Reanna Fenton, from Nanango, models one of the featured wedding dresses on stage
June 2, 2014
The Nanango Cultural Centre was transformed into a wedding wonderland on Saturday morning for a very special Funfest fundraiser.
Funfest / Mardi Gras co-ordinator Sue Wallis said the original idea was a bridal parade but there was so much interest from some of the younger women in the community that it turned into a full bridal expo.
Stalls lined the room featuring everything from table decorations to photography, and music for wedding celebrations.
There was also a display of static wedding gowns from throughout the ages, along with photographs of weddings dating back to 1906.
Sue said special mention should be made of Jen’s Party Hire who provided the large bridal balloon arch through which volunteers modelled some of the loaned dresses.
Spectators enjoyed morning tea as the models paraded the wedding gowns.
Sue said Funfest had a number of other fundraisers planned ahead of this year’s festival, including a black tie casino night in July.
Marion Galvin and Jan Stevens, from Nanango, were inspecting the display of wedding photos
Mary Green, right, from Nanango, loaned her wedding dress to daughter-in-law Leisa Green to model at the expo
Denni Griffin, from Tarong, at her "All Embroidery Services" stand; she has recently added wooden roses to her range
Paula Schofield, from Nanango, organised the display of wedding photographs which were loaned by members of the public ... she is holding a photo of the marriage of Emma Featherston-Lee and Joseph Bennedick at Clyde Creek on 6/8/1906 and the marriage of Ada Radunz and George Pearson at Coolabunia on 26/7/1918
Michelle Ruthenberg, Toowoomba, and Tammy Gray, from Kingaroy, were promoting Tupperware parties for bridal showers
Raylene Hyde, from Nanango, was promoting her "Hyde's Event Hire", formerly known as South Burnett Wedding Accessories Hire
Gloria Kirkness, from Nanango, with two of the historic gowns loaned for the bridal display ... the dress on the right was worn by Violet Chatfield on her wedding day in April 1936