Today would have been my grandparents 75th wedding anniversary and as I promised in my earlier post about the dress and its origins, here is a picture of me wearing my grandmother's wedding dress before showing it off at a wedding dress through the ages fund-raising event.
The event was held in a local church where dresses from 1881 to 2011 were being modelled. The dress from 1881 was being worn by the great-great grand-daughter of the bride, whilst I like others was wearing my grandmothers and others were wearing their mother's dress. The dress from 1882 was so tiny that a 12 year old had to model it. It was really interesting to see how dresses have changed over the years, from colour to style. There was even a trouser suit from the 1970s.
This is me in my grandmother's wedding dress, veil and all. It's not the best photo because I had to use the self-timer to take it - sorry!
This is the top of the head-dress. The veil was attached to a silver tiara style head-dress and was decorated with silver Belgian embroidery.....truly beautiful.
Now the dress is back in it's original box, but really could do with some love and attention, or conservation....it has a hole under the arm and the veil is so delicate that the net rips very easily.