It was the year 1920, the year that the iconic jazz age couple, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre got married. The ceremony consisted of 8 guests and took place at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City on April 3rd.
As you can imagine, even though it was small, there probably hasn’t been a more magical ceremony like that since.
It's hard to believe that the white dress wasn't always a thing. In fact, it was in the year 1840 that Queen Victoria began this long-held tradition.
By the beginning of the 20th century, white dresses became the popular choice for those in more elite rings of society. It was only by the 40s that white dresses filtered down to the masses.
Post World War I, weddings became a lot more formal than they were before. New features began to appear at weddings, such as catering and flower decorations.
Dresses became custom made and people were even printing out their own wedding invitations. All this of course was strictly reserved for the rich.
A Silent Affair
Another hugely iconic couple followed with their 1921 wedding. Silent film actors Natalie Talmadge and Buster Keaton tied the knot in a beautiful wedding.
Talmadge carried a bouquet of roses with long ribbon streams, a popular style of bouquet at the time.
A new fashion began to emerge by 1923. Shorter dresses and cloche veils. This is what a typical bride looked like back then. And apparently the bridesmaids too.
We wonder how many random guests came up congratulating those bridesmaids accidentally. Thankfully this changed.