Pimpinio Uniting Church's Fashions of the Past | PICTURES

FIVE Wimmera brides relived their wedding day on Sunday as history was brought to life at Pimpinio’s second annual Uniting Church Fashions from the Past runway show. 

The event featured evening gowns, suits and day wear collected from Pimpinio residents and revealed the fashions from different eras through time. 

Church secretary Sheyrl Bartlett said, while all the clothes were spectacular to see, the modelling of the wedding dresses was particularly special. 

She said it was important for people to see their family and own heirlooms live on in public.

“We had five original brides who attended and saw their dresses modelled,” she said.

“We had eight other wedding dresses modelled and others on display.

“Another lady wore her late grandmother’s dress, and another saw her mother’s wedding dress from the 1930s modelled.”

More than 100 people attended this year’s event, which raised $1525 to cover the cost of church repairs. 

Mrs Bartlett said the day was enjoyed by models, crowds and original owners alike.

“We’ve had plenty of phone calls saying how well it was done and how much people enjoyed it,” she said.

“People loved reminiscing and the afternoon tea was superb.”


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