13 Vintage Wedding Photos | Free Download

Here’s a collection of free vintage images featuring brides and their grooms! These are curated from various public domain resources, lightly edited, and are available for personal or commercial use as they are out of copyright in the United States. If you’re from outside the US, you may have different restrictions.

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And now: onto the images!

Groom in top hat (2)

Here’s a very old image of a bridge and groom, one in the original aged sepia tones and one that I’ve edited to be more greyscale/black and white. Which do you prefer? The greyscale one makes it easier to see her dress, but the sepia one might be better for vintage junk journals.

Bridal Stereographs (3)

This is a series of Stereograph images, which were kind of like early Vewfinders. Ideally you’d be viewing these double images through a stereograph machine, but for crafting purposes these make for great junk journal ephemera. I wanted to keep the round corners, so I left the black background on to make it easier to see.

Anyway, each set of images is part of a scene. This first one shows a bridal party toasting the bride.

Here’s the bride and her father walking down the aisle, with a young flower girl in front and fashionable guests watching from the audience.

This set is the bride getting dressed right before the wedding. Love their big sleeves here!

Illustrated Brides (2)

Here are two illustrated brides in fantastic vintage wedding dresses. I’m not sure if these are advertisements or just paintings for fun/profit, but either way they’re very beautiful. Be sure to click on each one to go to the full-sized image before downloading them.

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Victorian Bride 1873 (2)

This couple’s wedding photos were taken sometimes between 1873 and 1916, according to the photographer’s notes. That’s a huge time range, fashion-wise, and I think I can say that this couple is definitely more Victorian than Edwardian. Puffy sleeves came in an out of fashion (but most popular in the Gay 90s) during this time, but huge sleeves like that were a little old fashioned by the 1910s, I think.

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The rest of her dress seems typical early Edwardian to me, so maybe this is at the tail end of the 1800s. But then I’m not a historical fashion expert! Her gloves really complete the look, in my opinion.

Edwardian bride 1901-1903 (2)

These two photos were taken in the very early 1900s, between 1901 and 1903. That puts this couple firmly in the Edwardian era, named after Edward VII and taking place between 1901 to 1914. And see here, this is what I meant about the Victorian sleeves vs. Edwardian sleeves. This bride’s sleeves are tiny and not puffed at all!

I really love this dress, actually, a true Edwardian wedding dress stunner.

Bride with Sewing Machine

Here’s an illustration of a bride and groom– actually, it’s an advertisement for the sewing machine!

Edwardian Bride and Groom

This couple was photographed between December 1903 and March 1905, and her sleeves are slightly puffy…but at the wrists!! Actually, I find the bodice/neckline really interesting with its intricate lace details. Wonder what they’re looking at to the side there.

I hope you enjoyed these images! If you use them in a collage or junk journal spread, leave a comment and let me know!

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