Bridal Pop-up Market with the “Wedding Dresses Through the Decades” Exhibit

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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 and can be pre-purchased at

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.
“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.”

“Wedding Dresses Through the Decades”
Stories of our community will come to life through wedding gowns on display at Oaklands Mansion, where every dress tells a love story. Step back into time and experience the common threads that weave together the lives of women as we explore women’s history, fashion history, cultural history and the history of our community. Over fifty gowns have been placed on loan and exhibited, most for the first time. The “Wedding Dresses Through the Decades” exhibit in Maney Hall at Oaklands Mansion takes place from January 17 through March 1, 2020.
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. Tickets can be purchased online at For more information, contact Mary Beth Nevills at Oaklands (615) 893-0022 or email

Event Photo: Jon Reindl

Taylor s wedding photo by Jon Reindl2