This is my great grandma, known as Big Grandma to me and the baby is my Grandad born 1903, before she was married she was a Wilson, the reason I'am rattling on about this is because when doing my family tree, I noticed that somebody else had her in their family tree, called Wilson from Merrick, New York, now the story goes that one of her brothers Angus Wilson went to America to make his fortune, he wrote to Big Grandma and his mother for a few years, then the letters stopped, no more were written, nothing came to say if he was dead or alive, Big Grandmas family tried in vain to find him even getting the Salvation Army involved to find him, but to no avail, there might be hope that this man in New York belong to Great Uncle Angus, I have sent him a message through Ancestry and now waiting hopefully for a reply, I do hope that he is a relation!
While rooting for this picture I came across lots of wedding photos, some of family, some not and thought you might like to share in the different styles of dresses and flowers through the years.
This looks like a posh affair, dosn't it, bit hat, big bouquet perhaps she wanted the biggest wedding, this is a relation of Aunt Jane's, I think she was called Susan and is this ones sister below
Aunt Lily, I love this picture, the wedding looks so pretty, her dress and flowers, very simple but elegant, these two were totally devoted to each other, I have letters that they wrote to each other, and you can tell from the letters that they were very much in love and they had a very long and happy marriage, we have lots of photos of them and feel that I know them intimately. Such a different wedding to her sisters.
Next up is Aunty Bunty, here she is with her father, and she is daughter to Big Grandma and sister to my Grandad, she was called Evelyn but because she was the youngest of 8 she was Baby Bunting
Now these two I don't know, there on my husbands side, but he doesn't know who they are or where they come from, perhaps there not family at all, don't know if they are man and wife or father and daughter, but she has a really cool hat on!
Heres another one that I love, Uncle Harold, my Grandmas brother and his wife Aunty Jessie, I'am beginning to love these really simple weddings
another simple dress, but wow those bouquets are very large! the girl on the extreme left of the picture is my husbands Mum
and her she is getting married another large bouquet, given away by her brother
This one is my Mum on her wedding day, still quite a large bouquet, my Grandma made her wedding dress and the bridesmaids
This pic is going to a wedding and it is of me and my Mum and Grandma and Grandad, the little baby sat on his Mums knee in the first pic. The dress I'am wearing was very finely knitted, a pale pink skirt and white bodice and gorgeous white pom poms around the middle and I carried a posy. My Mums suit was Lilac and her bag matched the suit and it had, or has because I still have it, bamboo handles, my Grandma also made this and the suit.
just had to show you this lot, Alcapone or what, don't they look like gangsters!
if I had my wedding all over again, I think I would choose Aunt Lily's style because she looks so nice and some simple garden flowers for my bouquet, little Village Hall, bunting, mismatch vintage teacups and plates, egg and cress sandwiches and a victoria sponge, you can imagine it can't you...
Bye until next time