Whether it’s the dresses, the drinking, the dancing, or ok, the heartwarming declarations of love, there aren’t many people who don’t enjoy a good wedding.
If you would like to brighten up your autumn day with a bit of wedding inspiration or nuptial nostalgia, we have two things you might like…
First of all, the Europeana Fashion Tumblr this month is all about weddings. The blog is a collaboration between the Europeana Foundation and the Europeana Fashion project. Each month, this Tumblr will showcase a different theme curated by experts from the fashion and cultural heritage community. For September, our partners at the Museum of Applied Art Belgrade and the Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation curate collections around the theme of marriage.
Wedding dress with a cream silk blouse and cream moiré taffeta skirt, trimmed with cream lace, cream muslin flowers and cream silk bows. Worn by Athena Polat to marry Charalambos Lambridis in Ikonio, Asia Minor in 1910. © Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation
Marriage is a traditional and significant part of human life and accompanied by many rituals. Wedding outfits have special significance, particularly for the bride – some would say the wedding dress is the most important garment a woman could ever wear. Visit the Tumblr
Louis Duprè « Mariage Grec a Athènes », plate 30 from the edition «Voyage à Athènes et à Constantinople ou collection de portraits, de vues et de costumes grecs et ottomans peints sur les lieux, d`après nature, lithographiès et coloriès par L. Duprè èlève de David », Paris 1825. © Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation.
And if you’re still in confetti-throwing mood, browse our ‘Weddings in Eastern Europe’ exhibition. Cultural treasures preserved in the sound archives of Hungary, Lithuania, Poland and Slovenia provide a fascinating look view at vanishing wedding traditions and rituals in Eastern Europe. These photos, videos and sound recordings reconstruct a musical impression of time gone by.