An invitation to celebrate New Zealand Weddings

Embroidered silk satin wedding dress by Norman Hartnell, London, 1933. Commissioned by Margaret Whigham for her marriage to Charles Sweeny on 21 February 1933. Given and worn by Margaret, Duchess of Argyll. ©Victoria and Albert Museum / V&A Images

Embroidered silk satin wedding dress by Norman Hartnell, London, 1933. Commissioned by Margaret Whigham for her marriage to Charles Sweeny on 21 February 1933. Given and worn by Margaret, Duchess of Argyll. ©Victoria and Albert Museum / V&A Images

An extraordinary exhibition of wedding dress from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, will open at Te Papa on Saturday 17 December 2011. In advance of the opening, Te Papa is creating a database of photographs of New Zealand wedding and civil union fashion over the decades.

This database will provide a rich record of how our society has changed, revealing patterns of migration, and what is unique to New Zealand. Te Papa invites you to upload images of your wedding, or a family wedding  and to share your stories with their online community.

While the database was only launched on Wednesday, it is already rich with imagery and stories. Te Papa would love you to add those from your families.

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One Response to An invitation to celebrate New Zealand Weddings

  1. NZ Weddings says:

    Wow! This is so interesting. Thanks for the info :)

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