A lot of our vintage submissions mirror the budget concerns that many of our offbeat brides have today. But once in a while we see a vintage photo that has a certain air of luxury. One such case is this Australian wedding from 1917. Kathleen and Oswald are sporting lovely outfits including his gloves and her huge bouquet and amazing veil. I also love Kathleen's Mary Janes. Apparently the ankle-length dress was fashionable well into the next decades, so we can safely assume she was pretty fashion-forward.
And check out the backdrop! I wonder if it's tapestry or a painting.
Here is what Laura had to say about her great-grandparents:
This is the only photo I have of my great-grandparents' weddings, as the rest were destroyed in a car fire. My grandmother's parents' wedding took place in 1917. They were married at her parents' property out west in New South Wales, Australia. While my grandmother wants me to remain vague about certain details, her father had his own property by this time. Judging from the finery of the dress, it seems to me that while the dress itself was of a fashionable length, there was no shortage of veil material to make the beautiful veil she wears. Kathleen and Oswald's wedding was in July (the middle of the Australian winter) and I would assume they had a fairly happy marriage, as they had four sons and two daughters, the youngest being my grandma.
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.