Richardton show to feature vintage wedding gows
Vintage wedding dresses through the present day will be featured during a bridal style show titled "Wedding Memories" on Sunday, June 23, in Richardton.
"We are taking dresses of different ages -- back from the early 1900s to one model from her wedding a week ago," show chairwoman Deb Potts said.
The show begins at 2 p.m. in the Richardton-Taylor High School gymnasium. Coffee, punch and cheesecake will be served.
The Richardton Health Center Auxiliary is sponsoring the event as a fundraiser. Tickets are $8 per person.
Potts invites area women to donate their wedding dress or a gown worn by their mother, grandmother or daughter.
Area teens will model the dresses.
"We have mostly teenagers because the young brides were very thin when they got married," Potts said.
Potts organized a similar show in Bismarck, and thought it would be fun to host a style show in Richardton.
Models will enter the gymnasium through an archway and walk among the audience. The colors are red, black and white, with music provided in the background.
"It's going to be a good time for everybody," Potts said.
Potts will serve as emcee for the show, while Sandy Weisenberger provides music and Colie Hueske is the decorator.
Millie Hauck is providing her wedding gown, which was worn by two of her daughters, Carmen Hoefs and Ranae Reynolds. It will be modeled by her granddaughter, Christie Hoefs.
Bobbie Frandrich is providing her mother's gown that she wore Feb. 10, 1948, at St. Mary's Church in Richardton.
Fandrich's mother, Rosella, told the story of how her husband, Lemore, worked on a ranch and they needed a cook.
"My mother hadn't cooked in her whole life, so they bought her a cookbook and taught her how to cook," Frandrich said.
Rosella didn't have any money, so her husband purchased the dress. It was a satin crème-colored gown with a long train. It was worn again by Marlene Peabody.
"I think the style show will be fun," Frandrich said.
The auxiliary has between 25 and 30 dresses submitted so far, but will accept additional gowns until noon Thursday.
The dresses can be left at the Richardton Health Center. For more information, call Potts at 701-974-1313.