Marriage in the Movies Exhibition.

Wedding dress worn by Susie Lindeman as Dolly Wilcox in the Merchant Ivory film Howards End (1992)

Marriage In The Movies

Dumfries and Galloway has always had a great reputation for providing fantastic wedding venues including of course Gretna Green with the Famous Blacksmiths Anvil and the surrounding hotels etc who provide 1st class wedding packages.

If all you ladies are unsure what to wear the National Museum of Costume at New Abbey 5 miles south of Dumfries is the place to visit. There is a great exhibition on until October 31st 2010 which will take you through two centuries of bridal fashion from the 1740s to the 1930s. These dresses were worn by some of the top stars in well known movies – for example you can see the dresses worn by Keira Knightley in “The Duchess”, Helena Bonham Carter in “Elizabeth” and also the dress worn by Joely Richardson as Wallis Simpson.

Also on display will be a selection of the museums own bridal collection and photographs of brides from the Stewart family who are the owners of Shambellie House where the museum is situated. This collection helps to tell the story of wedding customs in Scotland over the years.

As a special incentive entry to the “Marriage in the Movies” exhibition is FREE to brides past and present. The catch?? – you have to arrive wearing your wedding dress!!!!!!