Back in time with the Times wedding pages

If you’re a fan of the “Weddings & Celebrations” section of the Sunday New York Times, then you may be pleased to know that the wedding announcements of 2009 read pretty much the same as they did more than 100 years ago. 

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The main differences: The couples of the early 1900s were super WASPy, as opposed to the more multicultural mix featured today.

And society writers back then went to great length to describe the bride and bridesmaid dresses and flowers—something the Times hasn’t done for years.

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Here’s the writeup of the Darlington-Hubbard nupitals, from the February 24, 1907 paper. Interestingly, the groom is named first; contemporary announcements always lead with the bride’s name.

I wish they told us where the “bridal trip” was planned for.

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