Story: Marriage and partnering

Marrying at home

Marrying at home

This drawing-room wedding, which took place in 1910, was unusual for the time, when most people married in a church. However, many devout Christians were dubious about church weddings, seeing them as opportunities for pomp and ceremony rather than humility and belief.

About this item

Canterbury Museum
Reference: 19XX.2.5078
Photograph by R. Y. Young

Permission of Canterbury Museum, Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

How to cite this page:

Megan Cook. 'Marriage and partnering - The big day', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 15-Nov-12
URL: http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/30804/marrying-at-home