Early 1930s Bride and Groom

1930s Bride and Groom. The bride wears a long white satin dress and long veil. The groom wears a black cut-away coat with tails.
Early 1930s Bride and Groom

This elegant couple were married in the early 1930s. The bride’s dress is a floor-length flow of white satin that was popular during the 1930s. We can’t see much of her wedding gown because of the size of her bouquet.

Bridal Gown

Bodice of bridal gown showing scooped neckline and decorated headpiece with veil
Top of Bridal Gown

I can see that the neckline of the bride’s gown is scooped with a short, flat-pleated inner ruffle of a sheer white fabric. She has a sting of pearls around her neck. She also has sleeves gathered at the top. Her skirt is close to the hips and then gets a little fuller at the bottom. There is a small train which has been draped to the front for this photo.

If you have read the FREE 10 Wedding Ideas from Vintage Brides ebook, you would know that this dress is a Rectangle shape. This shape was a carryover from the cylindrical rectangle shape of the 1920s, with a slight fullness at the bottom. You can see how this shape compares to the other bridal dress shapes in the ebook.

Bridal Headpiece

Bride wears a headpiece of stiffened fabric covered with pearls and white net veil attached at back.
Bridal Headpiece and Veil

The bride’s headpiece is made up of a stiffened fabric decorated with small white beads or pearls. The headpiece frames her face. To the backside, her head is either covered with a veil netting cap or a fabric covered wire around the back of her head. Three layers of veil netting are attached to this. The longest veil layer is very long and replaces the trains of earlier bridal gowns.

Bridal Bouquet

Large bridal bouquet of Shasta Daisies and small roses.
Very large Bridal Bouquet

The bridal bouquet is huge – quite an armful. There are large white flowers that are probably Shasta Daisies, with smaller roses and some other small white flowers like statice. The bouquet is tied with a net ribbon creating a sheer bow. This bouquet also has a “water fall” of 8 thin white ribbons with small flower buds tied on.


Groom has thin moustach, stiff stand up collar and small boutonniere of small white flowers.
Groom with boutonniere

The groom is elegantly dressed in a black cut-away coat with tails, edged in black satin. His shirt has a stiff stand-up collar. The groom’s thin moustache was a popular style in the 1930s. The groom sports a small boutonniere of small white flowers.

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Book cover of Bridal Fashion 1900 - 1950 by Kathleen York.
Bridal Fashion 1900 – 1950

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