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June 17, 2021

Vintage Photos of a Late ’40s Wedding in Hoboken, New Jersey

The fashions for weddings during the first half of the 1940s were limited by war rationing. Both food and clothing were rationed across the UK and U.S. For this reason, many brides in the early 1940s of modest means ended up wearing practical dresses.

Bride and groom on their wedding day in 1948 in Hoboken, New Jersey

Despite the hardships, some WWII brides were wealthy enough to get a dress that was more elegant. Other brides may have borrowed or purchased a used wedding dress for their wedding day, altering and mending them in order to make them work.

After the end of WWII, the more feminine and stylish fashion stayed popular from the late 1940s through the 1950s and is evident in many 1950s wedding dresses.

These beautiful photos from missmarymackk that captured wedding of her grandparents on August 1st, 1948 at St. Ann’s Church in Hoboken, New Jersey.

My grandmother (the bride) and her bridesmaids

My grandmother getting ready for her big day

My grandmother getting ready for her big day

My grandmother and her mother (my great grandmother) sewing the finishing touches on her gown

My grandmother on her wedding day in what is probably her parents' apartment in Hoboken

My grandmother on her wedding day in what is probably her parents' apartment in Hoboken

My grandmother and her bridesmaid/maid of honor on her wedding day in what is probably her parents' apartment in Hoboken

My great grandfather, grandmother, and her bridesmaids on the stoop

My great grandfather and grandmother heading to the church in what appears to be a carriage of sorts, not sure maybe just an old car

My great grandfather waling my grandmother down the aisle at St. Ann's Church in Hoboken, NJ.

My great grandfather giving my grandmother away at St. Ann's Church in Hoboken, NJ

My grandparents' wedding ceremony at St. Ann's Church in Hoboken, NJ

My grandparents' wedding ceremony at St. Ann's Church in Hoboken, NJ

My grandparents walking down the aisle

My grandmother posing in front of a sheet

My grandparents posing in front of a sheet

My grandparents, maid of honor, and best man, posing in front of a sheet

The newlyweds and their bridal party

My grandmother, maid of honor, and friends posing in front of a sheet/curtain

The newlyweds and their wedding pastries

The newlyweds packing for their honeymoon

The newlyweds toasting

The newlyweds posing in front of a vanity

The newlyweds smooching in front of a vanity




2 comments:

  1. Most of those are not photos, they are snapshots. How can you run a website dedicated to images and not know the difference?

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    1. Why not just go to another historical photos website if this one bothers you so much? Always so negative!
      I think these pics are great. Who gives a shit about semantics, this isn't the Smithsonian.

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