Last week, I stumbled across this fascinating article from Life Magazine's archives on a 1948 wedding featuring turkey feather fashions. Barbara Orr Ehrhart's wedding gown used 37,500 turkey feathers and her bridesmaid's gowns were also decked in plumes. Photos by Charles E. Steinheimer, Life and Time Magazine
This bride wasn't the only 1950s lady to enjoy turkey feather fashions. Many hats, headpieces, brooches and dresses were embellished with the plumage of the traditional Thanksgiving bird. Check out the full article for additional photos of this unique vintage wedding.