In the first of my Wedding Wednesday blog series, I’ve decided to travel back to 1953, when my maternal grandparents walked the aisle during April.
In the tiny village of Wentworth, my grandparents married. My grandfather being 21 and my grandmother being 20.
Here’s the final moments of my grandmother as a single woman, on the arm of her father. She was his only child.
And a little bit later, the happy couple emerge. Kudos to my grandfather there for that severe ‘short-back and sides’ look.
And here are the bridesmaids in line.
Some of the wedding party, which includes my Grandparents, Great Uncle, Great Grandparents, and Great Great Grandmothers.
The proud parents – my Great Grandparents – (L-R) Ernest Herbert and Maude Barber, with Susan Jane and Ernest Edward Thomas Dewey.
Finally, Starr & Rignall (a popular photographer’s studio) produced a series of colourised versions of some of the photos. Here’s one of them to give you an idea of the dresses.