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Wedding flowers, 20 October 1945

Elsie May Fry and Eveleigh Albert (always known as Bert) Vickery, parents of the compiler of this website,  after their wedding in Mosterton, Dorset, on 20 October 1945.  The bride carries a bouquet of white carnations (Dianthus caryophyllus) and asparagus fern (Asparagus setaceus), and wears a coronet of artificial (wax) orange (Citrus sinensis) blossom.  The groom, and principal guests, wear a single white carnation in their lapels.  The bridesmaids carry tight bunches of flowers, but it’s impossible to identify them from the photographs; possibly they are chrysanthemums (Chrysanthemum cvs.) or dahlias (Dahlia x hortensis).  At one time both Elsie’s mother and Bert’s father were keen growers of the latter.

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