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Saturday, 25 August 2012

Sepia Saturday 140; Weddings;




My mother and my father; wedding 1933

My mother was 23 and my father 30 years old.  My mother wore a black dress and a white embroidered veil.  I remember the veil and also the headband with the flowers.
They were tucked away in box tied with a pretty ribbon. I also remember,  the art deco brooch she was wearing with quite a long pearl necklace.

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My mother's sister Helen and Thomas married in 1936
This is a true sepia photo. Helen does not wear a veil. She is wearing a silk dress, but also not white. the dress is embellished with lace at the front. 


Anna and Simon were married  1939;
Simon was my mother's younger brother.
Simon was conscripted into the German army and died in Russia in 1944. He was a driver in the war.
Anna wears a white wedding dress and also a veil. All the brides carry white roses. 
Anna never married again and had no children.

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21 comments:

  1. Your wedding photos are a great addition to the Sepia Saturday collection this week. I must say I thought the first one, of your parents, was from about two decades earlier. It's not the clothing as much as the embossed and printed card mount format that seems to me more suggestive of the 1900s or 1910s. Thanks for sharing them.

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    1. Brett, thank you for your very interesting comment. There is no other photo of the couple. My mother was an avid photographer and kept lots of tracks but not of her wedding day!

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  2. I'm interested in symbols and how they change over time. Take for instance the veil, long symbol of virginity. Some brides wore one, others did not. Then fashion eliminated the veil all together but royal brides often still wear one. The same goes for the colour of the wedding dress. Nobody wears a black one these days but 100 years ago black was about the only colour. How that change came about, I don't know but it is food for thought. Judging by your pictures it changed from black via some color in between to white in just ten years time. Interesting!
    Thank you for sharing them.

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  3. Great photos of your mother & her siblings wedding photos. How sad that your uncle was killed during World War II and his wife never remarried or had children.

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  4. Wonderful pics and those details on the garment and accessories are interesting to note. I notice that the length of the dress that let those pretty shoes be seen (or maybe it is just the shorter length) is fashionable at that time. Also love how you mum wore that long pearl necklace. Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I enjoyed viewing your very different wedding pictures, as I had not seen that style of dress before, particularly the costume of your mother.

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  6. I am not aware that b;ack was every a colour for a wedding dress in the UK. Was this common in Europe back in the 1930s? Interesting series of photos.

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  7. Bob, it must have been, I think especially in Switzerland, as in photos from Austria the ladies wear pastel colours at their wedding. I have more wedding photos and some wear pastel colours, the dresses do not look white, the photos are sepia and black and white; some wear quite severe black dresses, rather like to a funeral then to a wedding!

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  8. I think my grandmother also wore a black wedding dress, although I don't have a real wedding photo. That was 1923 in the U.S. I heard that it was her sister's dress that had been dyed. Thanks for sharing these.

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  9. Kathy, perhaps a black dress was more serviceable, for other occasions to wear. My mother always said one should have one elegant black dress in the wardrobe; when one has "nothing" to wear, a dress like this comes always handy. I had a beautiful one with straps and it was all plissée, I am quite sorry that I did not keep it!

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  10. Lovely wedding pictures! What a treasure!
    But it's a sad story about Anna and her husband being killed in the war.

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  11. Those are wonderful wedding photos. Poor Anna. Her husband must have been so young when he was killed in the war. Such a waste. Kind of goes with your post called "The World" above.
    Nancy

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  12. Interesting post - and I love zooming in on the details :-) Jo

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  13. Three glorious photographs : whatever the year, whatever style or colour the dress, the brides always look so happy.

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  14. This is the second shot I've seen this week with a groom holding gloves. Always white gloves being held in the left hand. They seem an awkward thing to hold and I wonder why they just didn't put them down or wear them. But very nice family photos.

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  15. Super old photos to cherish. It is a sad tale about Simon and Anna.

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  16. Wonderful collection of photos - you are fortunate!

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  17. Interesting and unusual photos, but it's the first time I've heard of a black wedding dress! The lace on the veil looks beautiful.

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  18. Hi Tatiana ... these are great photos. The one of your Mom and Dad is so clear. It is too bad that your uncle died so young though.

    Kathy M.

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  19. Your mom had an odd expression, like a tad surprised, as if she was telling herself "Did I really just got married? Really?!?"
    ;)~
    HUGZ

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