Marionites show off vintage wedding gowns

June 14, 2018

By Aaron Michell
Correspondent

On Sunday, June 10th, the Marion Arbor of Gleaners hosted a vintage bridal gown show at the Marion Museum.
Local Marion High School and Junior High girls – and high-schooler at heart, Marty Eising – fashioned wedding dresses, prom dresses, and bridal gowns from as far back as the 1860s. 

Chloe Philo shows off Susan Gladu’s wedding dress from 1975.

Chloe Philo shows off Susan Gladu’s wedding dress from 1975.

 Lila, in a bridal dress of Chantilly lace over silk, worn by Joan Willer at her wedding to Ken Kitson in 1961.  This dress was also worn by her sister Judy when she wed Rick Maas in 1966.

 Lila, in a bridal dress of Chantilly lace over silk, worn by Joan Willer at her wedding to Ken Kitson in 1961.  This dress was also worn by her sister Judy when she wed Rick Maas in 1966.

Stella Henderson, in a dress worn by Kate Arnold (Dible) at her 8th grade graduation in 1863.  Kate’s daughter and son-in-law, Kathryn and Dr. Harry Willet, were active and well known in the Marion community at the turn of the century.

Stella Henderson, in a dress worn by Kate Arnold (Dible) at her 8th grade graduation in 1863.  Kate’s daughter and son-in-law, Kathryn and Dr. Harry Willet, were active and well known in the Marion community at the turn of the century.





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