Amelia and Percy were married at East Wittering, Sussex in 1922, it was a double wedding, her sister Annie married on the same day. Amelia was 25.
Annie and Thomas. Submitted by Jill on the A272
Annie and Thomas at East Wittering. It was a double wedding - her sister married the same day. Annie was an older bride at 33, her choice of outfit is quite different from that of her 25 year old sister.
The Bride and Groom. Submitted by Tom Tom
Wedding Party. Submitted by Ex Pat in Oz
The wedding of my Great Aunt Elsie Slater to William (Bill) Smith in 1923. My Grandfather William aged 27 - the only one of the bride's brothers present - is seated right & the bride's parents Robert Slater & Emily (nee Howard) on the left. The other ladies & girls are the bride's sisters.
Thomas and Hilda 1927. Submitted by Velma Dinkley
Hilda was my paternal grandmother and is pictured here with her husband on their wedding day in 1927. They were married at St. Michael's Church in Eastbourne. Thomas, who worked as a chauffeur, died of nephritis on Christmas Day 1936.

Wedding. Submitted by vanessa tallon
My grandparents Emma Mckegg and Thomas Kellert 1928 York.
A Brighton Wedding. Submitted by McAnne in Kent
My parental grandparents group photo
A Brighton Couple. Submitted by McAnne in Kent
Again my paternal grandparents - I love this photo just for itself
Adela Rose Steel and Herbert Crisp. Submitted by Jill on the A272
Rose and Bert outside her father's pub at East Wittering, she had been in service, and he was the village carpenter. She was 34 at the time of her marriage.
Submitted by Jill on the A272
A Lancashire Wedding. Submitted by Jill on the A272
Submitted by Macbev
From the newspaper report of the wedding: "The bride looked charming as she entered the church on her father's arm. Her tasteful gown was of white crepe satin, with a skirt composed of silver lace, and a flared satin train, underlined in shell pink crepe de chine, falling from the waist. A beautiful veil of Honiton lace, which fell to form a long train, was held in place by a pretty headdress of orange blossom. The bride carried a sheaf of roses, carnations and erica, completing a delightful toilet.

The bridesmaids, Misses *** and **** ******, looked smart in frocks of eau de nil georgette, with a draped bodice to give a panel effect, and overlapping flounces embroidered in gold, falling to the heels of gold shoes. Argyle hats of gold shaded crinoline and fancy straw, trimmed with black velvet flowers on the side, were worn. The flower girl, Miss **** *****, was daintily frocked in frilled net and crepe de chine to match the colour scheme of the bridesmaids. A cap of pearls was worn and a basket of tinted roses and ferns carried.
After the ceremony, ...... Mrs ***** received the guests in a model frock of beige georgette and a black lace hat. The hostess was assisted by her sister, Mrs *****, who wore a chic frock of black georgette and lace, with a lemon hat to tone. Mrs ***and Mrs **** each carried a posy of roses.

1931 - 1940

My Grandparents Wedding 1932. Submitted by Yummy-Mummy-Of-2
My Grandparents in 1932. William Liddle Lackey and Hilda Wood (center). It is believed to have been 3 weddings at the same time, but I'm not sure as the other 2 girls are both wearing the same outfits, hats and shoes. The wedding took place at The Parish Church of St John's, Peterborough.
1932 Wedding. Submitted by Jill on the A272
The bridesmaids wear bias cut dresses which drape beautifully. The bridegroom's spats are just visible.
Submitted by Jill on the A272
A Lancashire Wedding. Submitted by Jill on the A272
Family Wedding. Submitted by Wendy Pusey
My Father in Law Ronald Leslie Pusey and his bride Ada Marjorie Thomas 1st July 1937
Submitted by Langley Vale Sue.
English wedding in 1937. Note the long trails on the bouquet.
Submitted by Jill on the A272.
Most of the people here were employed in the Lancashire cotton mills.

1941 - 1950

Bride Wears a Suit, Rather Than a Wedding Dress. Submitted by Pat Hope.
The marriage of my parents Lawrence Gleaves and Anne Taylor.
Group Photo Submitted by Liz from Lancs.
My parents wedding in North London. Working class and register office. Bear in mind, it was war time and clothing coupons had to be saved for the big day
Submitted by Kathsgirl.48.
Wedding day.Bath, Somerset November 1942
Wedding Group. Submitted by Kathsgirl.48.
My Mum is the bridesmaid with the lacy dress.
Family Wedding. Submitted by Langley Vale Sue
This was an English wedding although the groom wears the uniform of a Corporal, Royal Regina Rifles, Canadian Army.
Submitted by Jill on the A272.
Submitted by Kathsgirl.48.
My Mum and Dad's wedding photo 1947
Elderly Wedding Guest. Submitted by Jill on the A272.
This elderly working class lady (78) has not moved with the times, wearing an almost ankle length dress. Age and social background should be taken into account when attempting to date photographs.

1951 - 1960

Wedding Group. Submitted by Bo the Bodger
Good solid upper middle class - both parents professional people: Engineer and Doctor. Groom an Air Commodore but made the wedding strictly non uniform as there wouldn't be enough room for everybody's swords, sticks and caps!
Wedding Group. Submitted by vanessa tallon
My Aunt Norahs wedding to Thomas Simmons in 1958 Liverpool.

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