The Roaring 20s: Wedding Day Photos

I think I missed my time in history. I have always wanted to live during the Jazz Age of the 1920s. Fabulous music, Art Deco architecture, and fashions to die for.

Here are some wedding photos from the period, when people knew how to dress! They were all taken in England, from 1920-1929.

Some happy-looking Bridesmaids.
And an uncomfortably awkward Page Boy. ๐Ÿ™‚

Nice flowers, and suitable cloche hats.

A fashionable large hat for the occasion.

Marrying a sailor. He wore his uniform of course.

The bigger the bouquet, the better!

This might have been taken twenty years earlier. If not for the hemline, and the white silk stockings.

Photo-bombed by a grumpy schoolboy. ๐Ÿ™‚ Spot the tiara!

It didn’t matter if you were not that attractive, as long as you looked smart.

Strange how wedding photography has not changed that much, in almost 100 years. But the dresses have certainly changed, with many brides choosing to reveal far too much of their chests, and sleeveless and backless bridal wear to showcase the now-common tattoos.

But one day soon, those 1920s fashions will be back in vogue. Mark my words!

40 thoughts on “The Roaring 20s: Wedding Day Photos

  1. Yes, we’re all drawn to the same kid. The other thing that I couldn’t help noticeโ€”there were a lot of joyless faces for such a happy occasion. What’s up with the all the guys and their, “I’m one tough son of a bitch faces?” Ha-ha!

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    1. I am sure that photographers needed longer exposures at the time, as so many people stared without smiling. Or maybe the men just wanted to look tough! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Best wishes, Pete.


  2. You have touched on so many things here. The 1920โ€™s photos are wonderful, and yes, it really isnโ€™t any different today. Beautiful or not, it doesnโ€™t matter, as itโ€™s all about the wedding and the dress of the day. My grandparentsโ€™ wedding photos were much the same. I remember her pointed shoes. Thank you for another piece of nostalgia and history. Best to you, Pete.

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  3. I’m going to go out on a limb here. When I look at that Page Boy, I can’t help but see his towering pecker. He’s standing front and center, surrounded by females who all look satisfied. And he’s staring at his next conquestโ€”a female photographer.

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    1. I know what you mean, David. ๐Ÿ™‚
      But it is the way his jacket/coat falls, and reveals his trousers underneath- honestly!
      That is certainly an ‘unfortunate’ style of jacket.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  4. When you say ‘people knew how to dress’ you are really meaning women, not people, as the mens wedding outfits are not much different from today. Why not have a bit of cleavage (if you have one) on your wedding day? Chances are that’s what attracted the husband to be in the first place, and I do believe you are quite partial to the Rita Hayworth types yourself! Both my daughters in law looked stunning in their shoulderless wedding gowns, and both knew how to dress, and still do!

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    1. I will be posting about some less ‘tasteful dresses’ tomorrow. I did mean the men too, as I have been to weddings where the groom thought it was alright to wear a loose shirt and no tie, and even one who wore trainers.
      I know what you are saying though, and times change. I just have a fondness for the 1920s that I cannot really explain. Many brides still look lovely of course, but I am just very old-fashioned, as you know. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  5. Wow…that Page Boy in the first picture would do very well in a horror movie. Donโ€™t know if this is just me, but he really creeps me out ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…
    I hear you about the wedding dresses having changed Pete. It’s a real shame if you ask me, although there are still classic brides as well luckily. As for the 20’s it’s a great era to be sure, but my favorite will always be the 80’s ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š As usual this was another terrific post Pete! Thanks so much for sharing these wonderful pictures! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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