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Kerstin and Lars, wearing traditional dress of Havero, Sweden are married in Jan Hus house in New York City. The bride wears the crown of the Order of Vasa. A violinist provides the music for both the processional and the recessional of bride and groom arm-in-arm.
Katrina Thomas's notes: Most Swedish-Americans are Lutherans or Methodists, emigrating between 1840 and 1910, passing through New York City, to settle the upper Midwest. However, I photograph two Swedish weddings in NYC, one, being a Swedish bride who marries a Norwegian. She wears a white wedding dress. The other couple chooses to wear traditional dress of a particular region. Both brides wear the crown of the Vasa Order, originally a fraternal society for Swedes but now open to all of Scandinavian descent.