There were old, new and borrowed wedding dresses on display at an exhibition at Bridge Cottage on Friday and Saturday.
One dated back to 1940, the newest was worn in 2015, and one was worn by both a mother and daughter-in-law.
Each dress came with the story of the wedding day it belonged to and it was obvious those who loaned their dresses for the exhibition were pleased to let them see the light of day again.
Nicola Stewart – one of the education officers at Bridge Cottage – told how she
wore her dress to get married in Antigua in 1994.
Next door to her dress was one worn by her mother who shared a double wedding with her sister in 1971.
Maria who wore an stunning pair of shoes with her dress which had a burgundy bodice recalled going to Glastonbury for her honeymoon in 2011. Thankfully the weather was good, bucking the trend that festival has become known for.
Madeleine Judge told how she was about to buy a wedding dress when her mother-in-law to be produced her own dress. It fit Madeleine like a glove and so she looked no further and wore it in 1988.
Several of the dresses came from Uckfield’s own Fross Wedding Collections and so it was good to see Fross herself manning a stand downstairs at a wedding show accompanying the exhibition and showing off the newest of all the dresses on display.
Also among the stalls was one run by Martin Sergison from Cheese Etc. He was displaying wedding cakes made from a variety of cheeses.
Marking the theme outside was a wedding car bedecked in ribbons. The whole was organised to show off Bridge Cottage as an ideal place for a marriage ceremony.
More of the dresses exhibited can be seen below:
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