It’s been few decades since many residents walked down the aisle, but that didn’t stop a group of Claridge Court women from gushing over old wedding photos and vintage dresses at a community event.
Claridge Court hosted a vintage wedding dress fashion show in last fall. The event featured Carolyn Miller of Nostalgia Vintage Apparel, who discussed the history and tradition of weddings throughout time.
Carolyn, who has been presenting on wedding fashion and history for more than 20 years, showed off authentic wedding dresses and accessories from the early 1900s to the 1980s.
“Events like this fashion show are a great way for residents to learn more about each other and reminisce on a time that we all enjoy thinking about,” said Claridge Court Activities Director Kathy Bisbee.
Residents brought photos from their own weddings for a “Who’s The Bride?” contest. They also shared memories from their own ceremonies and enjoyed wedding cake and refreshments.
As a wedding history and fashion expert, Carolyn revealed each vintage dress individually and discussed fashion from each time period. She also told the residents interesting facts, such as why wedding dresses are traditionally white. The unique dress collection even included a gown made from a silk Japanese parachute from WWII.