Wednesday, 3 August 2016

A Model Family Part 2 – Victorian to Edwardian wedding style.

Dear Reader,
In our last post, we started a thread of fabulous and historic wedding photographs from the family of Patience (who you can see modelling my own Heavenly Collection of vintage–inspired wedding dresses). 
125 Years of Vintage Wedding Dresses:
Fanny & The Wedding Party, 1888
This elegant 1888 Victorian wedding of Fanny, Patience's own Great–Great–Grandmother (above) is where we began. Now let's roll the clock forward to the next generation of society brides in wonderful Victorian and Edwardian wedding dresses...
125 Years of Vintage Wedding Dresses:
Great-Great-Grandmother Gladys' wedding, June 1903
You may notice some of the captions are in red (for Patience's maternal lineage) and some in blue (for her paternal line). It's fun to trace the likeness down the generations…
125 Years of Vintage Wedding Dresses:
Gladys in beautiful honeymoon outfit, 1903
Gladys' wedding to Walter, from The Times 1903
“Each bridesmaid was attired in a Romney costume of white muslin, with belts 
of pale blue silk, a fichu of white muslin being draped round the shoulders 
and caught in front with a single La France rose...”
Gladys’ "wedding dress and travelling costume and bridesmaids’ toilette" 
from The Times 1903
125 Years of Vintage Wedding Dresses:
Great–Great–Grandmother Apphia Elizabeth's engagement photo, 1904
125 Years of Vintage Wedding Dresses:
Great–Great–Grandmother Apphia, 1904
Great–Great–Grandmother Apphia, 1904
125 Years of Vintage Wedding Dresses:
Great–Great–Grandmother Apphia, 1904
The wedding of Great–Great–Great Aunt Irene to Francis, 
from The Times 1910
Great–Great–Great Aunt Irene’s "wedding gown and bridesmaids’ toilettes" 
from The Times, 1910
Don't forget to check back soon for the next instalment in this fascinating history of a remarkable family. I have some wonderful images from the 1930s to today to show you!
Love
Helena
Heavenly Vintage Brides