Story: Birthdays and wedding anniversaries

Wearing the wedding dress again

Wearing the wedding dress again

When Mr and Mrs Walter Shaw of Pākawau, Golden Bay, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1964, their granddaughter Diane Donnelly was photographed with them, wearing Mrs Shaw's wedding dress from 1914. Some couples go further and model their original wedding outfits on a significant anniversary.

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Nelson Provincial Museum, Nelson Photo News Collection
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Photograph by John R. Sharp

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Birthdays and wedding anniversaries - Wedding-anniversary rituals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/38858/wearing-the-wedding-dress-again (accessed 18 November 2019)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 5 Sep 2013