The well worn phrase love knows no bounds is proven by these couples. Some of them found each other despite being born thousands of miles apart, while others were born in the United States, but came to wed on British soil.

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To celebrate Valentine's weekend, we've put together a collection of some of the most inspiring Anglo-American wedding photos from our historic newspaper collection.

Francis and Marianne

Gloucester Journal - Saturday 10 March 1945© THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Captain Kelton and Elizabeth

Daily Mirror - Thursday 13 December 1917© THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Earl and Josephine

Arbroath Herald and Advertiser for the Montrose Burghs - Friday 27 August 1948© THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Philip and Emily

Daily Mirror - Wednesday 15 July 1914© THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

John and Isobel

Dundee Evening Telegraph - Friday 29 July 1938© THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


Donald and Dorothy

Western Morning News - Wednesday 12 April 1944© THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


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Miles and Gertrude

Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Friday 06 July 1928© THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Harvey and Daphne

Western Morning News - Tuesday 08 June 1943© THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


Hugh and Ruth

Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Friday 20 November 1931© THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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