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1964 Rosemary’s wedding dress

Rosemary Bettina Stoneman with her father Percy John Stoneman,

 20th of June 1964.

Rosemary recalls wanting a dress like the one worn by Princess Margaret, and after much searching and rejection, she went to a bridal shop in Lewisham, South East London.

 

The sales lady was rather pushy, and because Margaret’s mother was loosing patience with her daughter, Rosemary was told she would definitely purchase the dress in that shop!

 

So being a dutiful daughter, she did so.

 

Rosemary outside St John’s church,

East Dulwich,

on the day of her mariage to Alan Michael Dunbar.

On the wedding day, Alan arrived at his brother’s (also his best man) with no socks and no braces to hold his trousers up, so he had to borrow some!

 

Late that evening, Alan remembered he had not collected their joint passport from the vicar (who had to keep it until they were married).

 

As they were leaving in the early hours of the next morning  for their honeymoon in Ibiza, he had to get the vicar out of bed to collect it!!

 

They left from Luton airport, then no more than a shed.

Original petticoat

1964 wedding dress petticoat 1960s robe de mariée jupon années 60
1964 wedding dress petticoat 1960s robe de mariée jupon années 60
1964 wedding dress petticoat 1960s robe de mariée jupon années 60
1964 wedding dress petticoat 1960s robe de mariée jupon années 60
1964 wedding dress petticoat 1960s robe de mariée jupon années 60
1964 wedding dress petticoat 1960s robe de mariée jupon années 60

Finished dress reduced by Kathy during the coronavirus lockdown.

1964 wedding dress petticoat 1960s robe de mariée jupon années 60
1964 wedding dress petticoat 1960s robe de mariée jupon années 60

Kathy setting the dress to show it to Rosemary

Rosemary discovering the reduced version of her wedding dress.

1964 wedding dress petticoat 1960s robe de mariée jupon années 60
1964 wedding dress petticoat 1960s robe de mariée jupon années 60

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