Cockburn Gazette - - WHAT'S ON PLANNER -

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.

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