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 The Holland Land Office Museum’s “Treasured Wedding Memories” exhibit starts Saturday, March 31st. The exhibit will showcase unique wedding gowns from the 1840’s to today.

Kathy Jasinski is on the Board of Directors at the Holland Museum. She said they will also be showcasing head pieces, wedding shoes, purses and bridal trousseaus; also known as bridal lingerie

“It will appeal to everyone, we even have the men’s traveling articles and we have an old tuxedo and a new tuxedo,” said Jasinski.  


The stigma is that all brides wear white, but many brides wore colorful dresses. A blue wedding dress from the 1950’s will also be on showcase. Executive Director of the Holland Museum Jeff Donahue said these dresses are like nothing you see brides wearing today.


“The work on them is absolutely phenomenal, you stop and think about today modern technology, we have a machine that laces and such but this stuff is all done by hand. You look at it and go we’re so used to pushing a button now a days and instant gratification. They took the time and they knew how to do this all by hand,” said Donahue.


Some of the dresses were worn by the family members of people living in Genesee County. Donahue said many of the dresses will be paired with a photo of the bride who wore it.


The grand opening for the exhibit starts at 11am to 3pm, enjoy live music and refreshments. 

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