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Vintage Wedding Exhibition at Pine Rivers Heritage Museum

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Wedding gowns from the 1940s

If you have a soft spot for all things vintage or a fascination for unusual wedding customs, then my advice is to visit Pine Rivers Heritage Museum sometime in the next few weeks. There are some unique wedding gowns on display, including other wedding paraphernalia from around the world.

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Stunning vintage wedding gowns on display

As you walk into the exhibition, the eye takes in a lot of white satin and lace, some of which is impressively old, handmade and delicate indeed. However, tucked among a preponderance of white, you will spot flashes of red (from a traditional Hindu wedding), brown (from a Fijian wedding) and purple (from an Indonesian wedding). For some visitors, the various gowns will be a walk down memory lane and for young people, they will learn about the evolution of wedding customs from days of old up to the present time.

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Hindu wedding attire on display

It was interesting to discover some amazing and bizarre facts about wedding customs from other cultures - for instance I did not know that wedding cakes are traditionally coloured black in Venezuela, or that a whale's tooth is offered to begin courting in Fiji. I won't give it all away as these and many other interesting wedding related facts await you.

Vintage, Weddings, fashion, Pine Rivers, Petrie, Museum
An elaborate vintage wedding gown

The Wedding Exhibition is colourful and informative - as is the rest of the Pine Rivers Heritage Museum. You can read Chrystal Byrne's detailed review of the museum here, and I would add that it is a great place to teach children about life in Brisbane's formative years.

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Why? Learn some bizarre wedding related facts
When: Wed - Fri; 10am - 3pm, Sat; 10am - 2pm, Sun; 9am - 2pm
Phone: 07 3285 7213
Where: Pine Rivers Heritage Museum, Petrie
Cost: FREE
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I have no interest in wedding dresses, but it is interesting to find out about the traditions of different cultures.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12470) 2176 days ago
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