Half a century of Coleambally weddings came together in a single place to kick off the town’s birthday celebrations.
The special fashion parade, organised by Sharon Breed, borrowed dresses from almost every year between 1968 – 2018.
Some of the fashion was generational too. Some of the models – including Samarah Fletcher and Annie Painting – donned wedding dresses originally worn by their mothers or other family members.
Lauren Pound cut a familar figure for many as she modelled her own wedding dress.
The event’s grand finale came when dresses from either end of the timeline converged, bringing together gowns from the year the town was born and the modern day.
Liz Schliebs, who married husband Ivan in 1968, loaned her dress for the special occasion. Donning the dress was Mrs Schliebs’ granddaughter Sarah Graham, who joined Abbey Young representing 2018.
Event organiser Sharon Breed said gowns showed how styles had changed over time, while also telling the story of a lot of the area’s families.
“It went off so well. I’ve heard a lot of good things. I didn’t expect it to be as big as it was, but I’ve heard nothing but positive feedback.”
“The girls were fantastic … They carried themselves really well. Everything looked amazing.”