I have seen some beautiful wedding photographs from the turn of the century. This photograph of Wilma Larcher and Alfred Souza married in Oakland, California, in 1939 is a prime example.
But, I’ve often wondered what the special day was like without the photographers and the poses.
A couple of years ago, a cousin sent me these three photographs taken from his parents wedding. They are the same couple as above.
These are the first photographs I’ve seen that show the rest of the festivities.
I like these shots because they give us a glimpse into what it was like before and after the ceremony. It seems that in the 1930s they were doing things pretty much the same as we do today.
Genealogist and writer. Creator of the Portuguese Hawaiian Genealogy and Heritage website, yourislandroutes.com