• Tamara Cadd Photography.

Bridal fashion through the ages

By Jessica Ball 03 November 2017

Fashion inevitably comes back around and bridal trends are no different.

A group of Echuca creatives have taken a walk down memory lane capturing wedding gowns through the decades.

Using real dresses worn by brides as early as 1929, the photoshoot recreates vintage wedding day looks with a modern twist on the hair, makeup and bouquet styles of the era.

Whether you are searching for a brand new dress or considering wearing a family heirloom on your big day, vintage gowns are a wealth of inspiration.

Ella Wales models a 1920's wedding dress on loan from Audrey Bowles. Photo: Tamara Cadd Photography.

1920s

Elizabeth (nee Hargreaves) wore this gown with delicate broderie anglaise details when she married Robert Williams on October 1, 1929 in Yarrawonga.

Rachel Whelan wears a 1940's gown on loan from Audrey Bowles. Photo: Tamara Cadd Photography.
Rachel Whelan and Jacob Keenan. Photo: Tamara Cadd Photography.

1940s

On February 16, 1944 Dorothy (nee Jackson) wore this long sleeve, floral printed dress to marry John Goldsbury in St Arnaud.

While the World War II army uniform was worn by Jack Burkhalter on his wedding day.

Mackenzie Downie models a wedding dress originally worn in the 1950s on loan from Audrey Bowles. Photo: Tamara Cadd Photography.

1950s

Shirley (nee Williams) married Roy Stanley Bowles on November 13, 1954 in Yarrawonga wearing this gown complete with 3D lace flowers.

Mackenzie Downie wears a 1960s gown on loan from Helen Pearce. Photo: Tamara Cadd Photography.
Mackenzie Downie wears a 1960s gown on loan from Helen Pearce. Photo: Tamara Cadd Photography.

1960s

Mary (nee Fitzpatrick) wore this unmistakable 1960s style gown to marry Francis Coghlan on January 7, 1961 at St Joseph's Catholic Church in Northcote.

Rachel Whelan Dress models a 1970s dress on loan from Rosslyn Burkhalter.
 Rachel Whelan Dress models a 1970s dress on loan from Rosslyn Burkhalter.

1970s

On her wedding day Rosslyn (nee Burkhatler) was a vision in white with balloon sleeves and a high neckline, marrying Bruce Collie on January 10, 1970 at Timboon Uniting Church.

Suppliers

Photography: Tamara Cadd Photography

Flowers: Wallingford Flowers

Hair: Bec Clifford from Mintme Salon

Make Up: Sarah May North

Venue: The Mill, Echuca

Models: Ella Wales, Rachel Whelan, Mackenzie Downie and Jacob Keenan

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