Story: Marriage and partnering

1890s wedding party

1890s wedding party

Most 19th-century wedding photos feature tightly corsetted women and solemn-looking men, but this photograph of the wedding party at the marriage of Annie Hill and the Reverend Frederick William Chatterton (seated, centre) is delightfully and unusually informal, with family and friends gathered around.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Brian Bell Collection
Reference: 1/2-047228-F
Photograph by Broughton & Ward

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Megan Cook, 'Marriage and partnering - Weddings', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 July 2022)

Story by Megan Cook, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 May 2017