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Digital Photograph - Bridal Party at Catholic & Protestant Wedding, St Patrick's Cathedral Side Chapel, East Melbourne, 1960 Image Reg. No: MM 110487

Description Of Content:
Bridal party at wedding, standing outside cast iron gates at side entrance to a cathedral. The two bridesmaids, dressed in white with green sashes are in the centre.

This photograph shows the bridal party at David Meale and Marisa Crusi's wedding, East Melbourne, 17th December 1960. David's wedding to Marisa Crusi was an Italian-Australian wedding. Marisa Crusi is Italian, and they married at St Patrick's Cathedral. David isn't Catholic. He remembers 'Archbishop Mannix wouldn't allow mixed marriages in front of the altar.' They were married in a side chapel, 'which was still pretty grand'. They chose St Patrick's because it had a side chapel that they could use. 'If they had used a suburban church they would have had to have used the vestry office.'
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mr David Meale, 2006
Acknowledgement:
Contributed by Mr David Meale
Discipline: History

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Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: CELEBRATIONS & TRADITIONS
Secondary Classification: Weddings
Tertiary Classification: bridal parties
People Depicted: Hawtin, Bill; Meale, Robin; Meale, Lindsey; unknown woman; unknown woman; Todero, Carlo; Todero, Livio
Organisations Depicted: St Patrick's Cathedral
Format: Digital Still Image: Colour; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 17 Dec 1960

Place Depicted Notes: Corner of Gisborne Street and Cathedral Place.
Photographer: Unknown

Relationship of Photographer to Contributor: unknown family friend.

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