WEDDINGS - Here come the BRIDES!

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Re: WEDDINGS - Here come the BRIDES!

Post by freddiefro » 01 Nov 2017 19:13

von thoma wrote:Looks like a Marine-SA officer.
Definitely Marine-SA...here is the happy couple in another photo.

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Re: WEDDINGS - Here come the BRIDES!

Post by carius » 28 Mar 2018 09:36

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Re: WEDDINGS - Here come the BRIDES!

Post by freddiefro » 02 Sep 2018 17:31

Here are a few photos of a mass RAD wedding celebration in 1934 (Source: NARA)

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Post by Larrister » 25 Nov 2018 03:13

From my own private collection.
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Post by carius » 05 Dec 2018 14:21

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Re: WEDDINGS - Here come the BRIDES!

Post by kstdk » 08 Dec 2018 10:28

Hello

One here too :-)

Source: Delcampe.net

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Post by carius » 28 Dec 2018 09:57

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Re: WEDDINGS - Here come the BRIDES!

Post by tigre » 30 Apr 2019 23:16

Hello to all :D; more: A couple of fotos. Source: http://blog.daum.net/_blog/BlogTypeView ... 0309143730
Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Re: WEDDINGS - Here come the BRIDES!

Post by Lovise » 19 Jun 2019 16:32

Vikki wrote:
29 Mar 2009 19:15
Below, Police NCO with SA Sports Badge and First War Wound Badge. As with your photo, Larry, I think the bride (if we assume it's the woman on the left, since she's holding the flowers and seems to be wearing some sort of tiara?) looks older than she probably is, at least partly because of the severe hairstyle.

~Vikki
The tiara looks like the traditional silver- or gold-coloured anniversary tiaras.

Judging from the age of the daughter (?), I'd say this is probably a Silberhochzeit = a silver wedding anniversary.

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Re: WEDDINGS - Here come the BRIDES!

Post by Lovise » 19 Jun 2019 23:01

Larrister wrote:
01 Jun 2013 11:20
HI Vikki,

The bride is wearing a wreath around her neck. The same kind one usually sees the bride wearing in her hair.
It's the first time I have seen something like this.

Cheers,
Larry
I know this is a few years late but maybe it's still interesting.

The bride has a semi circle/crescent of myrtle pinned to the neckline of her dress. If you go through the thread and look for it, you'll find that about half if not more of the brides have myrtle as part of their head piece, small myrtle wreaths hanging from ribbons attached to the bouquet and many have it pinned to their dresses, often near the neckline. The shapes vary from branch-like straight across, tiny bouquet/boutonnière, cross-shaped, one even looks a bit like a pretzel. Sometimes little bits are pinned/sewn all over the veil.

Myrtle is a symbol for virginity, love, etc. and is also supposed to aid fertility.

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Re: WEDDINGS - Here come the BRIDES!

Post by Sejanus » 20 Jun 2019 05:35

Lovise wrote:
19 Jun 2019 23:01
Larrister wrote:
01 Jun 2013 11:20
HI Vikki,

The bride is wearing a wreath around her neck. The same kind one usually sees the bride wearing in her hair.
It's the first time I have seen something like this.

Cheers,
Larry
I know this is a few years late but maybe it's still interesting.

The bride has a semi circle/crescent of myrtle pinned to the neckline of her dress. If you go through the thread and look for it, you'll find that about half if not more of the brides have myrtle as part of their head piece, small myrtle wreaths hanging from ribbons attached to the bouquet and many have it pinned to their dresses, often near the neckline. The shapes vary from branch-like straight across, tiny bouquet/boutonnière, cross-shaped, one even looks a bit like a pretzel. Sometimes little bits are pinned/sewn all over the veil.

Myrtle is a symbol for virginity, love, etc. and is also supposed to aid fertility.
:welcome:

Thanks for the (still interesting) information. The traditional is timeless and never grows old (at least for some). :milwink:

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Re: WEDDINGS - Here come the BRIDES!

Post by Lovise » 21 Jun 2019 20:33

Vikki wrote:
29 Mar 2009 19:08
More great photos, Larry and Jeff. Jeff, glad you've joined the thread!

Larry, interesting comments on your photo at http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 0#p1315170:
Larrister wrote:The bride in these photos looks old enough to be the groom's mother.
I don't know, she doesn't look so old to me, given her complexion. I think the hat and rather severe hairstyle may make her look older than she is at first glance.

Larrister wrote:She may have been married before and that is why she is not in white.
I have been told that portrait couples that show the woman with flowers but not in white are most probably anniversary
photos.
This may be the case with some photos but there was a shortage of white material for brides dresses especially during the war years and the dresses had to be made from anything that was available, even from curtain material.
I've wondered whether the old rule about the bride not wearing white for any wedding other than the first was true during the Third Reich. I had also wondered whether the photos below were of weddings, but both the white dress on first wedding only etiquette and the factor of wartime contingencies make sense.

~Vikki
White wedding dresses became more popular from around 1900, before that, it was mostly traditional wedding garb in rural areas - often their Sunday best plus a special headdress - (which could be completely bonkers - do a search on 'Brautkrone + Tracht' and you'll see what I mean, I have no idea how the women even walked with some of those things on their heads) and those dresses were definitely not white. 'Good', often black dresses were the norm in the towns and cities.

In the 20s and 30s it was a bit of a question of social/economic status whether the bride/the couple could afford a dress that could only be worn for a single day. Most brides had to opt for a nice dress that could be worn again for special occasions.

Another factor was adherence to a religious belief group, if any. In any case, as far as I know, since 1875, all bridal couples had to marry at the register office prior to any religious ceremony, so two wedding dresses of different styles may have existed but many couples probably thought of the church wedding as their 'real' wedding and more photos of those survived.

Long white dress + veil = likely a church wedding

Shorter (?) dress/skirt suit in more or less any colour = register office wedding

Shorter white dress = popular for couples who only went for the register office ceremony without following that up with a religious one.

At least that's how my grandmother explained it to me; regional differences probably apply!

The second wedding definitely not being a white one is also quite probable. I have a few family photos showing weddings of women who had lost their first husbands in WWI and none of them were wearing white (or particularly nice dresses, so could have been for financial reasons, too).

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Re: WEDDINGS - Here come the BRIDES!

Post by Larrister » 21 Jun 2019 23:18

Interesting information. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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Re: WEDDINGS - Here come the BRIDES!

Post by Larrister » 21 Jun 2019 23:25

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Two more from my collection.

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Re: WEDDINGS - Here come the BRIDES!

Post by Lovise » 04 Jul 2019 19:53

The archive of historical photographs of the state of Hesse has some good pictures of weddings (and is a treasure trove of photos depicting daily life):

https://www.lagis-hessen.de/de/subjects ... AGIS-Suche

I found you guys a few with uniforms in them, because that seems to be important ;)

This is an interesting one of a 'country' wedding:
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Source: https://www.lagis-hessen.de/de/subjects ... /id/21-051

The family comes across as not very well off, as both bride and parents are wearing their Sunday best without any of the bridal elements.


Example of bridal couple from the same general area in 1938:
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Source: https://www.lagis-hessen.de/de/subjects ... /id/20-051

A wedding party:
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Source: https://www.lagis-hessen.de/de/subjects ... /id/21-013

And for contrast a 'town' dress in black:
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Source: https://www.lagis-hessen.de/de/subjects ... id/106-109

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