Carrying a charming lily of the valley bouquet Pamela Gladstone married Eustace Gervais Tennyson-d’Eyncourt (doesn’t he look dapper in his morning suit and spats?) at St. Margaret’s, Westminster on the 1st of June 1926. The bride’s wedding dress was apparently a rich cream-colour satin with long sleeves and a quite unusual (for the 1920s!) full skirt. It was finished with a belt of pearl embroideries that beautifully emphasised the fashionably low waist. The train you can glimpse trailing to…
Those lovely bridesmaids are Misses Winifred and Christine Bacon, sisters of the bride who apparently wore “…. dresses of pale mauve taffeta, veiled with tulle, trimmed with bands of taffeta, they wore crinoline hats of a deeper shade, and carried bouquets of shaded mauve sweet peas (The Morning Post, 17 August 1927, p 5c).” And how cute is the dog in his bed in the background!
WWI saw much simpler styles. Hem lines got shorter, tightly laced corsets gave way to the drop-waisted, shapeless bodice dresses of the 1920’s. With the introduction of fashionista Coco Channel’s first white knee-length gown,
Martha Parke Firestone, granddaughter of the founder of the Firestone Tire Company, Harvey Firestone, married William Clay Ford, the son of Mrs. Edsel Ford, of Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan, and the late Mr. Ford, on June 17, 1947, in Akron, Ohio.