Photos by TONY D'IMPERIO/Special to the County News
Model Blaith Donovan, next up to walk down the aisle in the dress worn by Alice Stocking Cucinotta in her 1951 wedding. Other models, left, lineup to await their turn.
Wedding dresses, past and present
Wedding gowns, ranging in styles from the 1850s to one from a marriage this year, were modeled by girls ages 12 to 16 at an event sponsored by the Mount Morris Historical Society in the United Church of Mount Morris last Sunday.
Most of the gowns belonged to Mount Morris women who were married in them, and their names were announced as the models walked down the church aisle.
Besides the traditional white dresses that varied in the style of the time period, there were some styles which were not usually associated with wedding attire.
One such style was a black dress representing the mid-19th century period. White gowns didn’t come into vogue until the early 1900S said Narrator ‘Smidge’ Stevens. A 1920S flapper-style gown and one worn in a traditional Scottish wedding were also in the show.
The event was not only nostalgic, educational and entertaining, but the five dollar ticket price also served as fund raiser for the historical society; a reception at the VFW followed.