Bridal gear on show for brigade

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By TALIA CARLISLE

Forty-four years af­ter David and Velma Knight were mar­ried, they are re­viv­ing their bridal gear in prepa­ra­tion for this week’s Plim­mer­ton Vol­un­teer Fire Brigade fundraiser.

The Rau­mati cou­ple will model their out­fits with other dresses from 1950 to 1970 at the Plim­mer­ton Pav­il­ion.

There will also be a col­lec­tion of pre1950s bridal gear and pho­to­graphs on dis­play at St An­drew’s Church.

Mr and Mrs Knight mar­ried on Oc­to­ber 26, 1968.

‘‘My wed­ding dress holds very spe­cial mem­o­ries of course, but par­tic­u­larly be­cause it was made with love by my mother-in-law,’’ she said.

The dress is made from satin and lined with pale pink taffeta.

Guipure lace cov­ers the bodice, with crys­tals dec­o­rat­ing the lace sleeves and a tu­dor high lace col­lar.

Mr Knight bought his dress suit in 1953 when he was 19.

He wore the suit to balls and char­ity events be­fore he was mar­ried.

Mrs Knight said she is look­ing for­ward to see­ing the other brides through the years.

The fundraiser is on June 2, 10am to 4pm, at the Plim­mer­ton Pav­il­ion and St An­drew’s Church.

There will be vin­tage cars and art de­cothemed dress with prizes awarded to the best dressed.

A fire­fight­ers’ demon­stra­tion will be held, with steam en­gines on show and a high tea at St An­drews in the af­ter­noon.

Ad­mis­sion is a gold coin to each of the venues.

Some­thing re­mem­bered: David and Velma Knight model their wed­ding ap­parel from 1968.

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