Wedding Photographs by Thomas McNeer, Jr.

Keeping with the theme of the last post I thought I would share some wonderful wedding pictures by the late photographer Thomas McNeer, Jr.

Mary Jane Hilton and Roy Zimmerman

The Zimmermans were married September 6, 1946. According to the wedding announcement the bride “wore a blue woolen suit with black accessories and a corsage of white chrysanthemums. A strand of pearls was her only ornament.” The couple were married in the home of Rev. E. L. McConnell.

Jean Drury, 1947.

Jean Drury and Kenneth Edward Cox were married August 16, 1947. According to the Times-News, “the bride, given in marriage by her father, was wearing a gown of white marquisette with a tiered ruffled skirt extending into a full court train. The shoulders were marked with ruffles and the high neck line was of illusion. The long, fitted sleeves were finished with wide ruffles.”

Marie Ballard, 1954.

Marie Ballard and Dr. James Dwight Witt were married October 23, 1954 at First Baptist Church.  The announcement states “the brunette bride was radiantly lovely in a Chantilly lace gown over pleated nylon tulle fashioned with a scalloped peplum of lace and an appliqued sequin and pearl motif on the yoke. her veil of silk illusion fell to the fingertips from a lace headpiece encrusted with sequins and pearls. She carried a white prayer book with a white orchid from wich fell streamers tied in love knots.”

Barbara Lynn Gott and Alan Dwight Toomey, 1957.

Barbara Lynn Gott and Alan Dwight Toomey were married March 2, 1957. The bride wore a “dress of Alencon lace featuring a square neckline, made softer by edging, adorned the bride. It had three-quarter length sleeves and a swirling waltz length bell-shaped skirt. The bride’s veil of French Illusion hung from a tiara of seed pearls and rhinestones.”

Patricia Eileen Good, 1962.

Patricia Eileen Good and Donald Calvin Fritz were married August 11, 1962.


One thought on “Wedding Photographs by Thomas McNeer, Jr.

  1. Delightful! Some movers and shakers of Kingsport. I especially enjoyed seeing Barbara Gott Toomey Goodlett. She has done a lot for Kingsport, it’s children and the library. What a beautiful bride.

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