It was 1945, the year that the war was officially over! While the world was certainly recovering, Americans were ready to drink and be merry (and marry!)
This ushered in the boomer generation. Thousands upon thousands of couples wed and had families. Hence ‘the boom.’
When Carole Landis Walked Down the Aisle
Actress Carole Landis married her Air Force captain Thomas Wallace on January 23, 1943. The couple joyfully danced the Jitterbug to big band music, as was the style back then.
She celebrated quite a few times since as she got married another 3 times (and that was her second)
The Town Hall Wedding
This image taken in 1944 depicts a typical town hall wedding in a time where the groom donned his military uniform and the bride would wear her best dress instead of an expensive gown.
It was a time of simplicity, minimalism, and celebrating what was truly important.
By the late '40s, modesty was fast becoming a thing of the past as necklines started to go lower and lower.
Curled and shoulder-length hair was becoming the fashion and veils became a little simpler.
The Beautiful Liz Taylor
In 1950 the Hollywood royal had her first of her 8 marriages. The 18-year-old Elizabeth Taylor married the 23-year-old Conrad "Nicky" Hilton on May 6. The wedding took place at the Bel-Air Country Club.
The event was hailed as the social event of the year. Taylor wore a Helen Rose designed gown. Rose was famous for creating the actress's wardrobe in the 1950 film Father of the Bride, as well as for designing Grace Kelly's wedding gown.