Get on board the bridal train
Time is running out for brides wanting to enter the Somerset Kindergarten Bride of the Year pageant.
Somerset’s head teacher and pageant spokesperson Jill Brider said there are 20 confirmations so far, with organisers waiting on a further 20 entry packs to be returned for the Regent on Broadway event.
Open to all brides with Manawatu connections who were mar- ried between November 1, 2014, and July 31, 2016, Brider said the $40 entry fee covered hair and makeup for the evening, with the competition carrying a top prize worth over $1000.
There are prizes for first and second runners-up, and for the bride voted audience favourite, while all entrants for the September 5 show receive product goodie bags.
‘‘It’s been important to make this a community event,’’ Brider said
‘‘The flowergirl fairies and page boys come from the kindergarten. The bridesmaids and groomsmen, and some of the fashion show models all have associations with our wider kindergarten whanau.’’
Proceeds from the pageant that Somerset Kindergarten has been running since 1969, will be put towards developing the children’s outdoor environment area.
To receive a Bride of the Year entry pack, email or visit the Facebook page.
Somerset Kindergarten Bride of the year 2015, Courtney Dyason.