Lovely Brides – Handsome Grooms

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Such a young couple!  I love the bride’s dress – from the bustle I would guess this was made in the 1870′s.  It is a CDV – carte de visite photo – taken at Bowman Photographers in Ottawa, Illinois.

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This is a particular wedding favorite of mine – just look at her dress and veil – and a tiny shoe peeking out below!  There are no names on the photo.  It was taken by Rider Photography at 339 W. Madison Street, Chicago, Illinois.  Again, I believe this photo is from the 1870′s.

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Very nice wedding photo from the early twentieth century.  Note the man is wearing the large flowers in the bridal bouquet.  I think the greenery and flowers trimming the veil is a nice touch.  Unfortunately no name or address.

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Happy wishes to the bridal couple – whoever they may be!  I love her veil!  The rest of her attire is a bit modern for me.  The photo was taken by V. J. Barki in Wagner, South Dakota.

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This is a non-traditional wedding – no white dress – but perhaps for the time it was the thing to be married in a suit.  Nevertheless this bride is quite lovely.  Surprise – I do have a name for this couple – Marvin and Edna Bauman Saenger, from Greenleaf, Wisconsin.  The photo was made by Arthur Meumeyer in Brillon, Wisconsin.

Does anyone recognize any of the brides or grooms?

6 responses to “Lovely Brides – Handsome Grooms

  1. Interesting how they are posed–gents seated, ladies standing.

  2. My daughter is getting married on Sat and her dress is sleeveless, looks absolutely risque compared to these! I forwarded this to her and my sister. Thanks! April Brown

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  3. I’m sure having the bride standing in the photos is to keep her dress from getting all wrinkled .. or too much fabric to look nice in a sitting position.

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