Tuesday, June 28, 2005

the vows

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In the late 1800's, one of the Durant daughters was married in this small parlor of what is now the Durant-Peterson Museum house. There were 15 guests at her wedding. Weddings of the time were not grand affairs and most likely occurred during January or February when the work load at the farm was at it's slowest.

This reenactment portrayed a wedding of the period and featured old time wedding traditions. One of student volunteers was the bride, her friend served as her groom, and a retired history teacher served as the judge. Visitors to the museum house were enthusiastic wedding guests. It was unlikely that a rural couple in the 1800's would have had a wedding portrait taken, but in this instance I was glad to serve as re-enactment photographer.

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