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Wedding Dresses through the Decades

Wedding Dresses through the Decades

Join Oaklands Mansion for a reception celebrating the 5th Anniversary of “Wedding Dresses Through the Decades” presented in partnership with the MTSU Human Sciences Department. This event will feature an afternoon send-off of the bride and groom with champagne, light refreshments, door prizes and a presentation on the color white to be held on March 5, 2016 from 3:00-5:00pm at Oaklands Mansion.


“This is the final weekend to view these precious dresses and read the bride’s stories before they are returned to their owners to be stored under beds and in the back of attics,” said Mary Beth Nevills, Education Director of Oaklands. “Over the five years of the exhibition we have been honored to display over 200 gowns on loan from our community.”


Register now! The first thirty reservations will receive a $20 gift card to the Nurture Nook Day Spa. All guests will be entered for door prizes including pampering facial packages by Goco Aesthetics, dinner at the Alley on Main, an evening stay at the Residence Inn by Marriott, color fandecks provided by Benjamin Moore, and a spa experience at the Nurture Nook Day Spa.


A special presentation, “How White Came to be the Choice of Brides,” will be held in the mansion at 3:30. Music will be provided by Les, Chuck & i. Thank you to our event sponsors: Benjamin Moore, Southeast Supply, and Stones River Total Beverages.

Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased by calling Oaklands at 615-893-0022 or email Reservations are requested.

Witness the changes in fashion from different areas, eras and cultures as we transcend time to the modern day bride in the “Wedding Dresses Through the Decades” exhibition running now through March 6th. The exhibit is open during regular hours, Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Sundays 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Regular exhibit admission is $8.00 per person and is open to the public now through March 6th. Museum tours are available at regular rates during regular museum hours.