Wayzata, Minnesota

Saturday, April 25, 2015

The Newlyweds and baby too - Sepia Saturday

The last photo relates to our theme of, The newlyweds and their baby, and is  my father's aunt on her honeymoon- and their baby, will surprise you.

Greetings from a few classic wedding days in an old sense, where hopefully nothing questionable, or pervasive will disturb their merry festivities.  

Important task at hand-
Combining car logic to newlyweds-
for a road to happiness.

"Always focus on the front windshield and not the rear view mirror."
Colin Powell

Some wedding parties are more concerned with security than looks.

Library of Congress photo division.

The Owl's Nest is well guarded for this wedding in Wilmington, Delaware July 1, 1937.  Absolutely extreme precautions were used at Owl's Nest home of the Dupont family, following the wedding of Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr. and Ethel Dupont.

This photo below is from a private affair, nobody famous, just after a typical a no fuss, no muss elopement ceremony.

Library of Congress Photo Division.

Immensely important for a successful wedding is their automobile.
The bride always desires comfort, a spacious trunk and plenty of room for a
 "Just Married" Sign.

Library of Congress photo and Carol Highsmith.

On choosing that perfect more appropriate automobile for their special day-
grin and smile you only get one choice.

The groom always insists on design, and fine curves.

Library of Congress Photo division Carol Highsmith.

"No, no, no. There's no such thing as cheap and cheerful.  It's cheap and nasty and expensive and cheerful."
Jeremy Clarkson

Of course, many newlyweds leave the driving to a chauffeur and any number of fancy and remarkable limousines.

July 1939  Library of Congress Photo.

So many last minute details before the groom ushers his bride to their getaway automobile.

1906 wedding. Library of Congress photo.

Oh those lovely newlyweds and what often seems to be the longest receiving lines ever, as everyone offers their congratulations to the happy couple.

The next photo is as promised for the newlyweds and their baby.  Yes, it's a picture I took at a family reunion of a photo of my father's uncle and aunt's wedding day retreat.  After their ceremony they took their sweet baby, this lovely automobile equipped with their very own trailer hooked on the back.

Happy trails.

Isn't my father's aunt just the happiest bride ever?  Ready to roll on their honeymoon camping adventure to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. 
By the way, they kept that in use for many years, and I think it just might be somewhere in Michigan still.


TexWisGirl said...

that was cute, karen. :)

Gail said...

So wonderful you have history in your hands.

Rosie said...

I suppose campers could last a long time if well taken care of and one only uses it once a year!

Brett Payne said...

The caravan looks almost like one of those old gypsey vans.

Grace said...

I like the nostalgia of these sepia pictures Karen ~ The cars used for the wedding was something else, smiles ~

La Nightingail said...

I like your rather different take on the theme but you're right! The proper car for 'the get-away' is actually pretty important! Fun post.

Mike Brubaker said...

The idea of a fine car for a wedding must be a continuation of the horse and carriage. This imitation of royal weddings has raised the expectations of brides and emptied their father's wallet.

Barbara Fisher said...

Your father’s aunt really is the happiest bride ever! I thoroughly enjoyed all the photographs. It must have taken you ages to put them all together.
My lovely brother drove me to my wedding in his Ford Cortina. I had forgotten all about that until I read your post.

eileeninmd said...

What a cool post. I love the photos, especially the one of the happy bride..Have a happy day and new week ahead!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

It's lovely that you have this image of your aunt!

DeniseinVA said...

A fun post Karen. I would love that old car and I did enjoy the old photo of your aunt with the camper. Have a great day :)

Jo Featherston said...

Lovely car photographs. Did your great uncle and aunt go on to have actual babies as well?

PerthDailyPhoto said...

A fine selection of wedding vehicles Karen.. as long as they get the bride to the church on time :) J'adore the photo of your Dad's aunt and uncle off on their adventures.

Jeanie said...

These are wonderful photos and a beautiful story you weave with them. But I especially love the one of your Dad's aunt and uncle. That one is a treasure.

Deb Gould said...

Ah, she's definitely a Happy Camper! And I can't think of a much nicer honeymoon -- the upper part of Michigan would be perfect!

Little Nell said...

Ah you had me guessing right to the end! She certainly looks the happy bride.

laurak/ForestWalkArt :) said...

love all the old photos karen!
your dad's aunt & uncle have the BEST wedding getaway car...a camper!! yeah!! the perfect honeymoon!!

Wendy said...

Oh, you're a tease, Karen! But so worth the anticipation getting to see all those fancy old cars.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Karen; OMG! I LOVED to see all these pictures with caption of your most wonderful day♡♡♡ In Japan, we sure don't have the automobile part :-)

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Filip and Kristel said...

Lovely cars but I would not like to wear pants like that.


Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What a cool collection of old cars!

Debbie said...

very cute karen, i do love vintage anything but especially vintage cars!!

Joan said...

Karen, a great take on the theme --- spoke to the heart of this car-lover.

Rob From Amersfoort said...

That must have been a romantic honeymoon!