Monday, May 10, 2010

The Vintage Wedding

 All are free and in public domain . Printable(right click on image of the page) and downloadable.

The Book of Weddings: a Complete Manual of Good Form in All Matters Connected with the Marriage Ceremony, 1907.

The Wedding Day in Literature and Art, 1900

Golden bells ! What a world of happiness their harmony foretells! Through the balmy air of night How they ring out their delight ! From the molten-golden notes, And all in tune, What a liquid ditty floats To the turtle-dove that listens, while she gloats On the moon!‎ ~ Edgar Allen Poe

Choosing the trousseau, Good Housekeeping, 1916

The wedding dress

Mother's remedies, Manners and Social Customs

Wedding floral designs, 1888

Book of Etiquette,1922, see Table for Contents for wedding sections.

Fashions for Brides, 1904

Wedding cake recipes:

Vintage estate gowns for sale(Edwardian period is pictured).Beautiful workmanship, and inexpensive for the superior quality. See here too, in tiny sizes. Women were smaller back then. These are fun to look at, and it's amazing how fast they sell out.

Home Coiffure—The Simple Pompadour—The Divided Pompadour—The Psyche Knot—The Swirl or Turban Coiffure, 1911. History of hair styles followed by directions.

Using a hair rat(ratt) to achieve the Gibson girl look. More here.
Make your own hair rat(ratt).


The Darling Homemaker said...

I'm always looking for that perfect old fashion wedding dress...You just gave me more ideas. Thanks for this posting. ^_^

Lola said...

My oldest was oooing over this posting this morning!

Thank you!

(I so hope she aspires to real beauty.)

Anne@Rosydreamer said...

Oh my goodness! I love the hairstyle link!!! I can't wait to try it out. :)

Alexandra said...

Thanks all. :)

Anne, did you see the main page to the hair style link? They have some really beautiful Regency hair styles as well. I just posted the main link so it's easier to find. I'll probably be trying those as well.

Elizabeth G. said...

Hi, Alexanda!

I'm back to blogging again after not having a computer for FOREVER!

Isn't it fun to look at these vintage pictures? I love them. Such different times in so many nice ways, although I appreciate living in the times of cosmetic dentistry, great pain meds and deoderant! :)

Alexandra said...

Yes, me too! Modern health care is good as well. I wouldn've died young without it.

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