AS A PHOTOGRAPHER AND WRITER, details matter to me. Likewise, details matter to historians. We are meticulous in our documentation. We understand that details tell the complete story.
That is evident in Wedding Traditions of Steele County, a recently-opened exhibit at the Steele County History Center in Owatonna. Although bridal gowns certainly are the highlight, there is so much more to be seen—in the photos, in the genealogy, in the explanations of traditions.
As I took in the displays, I found myself focusing on details in bridal gown design.
And then I studied the wedding photos, noting how wedding photography has changed from mostly formal posed portraits to the journalistic style of today.
Details, details, details. In planning a wedding, they are essential. And this exhibit shows that.
FYI: Check back tomorrow for one final post in this Wedding Traditions of Steele County series. Click here to read my first post in this series.
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