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1963 Wedding Dress Photo

By Pauline Weston Thomas for Fashion-Era.com

 

1963 Photos of Real People in Wedding Fashions
1963 Wedding Dress Photo

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1963 Family Group Picture - Carole & Roger

This family wedding photo is of Carole and her husband Roger at their white wedding.  They were married in 1963 at St. Martin's Church Caerphilly, South Wales in the UK.  The bridesmaid's dresses were a warm pink ribbed grosgrain fabric and Carol the bride wore a wedding dress made of an ivory brocade fabric.

Carole and her husband Roger who married in 1963 at St. Martin's Church Caerphilly, South Wales in the UK

This wedding dress picture shows how the train flows beautifully. Notice the beautifully finished sleeves with their pointed facing intended to elongate the hand into an even more elegant body part on which to focus.  A good wedding dress design should always have a back that offers as much interest to the congregation as the front.  It should also look elegant in 40 years time.  This one certainly achieves that.

1963 Carol the Bride in her Wedding Dress

1963 Carole in her wedding gown in 1963. Note the lovely wedding train.

1963 Bridal Dressmaking Sewing Patterns for Wedding Dresses

The major dressmaking pattern companies like McCall's and Simplicity offered these bridal patterns for wedding dresses and bridesmaids dresses in 1963.  Notice how similar the styles of the bridal party are to these wedding dress patterns.

 1963 Bridal Dressmaking Sewing Pattern for Wedding Dresses1963 Bridal Dressmaking Sewing Pattern for Wedding Dresses

Hair was worn high and bouffant. The bridal veils and headdresses were often similar to the Jackie Kennedy pill box hats of the era and focused on added height on top of the bouffant hair style.  The floral corsage headdress is almost like a modern fascinator headpiece. 

1963 Bridal Dressmaking Sewing Wedding Veil Patterns

1963 Bridal Dressmaking Sewing Wedding Veil Patterns

You can buy old dressmaking and vintage patterns at Michelle Lee's website http://www.oldpatterns.com/ . Michelle has old patterns spanning the best part of the 20th century.

Old photos can be useful when tracing family members and narrowing down search dates. These photo pages may help you put an era to your undated images.

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