Friday, March 25, 2016

Vincent's Parents Wedding Day in Madrid Spain, 1960

We copied all the photographs from this album we found in my Mother-in-law's house in Spain.
I was so happy to see that all the photos from her wedding were in this book, including all the guest's signatures on the back page (see below).   The photographs were beautiful, and still in nice condition.

Here is Maria leaving her apartment for the wedding ceremony.  You can see all the friends, relatives and neighbors in the doorways and on the sidewalk. 

I love how the taxi was all decorated with orange blossoms, both inside and outside!  Her father was dressed in his fanciest dress uniform for the Guardia Civil. 

In Spain, the bride's father (in uniform) acts as the best man or witness, and the groom's mother is his witness.  In this photo the groom's Aunt Lucinia stood in for his mother as the witness or "madrina".  

My Mother-in-law says that she doesn't remember anything about the ceremony, except that it was freezing cold.  It was a large church in Madrid, and the date was January 9th!  Yes, it must have been very chilly!  

The wedding reception was held nearby in a hotel that no longer exists.  I wish there were more photos of the reception.  My father-in-law is sitting next to his Aunt Lucina, and the bride is sitting next to her father and mother.  

Signatures in the back of the wedding album are from the wedding guests. There are lots of "best wishes" and congratulations from people who are no longer alive today.  


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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Vincent's Parents Wedding Day in Madrid Spain, 1960", Nutfield Genealogy, posted March 25, 2016, ( accessed [access date]).

1 comment:

  1. What beautiful photo's - I love the older black and white wedding pictures. I'm sure you enjoyed going through her album.