Grandmom & Pop-pop grew up not far from each other in South Philly, and after three years of dating were married in 1941.
Actually, they got married twice. The first time was in a civil marriage on August 15, 1941 at City Hall. But, Grammy's religious father did not consider this ceremony valid. For the next three weeks until the religious ceremony, he would not let her live with her new husband!
The Jewish wedding took place in September. Pop-pop walked down the aisle in top hat and tails, and Grammy wore a satin gown with flowing lace.
We still have her dress and the headpiece, though they are quite yellowed with age.
Although I can't find a picture of it from her wedding, something else that survives is the little bride and groom figurine from atop her wedding cake.
Maybe she forgot that she had it, because it was not on either of her children's wedding cakes, but it was on all of the grandkids' cakes...
Besides her cake topper, Grammy preserved a number of other items from her wedding. In a satin, heart-shaped box, she preserved all of the congratulatory cards & telegrams she received, as well a flower from the day...
...the same flower in her hair in the first picture!
(I didn't remember where this picture went until today when Sandy pointed it out in a photo montage that used to hang in Poppy and Grammy's apartment. It's the only picture where she's wearing the flower and not her veil.)