Wedding Ensemble

Wedding Ensemble

Date: 1908
Creator: unknown
Description: Wedding gown of fine white batiste with various kinds of lace. The full-length gown has a slender silhouette which flares out from the Empire waist downward to the hem. The high neckline has a standing lace collar at throat, an embroidered net section covering lower throat and upper chest, an attached small lace fichu or bertha below that, and attached lace simulated shawl collar "lapels" running from the waist at back, up and over the shoulders, to the waist at front. The short sleeves are of bands and tiers of lace, with a satin band and tightly pleated/ruched rosette on each sleeve near cuff. At waist is a wide satin band with larger pleated/ruched satin rosette in front and back. The main body of the skirt has a vertical inset lace panel at front and back which runs from waist to about knee-height. The lower part of the skirt is made of inset horizontal bands of various types of lace Dress has a center back opening with a series of 28 hook-and-eyes, four hook-and-eyes for satin band at waist, and 3 hook-and-eyes for inner waistband. Not shown are accompanying half slip edged with lace and elbow-length kidskin leather gloves size ...
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[Hazel Petrey dressing for her wedding]

[Hazel Petrey dressing for her wedding]

Date: June 15, 1941
Creator: Clark, Joe
Description: Photograph of Hazel Petrey getting dressed for her wedding at the home of John Brown. She will be wed to Gilbert Dove at the Sunny View Methodist Church later in the day. She is wearing her wedding gown which was made by her mother from material that cost nine dollars from Sears, Roebuck. She holds her veil which was purchased for two dollars and fifty cents in Middlesboro, Kentucky. Narrative by Junebug Clark: More images and information can be found in the July 28, 1941 issue of Life Magazine, pages 82-85 in the story “Life Magazine Goes to a Kentucky Wedding.” Also in the Joe Clark, HBSS book “Country Wedding," published in 1974. Additionally a 1982 photo of Hazel and Gilbert can be found in Joe’s Tennessee Scrapbook. All are in the Clark Family Photography Collection.
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Wedding Dress

Wedding Dress

Date: 196u
Creator: unknown
Description: Wedding dress. Off-white wedding dress of polyester(?). Mini length, with rounded scooped neckline, short sleeves, and slightly raised waist. Center front of bodice with wide vertical band of white lace from neckline to waist. Sleeves are short, gathered into shoulder, and appear to have two flounces of lace, but are actually two sleeves each, a shorter and a slightly longer inside, creating the flounced look. Skirt gathered into waist. Center back zipper. The inside neckline hem edge, and inside edge of lower hem with narrow off-white lace "tape" binding. No labels in garment. With ribbon sash belt of off-white/ivory satin, 1 1/2" wide x 89" long, with swallow-tail ends. With accompanying headpiece/veil. Off-white satin covered headband with white embroidered/appliqued scrolling foliage forms set with tiny pearls and crystals. Attached to headband are two layers of fine off-white net/tulle veiling, shoulder and mid-back length. Small metal comb attached to headband to secure to wearer's head. Satin ribbon lining to headband. No labels in headband.
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Wedding Dress

Wedding Dress

Date: 1974/1979
Creator: unknown
Description: Wedding dress of white chiffon(?), tulle, and lace. Full-length, full skirt. Empire waist. Long sleeves, with 3" lace cuffs and lace ruffle and two bands of matching lace running length of sleeve. Lace ruffle around shoulder. Square neckline, filled in with lace, which rises to form high standing collar with ruffle. Band of lace at waist and two bands down front. Cathedral train with two tiers of self at lower part of skirt, edged in lace. Lapped center back zipper. Attached slip of ivory synthetic, and very full layer of tulle. Tiers also with under layer of tulle. Union Label inside skirt. With matching headpiece/veil. Rigid cylindrical headpiece of stiffened, wired lace, the sides of which extend down in points, from the crown of which spring 3 layers of white tulle, the shortest (shoulder length) and middle (calf-length) layers edged with lace to match dress, the longest (trailing behind) with plain edge.
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[Three photographs relating to weddings]

[Three photographs relating to weddings]

Date: 1960/1969
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Description: [Three photographs mounted on sheet of paper] Photograph 1 is of part of a wedding party, consisting of: a young woman in a lace wedding gown; an older woman - designer Lilli Wolff - in a yellow and white dress; and an older woman in a blue dress. Photograph 2 is of a wedding party consisting of: a woman in a pink satin dress; a man in a tuxedo; and older woman - designer Lilli Wolff - in a blue satin dress; a young woman in a lace bridal gown; and older woman in a white dress; a woman mostly obscured in background; a woman facing background, wearing a blue dress. Photograph 3 is of a miniature wedding dress doll(?) in a box, resting on a chair in an unidentified interior.
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[Wedding Group, including designer Lilli Wolff]

[Wedding Group, including designer Lilli Wolff]

Date: 1960/1979
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Description: Photograph of part of a wedding party. View is of three women standing in front of a vine-covered trellis. At left is younger woman in white lace bridal gown and veil, at center is older woman - designer Lilli Wolff - in yellow and white dress, and at left is older woman in pale blue dress.
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[Wedding Group, including designer Lilli Wolff]

[Wedding Group, including designer Lilli Wolff]

Date: 1960/1979
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Description: Photograph of part of a wedding party. Group consists of: a young woman in a pale pink satin, gray satin, and white lace dress; a man in a tuxedo; an older woman - Lilli Wolff - in a blue satin dress; a young woman in a white lace bridal gown. All stand in front of a trellis with scattered greenery.
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Wedding Dress

Wedding Dress

Date: 1992
Creator: Costa, Victor
Description: Wedding dress of hot pink net with shirred all-over appliques and rhinestones. Dress is a short sheath style with V-neck and long sleeves with full length train in back with pink satin bustle with pink silk flowers. Has a matching headpiece with hot pink net veil, not photographed.
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Wedding Dress

Wedding Dress

Date: 1994
Creator: Costa, Victor
Description: Wedding ensemble. The dress is of creme satin styled as a sleeveless A-line dress, with wide shoulder straps. The neckline of the bodice is embellished with rows of satin cording forming a cross-over design. The skirt has a high waistline, and is formed of a lattice of groups of four vertical and four horizontal rows of satin cording, with a backing of creme gauze. Label sewn into inside back of dress: "Victor Costa / Bridal" With veil of silk tulle with satin binding, not shown in photograph.
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Wedding Ensemble

Wedding Ensemble

Date: 1993
Creator: Costa, Victor
Description: Wedding ensemble of ivory silk embroidered with green and yellow crewel flowers. The bodice of the dress is sleeveless, with scoop neck and fitted seaming. The skirt is floor-length at front, with train at back. The surface of the skirt is decorated with crewel embroidery of flowers in pinks, greens, reds, and blues. The lower part of the skirt has a wide band of lace in floral patterns, with an under layer of pleated plain net with embroidered dots. The dress has a center back zipper closure and is lined in ivory fabric, and has an attached petticoat. Matching the dress is a fitted jacket of ivory silk, long sleeves, and stand-up collar. The collar and cuffs are trimmed in the same net as the hem of the dress. The fitted jacket has a peplum and center front closure with four silk cord frog closures which snap on left side and disguise a series of snaps and hook-and-eyes. The collar, cuffs, and panels at front and back are bordered by striped bands of yellow, blue, green, and coral/pink ribbon. The panels formed on front and back have crewel embroidered flowers as the dress. Jacket is fully lined in ivory fabric. ...
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