1940's WWII wedding

monica_pa Grieves

Thread on 1940's men made me do it...here's two good lookin' soldiers.

1943 - My parent's wedding portrait

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vicki_lv_nv

I love this photo! Which couple are your parents...and who is the other couple?

Beautiful couples!

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monica_pa Grieves

My parents are the bride and groom(on the right, wearing pearls). The maid of honor was her best friend since her first day of school, until she died. The best man was a friend of my father's, they served in the same unit in the Marines.

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Pieonear

Beautiful!

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Lindsey_CA

Great photo! Your parents are both very good looking.

I just love your mother's wedding dress. But the bridesmaid's dress is so elaborate and she's wearing a veil, too, so I thought it was a double wedding!

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alisande

Beautiful photo--and your parents are a gorgeous couple! Everyone looks so happy.

I thought for a minute it might be a double wedding, too.

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monica_pa Grieves

Formal weddings in Philadelphia were very elaborate back then. I have my grandparent's portrait also, from 1921, and the gowns are just as elaborate.

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marilyn_c

That is a beautiful picture.

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nodakgal

What a treasure! I thought like so many others it must have been a double wedding....beautiful gowns!
I have one of my parents wedding pictures too. Its just them alone but the only one I have!!
Do you have more Monica?

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jemdandy

They look so young and happy - Sigh!

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lydia1959

Lovely ladies and handsome men! That is a photo to treasure.

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grammahony

Nice photo. I thought it was a double wedding too.
Thanks for sharing.
Leslie

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jannie

What a beautiful photo ! My husband's parents and his aunt (on his mother's side) got married in a double wedding just before WW2, November 1941. They did it because they felt war was inevitable. They had a double wedding to save money on the reception. My own parents got married just after WW2, on June 30 1946.

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kittiemom

Beautiful photo! You are very lucky to have it.

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dotmom

Thanks for posting the pic.....Beautiful women and Handsome men. Dottie

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blueheron

I love it! Did the men serve on active duty? Did you know your grandparents growing up?

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justlinda

Here's my parent's "official" wedding portrait. They were both enlisted in the RCAF and were stationed away from home, out in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

They were married February 2, 1944.

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monica_pa Grieves

My father was on active duty, assigned to the Marine Quartermaster in Philadelphia. He and my mother met at a USO dance...she was a local, and going to Temple U.

I knew my maternal grandparents very well. My grandmother's family were pre-revolutionary war in Phila. She was a history buff, and loved Philadelphia. I have so many of her antiques and family pictures.

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