Brides to trip down the aisle again
Thirty brides will provide the centrepiece for a night of family entertainment on Monday, September 5 in the Regent on Broadway.
Under new entry criteria and with a new focus, the Somerset Kindergarten annual Bride of the Year pageant gives newlywed women another opportunity to wear their gown and relive wedding day highlights.
Somerset Kindergarten pageant organiser Jill Brider said this time there would be more focus on the brides’ personalities, entertainment, and with greater audience involvement.
‘‘It’s more than just the dress, and the audience will get to know the wearer more.’’
Brider hopes the change of focus would attract a wider audience beyond the friends and families of the brides.
‘‘After all, the purpose is to raise funds to help our children.’’
Emcee, city councillor Rachel Bowen will be introducing the contestants along with the Somerset Crescent School kapa haka group, Monrad Intermediate’s Pasifika performance group, Evolve Performing Arts, a fashion show, and Down the Aisle - an onstage four-piece band.
‘‘There’s also a wearables wedding garment competition. It’s something that has really involved the children.’’
Courtney Dyason, 2015’s Bride.