Wedding Customs ~ A Look Back to the late 60’s…

These Photos were taken November 22, 1969. This was the day of my sister Vera’s marriage to Nick. I wanted to show y’all what we used to do to all the cars in the wedding party. We’d make these huge crepe paper flowers and string them together and decorate the cars. We’d use the colors that were going to be used in the wedding. The kids in these photos are my 4 younger brothers and sisters. Tim, Steve, Lana G! and her twin Leonard.


Lana G! has curlers in her hair. She and Leonard were the flower girl and ring bearer in the wedding…

One other interesting note was that it was very difficult to get our favorite florist to arrange and deliver flowers on this day because they were USC Alumni and huge fans and this was the day of cross town rival games so USC was playing UCLA.

Big mistake in my photo album experience is using these magnetic layered page albums that were so popular in the 60’s and 70’s that make your pictures impossible to take out and scan today….

 Any photos missing from my posts are the result of Photobucket blacking out all my photos that I stored on their site since 2006.

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

13 thoughts on “Wedding Customs ~ A Look Back to the late 60’s…

  1. Oh wow, I love the car flowers. What a hoot. I did love your pictures in the album and immediately commiserated with the album problem. Good thing we keep getting smarter eh?
    I’ll be watching for your fall look . .smile.

  2. actually, your header is just beautiful and I’ve always admired the picture . .you were just a step ahead of me.

    Lovella, It will be interesting to see what we come up with for our 1 year anniversarys in blogging….

  3. What cool photos, thanks for showing them to us! I was a flower girl in my mom’s wedding in 1969 and our photos look just like this, with the decorated cars. At six years old I even had a classic 60s bouffant hairdo! Thanks for the nostalgic look back.

    (And I, too, hate those old photo albums we used to use! So many of my photos are ruined.)

    Hi Rachelle, Would love to see your bouffant! 🙂

  4. great flashback- I remember decorating my cousins car, but you guys were a little classier than us, we used colored tissue (as in Kleenex) for our flowers

    Theresa, I think there were a few where we used kleenix too! LOL

  5. I love these vintage pictures! Too cute all the kids decorating the get away car!

    Blessings ~ Sharon

    Hi Sharon, Good thing it didn’t rain much in So. Cal. 🙂

  6. Hi there. This is my first visit to your blog. I love vintage photos too – maybe it’s time to share some!

    Hi Anna, Welcome, I’m glad you stopped by and by all means pull out those old photos!!

  7. Wow, that’s such a trip down memory lane! The VW Bugs, the kids, and those so called magnetic photo albums – I’ve got a few of those too!

    Sara, “Aint it great!”

  8. Sigh. I have those albums too!

    Love the pics. I remember making flowers like that, though not quite as large. Around here they used to put a ton of them on the wedding car.

    Susanne, Happy Days..Blessings

  9. What fabulous pictures! I love it! Gosh, sometimes I forget that Leonard and Lana were that young when “Nack and Beer” got married 🙂 Crazy! Hope to see you soon…

    Miss, I know what you mean…Hoping to see you soon, too!

  10. LOVE the pics, but where are you and Kathy? Were the two of you in the wedding?

    Hi M.Lou, Kathy and I were in the wedding. I was taking these photos…

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