Break out your old wedding photos, ladies! The Historical Society wants pictures of people who were wed in Greenwich for its new exhibit at Bush-Holley House.
The photos will be part of a digital Community Wedding Album to be included in "From This Day Forward: Looking Back at Greenwich Weddings." The show opens Wednesday, Sept. 29, and continues through March 2011.
"It's an opportunity to engage the broader community and show Greenwich weddings moving forward," said Barbara Bishop, marketing and communications director for the Historical Society. "We put out a call to people to send us photos from wedding albums if they were married in Greenwich. Some people send their scans, some send us their old, yellowing photos."
The photos will be featured online at the Web site of Fairfield County Look and on an iPad at the exhibition. The Bush-Holley display will explore the changing dynamics of wedding celebrations throughout the ages in Greenwich using wedding stories past and present. Wedding dresses from different eras will be show, including one worn by five generations of Greenwich women, as well as period photographs, original prints and paintings, invitations, albums and announcements. There will also be wedding memorabilia from the Binney, Benedict, Mead, Reynolds, Ferris and Seton families. The items are all from the Greenwich Historical Society Archives and Museum and from private collections.
"People are very excited about the exhibition," said Bishop. "People have asked us to do something fun, and this is what we conceived. The costumes featured are so gorgeous."
Scanned images may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please identify the bride and groom and include location and date of the wedding.
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