Happily Ever After: Wedding Dresses and Traditions is the title of the Douglas County Historical Society 2nd annual luncheon and runway show.
Cassandra Novotne, Coordinator for the Douglas County Historical Society, says the show highlights wedding gowns, bridesmaids’ dresses and other matrimonial clothing from the 1890’s to the 1970’s.
She says as the models walk down the runway in era-specific gowns, a narrator will discuss what was going on around the world at that time that would have influenced the fashions. Novotne says one of the biggest challenges in staging the show was the size of the dresses.
"We ourselves were shocked as to how small these dresses are. Many of them have like 22 inch waists on them, some even smaller. So they’ve been a challenge not only to appropriate to dress form so we can exhibit some of them but also in coming up with models that can fit them.”
Happily Ever After takes place Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Swanson Conference Center on Metro’s Fort Omaha Campus.
Tickets and information are available online at omahahistory.org.