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January 20, 2012 / stephaniepomfrett

The Big Day

I have no idea what ceremony these people are taking part in, but would love it if someone could enlighten me. I would guess maybe a wedding, but I could be wrong. Let me know!


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  1. Lillian & Audrey / Jan 20 2012 6:38 am

    Gosh – look at all that lace!Though the Mantillas don't quite look right with the flapper frocks …

  2. Tattered and Lost / Jan 20 2012 6:51 am

    If they were short ladies they had no problem going through doorways. If they were tall…I'm thinking of the Lucy in Hollywood episode with her trying to gracefully go down a staircase while wearing a huge headdress.

  3. Wendy / Jan 20 2012 11:13 am

    I would guess they're just going to mass. I wonder what kind of mechanism propped the mantilla up.

  4. Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy / Jan 20 2012 8:03 pm

    Wow, that is an awesome picture! Whatever they are doing, the ladies seem pleased. (I wasn't sure how to leave my own comment, so I am just hitting reply.)Kathy M.

  5. Christine H. / Jan 20 2012 8:58 pm

    Whatever the occasion, these ladies look spectacular.

  6. Pat transplanted to MN / Jan 20 2012 10:21 pm

    To me they have all donned mantillas to go to church…I would ot think it a wedding because of the black mantillas. At one time heads had to be ccovered in Catholiic church…the decor looks Spanish or Italian

  7. Teresa Wilson Rogers / Jan 20 2012 11:58 pm

    I would think it was some special occasion or rite, maybe a christening?

  8. (Queenmothermamaw) Peggy / Jan 21 2012 12:21 am

    There is something askew about the mantillas and the dresses. Almost looks like a masquerade party. Some of the ladies look like they are about to burst out laughing. Whatever the occassion I love the photo.QMM

  9. Rosie / Jan 21 2012 12:47 am

    The picture sure has characters and the people in it looks like characters too, I tend to agree with Peggy, I think it is a masquerade party….

  10. isammi / Jan 23 2012 7:55 pm

    Hello!I'm sure they are spanish. I am spanish and I can say the "Mantilla" has its origin in Spain. Hehe.They used to wear on weddings, fairs, Easter and bullfights.No matter if the "Mantilla" was black at a wedding, because only the bride can wear white. As I see, women are carrying "mantones de Manila" (Manila shawls) in their hands, so, in my opinion they probably went to the fair or a bullfight,that is when they used to wear it…

  11. stephaniepomfrett / Jan 23 2012 8:25 pm

    Thank you- that makes a LOT of sense!

  12. TreasuryIslands / Jan 28 2012 4:02 pm

    It looks like Confirmation to me, though I am no expert.

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