PINK LADIES: Enjoying the Bridal High Tea are Margaret Melia, Julie Molloy, Ilona Smith and Pauline McCarthy.
PINK LADIES: Enjoying the Bridal High Tea are Margaret Melia, Julie Molloy, Ilona Smith and Pauline McCarthy.

Bridal high tea raises funds for breast cancer battle

HIGH tea, brides and breast cancer fundraising were the order of the day at the Project Pink Bridal High Tea event at Aveo The Domain Country Club, Ashmore late last month.

More than 115 people took a trip down memory lane as residents showcased their wedding dresses, as well as sharing memorabilia, photos and albums from their wedding days - all in the name of charity.

It was a chance to drag those old wedding photos from the wardrobe and share memories with family and new friends.

Guests dressed up on the day, enjoying canapes and live music before a bridal parade showcased seven bridal gowns spanning six decades.

 

Merideth Nicholls and Valmai Nicholls dress in style.
Merideth Nicholls and Valmai Nicholls dress in style.

The gowns, supplied by Aveo staff and residents, were modelled by residents and their daughters and granddaughters.

According to Aveo The Domain Country Club community manager Andrew Keating, the idea was to share memories while raising money.

"The high tea created the opportunity for our Gold Coast retirees to celebrate and share memories with both other residents and their families, whilst raising money towards the PA Research Foundation Breast Cancer Institute, as part of the charity initiative Project Pink," Mr Keating said.

"At Aveo, we're committed to providing residents with a vibrant range of community activities and amenities, encouraging intergenerational harmony and socially rich experiences."

 

The fashions on display during the Bridal High Tea
The fashions on display during the Bridal High Tea

Aveo apartment supervisor Diann Richards said the day ended up being a lot of fun for all involved and created new memories out of old.

"The event was a wonderful opportunity for our residents to reminisce and celebrate fond memories," Diann said.

"Many residents dressed up for the occasion, enjoying live music, a delicious high tea and cheered on fellow residents and their children as they headed down the catwalk in wedding gowns.

"Both residents and Aveo staff were in high spirits and it was a great morning enjoyed by all."

 

Wedding albums and memorabilia.
Wedding albums and memorabilia.

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