Beautiful Photos of a Late ’40s Wedding in Hoboken, New Jersey

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The fashions for weddings during the first half of the 1940s were limited by war rationing. Both food and clothing were rationed across the UK and U.S. For this reason, many brides in the early 1940s of modest means ended up wearing practical dresses.

Bride and groom on their wedding day in 1948 in Hoboken, New Jersey
Despite the hardships, some WWII brides were wealthy enough to get a dress that was more elegant. Other brides may have borrowed or purchased a used wedding dress for their wedding day, altering and mending them in order to make them work.
After the end of WWII, the more feminine and stylish fashion stayed popular from the late 1940s through the 1950s and is evident in many 1950s wedding dresses.
These beautiful photos from missmarymackk that captured wedding of her grandparents on August 1st, 1948 at St. Ann’s Church in Hoboken, New Jersey.
My grandmother (the bride) and her bridesmaids

My grandmother getting ready for her big day

My grandmother getting ready for her big day

My grandmother and her mother (my great grandmother) sewing the finishing touches on her gown

My grandmother on her wedding day in what is probably her parents’ apartment in Hoboken

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