Love knows no bounds: Anglo-American wedding photos from the historic newspapers

Posted on February 12th, 2016 by BNA

It’s nearly Valentine’s Day and love is in the air at the British Newspaper Archive. Everyone loves a wedding, but even more exciting is the wedding of couples who have found each other against the odds, such as being born thousands of miles apart.

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Here’s a selection of our favourite photos of Anglo-American weddings from the archive, featuring couples who met despite being born on opposite sides of the Atlantic, as well as All-American duos who tied the knot on British soil.

Francis and Marianne

Gloucester Journal - Saturday 10 March 1945

Gloucester Journal – Saturday 10 March 1945 © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

 

Captain Kelton and Elizabeth

Daily Mirror - Thursday 13 December 1917 © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Daily Mirror – Thursday 13 December 1917 © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

 

Earl and Josephine

Arbroath Herald and Advertiser for the Montrose Burghs - Friday 27 August 1948 © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Arbroath Herald and Advertiser for the Montrose Burghs – Friday 27 August 1948 © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

 

Philip and Emily

Daily Mirror - Wednesday 15 July 1914 © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Daily Mirror – Wednesday 15 July 1914 © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

 

John and Isobel

Dundee Evening Telegraph - Friday 29 July 1938 © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Dundee Evening Telegraph – Friday 29 July 1938 © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

 

Donald and Dorothy

Western Morning News - Wednesday 12 April 1944 © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Western Morning News – Wednesday 12 April 1944 © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

 

Miles and Gertrude

Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Friday 06 July 1928 © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer – Friday 06 July 1928 © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

 

Harvey and Daphne

Western Morning News - Tuesday 08 June 1943 © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Western Morning News – Tuesday 08 June 1943 © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

 

Hugh and Ruth

Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Friday 20 November 1931 © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer – Friday 20 November 1931 © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

 

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