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Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Wedding Belles - Sharing Memories

Lorine McGinnis Schulze at http://olivetreegenealogy.blogspot.com/p/sharing-memories.html has begun a new series of Sharing Memories . Here the theme is WEdding Belles.

The omens were not good on my wedding day on 24th July 1971. It poured down and we have no photographs taken outside;    my husband Neil looks a bit shell shocked in this picture; and with the Tudor monarchs all the rage on film and TV at the time, I chose to wear an Ann Boleyn style headdress - she suffered the fate of being  beheaded by Henry VIII.

Still love conquered all, as we  celebrated last year  our Ruby (40th) wedding anniversary, with a holiday in Austria, looking older, heavier and greyer, but on a much sunnier day.

Post-war austerity Britain was the setting for my only time as a bridesmaid  - at three years old  at my uncle's wedding in December 1946. The dresses were apparently a dusky pink colour and my mother used to relate what a difficult time she had hunting for matching shoes. More on this occasion at A Shivering Bridesmaid

Weddings are one of the most popular topics in my blog page views,  ranging from the magnificent hats of the 1910's  - see an Array of Hats,  to the over-the-top detailed descriptions in the local press  of 1920  fashions  recounted in   "Gowned in Delphimium Blue Georgette"  and   Jennie Danson's Wedding - Fashion 1929
Wedding of Jennie Danson, 1929.
Fast forward to April 18th 1938 and my parents' wedding at St. Chad's Church, Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire - John Weston and Kathleen Danson on the left in this photograph with Edith Danson and Charles Weston their witnesses.

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Adapted from an earlier posting in August 2011.


  1. Happy Anniversary next week Susan! Love the photos you posted too!

  2. I love wedding pictures! Thanks for sharing. And Happy 4oth! We will soon be heading into our 60th year --- o wow.


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