Planning a CZ Wedding

In a recent oral history interview conducted by the PCMC, a Zonian expressed her unique experience of planning a wedding in the Canal Zone – buying a dress in Panama, ordering invitations from the states, and using orchids grown in neighborhood gardens. What was your experience planning your wedding and getting married in the Canal Zone?

Below are photographs of CZ weddings in the collection. Please provide the names of any unidentified people you may recognize.

Wedding0021. Mrs. Ralph Kirkpatrick is wearing the flowered dress. Others are unidentified, date unknown.

Wedding0032. Wide angle photograph taken at the wedding reception of Mary Ann and Leon F. “Bud” Hallett Jr. April 6, 1945, Balboa Union Church.

Wedding0043. Dolly and Jerome Steiner’s wedding. Bridal party unidentified, date unknown.