Torbay’s Jean Patton, Mies Wolff, Maxine Regan and Elsie Ross rejoice at the opportunity to be brides once again.
Torbay’s Jean Patton, Mies Wolff, Maxine Regan and Elsie Ross rejoice at the opportunity to be brides once again. Robyne Cuerel

Here come the brides for charity

IT WAS a bridal bonanza with a difference yesterday when the residents of Torbay Retirement Village in Hervey Bay conducted their own wedding-themed fashion parade.

The 'something borrowed' were the dresses and 'something blue', the blue rinses.

At 71 and 81 respectively, Maxine Regan and Mies Wolff never thought they'd be getting back into bridal wear.

"It's fun doing it," Ms Wolff said.

"We were trying them on in the shop and people think you're really getting married."

The clothing was on loan from the Endeavour Foundation Recycled Clothing Store in Pialba.

Ms Regan said becoming a bride for the day was like stepping back in time.

"It brings back memories," she said. "I was really happy to do it."

Bridal gowns, evening wear and men's suits all took to the catwalk, with Endeavour's clothing sales from the day helping to support people with disabilities.

Store manager Chris Spink said everyone had a ball.

"Those ladies are a real hoot," she said. "That's the best way to describe them."



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