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Re: Who would be on a wedding photo generally from 1936?
« Reply #18 on: Saturday 24 November 18 13:38 GMT (UK) »
This one of the Booker/Coleman marriage was taken in 1933.  It's different from all the others I have from the same time period - and I have hundreds! - which show bride/groom and parents only, and maybe bridesmaid/best man.  This one is really informal, and I have never seen a photograph with the vicar on it!  There is no formal order either, as in bride's parents on one side, groom's on the other.
The bride was a very distant relation by marriage, my nannan and her mum are on here but not my great grandad, which is where the connection comes in.  I can also recognise the bride's parents, and her brother. 
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Re: Who would be on a wedding photo generally from 1936?
« Reply #19 on: Saturday 24 November 18 16:08 GMT (UK) »
Are the 2 women either side of bride & groom the bridesmaids/matrons of honour?
I notice that a guest has brought a box camera  - on the ground at end of front row.

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Re: Who would be on a wedding photo generally from 1936?
« Reply #20 on: Saturday 24 November 18 16:16 GMT (UK) »
Are the 2 women either side of bride & groom the bridesmaids/matrons of honour?

Quite possibly - they do have the same dress on don't they

I notice that a guest has brought a box camera  - on the ground at end of front row.

Well spotted!!
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Crawshaw (Bradfield)
Evans (Bradwell Dby and Stocksbridge)
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Re: Who would be on a wedding photo generally from 1936?
« Reply #21 on: Saturday 24 November 18 23:42 GMT (UK) »
Maybe it's just an informal photo, showing the wedding party, the vicar, and other guests or family??

I had photos taken with all my guests, the wedding party,  and the Miinister was also in the photo, as well as doing the deed, and has also attended the reception,!  Just a thought!  (The Vicar could have been a relative)!
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Re: Who would be on a wedding photo generally from 1936?
« Reply #22 on: Saturday 24 November 18 23:56 GMT (UK) »
I have at least  five, possibly more, of this type of photograph from mostly the 1920s, but itís become a tradition so we have later ones too when we confine them to family. Depending on numbers it might be bride and groom plus brides family, then b & g with grooms family in a separate photo.

Of the older ones Some are family only plus attendants and the vicar.
Some are everyone who was there.

And Iíve got one where I know who many of the guests are but have had to make an educated guess at who the bride and groom are.

In yours where was it taken and Do you know the name of the man extreme right back row?
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Re: Who would be on a wedding photo generally from 1936?
« Reply #23 on: Sunday 25 November 18 09:20 GMT (UK) »

Have you looked for a newspaper report of the marriage.  Iíve found some gems for some of mine. They list everyone who attended, what the bride and bridesmaids wore. The brides going away outfit and very often a list of the wedding presents.

I have to agree though that they are nearly all family, the odd close friend of the bride or groom.
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Re: Who would be on a wedding photo generally from 1936?
« Reply #24 on: Sunday 25 November 18 11:14 GMT (UK) »
It's certainly an informal photo.  Only the "matrons of honour" are wearing hats.  My mother's bridesmaids in 1931 wore similar hats with long floral dresses. Very pretty.
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Re: Who would be on a wedding photo generally from 1936?
« Reply #25 on: Sunday 25 November 18 11:24 GMT (UK) »
Wonderful photo!

I wonder if the vicar is a relative - he looks a bit like the groom, as does the chap standing back left.
I don't think I'd like to be sitting on a bus or train next to the manspreading chap front left.  ;D

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Re: Who would be on a wedding photo generally from 1936?
« Reply #26 on: Sunday 25 November 18 11:40 GMT (UK) »
I have a photo of my parents' wedding in the 1930s that includes all the guests - including the vicar.
This was part of a set.

The majority of the guests were family members, with the exception of a bridesmaid.

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