Dorothy and Dave, April 1949
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Having written about my parents’ vintage wedding recently, I wanted to tell you about my Grandma’s wedding day too. My Grandma is an amazing lady, in her late eighties and as witty and forward-thinking as anyone I know.

Dorothy and Dave, April 1949

Dorothy and Dave, April 1949

Grandma was married in 1949, only a few years after the end of the second world war. She was 26 and Grandad was 27. They were together for 37 years and I have the loveliest memories of playing in the garden and feeding the ducks as a little girl in Buxton where they lived. My grandparents’ wedding was all about the marriage itself: no fuss, just a very personal celebration with family and friends. Rationing was still in effect in the UK at that time so budgets were pretty tight, but my grandma still has fond memories of her wedding day to share…

Grandma’s wedding was an intimate affair, with about ten people at the church service and then a reception at my Grandad Dave’s parents’ home. They invited closest family and friends: there was no need for distant relatives to travel; it was a simple, intimate and personal celebration.