Last week I posted a photo from my Aunt Esther’s wedding reception, which was held in their family barn east of Willshire.
Below are more wedding photos of the Schumm sisters, the three daughters of Cornelius L. and Hilda (Scaer) Schumm, my mom and her two sisters Esther and Amy.
In addition to the fact that they are wedding photos, do you notice something else the photos all have in common?
It is the veil. All three sisters wore the same veil!
My mom and dad were married first, on 3 December 1950, the weekend after the big Thanksgiving blizzard. They planned to marry on that Thanksgiving weekend but had to postpone the event for a week due to the blizzard.
My mom’s sister Esther married the next year, in June 1951, and their sister Amy was married in July 1953.
My mom purchased the veil for her wedding and her sisters borrowed it for their weddings.
What a nice idea! I never knew about this until my aunt Esther mentioned it a few years ago.
It is a very pretty veil, which my mom saved all those years. Had I known about this family tradition I may have worn the veil at our wedding. It is actually fancier than my veil was. A missed opportunity… Sigh.
My mom also saved her satin wedding dress as well as their wedding cake topper.
She saved a lot of things and I will share some more of those wedding items soon.