What Did a Fall Wedding Look Like in the 1970's/80's?

Here are some vintage photos straight from 1979 of a bride a groom on their wedding day.


The month is November and as one might expect, the colors are similar to those that we use to celebrate Thanksgiving. The flowers are yellow, gold, and rust. These colors were quite popular during this time period as well. The backdrop is brown and so is the grooms tux.

The bride is wearing a long sleeve white dress with a train. She has princess neckline. Her sleeves are lace. Her veil is very traditional. She has a simple updo with her bangs brushed straight back and tucked under her headpiece. Not much of her hairstyle is visible as her veil covers most of it.


The groom has a wavy hairstyle that covers his ears but is cut above the collar. His bangs are styled up off of the forehead with plenty of height and poof. His glasses are large aviator style with shaded lenses.


This photo shows a side view of a typical feathered hairstyle as a wedding guest admires the bride's ring. The sides of the hair are curled back using a curling iron held vertically. The bangs are layered and textured to lay properly.


This is a cute close up shot of the happily married couple as she show off their wedding certificate. The young 19 year old bride is looking admiringly at her new husband.


The bride and guest book girl pose for a shot as the bouquet takes center stage. It is large with white flowers and long ribbon. The young lady on the left is wearing a long maroon colored dress with spaghetti straps. There is small flower pin placed right at the front neckline. She is wearing three gold chains. The longest one has a sailboat charm. It was quite fashionable at the time for women to wear several gold chains and often there were charms as well.



This last one shows the wedding couple overlooking their church service in a double exposure shot.