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Author: Susanna Cordner (Curatorial Assistant for 'Wedding Dresses 1775-2014')
When researching this exhibition, we did a survey of which months were the most popular for weddings among our selection of dresses and the nearly 240 years they cover. While July proved the most popular month, with nine weddings and one date on which two weddings were held, the only other double up of dates fell in June. Although the weddings were 36 years apart, on the 18th June both Edith Hope...
Author: Susanna Cordner (Curatorial Assistant for 'Wedding Dresses 1775-2014')
We’ve all been a little over excited this week in the build up to a certain surprise. When Jonathan Lim took his girlfriend Sunhye Moon to see ‘Wedding Dresses 1775-2014’ on Thursday afternoon, little did she know she’d be leaving the exhibition as a bride to be.Jonathan had really done his research, and had already come to the exhibition before he discussed how and where...
Author: Susanna Cordner (Curatorial Assistant for 'Wedding Dresses 1775-2014')
In a recent interview, I was asked to select the ‘must see’ piece of the exhibition. Part of the beauty of wedding dresses is that every individual has a different idea of what the dream – or ‘must see’ – item will be. This idea offers me something of a scapegoat for my difficulty in choosing – by ‘must see’, would the reader like to know my...