My cousin Gerald and his lovely wife Vonnie celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary last Sunday. We did not attend the gathering, Far Guy was still recouping from his surgery.
I most likely attended the wedding way back then but for the life of me I cannot remember it.
I recognize a few of the men in this photo and the little flower girl. Gosh everyone looks so young. I think the best man ( the grooms brother) must have been about 17 and still in high school and where are his glasses?
The wedding must have taken place over by Sebeka. Note that the Maid of Honor has a different style dress than the bridesmaids. I wonder if all the maids had different color dresses…perhaps graduated shades of the same color? The fellows all have skinny ties..very fashionable, I bet their suits were black, this was before tuxedos became fashionable.
The bride wore a ball gown with hoops, that looks to have lace sleeves that probably came to a V on her hand and possibly had an elastic band that slipped over her middle finger so it would stay in place. Her veil was probably described as a fingertip veil. I am certain that the local paper had a complete description of the entire event. The reception was most likely held right at the church. Times and weddings have certainly changed…venues, registering for gifts, limousines, open bars, wedding planners spending as much on a wedding as we spent on our first home.
A simple church wedding seems to have worked for 50 years for these two:)