This 1950s Photo Series Showcases The Bride and Groom Saying I Do

By: Cadhla Gray - Sep 21, 2015
References: time & sobadsogood
This 1954 retro collection of underwater wedding photographs is actually more revolutionary than nostalgia-inducing. The incredible photos document an adventurous couple saying "I do" in an entirely underwater ceremony.

The bride was a synchronized swimmer, while the groom was an underwater clown -- making them the perfect couple to commit to each other under the sea. Complete with an underwater viewing center for guests, every detail was planned to achieve the perfect event.

The photos capture the bride and groom getting ready, adding tricks to their outfits so that they look crisp. Diving weights held down the bride's elaborate skirt while the groom placed wax cardboard under his shirt to keep it stiff. The black and white photos are stunning themselves, capturing the magical underwater wedding beautifully.