Fashion show highlights 70 years of wedding dresses

The show runs May 31 and June 1 at Nelson’s St. Saviour’s Anglican Pro-Cathedral

A model shows off a 1966 wedding gown next to the orginal bride who wore it. A fashion show of wedding gowns spanning 1945 to 2013 will be held at St. Saviour’s Pro-Cathedral on May 31 and June 1. Photo submitted


The Women’s Guild at St. Saviour’s Anglican Pro-Cathedral in Nelson has planned a special event.

On Friday, May 31 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday afternoon, June 1 from 2 to 4 p.m., a fashion show will be presented, highlighted with music and stories. This will be an historical showcase held in the church under its vaulted ceiling amidst the Gothic arches and stained glass windows. This special showing of wedding dresses will capture the timeless beauty and romance of wedding gowns from 1945 to 2013. Refreshments will be served after the show.

All past and future brides, as well as history buffs, costume or fashion enthusiasts, and people interested in music and drama will love this show. Tickets are available in Nelson at: Touchstones Nelson, Nelson Florist and Event Planning (corner of Vernon and Hall streets) and at St. Saviour’s Anglican Pro-Cathedral (corner of Ward and Silica streets).

Several of these wedding gowns will be on display in the lobby at Touchstones Nelson from June 4 to 17. The church office can be reached at

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