A Collection of Vintage Photos Feat. 1920s Wedding Dresses

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Ruth Schneider, 1924 via

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Bride from New York, 1920 via

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 Chanel wedding dress worn by Betty Garst, circa 1929 via

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Wedding The daughter of the Bolivian minister to France in a Patou-designed wedding gown, 1929 via

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Edwina Ehrman, c. 1926.  via

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Princess Anne of Orléans, Nov. 5, 1927 via

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Bride, 1920s via

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 Famous Silent Film Actress R Lya Marain Elaborate Bride Costume, 1920s via

 

Vintage Wedding Dress Ads (1956)

1956 black and white print ad for the Coronet wedding dress with a chapel length train designed by Ina that was sold at May Sons bridal of 3160 North Lincoln Avenue, 4113 West Madison Street, and 871 East 63rd Street in Chicago, Illinois (IL) via

1956 black and white print ad for the Fink Original wedding dress with a veil by Helene Arnhold that was sold at the Town Shop of 355 George Street, New Brunswick, New Jersey (NJ) via

1956 black and white print ad for the Coronet wedding dress designed by Ina with a lace trimmed chapel length train that was sold at Ray’s Bridal Salon of Oakman Boulevard at Grand River, Detroit, Michigan (MI) via

1956 black and white print ad for the Coronet wedding dress designed by Ina that was sold at Zimmerman’s of 51 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (PA) via

Henrietta Tiarks, the Duchess of Bedford, Wedding Day (1961)

Society beauty Henrietta Tiarks (b. 19 ) was a leading debutantes of her day.  She married the then Marquess of Tavistock, Robin Russell, on 20 June 1961 at St Clement Danes in London, thereby becoming the Marchioness of Tavistock.

He succeeded his father, becoming the 14th Duke of Bedford, on 25 October 2002, at which point Henrietta, became Duchess of Bedford.

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Henrietta Tiarks wedding Day, 1961 via

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Henrietta Tiarks wedding Day, 1961 via

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Henrietta Tiarks wedding Day, 1961 via

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Henrietta Tiarks wedding Day, 1961 via

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Henrietta Tiarks wedding Day, 1961 via

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Henrietta Tiarks wedding Day, 1961 via

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Henrietta Tiarks wedding Day, 1961 via

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Henrietta Tiarks wedding Day, 1961 via

Queen Victorias Wedding 10th of February 1840

Queen Victoria first met her German cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, in 1836, and they became engaged during his second visit to England in 1839. Their wedding ceremony took place on 10 February 1840 at the Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace.

Queen Victoria chose to marry Prince Albert in a white silk satin gown featuring Honiton lace, an unusual color choice for bridal gowns at the time; she started the white wedding gown tradition that remains today. On her wedding morning, Queen Victoria wrote in her journal:

Dressed….I wore a white satin gown with a very deep flounce of Honiton, imitation of old. I wore my Turkish diamond necklace and earrings, and Albert’s beautiful sapphire brooch.

She also wore a wreath of orange blossoms (symbolising purity) and myrtle (symbolising love and domestic happiness), and these became the most common flowers carried and worn in Victorian weddings.

Their wedding day itself was inauspicious, a heavy rain falling; but immense multitudes assembled to gaze upon the processions. The bridal procession from Buckingham Palace to St. James’s begun to move through the triumphal arch at 12 o’clock. It was the first wedding of a reigning Queen in England since 1554.

Queen Victoria spent the evening after her wedding lying down with a headache, but wrote ecstatically in her diary:

I NEVER, NEVER spent such an evening!!! MY DEAREST DEAREST DEAR Albert … his excessive love & affection gave me feelings of heavenly love & happiness I never could have hoped to have felt before! He clasped me in his arms, & we kissed each other again & again! His beauty, his sweetness & gentleness – really how can I ever be thankful enough to have such a Husband! … to be called by names of tenderness, I have never yet heard used to me before – was bliss beyond belief! Oh! This was the happiest day of my life!

Her marriage to Prince Albert brought nine children between 1840 and 1857. Most of her children married into other Royal families of Europe.

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Queen Victoria and Prince Albert on their return from the marriage service at St James’s Palace, London, 10th February 1840. Engraved by S Reynolds after F Lock via

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A middle aged Victoria and Albert recreate their wedding day. Photo by Roger Fenton 1854 via

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip Wedding Photos (1947)

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip wedding photos, November 20, 1947 via

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip wedding photos, November 20, 1947 via