Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A Wedding In The Sixties - Black & White Wednesday


These are from my father's pictures of his sister's wedding sometime in the Sixties. Ingredients for the festive meals were usually bought by the family, not a wedding contractor or planner, those days.

The photo seems to be full of family members. I can only recognise one.

Notice the graceful bottlegourds. I think the vegetables in the other basket above are ladies' fingers/okra, towards the right, and I don't know what is in the other basket which is full of straw. Mangoes, perhaps, because that was how they were sold and ripened.

Do click on them to see them at their best.


This goes to Susan's B&W Wednesday.

17 comments:

  1. Wowo i think i am always looking forward to your B&W pictures, they all are so special ( theme)
    loved these two pictures too.
    I remember when my mom's sister got married ( I must have been 12 or 13 and it was the same, the whol family came atleast 2 days back to the wedding home and started helping preparing for the wedding.
    Isn't it a shame it is not like that anymore.

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  2. Loved this Sara...it mimicked a recent wedding in the family.

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  3. how nostalgic:) Loved the mood in that picture, can feel that there is such an air of excitement, anxiety and being busy!

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  4. Loved the pics and really looong bottle gourds.

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  5. i love your B&Ws and the subject of the photos. wonderful!

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  6. Lovely click Sra..yeah and those days everything was delegated to entire family members participating in the ceremony ..no wedding planners and food catering etc..great B/W moments.hugs and smiles

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  7. Thanks for the wedding pics.It was like sitting in time machine and travelling to another world.

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  8. I love these ones Sra, very interesting!

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  9. Weddings were such involved affairs weren't they! Now it's all outsourced..... Lovely quaint pics

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  10. Loved the retro spin...and a great idea.

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  11. A true BW picture! Delightful. Everything you do has a touch of exclusivity, always makes me wonder - why didn't i think of that. Keep going Sra.

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  12. I love this, Sra. Thank you for sharing it for BWW. I am hopelessly behind in everything. Trust you and M are well. Hugs.

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  13. Sra, this photograph so reminds me of my childhood in Guyana and what still uptakes, particularly in the country areas. This is how it was when my cousin's were getting married.

    Happy New Year to you!

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