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From This Day Forward Opens January 17, 2016

“From This Day Forward” features wedding gowns and accessories from 1905 to 1985.  Handmade bobbin lace, needle lace and modern machine laces are used for fans, gloves, bags, gowns and veils.  Open 11-4, Tues-Sat. and 7-9 on Second Fridays.

Some twentieth century brides selected spectacular gowns for a once-in-a-lifetime moment. Others, like their practical Victorian grandmothers, chose a best dress: a day suit or cocktail dress that could be worn again and again. Examples of both are featured at a new exhibit at The Lace Museum in Sunnyvale through May, 2016.

Exquisite hand made and machine made lace is featured on the gowns, veils, gloves, shoes, handkerchiefs and other accessories that made up a proper wedding trousseau. A special case features lace accessories made as gifts for modern brides by members of the Lace Museum Guild.

Visitors are encouraged to bring or send a photo of their own wedding gown (or of other family members’ gowns) for inclusion in a book of gowns to be on display throughout the exhibit.  Photocopies or printouts are OK. Do not bring originals as the photos will not be returned.  Include the date and place of the wedding.