Get on board the bridal train

The Tribune (NZ) - - YOUR BODY - RICHARD MAYS

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.

GRANT MATTHEW/FAIRFAX NZ

Som­er­set Kinder­garten Bride of the year 2015, Court­ney Dya­son.

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