In advance of an exhibition of Wedding Dresses in 2013 we are creating a database of photographs of clothes worn for weddings from all cultures between 1840 and the present. We include civil partnerships. This database will provide a rich record and help people date their own photographs.
To ensure we build a useful historical record all entries will provide the year of the event and the names of the bride and groom or partners. The place and the religion of the wedding will be included if possible. We would like you to upload up to three photographs showing the fashions at any one wedding and the principal image should focus on the detail of the wedding dress (or partners’ clothes).
Already available for viewing are a large number of photographs which are all docemumented with the names of the bride and groom, place and date of the wedding and in some cases who made the clothes. A marvellous resource for dating old photographs and perhaps even finding one of your ancestors are featured.