Wedding Dress Exhibition – ‘Wed in the Westcountry’
April 15 12:00 pm - October 31 3:30 pm
We are delighted to present an exhibition of wedding dresses from 1940’s through to the present day. The Exhibition will run until the end of October 2022.
The exhibition explores how gown styles and materials have changed over the decades, including those borrowed and adapted in wartime. Each dress has a story to tell about the bride, time and place.
The collection contains 22 wedding dresses that have been handmade, homemade, borrowed or rejuvenated, with work from fashion designers Hilary Morgan, Pronuptia Paris, and Benjamin Roberts.
Others gowns are from the Roper and Kennard Family collection. The present owners Julian and Alice Kennard are celebrating their Silver Wedding Anniversary on 26th April 2022. Alice’s dress and bridesmaid dresses were designed and made by Gylaine Riofu of Montreal.
The display cabinet in the Prideaux Dressing Room contains a small part of a much larger collection of ‘period/vintage clothing owned by Theresa Weller. All the pieces are original and have been gathered together over many years. Along with hats, gloves, shoes and accessories, the collection shows a fairly comprehensive catalogue of social history.
The Exhibition is held in The House. The house is open from 1st of April – 30th of October, 2022. Open from 12.00pm onwards (last entry at 3.30pm). The House is open Tuesday to Friday, Sunday & Bank Holiday Monday. CLOSED ON MONDAYS & SATURDAYS.