17 Dec 1960
Bridal Party at Catholic & Protestant Wedding, St Patrick's Cathedral Side Chapel, East Melbourne, 1960
Registration Number: MM 110487
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.'
Hawtin, Bill; Meale, Robin; Meale, Lindsey; unknown woman; unknown woman; Todero, Carlo; Todero, Livio
St Patrick's Cathedral
Contributed by Mr David Meale
Reproduction Rights: Museum Victoria