Late 1930s Bridal Party

1930 wedding party of Bride and Groom, 3 bridesmaids and 2 groomsmen
Late 1930s Wedding Party

Bridal Gown

This happy bridal party is from the late 1930s. The bride’s gown is made of shimmery satin and reaches to the ground. The top of her sleeve is a large puff, with lower part slim and to her wrist. Her neckline is a modified “V” with 2 decorative horizontal straps filling in the space.

If you have read the FREE 10 Wedding Ideas from Vintage Brides ebook, you would know that this dress is a Triangular shape. You can see how this shape compares to other bridal dress shapes in the ebook.

Bridal Headpiece & Bouquet

Close up of white satin bridal gown with puffy top of long sleeves, headdress of pearls on wire and Calla Lilies bouquet
Bride’s Headpiece & Flowers

The bride’s headpiece is a crown decorated with rows of pearls. The long net veil is attached to the back. It replaces the train that was once the long back of the gown. The bride’s bouquet is made of long-stemmed Calla Lilies held together with a large white satin ribbon bow.

Bridesmaids Dresses

2 bridesmaids with bouquets and net headpieces

The light colored bridesmaids’ dresses are made of chiffon. The top is gathered over the bust line with a flat piece just above the waistline. The neckline is straight across from arm to arm, decorated by a fluffy gathered ruffle and dark ribbon bows. There are 2 straps over the shoulder to hold the top up. The bridesmaids’ sleeves are large, short puffs. Their gathered skirts reach to the ground.

Bridesmaids’ Headpieces

Close up of bridesmaids' headpieces made of gathered netting that creates a flat disk.
Bridesmaids wear gathered netting headpieces

On their heads, the bridesmaids wear small headpieces made of gathered netting that creates a flat disk with a dark bow in the center. The bridesmaids’ bouquets are very dark in the picture. The flowers might have been dark red roses. The bouquets are large and packed with flowers, and very little greenery.

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Book cover of Bridal Fashions 1900-1950 by Kathleen York
Bridal Ideas book

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