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Fashion show features antique wedding gowns

Posted 20 May 2018 at 10:04 am

Photos by Ginny Kropf

LYNDONVILLE – Georgia Thomas of Medina stands next to her wedding dress, which she wore in 1964 when she married the late Terry Thomas of Medina. Second from the right is the muslin wedding dress worn by Wanda Oakes’ mother-in-law Eloise at her marriage to Leonard Oakes in 1926.

At far right is Wanda’s gown of candlelight satin, which she wore when she married James Oakes in 1950. The gray gown and high button shoes at far left are from the Medina Historical Society and date back to 1870. The gowns were all on display for a luncheon and fashion show of antique wedding gowns Saturday at the First United Methodist Church of Lyndonville, at which Thomas was guest speaker, talking about wedding traditions.

Among the models wearing antique wedding gowns at a fashion show Saturday at the First United Methodist Church of Lyndonville are, from left, Carla Woodworth in the gown she wore at her wedding in 1975; Julia Goheen in the gown Sally Quintern wore at her wedding to Robert Quintern in 1967; Bridget Boland in the gown worn by Christine Pask at her 1985 marriage to Ed Urbanik; Rebecca Strickland wearing Laura Campbell’s gown from her 2002 wedding; Caelen Crowley in her grandmother Charlotte Owen Crowley’s wedding gown; Haley Shafer in the gown worn by Marilyn Kenyon in 1951; and Karen Brown in Pastor Beth Malone’s gown worn at her 1988 wedding.

Bridget Boland, granddaughter of Ruth Hedges of Lyndonville, models the wedding gown worn by Christine Pask at her marriage to Ed Urbanik of Lyndonville in 1985.

Caelen Crowley wears her grandmother Charlotte Owen Crowley’s wedding gown at an antique wedding gown fashion show Saturday at the Lyndonville United Methodist Church.

Rebecca Strickland models the wedding gown worn by Laura Campbell, right. Campbell was married in 2002 on 97 Rock with 97 couples.

Julia Goheen, left, models the gown worn by Sally Quintern at her 1967 marriage to Robert Quintern, while Haley Shafer is shown in the gown worn by Marilyn Kenyon at her 1951 wedding at the Lyndonville United Methodist Church.

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