FACES OF TEEBAR SHOW
NOT long before the Teebar Show, hall co-ordinator Michelle Kinbacher had no idea what she was going to decorate the hall stage with.
She then came up with the idea of wedding dresses.
Mrs Kinbacher said the idea had just snowballed.
Many hours of work went into the display of the gowns from the district’s brides which received many delighted comments from patrons at Saturday’s annual show.
For the Rockemer family Isabelle’s (nee Eade), who married David Rockemer in 1942, gown was displayed with her daughter-in-laws Gaylene, Felicity and Shona.
Gaylene said the whole display was gorgeous while Felicity said the condition of the older gowns was pristine.
Mrs Kinbacher said what amazed most was the tiny waists of the early brides.
Mavis Beresford (nee Schmidt) who married husband Eddie in 1956 enjoyed her time reminiscing as she gathered her items together.
Not only did Mrs Beresford have her wedding gown which had been lovingly kept in blue paper, she also had her husband’s suit complete with white shirt and red tie and buttonhole of orange blossom, invitations and place cards.
When Beth Mitchell married Greg Maitland in 1959, she wore a ballerina length gown but was later shortened to attend dances which were popular in the area.
Mrs Maitland said she had kept her gown hanging in the wardrobe.
“It bought back many memories,” she said.
Mr Maitland said marriage was not just giving 50%, but 150%.
“If you give all, you get it all back,” he said.
SPECIAL TOUCHES: Sisters-in-law Felicity, Gaylene and Shona Rockemer surrounded by their wedding dresses including their mother-in-law Isabelle's wedding dress (second from right) when she married in 1942.