DRESSES GET DAY IN THE SUN
MANY brides will know the feeling of wearing a beautiful wedding dress for just one day and then packing it away in a box only to be brought out in fleeting moments of nostalgia.
The Fremantle Heritage Festival is looking to change that after a number of local families loaned out beautiful, vintage dresses for the Wedding Dress Display exhibition at Many 6160.
Event co-ordinator Tania Heyne said accompanying the dresses would be photographs and stories of the weddings and the lives of those involved beyond that special day.
“We have 27 dresses and one petticoat,” she said.
“Heritage is about people, it is often thought to refer to buildings or major world events – really it is the stories of the people involved that make these things interesting.
“The display of wedding dresses contextualises world and family events in a way that makes ‘heritage’ accessible.
“The personal images and stories that families have shared with us are a mixture of joy, sadness and love – we can all relate to these emotions.”
The Wedding Dress Display is at Many 6160 from May 27 to June 6 as part of the Fremantle Heritage Festival.
One of the photos that will be shown at the display.