Vintage snack: 16 children's worth of weddings #Wedding Porn#vintage wedding August 10 | Catherine Clark enidjcoleslaw The bride pictured here is now the mother of 16 children. Al and Beata wed in the 1950s and reader Chris sent us an amazing album with family wedding photos from their wedding and their children's (and grandchildren's!) weddings. Here is what Chris had to say about the submission: My future mother-in-law is one of 16 (a good Catholic family in Nebraska), and I recently came into most of the wedding photos from the family. These photos begin with my fiance's grandparents and continue to the very youngest aunt (who is younger, actually, than my fiance. I know). It was so wonderful to watch the progression of wedding fashion through these family photos. To make it easier on the rest of the world, the family is named alphabetically. So Grandma and Grandpa are Al and Beata, and their first born is Cindy. They kept going until they reached Stephanie. Which I think is just sort of awesome. Flashback Friday: Honoring our offbeat ancestors Not only did y'all ask for more vintage wedding porn, but some of you event sent me some entries from your own family photo albums.... [more] Dancing in a barn, petticoat flying, and the most adorable band ever. Check out the bass player! Here is a shot of Al and Beata and all of their children. The little one in the front is featured at her own wedding later on. Here is Al and Beata's oldest, Cindy, at her wedding. I love the flower-child chic. Al and Beata's seventh, Irene, with her husband Jim. We've definitely stepped into the '80s with this one. And Jim is rockin' that white suit. As I teased earlier, here is their 16th, Stephanie, with her husband Paul. Sunrise, sunset… And finally the third generation, Cindy's daughter Julie, with her husband Aaron. With a family this large, they must go to weddings and birthday parties constantly. Check out the full album for the collection. Do you have vintage wedding photos hidden away? Email me! Try to include as much info as you know about the photo, plus your Tribe or personal URL, if you have one. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark (aka Superman) is Offbeat Bride's Editor + Project Wrangler and a Chicago-based freelance web consultant. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video games and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, and cuddles with her feline fur baby. @enidjcoleslaw @whimsycatt PREVIOUS Our Stereo Love Party or, How we fine-tuned our wedding playlist NEXT Dina & Desiree's intercontinental destination queer wedding Toggle comments [ 14 ] Gaah the 80s! The story is really cute, and so is the petticoat. It is neat to see various generations and decades. 0 agree Reply Dear lord, though I am taking heavily from the 80's in my dress, please guide me safely away from the dangers of leg o mutton sleeves. Amen. 0 agree Reply What a gift to have all these pictures of family weddings. Thanks so much for sharing them! 1 agrees Reply Do I see an early '90s wedding there? Or maybe late '80s. The hair is still awfully high for the '90s. But those bridesmaids' dresses really give away the era. I swear, there must've been a law passed around 1985 that bridesmaids' gowns must possess three or more of the following: 1) sweetheart neckline, 2) dropped waist, 3) poofy sleeves, 4) basque waist, and 5) butt bow. I dearly love these vintage snacks. Doesn't the rainbow bridal party in their huge gowns make you smile? I don't see how it couldn't. 1 agrees Reply I saw the rainbow bridal party and my first thought was: "That looks nice. It must be a wedding of 5 brides at the same time. — Huh, offbeat intern talks about one couple only. Then who is the bride??!" Then it dawned unto me that it was probably the girl in white who was getting married. I guess have seen my share of coloured wedding dresses 4 agree Reply MADE MY DAY. I have a total fixation with pictures of families as they grow. Totally obsessed with the alphabetically named children. Olinda!! 1 agrees Reply I would love to know the G, H, L and P names (I'm a name nerd!) 0 agree Reply wow – awesome photos, beautiful family, and such a great legacy! the alphabetically named children is one thing but to make it to S – amazing! not only is the progression of the family wonderful to see, but the progression of weddings is fascinating. 0 agree Reply What an amazing story and the years they present in this story. 1 agrees Reply Loved it! Thank you so much!! 0 agree Reply These are so great . It reminds me of the post about "it's ok/cool that your wedding is going to look dated" that Ariel wrote…? 0 agree Reply What a fantasic collection! 0 agree Reply This is amazing. How cool to have so many weddings together like this! 0 agree Reply I didn't realize where all of these awful 80s wedding dresses (including my mother's, 1982) came from until this year's Royal Wedding. I blame Diana. I'm sure the present day on-beat wedding albums will feature Middleton-alikes for years to come. 0 agree Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. 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