Uh oh, we've got a bewitching on our hands. I can tell by the scenarios and from seeing quite a few bewitchings in my day.
This is a picture of my grandparents' wedding in 1949. Although they have been divorced for nearly 40 years, they both died in 2011, only a half year apart.
Thank you for sharing this story and great photo with us! At the risk of sounding irreverent, I'm pretty sure I know what your grandfather was thinking when this photo was taken.
Dad was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Corps of Engineers. Mom & Dad got married at Ft. Lewis Washington after the war, and his men decorated this earth mover as their "carriage" from the chapel to the reception. This is a colorized black and white, and I especially like how they drew in a rainbow in the background.
my parents got married on march 18th 1972. they were 19 years old. they started to date at 15. we all know marraige is hard and raising kids and running a house is hard. but they made it work and are still going strong. they raised three girls and are now grandparents of 5. i wish them 40 more years of bliss!
Ohmygosh I held onto this submission for a long time, just to post it today. HAPPY 40th ANNIVERSARY!
My Mums schoolfriend married her French Canadian in a very Make do and mend WWII ceremony you can tell its a wedding because someone gave Doris a silver paper horseshoe for luck,they emmigrated to Montreal and had a very happy family.
What a great photo! I was unfamiliar with this tradition, but as submitter Diddleymaz pointed out, it was a Canadian custom for wartime brides to carry silver horseshoes made of paper. You can read more about Canadian War Brides at the Canadian Veteran's Affairs website.