As Long As We Both Shall Love

Author Karen Dunak will discuss the post-World War II invention of what many people believe to be long-standing American wedding traditions. The real tradition, and the reason for the elaborate wedding's longevity as a cultural touchstone, is the personalization of the celebration. Couples of varied economic backgrounds, political persuasions, and cultural viewpoints have used the wedding to demonstrate views on their relationships, the nation, and their place as American citizens.