Here come the brides

Bridesmaid Imogen, Claire wearing a 1970s Harrods Italian wedding dress, Jane wearing a 1940s brocade wedding dress, Emma wearing a fine lace 1920s wedding dress and Jeannette wearing a slipper satin 1930s wedding dress.
Bridesmaid Imogen, Claire wearing a 1970s Harrods Italian wedding dress, Jane wearing a 1940s brocade wedding dress, Emma wearing a fine lace 1920s wedding dress and Jeannette wearing a slipper satin 1930s wedding dress.

Brides will be turning the aisle into a catwalk later this month during a special vintage wedding dress fashion show, which is raising money for a children’s charity and church funds.

This blast from the past will give people the chance to see marital gowns, veils and headdresses from 1880 to 1980. Models will also be wearing period clothes and accessories of mothers of the bride, bridesmaids and guests from the same eras.

Being held at Rothbury’s All Saints Church on Saturday, September 14, the event has been organised by Hexham-based Gaby Sutton.

The show will be in aid of church funds, as well as the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF).

It is a charity close to Gaby’s heart after her granddaughter, Imogen Lackey, was diagnosed with a benign tumour of the liver when she was just weeks old and had to endure gruelling treatment.

The youngster, now aged seven, has recovered, but the CLDF played a crucial role during her brave battle.

Imogen will be making an appearance at the fashion show, dressed as a bridesmaid.

The event starts at 2.30pm and tickets are £10, including Champagne and wedding cake. They are available from Tully’s in Rothbury, either in the shop, by calling 01669 620574 or email shop@rothburydeli.co.uk.

There will also be a raffle on the day.