Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Day Wedding Anniversary

My Great-Grandparents were Married  107 years ago on
 Christmas Day,   December 25,  1893.

Just as today, White was the popular choice for weddings; however
some brides, especially the frontier and pioneer brides, wore
dark dresses that were more practical and could be worn
after the wedding.   The dark  wedding dresses  were fashionable
 for the day,  and  little alteration was needed for the Dress
to be perfect to wear again.


Gottlieb and Carolina (Lina)
Hugs, Honey


  1. Nice story and great that you remember them on this special day...beautiful blog thank you for sharing with us, so glad you decided to blog, Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

  2. Your Great-Grandparents came from Germany? Gottlieb and Lina are very South-German names.
    How lovely of you to remember the wedding day in your post.

  3. Hi Honey, thanks for my Christmas wishes. What a lovely post about your grandparents. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas time!

  4. What a sweet post~ I enjoyed seeing the photos, too! Thanks so much for stopping by and following my blog! I am a new follower, nice to make a new blogging friend!

  5. Hi Honey, A Christmas wonderful! I know they would be so proud that you acknowledged their anniversary.

  6. Hi Honey,What a wonderfully sweet and touching post. Love seeing the pictures. Thank you for visitng my blog, love to meet new blogers ♥♥

  7. what a lovely story, thanks for sharing!

  8. How sweet to still have their picture. Wonderful! Happy New year to you and your family.

  9. This has to be one of my all-time favorite posts! What a wonderful memory and tribute to your great-grandparents! Annie

  10. Thanks for sharing this interesting History Lesson about Victorian era Brides... see, the Goth fad didn't invent the all Black fashionable look, your Gramma looks stunning in her dark Wedding apparel! Thanks also for visiting my Post and leaving such a sweet comment... may we all continue to receive inspiration daily for 2011 so that we can saturate the World with beauty and Art!

    Happy New Year... Dawn... The Bohemian

  11. May your New Year be filled with many Blessings and abundances of Joy for 2011. From my mountain to yours, Until next year
    Hugs and Smiles Gl♥ria

  12. Hi Honey,
    Welcome to A Breath of Fresh Air's TTTT. I look forward to following you as well. I am so glad that you did start your blog. You have much to offer us. You have a wonderful way with words!
    Blessings in the New Year, Pam

  13. That's a fabulous picture! I love that you honored their anniversary this way, and I'm so glad you joined me for Pearls and Lace Thursday. have a lovely new year!
    Blessings, Doni

  14. Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your story with us. I hope your Christmas was filled with love and joy and I wish you a wonderful new year

  15. Sweet story. Hey, your great-grandparents look just like mine....that's amazing. Linda

  16. What a fun photo to have in your possession, as well as, know the history. Don't they look so somber?

  17. Such a beautiful story. Happy New Year hugs ~lynne~

  18. I love this post! It's so nice that you have the photo and such a nice story. My parents' anniversary is Christmas Eve, although my mother tells this unromantic story - she wanted to make sure that he could never forget what day their anniversary was. ;)

  19. What a wonderful remembrance! I didn't know that about wedding dresses. When my aunts got out dresses to show us, we realized my grandmother's wedding dress, their mother's was peach but you couldn't see that in a black and white pictures and they actually argued that this wasn't the dress as it wasn't white. I told them to take a closer look at the details, it certainly was and we were all surprised at the color. Have a wonderful New Year.

  20. Hi Honey...

    My friend, I just read the sweet note that you left over at my place! I just wanted to come by to say thank you and to meet you! I'm just tickled pink that you added Happy To Design to you list of blog follows! I'm also adding your delightful blog to my list! I just took a meander around your place, my friend...ohhhh my have a fabulous home!!! I just loved getting to see it all dressed up for's gorgeous! I love your beautiful red berry Christmas mantle! It's something that I would have done on mine. I have a feeling that we have similar design tastes! Anyway, it was gorgeous and I also loved how you decorated the top of that fabulous armoire...and your Christmas tree...beautiful!!! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity and your beautiful home with us! It's such a pleasure to meet you, Honey!

    Loved the photo of your great-grandparents! What a sweet family treasure! Don't you just love to look at the "dress of the day"! So interesting! Thanks for sharing your photos!!!

    Well my new found friend...wishing you and your family a blessed and Happy New Year!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  21. Oh, I just love old photos. I like how you paired yours with the Anniversary Waltz sheet music.

    Hope you have a Happy New Year ♥ Tricia

  22. What a wonderful photo...Happy New year Lezlee

  23. How lucky you are to have such a great photo. I didn't know the dark wedding dresses "fun fact" either...thanks for telling us!! I love history. :-)


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