Caistor Brides and Classic Cars

Communities working together, Dresses by Bridal Reloved of Caistor, Photos by Stewart Wall, MUA Skin Couture of Caistor, Hair by Nicki Chaplin, Flowers by Fig and Fern, Models Christina Clark and Laura Dora Howe.
Communities working together, Dresses by Bridal Reloved of Caistor, Photos by Stewart Wall, MUA Skin Couture of Caistor, Hair by Nicki Chaplin, Flowers by Fig and Fern, Models Christina Clark and Laura Dora Howe.
The owner of one of Caistor's new businesses, Gillian Austin of Bridal Reloved, brought numerous local businesses and a community event, the Caistor Classic Car Show together this weekend when she asked two local girls to dress up for the day and take a photo-walk around the town with local professional photographer, Stewart Wall

The day began at Skin Couture where the salon owner, Gillian Jackson and  hairdresser Nicki Chaplin prepared the girls.

As the girls had their make up and hair ‘cultivated’, community volunteer Mike Galligan of Caistor in Bloom, wandered along and weeded the flower beds outside the shop. Presumably they are getting close to putting out the flowers again this year

Then it was off to Gillian Austin’s shop in South Street for the fitting of the dresses. The shop has a range of beautiful dresses

Radiant is the word that springs to mind

 

 

After a quick check in the mirror

It was off into the town

They stopped off for a bit of square dancing under the aches of Georges Yard, which the photographer tried to  convince them was an old Caistor custom. Whilst they didn’t really believe him they made the moves and looked great on camera.

As they arrived at Caistor’s Market Square the Classic car Show was already underway

One of Caistor’s most famous residents, another Caistor in Bloom volunteer, Harry Minns posed with the brides

Gill then walked with the girls to the church where they posed with Ian Robinson the vicar

Whilst the girls posed in front of the magnificent church windows

The vicar went back to be with his car, a Triumph TR7, and waited for the brides to catch up with him there

We also caught up with Rick Merrall and his Morgan

and Neil Castle, of the Caistor Community Trust who are working to see the old Co-op building on the market square redeveloped, with his Rover

It was then back to the shop in South Street at the end of a great Photo-Walk through Caistor

The dresses were supplied by Bridal Reloved of Caistor, the MUA by Skin Couture, Hair by Nicki Chaplin, Flowers by Fig and Fern, Photography by Stewart Wall, weed clearing and and litter picking by Caistor in Bloom and the classic cars organised by the Community Volunteers of Caistor. The super-models of Caistor were Christina Clark and Laura Dora Howe

With special thanks to Gill’s friend, Ellie who kept us fed with lovely sandwiches and Gill, herself who brought her king sized sheet for the brides to dance and stand on and protect the dresses

3 Comments

  1. Janet Wall

    Lovely photos and story brilliant idea to do this. Favourite car white rover

    Reply
  2. Stewart Wall (Post author)

    I am not surprised Mum, Dad had many of them.

    I was recounting the stories of how I used to watch him rebuild sills and things like with baked bean cans when he could not buy a replacement sill, although not sure how that story went down yesterday. But surely tin is tin, no matter where it’s life has taken it…

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  3. Deborah

    A lovely post and a fantastic day for Caistor.
    Just for reference Rick is Rick Merrall x

    Reply

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