Flower festival has vintage year

PUBLISHED: 16:04 31 August 2010 | UPDATED: 09:48 02 September 2010

Brides and Bouquets-A stunning display of flowers and costumes was held at the All Saints church on Exeter Road over the weekend. Pictured-Father Trevor Smyth and Margaret Barnard enjoy one of the many displays.; Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 9804-35-10SH

Brides and Bouquets-A stunning display of flowers and costumes was held at the All Saints church on Exeter Road over the weekend. Pictured-Father Trevor Smyth and Margaret Barnard enjoy one of the many displays.; Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 9804-35-10SH

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Weekend visitors to All Saints Church were treated to a display of vintage bridal gowns and flowers when the church held its three-day flower festival over the bank holiday period.

A stunning display of flowers and costumes was held at the All Saints church on Exeter Road over the weekend. Pictured-Angela Milson from the Ex Collection who owns the collection makes some finishing touches to the display of Great Aunt Agnes' wedding dress who's wedding day was June 22nd 1898.; Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 9821-35-10SH

The flower festival with a difference showed brides dresses from 1890-1970, courtesy of the Ex Collection, and also wedding photographs thanks to the members of the church congregation.

There were also several bridal groups displayed around the church, as well as church vestments loaned from Wipnells of Exeter.

Donations received from visitors will be used to help maintain the church building and also support the work of the Diocese.

Visitors were invited to take time to think about the marriage service when looking at the displays - which included dresses from Victorian times, a wartime bride and the Edwardian period.

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