In conjunction with the 9th Annual Wedding Dresses Through the Decades Exhibit, Oaklands will host a bridal market. If you are planning a wedding or newly engaged, this is a fun way to kick off your bridal plans. The bridal market will take place in the Cottage at Oaklands on Saturday, February 22, from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m.  Spend time walking through the vintage dresses and visit booths filled with goods and services for your special day. Tickets are $10 per person.

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This is a great opportunity for brides to pick-up unique and fun gifts for their bridal party and for bridesmaids to get those thoughtful extra items to pamper the bride on her special day. While here, you will visit the wedding dress exhibit to see over 140 years of fashion history through wedding dresses, photos and stories told by the brides.  Admission is $10 per person and includes the exhibit and bridal market. Purchase tickets in the museum gift shop or in advance online.

Come by to see these great vendors:

WineShop at Home with Kiffin McCoy

Lilla Rose with Leandra Cardwell

Pampered Chef with Jennifer Anderson

Always Traveling with Kim Velker

Realtor- Maples Realty & Auction Alison Payne

Pink Zebra with Barb Turner

Ruby Ribbon with Karen Whitaker

Oils & Spoils with Kim Mullins


“Oaklands hosts many weddings throughout the year and we look forward to sharing our site with the couples who have become engaged through the holiday and on Valentine’s Day,” said Mary Beth Nevills, Education Director of Oaklands, “This is a fun way to kick-off their wedding planning and also enjoy the vintage treasures on exhibit.”

The Bridal Pop-Up Market on February 22nd with the exhibit is open from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. and is a come-and-go event. Tickets include admission to the wedding dress exhibit, a showcase of goods and services for brides and bridal parties, and more. This exhibit is sponsored in part by the Human Sciences Department of Middle Tennessee State University, Karen Whitaker Ruby Ribbon, Kelly & Charlie Baum, J. Mullins Jewelry & Gifts, and the Rutherford County Convention & Visitors Bureau.