Story: Marriage and partnering

Marrying at home

Marrying at home

This drawing-room wedding, which took place in 1910, was unusual for the time, when most people married in a church. However, many devout Christians were dubious about church weddings, seeing them as opportunities for pomp and ceremony rather than humility and belief.

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Canterbury Museum
Reference: 19XX.2.5078
Photograph by R. Y. Young

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Megan Cook, 'Marriage and partnering - The big day', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 July 2024)

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