A HUNDRED years of wedding dresses were showcased in a celebration of marriage.

All Saints Church in Upper Clatford hosted the event on Saturday for which parishioners donated their dresses to be a part of the exhibition.

Revered Katrina Dykes said: “There were 15 dresses on display and one wedding veil which was over 200-years-old and had been handed down through the family.

“We were really overwhelmed the response, we had some really lovely dresses and there were stories that went with each one.”

There was also a wedding dress donated that was exactly one-year-old and had been worn at a ceremony at the church.

“We wanted to celebrate marriage as we know there are a lot of challenges to marriage and sadly a lot of marriages today don’t last a long time.”

But Revd Dykes said that in the villages she covers there have been couples celebrating 50, 60 and 70 years together.

During the day visitors were also given the chance to have a go at bell ringing, enjoy a cream tea and listen to familiar wedding tunes played on the organ.

“It was a very happy afternoon as people walked around looking at the dresses,” Revd Dykes added.

“For some of those who came it reminded them of their weddings.”

A service of thanksgiving was also conducted.