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C20th Fashion History 1954 Wedding Photos
1950s Bride with Bridesmaids Wedding Group 1954


1954 Wedding Day

Dawn and Bryn Jenkins on their rainy 1954 wedding day.

Dawn and Bryn Jenkins on their rainy 1954 wedding day. 

The Bridesmaids of 1954

Below are the 4 bridesmaids photographed outside the church in June 1954.  We wonder what kind of bridesmaids and wedding dresses will be popular in 50 years?

4 bridesmaids June 1954.

In the 1950s it was usual to have a wedding breakfast after the marriage ceremony.  The bridal party and the ornate wedding cake are pictured below.


The ornate wedding cake and the bridal group 1954.

Celebrity Wedding of 1954

14 January: Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio
Remember Paul Simon's song - Where have you gone Joe DiMaggio?

[1953 Celebrity Wedding Jackie Kennedy]

Another 1950's Wedding Dress (American)

1953 Wedding of Helen and Norman Porter

1954 Facts and Events

  • The four minute mile is broken by Britain's Roger Bannister.
  • July 3rd 1954 - Food rationing finally ended after 14 years since rationing began in 1940.
  • First children receive Dr. Jonas Salk's polio vaccine.
  • 54% (29 million) of American homes had television sets.
  • Coco Chanel reopened her Paris fashion salon after a long closure.
  • Nasser seized power in Egypt
  • US segregation made illegal in USA.
  • The US senate censures Joseph McCarthy for his communist witch-hunt.
  • Davy Crockett caps become an international fashion fad with young folk.
  • Bill Hayley recorded Rock around the Clock.
  • French power and dominance in Vietnam ended when French forces were defeated at Dien Bien Phu.

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