WEDDING BELLS: Drought Angel's Event Coordinator Carissa Liddle with just some of the dresses donated to the charity.
WEDDING BELLS: Drought Angel's Event Coordinator Carissa Liddle with just some of the dresses donated to the charity. Brooke Duncan

Drought Angels glam up with 50 dresses

THE Drought Angels are glamming up to fundraise for farmers in need.

The charity has been gifted 50 wedding dresses as a donation from a store closing down in New South Wales.

Drought Angels event coordinator Carissa Liddle said a kind soul then offered to bring the wedding dresses to town.

The plan is to sell the dresses, with the proceeds to help support farmers doing it tough.

"We did a pop up shop for the debutantes so we sold a few dresses through that and we're hoping to sell some more by linking in with Western Downs Weddings and potentially obviously make some money for our farmers in need,” Mrs Liddle said.

It's the first time, Mrs Liddle said, the Drought Angels have been able to do something quite so glamorous.

"It's exciting and being able to be a part of it and see the dresses all glammed up looks amazing.”

And the Drought Angels have had some help to show off the dresses to ladies looking for the perfect gown.

"Once Tamara (from Western Downs Weddings) saw us do the pop up shop she contacted us and said that she would love to do a catalogue and have it as part of her organisation as well,” Mrs Liddle.

"Because the dresses are a lot cheaper then what you'd normally buy in a department store or a wedding dress shop I think people probably felt that they could be affordable now.

"So we've made a catalogue and we're going to link it to Western Downs Weddings website as well as our Facebook page.”

For the Drought Angels, the feedback on their new endeavour has been fantastic.

"The feedback's been incredible, everyone's been very happy with the look of the dresses, the fact that they're up to date, we've got all different styles, shapes and sizes, so it really is I guess about the individual and picking what they like for their big day,” Mrs Liddle said.

The Drought Angels extend a thank you Western Downs Weddings, Carla Yeo Photography, White Lotus Hair and Beauty, and Chinchilla Florist for their donations of time to put the catalogue together.

"We're very thankful and good to see it all come together,” Mrs Liddle said.

You can view the full catalogue on the Western Downs Weddings Facebook page and website.


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