I Do! I Do! 1950-Present Day

Aug 12, 2013

Pasadena-City-Hall-Wedding-31Oleg Cassini. Alexander McQueen. William Cahill. Camille DePedrini in South Pasadena.

These are a few of the name designers whose wedding gowns are on show at the Pasadena Museum of History for their 2nd installation of “I Do! I Do! Pasadena Ties the Knot.”

The gowns in Part II—borrowed from local residents, bridal shops, and designers—were chosen because they define specific styles and together create a chronology of wedding dress history decade by decade from 1950 to present day.

Over thirty gowns are on display, including the first-ever wedding gown purchased at Bullock’s Pasadena and the gown of Carolyn Knight Weedman. She was the daughter of California’s 31st governor and was wed in the Governor’s mansion.

Alexander McQueen runway gown featuring sheer swan inset; photo by Aaron Gil,

Alexander McQueen runway gown featuring sheer swan inset; photo by Aaron Gil,

Holly Davis, Jennifer DeVoll, Karen Hackett, and Ann-Marie Villicana are some of the local women who share their photos and memories of their own weddings. The exhibit also includes formal portraits, wedding announcements, personal stories, and other objects particular to the day of one’s nuptials.

PMH invites the public to submit personal wedding memories and images, even a video. Find guidelines here.

I Do! I Do! Pasadena Ties the Knot
Saturday, Aug. 10th-Sunday, Nov. 3rd
Pasadena Museum of History, 470 Walnut St., Pasadena 91103 or call 626.577.1660




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