Tuesday, August 4, 2009

JULY 7, 1951 WEDDING DAY


Ran across these wedding pics of Mom and Pop today. Weren't they both just beautiful? It makes me happy just to look at the love in their faces.


I think Mom's dress is so pretty! And the shoes! They decorated the church for their wedding on Saturday. Then on Sunday, after the morning worship service, they had their wedding. Mom told me that they went into the woods and cut down all the decorations. Then they laid sheets down on the floor. She had an orchid on top of a white Bible. The church is still holding services and has a beautiful newer building. This is where my grandparents are buried. Mom and Pop were married for 58 years.

15 comments:

Lynne said...

Great pictures! Isn't it amazing how bridal fashions have changed through the years. Your mom was a beautiful bride!

racheld said...

How lovely, and how precious it is that you have these. I do love the old ways, the cutting of the greenery and the friends helping festoon the simple altar.

And she's wearing MITTS!!! I just love that. I've seen every kind of bridal glove---fingers out, one finger out, a little slit to slide one finger up out of the way to put the ring on---but the lovely old-fashioned elbow-length mitts---those are the elegant mark of a lady.

How beautiful and how sweet.

Just Breathe said...

Beautiful setting. Precious photo.

Richard said...

Absolutely stunning!!

Musicaljean said...

That was me! I didn't know I was signed in on Dick's google account!

LivingTheLife said...

Oh Tonja, these are GORGEOUS...your mom was a beautiful bride...I love how most of the lady guest all wore hats...and your mom's dress, shoes, veil with the little hat under it and the MITTS...oh how elegant. THAT was a classy wedding. Your precious Pop is looking very stoic in the first shot...love it...almost like a military stance...I betcha he may have been a little nervous...after all he was marrying a very lovely lady!

So glad you shared these, you know how I LOVE weddings...and the ones from the 50's...well, they just don't do weddings like that anymore...and it's all the more special b/c of the details they were involved with along with family/friends. I also loved that your mom used an orchid, that was one of my mom's favorite flowers and she used to tell me how she wished she could have had orchids at her wedding...so when I got married I made sure that I had an orchid corsage made for her and another made for me to wear with my going away outfit (that's back when we used to wear a corsage upon leaving the church).

How are you feeling???

Blessings...
Teresa

RosieJo said...

Your Mom was a beautiful bride. Love the orchid on top of the Bible. If we were to renew our vows I would like to borrow her idea. Think she would have minded?
The second picture made me chuckle, two women wearing the same hats on opposite sides of the church.

Jennifer said...

How wonderful to have those pictures! They do look so happy.
Beautiful!

Southern Lady said...

What a sweet wedding, Tonja. Your mom and dad were truly radiant, and they seemed to be as happy 58 years later as they were that day.

I know you dearly treasure those pictures.

Darby said...

Oh Tonja, What a treasure these pictures are! I hope you're able to blow them up and frame them!!!

nancygrayce said...

Oh, so pretty! I love the pictures.....I was born one year and some days after your parents were married! I love your mom's wedding dress too and I miss wearing the gloves!

Keetha Broyles said...

I would TOTALLY wear your mom's dress AND shoes. I LOVE it.

Thanks for sharing.

andi said...

I too was struck by the lovely bridal glove, truly elegant!
Another thing I noticed when I looked closely was the ease they had together. You can almost feel it. The way they tilted their heads and the ease in their smiles.
Beautiful!
How are you doing?

Ang baylis said...

SO beautiful... and oh, so romantic! "went into the woods and cut down all the decorations"! What perfect timing for you to have found those pictures! I believe God just winked at you, friend!
Love,
Angie xoxo

Gram said...

So beautiful!