Thursday, June 9, 2011


Hosted today by my dear Texas Friend, Stephanie of Angelic Accents. This is the second year for Stephanie to host her wedding party and what a terrific hostess she is. Be sure to visit HERE for the list of the participants. It is sure to be fun and memorable.

This is my second year to participate in the party and many more times I have shared my very own wedding in pics and story. I am linking my past party post to this post and you can visit by clicking HERE to see my special wedding day.

Weddings are wonderful, and in today's world, weddings are celebrated in many different ways. From specially themed events to simple and elegant affairs.
From the beautiful vows said traditionally, to special words written by the loving couple. However, you can see in vintage photos, just how much has changed.

Look at this photo and the couple way up at the top of the frame. They seem to be talking and in their own little world at the moment the photo was taken. I guess they got tired of waiting for the picture to be taken.

The main focus of course is the dress and the bride, the groom and attendants.
I have always been intrigued by the vintage photos of yesteryear, so with a little research I thought I'd share a few I found from the late 1800's and very early 1900's
In this next photo it appears the mother and mother in law are in the photo. One has a bouquet, the other does not. And, one little lady is trying to get into the picture, but was cut off.

How about these bridesmaids hats? They look dark heavy and hot!

Below are a few pics that speak for themselves. Wedding pics sure have changed over time.
Not many smiles back then, as it took so long to take the pics, they just had to stay still in a somber pose or their face got tired from smiling for so long. Men did a lot of sitting in pics, while the bride stood. Maybe the bride feared the dress would wrinkle. Many looked wrinkled anyway! Some brides that did sit, were in the photo alone.

These two brides sit alone. The first pic is Princess Beatrice from her wedding day in 1885.

Now this groom gave his bride the seat!

Whether a wedding was celebrated in grand style with many quests or in a smaller manner with a few close friends and family, all weddings are days to remember and a special time in life. Then and now, I am sure the emotions were the same.

Thank you for stopping by it is great to have you visit this year once again. Remember to visit Stephanie at Angelic Accents our party hostess and also my link of my own wedding August 11th. 1973

My beloved and I will celebrate our thirtyeighth wedding anniversary this August

Enjoy and have fun!
Hugs from Texas, Celestina Marie
Vintage photos courtesy of The Graphics Fairy and Wikimedia Commons.

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