1930s Wedding Re-Creation (an attempt)

1930s Wedding Re-Creation (an attempt)

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This entry is part 5 of 23 in the series Carondelet Historical Society Project

I had the privilege of getting to shoot dresses from a 1935 wedding! I used the help of a professional makeup and hair artist, and also borrowed a 1930s car. It was such fun to throw a pretend wedding without the stress of actually having real wedding. I had no idea what I was getting myself into.

ZiZi made a great bride.

Nikki was the snotty little sister.

June Ann was the mother of the bride (in a dress that was labeled “Mother of the Bride, 1935).

Clay was the groom.

The models had never met before that day.

This was my first time shooting groups and one of the few times I’d shot people outdoors. Looking back, this isn’t my best photography work, but I don’t think I did bad either. I could just be self critical.

Below are my re-edits and what I think are the best pics from this unique retro shoot:

 

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Jessica Kay Murray

Professional WordPress nerd. Lover of all things older than me. I am fascinated by early 1900s labor and feminist history, and have a sporadic addiction to reading nonfiction about those things on Archive.org. I scan old photographs and ephemera when I get really super bored. On Etsy I sell vintage clothing that I got as part of an interesting trade deal a few years ago.

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