Bridal gear on show for brigade
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.