On Saturday, Sunrise presenter Edwina Bartholomew married Neil Varcoe at the couple’s farm and yes, they were generous enough to put so much on Instagram, we felt we were almost there. Almost.
But perhaps among the beautiful scenery, the obvious love and photos of the gorgeous marquee, there were various references to Edwina’s long-held dream of wearing her grandmother’s wedding dress.
Now, she’s shared a photo of the dress her grandmother wore in 1944 to her own wedding, and how Melbourne-based fashion designer Sonia Cappellazzo restored the dress to its original glory.
“One final photo from our wedding day. I was very close to my beautiful grandmother, Mimi. She was strong and outspoken and naughty. She would pop out for a skinny dip in the middle of summer dinner parties and loved the Tennis because the ‘men had such good legs’. She was so full of life,” she wrote on Instagram.
“She wore this wedding dress in 1944 when she married my grandfather, Keith Halley. My great grandmother wore the veil for her wedding in 1915.
“More than twenty women in my family have now worn this dress and veil over the past 100 years.