A selection of stunning costumes created for wedding scenes in popular films and TV series is on display at Lydiard House until the end of the month.
In the elegant State Rooms of Lydiard House, visitors can see gorgeous and glamorous wedding dresses made especially for stars, including Billie Piper, Helena Bonham Carter and Elizabeth Hurley.
All the costumes on display have been made by Cosprop – one of the world’s leading costume houses and were authentically researched from sources including portraits in the National Portrait Gallery. They include a highly elaborate 18th Century style gown, worn by Helena Bonham Carter in the movie version of Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’, a simple yet elegant Regency dress worn by Billie Piper in ITV’s ‘Mansfield Park’ and a gorgeous Edwardian gown worn by Susie Lindeman in the Merchant Ivory classic ‘Howards End’.
There will also be Victorian wedding dresses costumes on display, made for actresses Kimberley Nixon, who played Sophie in the award-winning BBC series ‘Cranford’, and Frances O’Connor who played ‘Madame Bovary’ in a recent adaptation of Gustave Flaubert’s classic novel.
These beautiful costumes are on display at Lydiard House until Sunday 31 August. Lydiard House is open from Tuesday to Sunday 11am to 5pm, Admission charge applies – under 5s go free and there are discounts for SwindonCard holders.