Can you picture in your mind a photo of your parents’ or even your grandparents’ wedding? It seems that no matter what they wore, you can pretty much guess the decade they got married in due to hairstyles, clothing and the like. Honestly, the era is very obvious in even *ahem* my wedding photos. My poufy-sleeved dress screams everything about the 1990s! (Look at my cutie pie mom and dad in 1964!)
It’s no secret that I adore vintage things, and I also totally enjoy the town I live in. AND I geek out over First Fridays (and weddings). So, if you are in or near Lynchburg, you may want to take a peek at what they have coming up on Friday night that highlights local history along with fun wedding fashions.
Here is what the Lynchburg Museum had to say about the event…
As part of First Friday on May 2, the Lynchburg Museum at 901 Court Street will be open free of charge from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. In celebration of spring, the Museum will highlight 19th and 20th century wedding gowns and associated materials.
Wedding items from the 1830s through the 1960s will be showcased. Objects include wedding gowns, gloves, shoes, invitations, and wedding planning guides. One gown to be shown was worn by Barbara Crowder at her wedding to Alexander Schwan, Jr. in 1956 at Centenary Methodist Church. Another gown was purchased at Miller & Rhoads in Richmond in 1944 and worn by Janet Thornhill for her wedding to Thomas Thornhill, Jr. The gloves and ribbons worn by Elvira Daniel on her wedding day in 1836 at Point of Honor will also be on display. These items will remain on display through the weekend. The Museum will be open Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Sunday from 12 noon – 4:00 p.m.
The Museum is on the free trolley route that loops between participating attractions.
For more information, call 455-6226, or visit www.lynchburgmuseum.org or the Museum’s Facebook page.