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.
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.
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.
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.